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Rabbi Yizchak Ibn Abuchav ZT’L ZY’A entered the Rabbinate latter in life and drawing from Maimonidies’ example compiled an anthology of Rabbinic teachings organized by topic. The rabbi had intended to compose a handbook of sermonic source material. Rabbi Abuchav’s work, Menorath HaMeor enjoyed such popularity that the standard Vilna 5635 edition has an extensive Yiddish translation accompanying the text.
Rabbi Ibn Abuchav begins his discussion about Passover by reciting the practice…Continue
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The laws of Passover begin [We commence] inquiring about [and investigating] the laws of Passover thirty days before the holiday (see Tur and Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 429, Mishna Berurah note 1). The Thirty days’ preparatory study begins on Purim itself (Mishna Berurah 429:2)
There is some discussion whether this particular law is common to all the festivals. However, as both Passover and Succot due to their unique observances require extensive prior study. The need for necessity…Continue
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