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The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

The ‘Seven Clean Days’ in our time

There are those who seek to repeal the takkanah of Rebbi regarding sheva niki’im, but we do not have the authority to repeal earlier decreesRabbi Eliezer Melamed, 26/01/2021 21:13
The imaginary walls of a sukka

The imaginary walls of a sukka

Without the Oral Law's detailed descriptions, we would not be able to build the more open sukkas we need this year.Rabbi Berel Wein, 05/10/2020 11:32
“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

When a person truly identifies with the Torah he also understands things that have not been said explicitly.Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, 17/07/2020 10:00
First time in English: Hanukkah - the celebration of the Oral Law

First time in English: Hanukkah - the celebration of the Oral Law

For the first time in English, late Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira's illuminating writings on Hanukkah: 'The groups of heretics who wanted to split the Torah arose only once the special light of the Chiddushim from the Oral Torah began to shine.'Harav Avraham Shapira zts"l, 03/12/2018 00:08