Rav David Brofsky

Karpas and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat By Rav David Brofsky, Senior lecturer at Midreshet Lindenbaum The eating and dipping of the karpas, found at the beginning of the seder, raises many questions (which may be the point!). The gemara (pesachim 114) implies that the carpas is meant to stimulate the children to ask questions. It …

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Women’s Obligation in Megilla Reading By Rabbi David Brofsky, Ra”m at Midreshet Lindenbaum Do Women and Men Have the Same Obligation in Mikra Megilla? The Talmud explicitly establishes that women are included in the obligation of mikra Megilla,despite the general rule exempting women from time-bound commandments (“mitzvot asei she-hazman gerama”): R. Yehoshua b. Levi said: …

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