A guide to books for Pesach (part one)

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Practical halachic observances for the Pesach holiday are clearly elucidated by Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, a leading authority and author on practical halacha, in his ‘’Peninei Halacha” (“The Laws of Pesach”) series [Maggid Books Yeshivat Har Bracha, 2014], which features an English translation of his Hebrew work wherein we find a comprehensive guide to the proper observance of holiday ritual. As we all know, Pesach is the most detailed home-based holiday on the Jewish ritual calendar, and Rabbi Melamed’s work serve as a welcome resource.

This 312-page work is organized into 16 chapters dealing with just about every facet of holiday ritual observance, with detailed backup material on the sources, indexes of halacha, Jewish thought and a full glossary of technical and halachic terms, all designed to make your reading more understandable and practical.

This work includes many non-technical explanations of the basic concepts of the meaning of laws concerning the eating of egg matza, and other questions that touch upon extenuating circumstances that might prove to be of some concern to many of us. Also, many of the rulings found within this work relate to both Ashkenazic and Sephardic ritual and culinary practice. Rabbi Melamed deals with ritual practice, both lenient and stringent, in a non-judgmental and respectful manner. That is a component in the observance of our faith that we should come to expect from all of us, all year round.

I am delighted to inform you that Cedarhurst’s Rabbi David Etengoff’s “Analysis of the Haggadah” is now available on line at “http://bit.ly/1hoqzEz” http://bit.ly/1hoqzEz


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