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New York - Halachic Musings: Geshem or Gashem?!

Sep 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM

New York - As Sukkos draws to a close, we are gearing up for the annual minhag mêlée that is taking place as we speak in shuls wordwide; I’m referring to the Geshem / Gashem debate. This article sets out to address the who’s and the why’s behind this yearly quarrel. On Shmini Atzeres, as per the Mishna’s instruction (in the very first Mishna in Maseches Taanis, as well as the Mishna...

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