Can You Bend the Rules for the Sake of Community?
Ever wanted to know the answer to some deep and challenging questions in halakhah (Jewish law)? Join R. Avi Killip interviewing R. Ethan Tucker with questions sent in by Yeshivat Hadar alumni and others on all sorts of details of Jewish law. This is a joint project between the Center for Jewish Law and Values and Jewish Public Media.
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In this episode: A specific question that leads to a more general discussion. Can a community of evening prayer say Hallel, a prayer which is normally only done in the morning, if it is the only time that the members of the community will say this prayer? In other words, can we bend the rules for the sake of our communities?