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Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Insight 5776-13: Shalom Bayit

For Chanukah

Not yet available on the Nishma website

Study Question

1) One argument for why Rambam is referring to all household lights and not just Shabbat cancles is that he only brings this law down in Hilchot Chanukah and not Hilchot Shabbat. A challenge to this, though, is that this law regarding kiddush is also only presented here and not in Hilchot Shabbat. This is even stranger in that this law that ner beito has priority over kiddush wine really has no connection to Chanukah. If Rambam does not mention this law in Hilchot Shabbat, it would seem that the argument in regard to ner beito is somewhat weakened.

Friday, December 4, 2015