How much leeway do we grant with regard to restrictions on activities during a festival? What counts as an extenuating circumstance? And another case of competing claims: One person wants to study and one person wants to party, and they only have one shirt between them – what to do?
David Greenstein serves as rabbi of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, NJ. David is the author of Roads to Utopia: The Walking Stories of the Zohar (Stanford University Press, 2014). He is looking forward to teaching again this summer (2015) at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and at Neve Schchter in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.