Daf 30 continues the discussion of the changes made by Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai after the Temple was destroyed. One topic is the lulav ceremony on Sukkot, where his ruling resulted in decentralizing the Temple practice. Another topic concerns the declaration of the new moon, why Rosh Hashanah became a two-day event, and why we don’t announce the new moon of Tishrei on the preceding Shabbat. A continuing general theme is how the understanding and observance of Rosh Hashanah changed over the ages.
This podcast is a collaboration with The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.
He was a founder and chair of the National Havurah Committee and its Summer Institute, and is a founding member of the Highland Park (NJ) Minyan.In the fall of 2014, God willing, he will start his 45th year at Rutgers, where his focus for many years has been K-12 mathematics education. His book, Problem Solving and Reasoning with Discrete Mathematics, will be available for use in high school math courses in the fall of 2015.
He and his wife Judith have five daughters, five sons-in-law, and, as of June 2014, eight grandchildren.