Daf 31 continues the discussion of the changes made by Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai after the Temple was destroyed. First however there is a brief detour to the question of why the psalms that we recite on the seven days of the week were chosen and the belief that the world will end after the sixth millennium. (Should we worry?) We will also discuss what happened to the red wool that wouldn’t turn white. 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.