Before looking at Daf 34, we complete the discussion of a Mishnah on Daf 33 that states explicitly that Hallel was recited on Rosh Hashanah and note that between the early Talmudic period and the later Talmudic period, and subsequently, Rosh Hashanah became more and more linked to Yom Kippur. Among the themes of Daf 34 are the situations in which one doesn’t get to hear the shofar and the question of whether women may observe the time-bound positive commandments that they are not obligated to observe. A continuing general theme is how the understanding and observance of Rosh Hashanah changed over the ages.
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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.
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