Daf 34 discusses the questions of when the shofar is actually blown on Rosh Hashanah, why the blessing over the shofar is said earlier in the service, what kinds of sounds are made by the shofar, how those sounds are interpreted in the 4th century, and how Rosh Hashanah might have been observed a thousand years earlier. 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.