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Taking a Deeper Dive: The Sephardic & Ashkenazic Berakhot Dilemma Rooted in Mikvah Immersion

Ilana Gadish, Yoetzet Halakha

Monday, March 20, 7:00PM

 

Together we will explore the halachic origins of the great debate on when to make blessings-- before or after mitzvoth. This dilemma originates in the blessing for mikvah immersion, and we will see how the divergence of customs developed-- one that remains even in the modern era.

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Revolutionary War Torah Scrolls

In 1776, several British soldiers desecrated two of Shearith Israel’s Torah scrolls.

1776