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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.

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.  

1896
Omer Board

Shearith Israel’s “Omer Board” dates back to the Mill Street Synagogue of 1730, and may indeed go back to the early years of the Congregation’s history. 

1730