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The Roadmap from Qitniyoth to Qorban Pesah

This shiur on Machon Shilo is a must-read to get some perspective. You'll hear whether a minhag (custom) is legally binding on a place – or on a person - even if he or she leaves it. It will also cover whether there is a qitniyoth minhag in Erets Yisrael. Don't forget to download the PDF source sheet too.

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Anonymous said…
Very enlightening, but I wonder whether my wife will go for it. Definitely food for thought. ;-)
Mike Wellin said…
Rav Bar Hayim is a genius! He is the type of rabbi that the Jewish people direly needs. We need to be saved from our current insane reality- is a great website and should be viewed by all who want a breath of fresh and logical air.

Jews-enjoy those kitniyot!
Hanoch Refaeli said…
Phenomenal! Great shiur. Very enlightening.
Jack Schwartz said…
Rav Bar Hayim is the rabbi am yisrael has been waiting for !

Jews-enjoy your kitniyot and maximize your Pesach simcha!
David Graff said…
To all who loved Rav Bar Hayim's shiur-the Rav leads a nusach Eretz Yisrael minyan every Thursday morning at 6:45am in Givat Shaul-for more info write to

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