Sefer Imre BarukhSefer Imre Barukh: tokef ha-minhag ba-halakhah, by Rabbi Baruch Simon. Machon Be’er HaTorah, 2015.

Rabbi Baruch Simon’s latest publication is an erudite study of the general principles that guide Jewish custom and contains fascinating discussions of specific customs relating to many different areas of Jewish practice. Some of the topics covered include: family customs, conflicts over proper practice between different groups within a community, and the observance of a second day of Yom Tov in the diaspora. Rabbi Simon’s clarity and organization make these disparate and wide-ranging discussions enriching and edifying for the seasoned student and accessible and meaningful even to the non-expert.

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