Parshat Va'etchanan - Subtraction Through Addition

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Aug 1, 2012
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Venue: Yad Binyamin, Israel Yad Binyamin, Israel

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We all know the famous Mishnah in Ta'anit about the way the Jewish girls would entice their future husbands on Tu B'av by dancing in the vineyards. Yet, what if we tried to have such an event today? Unthinkable. What changed? Why would a custom that Chazal considered wholesome in their time now be considered totally inappropriate? The answer to this question might depend on our understanding of the prohibition of Bal Tosif - the injunction against adding to Mitzvot in the Torah.

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