The Passing Of The Torch

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“Yitzchak went out to pray in the field towards evening”(24:63) Rashi translates “lasu’ach” as “to pray”. This follows the Talmudic tradition that Yitzchak established the Mincha prayer.1 The Baalei Hatosafos point out an apparent contradiction. The Talmud in Tractate Yoma refers to the afternoon prayer as “Tsilusa d’Avraham” – “the prayer of Avraham”2. If Yitzchak […]

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