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How rabbinical commandments -- like lighting the Chanukah menorah -- derive their power from the Biblical injunction (Deuteronomy 17:11) "According to the law they [the Sages] instruct you... you shall not divert... either right or left."

Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments

Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments

Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah

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Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments : Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah

How rabbinical commandments -- like lighting the Chanukah menorah -- derive their power from the Biblical injunction (Deuteronomy 17:11) "According to the law they [the Sages] instruct you... you shall not divert... either right or left."
Rabbinic Mitzvot, Chanukah, Talmud, Tractate Shabbat
Rabbi Yaakov Wagner teaches chassidus and gemara at Yeshivas Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown, New Jersey. He studied at Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Shmaryahu, Toronto; Yeshivas Mir, Yerushalyim; Lubavitch Yeshiva, Toronto; Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, Los Angeles, California and received Rabbinical Ordination at Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim, Brooklyn, NY.
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