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Shmuel Pinchas Gelbard

Rite and Reason - Volume Two

A compilation of over 600 questions regarding the “who, what, and why” of traditional Jewish practices. Discover the answers to many of the Jewish-custom-related questions you’ve always wondered about, such as: How did the custom to steal the afikoman begin? Where does the custom of saying “Mazel tov” at joyous occasions originate? How does one celebrate a chanukas habayis when moving into a new home? And lots more… 
Written in clear, easy-to-read English, and annotated with Hebrew sources, Rite and Reason is the perfect go-to reference book for both scholar and layman alike!
By: Shmuel Pinchas Gelbard