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The Making of a Minhag

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The Jewish year is filled with all types of minhagim. Did you ever wonder what the source, requirement, and obligation of these classical seasonal customs are?

For example:

  • Do you have to dip an apple in honey on Rosh HaShanah?
  • What is the source and reason for masquerading on Purim?
  • What is Lag BaOmer all about?
  • How much do I really have to clean for Pesach?
  • What are the limits on traveling during the Nine Days?

In The Making of a Minhag, these questions and many more are addressed clearly and thoroughly with extensive footnotes, revealing the process and development of Jewish customs. In addition, it provides a fundamental understanding of the definition, power, creation, changeability and abolishment of personal, family, and communal customs.

Learn about the beauty, richness, and majesty of minhagim we are privileged to practice throughout the year and gain a greater appreciation and deeper feeling toward this important part of our lives.


"The author is renowned through his previous sefer… It is clear that this sefer will also successfully bolster and raise Bnei Yisrael in Torah and kedushah."


"This book will certainly bring benefit - to understand the importance of minhag so that it is not treated lightly, chas veshalom."


"[This book] is the product of much research and is outstanding in its accuracy and scope."


"The author brings all the sources on the foundation of minhag."


Rabbi Moshe Walter serves as the Rav of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah and is the executive director of the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.

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