The Maggid of Melbourne: Waving in Turkey Part 2 – How did the Ben Ish Hai Wave?

Posted by Levi Cooper on February 9, 2016
Topics: A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper

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Following on from the last episode of The Maggid of Melbourne, Levi identifies further sources for the Turkish custom wave in prayer, offering an explanation for how a a practice recorded in Baghdad is to be found in Istanbul.

For more about the Pardes Educational Seminar to Turkey, see www.theseandthose.pardes.org/turkey.


The Maggid of Melbourne is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. To the Beit Midrash!

See www.elmad.pardes.org/maggidofmelbourne for more episodes in the series.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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