On Monday evenings, beginning on February 6 at 8:15 p.m., Rabbi Larry Rothwachs begins a lecture series, “Halachic Mythbusters,” at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Road, in Teaneck.
Join in to explore, debate, and debunk popular mythical beliefs in the realm of halacha, minhag, and Jewish tradition. On February 6, the topic is “The Times of One’s Life: Lifecycle Myths.” February 13 offers “Because Rite Isn’t Always Right: Ritual Myths.” February 27 will be “Never in a Million Years: Calendar and Holiday Myths.” The March 6 topic is “New Food for Thought: Mealtime Myths.” The series ends on March 13 with “These Are Things of the Past: Jewish History Myths.”
Topics discussed include mezonot bread, covering mirrors in a house of mourning, pregnant women in cemeteries, checking mezuzot and tefillin, fasting before bnai mitzvah, shape of the luchot, wearing a watch with tefillin, burial of a body that has a tattoo, taking food from a house of mourning, sheva brachot meals, Shabbat preceding a yahrzeit, reciting your own Kiddush, mishloach manot menus, seeing stars through the schach, and Eliyahu ha-Navi’s seder visits.
For information, call (201) 836-6210 or go to www.bethaaron.org.