I've Always Wondered
What Are These Fences? Originally Published April 25, 2019.

Rabbis speak about “fences.”  What are these fences?  (Of course, Fences is a play by August Wilson, in which your correspondent’s Uncle Herb Glickman (z”l) is mentioned, but we digress.) Rabbis specifically speak of “making a fence around the Torah,” “asu seyag laTorah.”  It actually appears in the very first paragraph of Pirkei Avot:  “Moshe […]

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