Hakhel Revived or Reenacted?

Gersion Appel Tradition Online | October 14, 2022
With the arrival of Sukkot following Shemitta all minds are turned to the once-in-seven-year observance of the Hakhel ceremony in Jerusalem (or at least its symbolic reenactment). Nine Shemitot ago, in one of TRADITION‘s earliest issues, Rabbi Dr. Gersion Appel z”l (1916-2008), then rabbi in Kew Gardens, published two articles in our pages about the historical assembly and its potential revival in the then-new State of Israel.


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