The author of our May essay on the Zoom seder joins us to talk about his ideas and the debate surrounding them.
From Ashkenazi and Sephardi to strict and lenient.
The Zoom-seder ruling was intended to ease human suffering, but it was also, in effect, a maneuver for influence within the Sephardi rabbinate and a bid to resist historical forgetfulness.
How the Zoom-seder debate opens up on questions of virtual reality.
Lenient rulings in response to new situations are not necessary if unfortunate accommodations, they are instead a testament to the strength and durability of Judaism.