- Why are Hanukkah and Purim observed only 8 and 1 day respectively in the Golah? Why not add a day?
- Why is Sefirah done on the 2nd day of Passover as definite and not done on both 2nd and 3rd keeping 2 counts out of doubt?
So Sukkah on the 8th day in the Golah is a "S'feik D'oraitta l'humra" while Lulav is a "S'feik Derabbana l'kulah"
Q: But Rabbi - why isn't this answer given?
A: Wolpoe's Rule #1 of Oral Law -
We often know the WHAT to Do, but we do not always know the WHY!This model seems to me more straightforward than the various answers I have seen given over the years!
Previously Published on NishmaBlog