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Reviving 'Eretz Yisrael Judaism'

Elliot Resnick, Jewish Press Staff Reporter
Posted Aug 22 2007
Reviving '<i>Eretz Yisrael</i> Judaism'  , Elliot Resnick, <i>Jewish Press Staff Reporter</i>
Two hundred thousand people visited Machon Shilo's website in the month after its beit din declared that every resident of Israel may eat kitniyot on Pesach, Machon Shilo's founder, Rav Davidh Bar-Hayim, told The Jewish Press.

A soft-spoken Australian oleh who spent a decade in Yeshivat Merkaz Harav and studied under the late Yemenite sage Rav Yosef Kapach, Rav Bar-Hayim aims to revive the "Torah of Eretz Yisrael" as it existed a millennia ago until the Crusades.

In the last several years, Machon Shilo has reconstructed the ancient nusach Eretz Yisrael for prayer; ruled that Jews in Israel may wave the lulav when the first day of Sukkos falls on Shabbat; written a kinah for the destruction of Gush Katif; and composed an Al Hanissim text for Israel's Independence Day and Yom Yerushalayim.

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