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Rabbi Elozor Barclay and Rabbi Yitzchok Jaeger

Rabbis Elozor Barclay and Yitzchok Jaeger of Jerusalem are the authors of the bestselling series, Guidelines, on the laws and customs of the Jewish Holidays and essential areas of everyday Jewish life.

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