Saturday, 7 September 2019
Zachor: Zeicher vs. Zecher 3
Zeicher vs. Zecher on Steroids
I attended a Bar Mitzvah on Parshat Ki Teitze. There, the BM boy repeated zecher-zeicher twice
• Once for sh'vii
• Once for maftir
I found this strange. The entire Rationale for the Mishnah Brurah's requirement of repeating this - is predicated upon the premise that Zachor is d'oraitto! That does not apply to Ki Teitze.
Also it would be simple to accomodate Zecher/Zeicher by doing one way during sh'vii and the other way during Maftir! Win-win! After all the Passuq was being repeated anyway.
I asked the local Rav. He claimed that once MB changed the tzurah of how to lain this passage, it gets changed across the board in the same tzurah. I found this incredulous! Would the MB ever have made that suggestion? Seems far-fetched indeed.
But we do see that Halachah or Minhag evolves even twice in several generations. First for Zachor alone and then for Ki Teitze.
Zeicher vs. Zecher on Steroids - INDEED ;-)