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The Talmud Bavli avoda zara 41a makes a clear distinction between benefiting* from a statue at the front of a small village and a statue at the front of a big City. דכפרים מי איכא למ"ד לנוי קעבדי להו דכפרים ודאי למיפלחינהו עבדי להו אלא אי אתמר הכי אתמר אמר רבה מחלוקת בשל כרכים אבל בשל כפרים ד"ה אסורים Do villages craft statues just to look nice? Of ...


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Ezra Fleischer wrote an article in Tarbiz 73:1 entitled Remarks Concerning the Triennial Cycle of the Torah Reading in Eretz Israel. On page 111 (29 of his article), he discusses the question of the Eretz Yisrael practice of Torah reading on Shabbat Rosh Hodesh. His conclusion is that although the very early practice (Practice A) was to interrupt the regular ...


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