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Making the Right Turn
Are you headed in the right direction? Depends who you ask. And when.
Many Jewish practices, such as circling the Bima on various occasions, shaking the Lulav, lighting the Chanukah candles, and others, are associated with particular physical movements in both the right and left directions.
However, the definition of right and left is apparently subject to interpretation. Is “derech yemin” clockwise or counterclockwise?
Read the history of this controversy and its intriguing halachic applications.