Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Nachum Segal Mystery Solved

What is the most mysterious thing about Nachum Segal's JM in the AM radio show? According to some people with whom I've spoken, it is when Nachum davens in the morning. During some times of the year, the show begins before the earliest time to pray and ends after the latest time. Suggestions about what he does include his reciting Shema during songs and then praying after the show, praying during the show, and pre-recording some parts of the show so he can pray. However, the truth has finally come out.

In last month's issue of The Jewish Voice and Opinion (link - PDF, pp. 8, 10), we find out the secret:

He uses his time creatively, sometimes managing to daven before the show; sometimes having to wait until it’s over. Sometimes, a long continuous stretch of music gives him time during the program.
Mystery solved.

UPDATE: I was informed that Nachum now catches a very late minyan in a shtieble.

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