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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “The exact direction.”

As part of his description of how Jews face Jerusalem when we pray, Rabbi Steinsaltz writes:


“Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Lyady writes in his halakhic work, known as Shulhan Arukh ha-Rav, that in order to establish the exact direction it is necessary to use spheric trigonometry.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz


From A Guide to Jewish Prayer, p. 291, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz