The following courses will be offered live beginning October 2018. Students must apply and be accepted before joining this program. To apply click HERE
Click HERE for more info about the Halacha Mastery Program.
KITCHEN & SHABBAT
It’s just one of the thirty-nine melachot but the prohibition against cooking looms larger in the Jewish experience of Shabbat than many of the others. Especially since halachah recognized that eating hot food was part of proper oneg Shabbat, the balance between enjoying the day and avoiding the prohibition created much stimulating halachic discussion.
We will study what qualifies as cooking including: what kinds of heat produce that cooking, when is an item considered cooked, when it cannot be cooked anymore, and then the ways Chaza”l tried to help us ensure that we did not slip into cooking accidentally. This course will run live October 17, 2018 through April 10, 2019. All classes will be recorded and available for registered participants. The class will meet Wednesdays at 9pm Israel time.
This is a required subject for those who wish to graduate the program.
About Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein
Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently “As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience”. He lives in Riverdale, NY.
MEDICAL HALACHOT & ETHICS
In-depth analysis of halachic sources regarding a number of contemporary issues, including: Alternative medicine; Fertility (In-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, birth control, abortion); End of life (Do-Not-Resuscitate, euthanasia); Shabbat (leniencies that apply to critical and non-critical conditions).
For each topic we will study the primary texts of the leading poskim.
This course will run live October 14, 2018 through April 7, 2019. All classes will be recorded and available for registered participants.
The class will meet Sundays at 8pm Israel time.
About Rabbi Dovid Fink
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender’s first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expert and teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.