• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Can Jews have Fun?

Can Jews have Fun?

Some may say the world is your “oyster” but does Judaism put limits on fun? What is the role of leisure time and activities according to classical Torah sources? ​​Where is the room for fun in a spiritual life? ​How does the tension between spirituality and “enjoyment” (popularly defined) play out in the synagogue vs. home, or on Shabbat vs. weekdays? Join ​Rabbi Dovid Fink and study the opinions of the great poskim about​ leisure activities, games, sports, ​vacation travel, ​secular literature​, and more​.

October 19, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 1
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Defining We will begin our survey of rabbinic attitudes toward fun by examining the place of fun during mourning. These sources will illuminate the rabbis’ basic understanding of what fun is. Then we will be able to proceed to the role of fun in everyday life.

October 26, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 2
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November 9, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 3
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November 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 4
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November 23, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 5
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November 30, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 6
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December 14, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Can Jews have Fun?: Lesson 7
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In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertᅠand 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.