• August 21, 2019
  • 20 5779, Av
  • פרשת וארא

Clothing, Gender & Halacha

Clothing, Gender & Halacha

Are women permitted to wear clothing usually worn by men (like trousers)?Are men permitted to engage in practices usually associated with women (like coloring their hair)? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the halachot which answer these questions. 

July 24, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clothing, Gender & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

Source materials can be downloaded from the class page at WebYeshiva.org both in WORD format and in pdf.

The first class (24 July) dealt with the basic leniencies that apply to cross dressing.

July 31, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clothing, Gender & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

Women and trousers:

In our second class on Clothing and Gender we ask: What exactly is prohibited? Is it (a) creating the false impression that one is male or female; or (b) putting on the clothing of the opposite sex.

If (a) is correct, wearing a single garment of the opposite sex is permitted as it creates no false impression. Only dressing entirely like the opposite sex is prohibited.

If (b) is correct, it is prohibited to wear even a single garment of the opposite sex.

 

August 7, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Clothing, Gender & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

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.