• January 21, 2021
  • 8 5781, Sh'vat
  • פרשת בא

Compassion for Animals

Compassion for Animals

The Torah permits us to use animals for many things but we are commanded to treat them properly. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman and learn what the Torah and the great sages of the past up through the present had to say about compassion for animals.

November 3, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Compassion for Animals: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

The necessity of treating animals with compassion is recognized in the Halacha and is expressed as a prohibition against cruelty to animals. In the Rabbinic literature this is known as the prohibition  against צער בעלי חיים.

The Talmud discusses whether this prohibition is Biblical or Rabbinic and how this issue determines how we should act in certain situations.

In today’s class we will discuss the basic Halachic issues in צער בעלי חיים.

I look forward to meeting with you

Stuart Fischman

November 10, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Compassion for Animals: Lesson
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Hello Everyone

Inn tomorrow’s class I plan on comparing the requirement of the halacha about צער בעלי חיים as it compares to the “ideal” that we can learn from the words “ורחמיו על כל מעשיו”

November 17, 2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Compassion for Animals: Lesson
Class description

Hello Everyone

Over the past two weeks we have discussed how the Halacha teaches us to treat animals. But what do these halachot teach us about how to relate to our fellow humans?

We will discuss this question tomorrow.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.