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

Disabilities & Halacha

Disabilities & Halacha

When is comes to people with disabilities, what are the Torah obligations of the blind and the deaf? What leniencies apply to the disabled on Shabbat and Yom Tov? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the halachot which answer these questions. 

July 22, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Disabilities & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

In our first class, we will survey the opinions of the leading poskim regarding the use of canes (walking sticks) and wheel chairs in the public domain on Shabbat.

Sources are available through the link. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

July 29, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Disabilities & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

In our second class we will discuss blindness.

Can a blind person use a cane in the public domain on Shabbat?

Can a blind person use a seeing-eye dog on Shabbat?

Can a seeing-eye dog be allowed in the synagogue?

Can a blind Jewish child be placed in a non-Jewish school for the blind?

 

Sources are available through the link on the class page both in WORD compatible format and in pdf.

In class we will translate and explain the sources.

August 5, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Disabilities & Halacha: Lesson
Class description

In our final class in this mini-series, we will discuss deaf-mutes (those who cannot hear or cannot speak).

What is their status?

Can they use hearing aides on Shabbat and Yom Tov?

Sources are available through the link in both WORD format and pdt.

In class we will translate and explain these sources.

 

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.