Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating
Why do people bring food to a Shiva? Is there room for vegetarianism in Halakhah? Why does the Seder revolve around a family meal? Can food preparation be Avodat Hashem? Join Rabbi Uri Cohen as he discusses Halakhic and Hashkafic issues relating to eating and food. Bonus: Parsha recipes!
Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating: Session 1
How We Gain By Keeping Kosher: Two Approaches
Eating LeSheim Shamayim
Why Do We Cover the Challahs for Kiddush?
Plus parsha recipes for Behaalotekha AND Shlach!
Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating: Session 2
The Ideal of Vegetarianism
Must We Eat Meat on Shabbat and Yom Tov?
Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating: Session 3
Berakhot and the Attitude of Gratitude
Food and Family on Shabbat
Mayim Acharonim as Preparation for Birkat HaMazon
Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating: Session 4
How Do We Make Our Table Hashem’s Table? (Shulchan Domeh LeMizbe’ach)
Part 1: Bein Adam LaChaveiro
Part 2: Bein Adam LeAtzmo
Part 3: Minhagim
Food for Thought: The Torah of Eating: Session 5
Food: Sharing as Caring
Food, Memory, and the Seder
Seudat Mitzvah: When Does a Meal Become a Mitzvah?
Rabbi Uri Cohen has been teaching at Midreshet Moriah since 2005. He learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS (YU) and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. For two years, he was an ATID Fellow. Through Torah MiTzion, he and his wife Dr. Yocheved Engelberg Cohen served as the first members of the Syracuse Kollel, and later as the first couple of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Princeton University. They now live in Ramat Beit Shemesh. His eclectic lecture topics have included Talmudic Misogyny in Context, Harry Potter and the Value of Fantasy, Contemporary Orthodox Responses to Homosexuality, and How Not to Do Outreach.