Halacha Mastery: Hilchot Aveilut
In this course, Rabbi David Brofsky will review the topics of practical importance to Hilchot Aveilut including: aninut, burial, beginning of the seven days of mourning (shiva) and its laws and customs, the shloshim and twelve month periods of mourning, kaddish and yahrtzeit. Our primary text will be the Shulchan Arukh (Yoreh De’ah), but will we begin each topic from its Talmudic source and trace its development throughout the centuries until the modern era. This topic promises to be both interesting and challenging.
Halacha Mastery: Hilchot Aveilut: Lesson 5
We will be covering the “pre-burial” stage, including respect for the body, tahara, and then the laws of keria. As I mentioned at the end of last week’s shiur. I have written on parts of the aninut and kevura shiurim. I would be happy to share them (not for distribution). Please email me if you are interested. Kol tuv!
Rabbi David Brofsky is a senior faculty member at Midreshet Lindenbaum and writes a weekly halakha shiur for the Virtual Beit Midrash (VBM). He is the author of Hilchot Tefilla: A Comprehensive Guide to the Laws of Daily Prayer, and the recently published Hilkhot Moadim: Understanding the Jewish Festivals. He lives in Alon Shevut with his wife, Mali, and four children.