• August 15, 2022
  • 18 5782, Av
  • פרשת עקב

Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16

Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16

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This course by Rabbi Dovid Fink is intended for men. We will begin with a few lectures defining the basic concepts and terminology of the laws of family purity. During these introductory lectures, I will summarize the basic sources that will appear on the blackboard but we will not study the sources word by word. The body of the course will consist of a careful, word-by-word study of the principle texts from the Mishna, Talmud, Rishonim, and modern authorities on the laws of family purity that apply today. We will follow the order of the Shulchan Aruch, beginning with the separation between husband and wife at certain times of the month (פרישה) and ending with the process of purification (מקווה). In order to complete all the material, I will cover certain topics by summarizing the sources instead of analyzing them in depth. We will study the primary texts in Hebrew. In class we will translate and explain them.

October 18, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 1
Class description

In the first few classes I will lecture about the basic ideas of nidda. I will define the basic concepts and the important ideas. The texts will be displayed on the blackboard, but we will not study them word by word. After these introductory lectures, we will begin to study the material word by word focusing on the primary texts from the Mishna through the great modern poskim. Bottom line: The first few classes will be lectures; then we will study texts. In his preparatory class on Thursdays, Rabbi Brovender will be teaching the basic verses dealing with nidda in the Torah together with the classical commentaries. When we begin studying texts word by word on Sundays, Rabbi Brovender’s preparatory class will focus on the texts we will study in class.

October 25, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 2
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November 1, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 3
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Prisha (=separation) is the requirement for husbands and wives to refrain from marital intimacy when she expects the onset of her monthly cycle. In class we will translate and analyze these sources.

November 8, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 4
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November 15, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 5
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After the halachot governing the separation between husband and wife on the day or night when the onset of nidda is expected, we will turn to the question of what to do if she becomes nidda during the act of intercourse.

November 22, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 6
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November 22, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 7
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The obligation to check for bleeding.

December 20, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 8
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Nidda depends on blood and the halachic definition of blood depends on its color.

December 27, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 9
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January 3, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 10
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In today’s class we will finish the topic of women’s reliability in reporting colors. Then we will turn to the question of calculating when the onset of nidda is expected. On that date, husband and wife will of course separate.

January 10, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 11
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January 17, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 12
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January 24, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 13
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Blood stains found outside a woman’s body.

January 31, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 14
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February 7, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 15
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February 14, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 16
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February 21, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 17
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We will begin the special laws that pertain to brides.

February 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 18
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March 6, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 19
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The status of women after childbirth or after miscarriage.

March 13, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 20
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Our final topic is harhakot, the special halachot requiring husband and wife to avoid touching each other when she is nidda.

March 20, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 21
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March 27, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 22
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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.