Hilchot Shabbat: Topics of Interest Part 1
Among the topics to be covered: handling animals on Shabbat; lice; benefiting from the violation on Shabbat; asking non-Jews to do work; opening containers; use of solar or chemical heaters for cooking.
Hilchot Shabbat: Topics of Interest Part 1: Lesson 1
Hilchot Shabbat: Topics of Interest Part 1: Lesson 3
Handling Pets on Shabbat III and Lice I: Next we will deal with killing lice on Shabbat. I know that this might not be the most appetizing topic. Nonetheless it is very important because it involves a conflict between the Talmudic sources and modern science. It is in this context that the poskim discuss the problem of conflict between science and halacha. We shall examine their approaches.
Hilchot Shabbat: Topics of Interest Part 1: Lesson 7
Opening Containers on Shabbat I: Opening containers (cans, tins, bottles with various types of seals, paper wrapped packets, etc.) is a complicated issue with a spectrum of opinions. We will look at the principle sources in the Gemara and the Rishonim. On that basis we will survey the opinions of the great contemporary poskim. A link with source materials has been sent to all participants.
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.