• September 21, 2019
  • 21 5779, Elul
  • פרשת כי־תבוא

Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other

Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other

The sages teach us that all Jews are mutually responsible for each other – kol yisrael areivim zeh lazeh. This principle has ritual implications (performing mitzvot for the benefit of others) and ethical implications (bearing responsibility for the sins of others).  Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores this topic including: When do you bear guilt for someone else’s sins? When can you recite a blessing or perform another mitzvah for the benefit of someone else?

October 25, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 1
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All Jews bear responsibility for each other. Issue for our first class: Can one person be punished for another’s sins?

November 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 2
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Last week we surveyed the opinions of the great Rabbis who hold that the obligation to protest evil depends on the possibility of eliminating the evil behavior of others. This week we survey the opinions of those who require us to protest even when it is clear that our protest will be fruitless.

November 8, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 3
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In this session: mutual responsibility between men and women.

November 15, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 4
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Medieval and modern authorities who hold that the community’s responsibility to prevent sin and assure the performance of mitzvot rests primarily with the Rabbinic Court and the community rabbis.

November 22, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 5
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This session: Sources according to which our mutual obligation derives from the Torah.

November 29, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 6
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In this session: sources according to which our mutual obligation is of rabbinic origin.

December 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 7
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The obligation to lend your property or even give your property to other Jews so that they can fulfill a mitzvah.

December 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jewish Mutual Responsibility For Each Other: Lesson 8
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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.