• July 3, 2022
  • 4 5782, Tammuz
  • פרשת בלק

LED Bulbs on Shabbat & Yom Tov

LED Bulbs on Shabbat & Yom Tov

LED bulbs do not work like incandescent bulbs which are forbidden on shabbat. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the differences and whether using LEDs would  be considered melacha or not. 

November 22, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LED Bulbs on Shabbat & Yom Tov: The Chazon Ish and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach
Class description

We will explore what electricity is and what it does.

We will see the opposing views of the Chazon Ish and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach on using electricity on Shabbat.

June 15, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LED Bulbs on Shabbat & Yom Tov: LED Bulbs Part II
Class description

The poskim are divided on the reasons for prohibiting electrical apparatuses on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

Some prohibit them because they produce heat and are therefore similar to fire. Since this reasoning does not apply to to LEDs, the question of their permissibility on Shabbat and Yom Tov arises.

Sources for this class are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

 

 

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.