Torah prohibits the intermingling of men and women in certain situations. Is it permitted travel in a bus or a train where some passengers of the opposite sex are not dressed according to our standards of modesty? Is it permitted to supervise children at a swimming pool where members of the opposite sex are immodestly dressed according to our standards? May a physician, dentist, physiotherapist, lawyer, or any other professional be alone with a member of the opposite sex in a private room? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he examines the opinions of major, contemporary poskim on these issues.
Modesty: Intermingling: Lesson 1
In our first class we will study the text of the Talmud with its principle commentaries on the issue of men and women mixing together. In future classes, we will build on these principles to gain an understanding of where contemporary rabbis call for men and women to be separate. The texts are available through the link. They are all in the original Hebrew. In class, we will translate and analyze them.
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.