Mourning in Jewish Law
Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and study important aspects of aveilut (mourning) including: Establishing the time of death and the onset of mourning; the importance of a speedy burial; tearing clothing (kriʽah); the mourners’ first meal (havra’ah); and the mourners’ avoidance of simcha (joyful activities). NOTE: This course originally took place during the Omer, the period of mourning for the death of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples.
Mourning in Jewish Law: Lesson 1
The Moment of Death- Our first topic is the moment of death. There are many reasons why it is important to establish the moment of death. For example, donating a heart, liver, or other vital organ is possible only after the donor has died and burial is of course possible only after death has been established.
Mourning in Jewish Law: Lesson 5
Our next topic deals with the treatment of the body of the deceased. The kedusha (sanctity) of the human body continues after death, leading to a number of important halachot governing the way we relate to a cadaver. The principles we cover will illuminate the rabbinic approach to post-mortem examinations (autopsies).
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.