• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

Mysticism & Kashrut

Mysticism & Kashrut

Many kashrut issues revolve around mystical concepts in the rules of kosher eating rather than prohibitions of the Torah. In this series with Rabbi Dovid Fink we will aim to understand the relationship between mystical or spiritual on the one hand and halachic violation on the other. In the first half of this course we will cover the following topics: Leaving Water Uncovered over Night, Mixing Fish and Meat, Mixing Fish and Milk, Peeled Onions, Garlic, and Eggs Left Uncovered over Night, Eating Organs: Heart, Brains, and Liver. In the second half of the course we will discuss: What do we do when kabbalistic and halachic sources contradict each other?

May 15, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 1
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May 22, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 2
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May 29, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 3
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Fish and Meat: Our next topic is the mixing of fish and meat. A link is provided for sources dealing with the sakkana (spiritual danger) of mixing these two foods.

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June 5, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 4
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June 12, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 5
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June 19, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 6
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Our next topic is the spiritual danger of eating organs, especially hearts.

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June 26, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 7
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July 10, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 8
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When Kabbala and Halacha collide: What do we do when kabbalistic and halachic sources contradict each other? We will survey the principle opinions of the great authorities and examine their writings on this question.

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July 17, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 9
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July 24, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 10
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July 31, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mysticism & Kashrut: Lesson 11
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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.