Olam HaTefilah, the world of prayer, encompasses many important practical daily halachic topics and situations. In this in-depth course Rav Yoni Rosensweig will begin from the sources, tracing the development of the Halacha through today, including practical questions of our time.
Some of the topics this course will cover include: Is tefilah a Torah or a Rabbinic commandment, women and tefilah, minyan, mechitza, kavanna, times and direction for tefilah, mistakes in tefilah, nusach, changes to the standard text of tefilah, repeating words in tefilah, women’s aliyot, the Halachic feasibility of partnership minyanim and more.
Rav Yoni is rabbi of the Netzach Menashe community in Beit Shemesh and is a renowned teacher of Halakha, Gemara and Jewish thought. From 2006-2009 he served as Rosh Kollel of the Mizrahi community in Melbourne, Australia. Upon his return, he headed Yeshivat Hamivtar, and then became Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Shevut Yisrael in Efrat, a post which he held until 2016. He currently teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Rav Yoni has semikha from Rav Nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch and from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, and degrees in education, philosophy and history. He is the author of “Yishrei Lev,” a three-volume responsa on different halakhic questions, and of “Conversations in Essence,” in which he engages in imaginary dialogue with great Jewish thinkers from the past.