• September 21, 2019
  • 21 5779, Elul
  • פרשת כי־תבוא

Pets & Halacha

Pets & Halacha

Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and learn the halachot of treatment of pets and other animals on Shabbat, Yom Tov, and during the week. Among the issues we will cover are: Handling animals on Shabbat (muktseh); trapping or capturing animals (tzeidah); feeding animals; neutering animals.

October 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 1
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Pets & Halacha : Our first topic deals with handling animals on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

October 30, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 2
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Last week we saw two opinions regarding household pets on Shabbat. According to the majority view they are muktseh; according to the minority they are not. Today we focus on the approaches of the great modern poskim in deciding which opinion to embrace.

November 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 3
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Relieving pain and suffering of pets on Shabbat: 1) Leniencies when relieving a pet’s pain and suffering. 2) The strict view prohibition neutering of any animal.

November 13, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 4
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The lenient view permitting non-Jewish veterinarians to neuter animals.

November 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 5
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After completing our discussion of neutering animals, we will turn to the prohibition of catching or trapping animals on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

November 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 6
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After completing our discussion of catching or trapping pets on Shabbat, we will turn to the question of animals resting on Shabbat. The requirement that they rest means that they are not permitted to carry anything in the public domain where there is no eiruv.

December 4, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 7
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Dog poop (know in the UK as dog poo).

December 11, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pets & Halacha: Lesson 8
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Conclusion of our discussion of the prohibition of allowing animals to carry burdens in the public domain on Shabbat. We will cover identity tags and leashes (leads) and feeding animals before we eat.

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.