• December 9, 2022
  • 15 5783, Kislev
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Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep

Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep

Taught by Rabbi Uri Cohen, this Semicha course is an optional but highly recommended review and prep course for Rabbi Fink’s “Halachic Methodology” course.

These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to review the material learned as well as prepare the upcoming mekorot (sources). While attendance is not mandatory, WebYeshiva.org has created this course as an opportunity to enhance your experience and in the Semicha Program.

September 19, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 1
Class description

*Note: This is the prep class for Rabbi Fink’s class on September 25 (Class 4). The prep class did not take place for his first three classes.

Within the topic of Bdieved, covering the sections of:

Taarovet Biydei Nachri (starting from She’erit Yosef), Get, Sefer Torah

September 26, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 2
Class description

1) Within the topic of Bdieved, covering the sections of: Tzorech Gadol, HaRagil BeDavar, Shitat HaBach,  2) Arvei Nachal Advertisement

October 10, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 3
Class description

Chumra and Kula, Part 1: Mesilat Yesharim, Chazon Ish, Mar Ukva, Sefer Chassidim, Chizkiah

October 31, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 4
Class description

Chumra and Kula, Part 2– Rosh, Tur, Darkei Moshe, Taz — Rambam — Baal HaTanya (Shulchan Arukh HaRav)

November 7, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 5
Class description

Chumra & Kula, Part 3: La’az al HaRishonim,  Maadanei Shmuel, Daat Torah,  Iggerot Moshe OC Vol. 4, Iggerot Moshe YD Vol. 3

November 14, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 6
Class description

Chumra and Kula, Part 4: Igrot Moshe (EH) , Orach Meisharim,  Yotzrot, RABBEINU TAM TEFILLIN,– Shulchan Aruch,  Maharil,  Maharash HaLevi,  Shevut Yaakov

November 21, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 7
Class description

Chumra and Kula, Part 5: (RABBEINU TAM TEFILLIN, Part 2 of 3) , Eshel Avraham,  Chida (Birkei Yosef and Avodat HaKodesh) , Zohar Chadash as cited by Mor UKetziah , vs. Zohar Chadash as cited by Chida (Chaim Sh’al

November 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 8
Class description

Chumra and Kula, Part 6: TWO ADJACENT HOLES IN TZITZIT:  Ittur,  Beit Yosef, Bach, Mishnah Berurah BEING MACHMIR ON WHAT’S COMPLETELY PERMITTED: Rema, Maharshal, Shakh, Pri Megadim with Tosafot Yom Tov,  Sefer Issur V’Heter, Torat HaAsham, Chida citing Chefetz Hashem, Bnei Yissaschar citing Shlah

December 5, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 9
Class description

ROV — PART 1: Eduyot, Eruvin, Tosafot, Rema, Netivot & Urim, Biur HaGra, Shakh, Get Pashut

December 12, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 10
Class description

ROV — PART 2:  She’elat David, Yabia Omer, Shabbat HaAretz, Igrot Moshe

December 19, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 11
Class description

HALAKHAH KE-ACHARON, Part 1:  Seder Tannaim Va-Amora’im, Rambam x 2, Kesef Mishneh, Torat Nevi’im (Maharatz Chayot)

January 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 12
Class description

HALAKHAH KE-ACHARON, Part 2:  Ra’avad, Tosafot, Rosh, Rema, Arukh HaShulchan, Shakh

January 16, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 13
Class description

HALAKHAH KE-ACHARON, Part 3: Chazon Ish (Bava Kamma),  Biur Halakhah, Chazon Ish (Kilayim), Maharik

January 23, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 14
Class description

HALAKHAH KE-ACHARON, Part 4: Avkat Rokhel,  Darkei Moshe,  Tuv Ta’am VeDa’at,  Yalkut Yosef

January 30, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 15
Class description

CONTRACEPTION, PART 1:  Breita d’Shalosh Nashim, Sridei Eish, Radvaz, Igrot Moshe, Mateh Levi

February 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 16
Class description

CONTRACEPTION, PART 2: Yam Shel Shlomo, Marcheshet, Chazon Ish, Rabbi Akiva Eger, Igrot Moshe, Maharsham, Sridei Eish

February 13, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 17
Class description

CONTRACEPTION, PART 3: Hit’orerut Teshuvah, Tzitz Eliezer, Igrot Moshe, Tzitz Eliezer, Maharsham, Dovev Meisharim, Achiezer, Igrot Moshe, Melamed LeHo’il, Tzitz Eliezer,  Sridei Aish

February 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 18
Class description

CONTRACEPTION, PART 4: Rashba, Maharit, Shevet MiYehudah, Chatam Sofer, Yam Shel Shlomo, Bach, Arukh HaShulchan

February 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 19
Class description

KABBALAH AND HALAKHAH, PART 1: Tur, Agur, Beit Yosef, Shulchan Arukh, Birkei Yosef

March 6, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 20
Class description

KABBALAH & HALAKHAH, PART 2: Magen Avraham, Chakham Zvi, She’elat Yaavetz (Part 1 of 2)

March 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 21
Class description

KABBALAH & HALAKHAH, PART 3:  She’elat Yaavetz (Part 2 of 2), Shulchan Arukh HaRav, Sha’ar HaKollel, Arukh HaShulchan

March 27, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 22
Class description

KABBALAH AND HALAKHAH, PART 4: Igrot Moshe,  Shulchan Arukh, Orach Chaim, Sha’arei Teshuvah, Mishnah Berurah, Sefer Chasidim, Ta’amei HaMitzvot

April 24, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 23
Class description

ONESS: Radvaz, Shaagat Aryeh, Torat Chaim, Mishnah Berurah

May 8, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 24
Class description

ONESS IN DOING A MITZVAH, PART 1: Berachot and Shabbat, Maharsham, Rav Pe’alim, Tur, Erech Shai, Rav Pe’alim, Divrei Yoel

May 15, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 25
Class description

ONESS IN DOING A MITZVAH, PART 2: Shevut Yaakov, Panim Meirot, Shulchan Arukh HaRav, Chelkat Yoav

May 22, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Semicha: Halachic Methodology Prep: Lesson 26
Class description

ONESS IN DOING A MITZVAH, PART 3: Halichot Shlomo, She’eilat Yaavetz, Chatam Sofer, Rema

Rabbi Uri Cohen has been teaching at Midreshet Moriah since 2005. He learned at Yeshivat Shaalvim and Yeshivat Hamivtar, and received Semikhah from RIETS (YU) and Yeshivat Hamivtar. He also holds Masters degrees in Medieval Jewish History and Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. For two years, he was an ATID Fellow. Through Torah MiTzion, he and his wife Dr. Yocheved Engelberg Cohen served as the first members of the Syracuse Kollel, and later as the first couple of the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) at Princeton University. They now live in Ramat Beit Shemesh. His eclectic lecture topics have included Talmudic Misogyny in Context, Harry Potter and the Value of Fantasy, Contemporary Orthodox Responses to Homosexuality, and How Not to Do Outreach.