• June 23, 2021
  • 13 5781, Tamuz
  • פרשת בלק

20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot

20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot

Learn the Halakhic approach of some of the 20th century’s great Sephardi Chachamim including Rav Hayim David Halevy, Rav Yosef Kapach, and Rav Ovadia Yosef. Join Rabbi Joseph Dweck and analyze several teshuvot of these great sages on the topics of halakhic innovation, the role of Kabbalah in halakha, and the origins of writing B’S’D on the top of pages.

April 20, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot: Rabbi Hayim David Halevi
Class description
In this lesson we studied a teshuva from Rabbi Hayim David Halevi on the Torah’s eternal relevance being about the ability for law to adapt to the changing times.
April 27, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot: Rabbi Yosef Kafeh (Kapach)
Class description

In this lesson we will read a teshuva from Rabbi Yosef Kafeh (Kapach) who questions the appropriateness of including bs”d on our papers.

May 4, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot: Lesson
Class description
Handouts

Rabbi Joseph Dweck is Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom, the longest-standing Jewish community in the United Kingdom. He studied in Jerusalem at Yeshiva Hazon Ovadia and received his Semikha from Hakham Ovadia Yosef. For sixteen years he served as Rabbi of Congregation Shaare Shalom, a large Syrian Sephardi synagogue in New York, and for six years was Headmaster of Barkai Yeshivah in Brooklyn.