• December 3, 2020
  • 17 5781, Kislev
  • פרשת וישלח

Technology & Halacha

Technology & Halacha

THIS IS A WEBYESHIVA.ORG HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM COURSE. TO JOIN THE HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. For more information about this program please CLICK HERE.

Over the millennia various technological advances have posed a challenge to halacha and yet our great sages have always referred back to our age old sources for answers and inspiration. In this course with Rabbi Dovid Fink  challenge your halachic mind by exploring a number of modern practical halachic issues. Journey through the halachic process from the Talmudic sources down through today’s leading poskim. Understand the halachic reasoning behind their conclusions.

Some topics we will cover include: Shabbat: electronic devices; refrigerator doors; solar water heaters; elevators; communicating digitally where it is Shabbat for other Jews. Kashrut: Milk, meat and treif on ceramic and induction cookers; non-Jewish cooking and microwaves. General technology: Torah writings and digital medium; online Torah learning and non-Jews; kol isha broadcasted live or recorded; electric shavers; elevators and mezuzot and yichud; virtual visits to the sick, and more.

Next Class

December 06, 2020
3
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9
Hours
48
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Sun 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm
November 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Technology & Halacha: Lesson
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Our first topic in Technology & Halacha focuses on the halachic status of electronically reproduced sound.

Does the prohibition of kol isha apply to radio transmissions?

Does it apply to analog or digital recordings?

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and analyse these sources.

November 8, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Technology & Halacha: Lesson
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November 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Technology & Halacha: Electrical Devices on Shabbat
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This evening (Sunday) we begin the issue of using electrical devices on Shabbat.

We shall begin with the Hazon Ish’s strict opinion.

Sources are available through the links both in WORD format and pdf.

November 22, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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November 29, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 6, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 20, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 27, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 3, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 10, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 17, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 24, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 31, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 7, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 14, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 21, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 28, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 7, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 14, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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April 11, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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April 18, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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April 25, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 2, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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.