• July 3, 2022
  • 4 5782, Tammuz
  • פרשת בלק

The Moadim

The Moadim

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.

Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and explore the Jewish calendar from Tishrei to Elul learning the principal halakhic issues of each Mo’ed. Topics to include: What constitutes a kosher shofar and requirement for blowing it; How exactly do we define fasting on Yom Kippur; What are the obligations for etrog, lulav, and sukkah; Where, when, and how are we supposed to light Hanukkah candles; How is Pirsum ha’nes established on Purim; What renders matzah kosher and chametz assur, and how do we understand the mitzvot of leil ha’seder; Counting sefirat ha’omer and Matan Torah; Mourning and fasting on Tisha B’Av.

Although halakhically focused, this course will also consider minhagim as relevant.

November 14, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Our first topic:

The opinions of the poskim regarding the correct time to light Hanukka candles.

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

 

November 21, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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December 6, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Today we will complete our discussion of lighting ner chanukka.

Then we will introduce the next topic: Reading Parashat Zachor for women before Purim.

Although today’s class is on Monday evening, next week (12 December) we will return to our regular schedule of meeting on Sunday evening.

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

December 12, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Finishing the question of women’s obligation to hear Parashat Zachor in the synagogue.

Introducing the next topic, exemptions from fasting on those days of the year when eating and drinking is prohibited.

(Note that the source sheets distributed last week have a few sources out of the order in which we will study them).

 

December 19, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Who is exempt from fasting?

Source sheets are available as usual through the links.

December 26, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Today we conclude the basic principles regarding the minor fasts.

Then we will begin with the principles governing Yom Kippur.

As usual, sources are available through the links.

January 2, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 9, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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After fasting on Yom Kippur, our next topic deals with the status of kitniyot on Pesach.

Are kitniyot muktseh? Can an Ashkenazi cook them for a Sefaradi? Can one cook them on Pesach for eating the day after Pesach?

(The same issues pertain to machine made matsa for those who eat only hand made matsa, as well as non-shemura matsa for those who eat only shemura.)

Sources, as usual, are available through the links.

January 16, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 23, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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January 30, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Our next topic: Concentrating on every word of Megillat Esther.

To what extent can the mitsva of hearing the Megilla be fulfilled if your attention is diverted?

As usual, sources are available through the links.

February 6, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 13, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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February 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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After the issue of hamets in a time zone other than that of the person who owns it, we will turn to the minhag of kitniyyot.

Refraining from kitniyyot is largely an Ashkenazi minhag although there are some Sefardic communities that also refrain from them.

As usual sources are available through the links.

February 27, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 6, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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After completing our survey of the opinions of the poskim regarding the identity of kitniyot, we will turn to the question of identifying etrogim for Sukkot.

Sources are available through the links as usual.

 

March 13, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 20, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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March 27, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The mitsva of sukka and the mitsva of shofar.

April 3, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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After the mitsva of building a sukka, we will turn to the mitsva of eating in a sukka.

How much pain and discomfort must one accept to fulfill this mitsva?

When does suffering exempt you from the obligation to eat in a sukka?

Sources are available through the links as usual.

May 8, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Our next topic: Suffering in the Sukka.

How much suffering exempts you from the obligation to eat in a sukka?

Sources available as ususal.

May 15, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Our next topic: Tiyyulim (travelling and outings) on Sukkot.

Sources are available through the links as usual.

May 22, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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May 29, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Next topic: The Principles of Working on Hol ha-Mo’ed

Sources are available through the links.

 

June 12, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:01 pm
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June 19, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:01 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.