The Two Shabbat Loaves
Meals on Shabbat and Yom Tom begin with two whole loaves of bread yet we often don’t consider the depths and vast reasoning behind it. For instance, understanding the nature of Shabbat meals depends on whether the two loaves are required for the blessing on the bread, or the cutting of the bread, or whether their simple presence on the table is required. Furthermore, the halachic definition “wholeness” or “completeness” for the two loaves has implications throughout the length and breadth of Torah. Do women also require two loaves? This question itself opens a window to the approach of the poskim regarding the role of women in the spiritual life of the family and the community.
Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores this topic with the hope of better understanding how to conduct a mitzva-meal properly.
This course is dedicated in honor of Efrat Chana bat Yasmin. May her parents merit to raise her in Torah, Chupa and Maasim Tovim
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 1
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.