• September 26, 2021
  • 20 5782, Tishri
  • פרשת בראשית

The Two Shabbat Loaves

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

October 21, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 1
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In our first class, we will begin discussing whether the obligation of two loaves on Shabbat and Yom Tov is a Torah obligation or a rabbinic obligation. Then we will proceed to opinions of the leading rabbis in defining what constitutes a whole loaf.

October 28, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 2
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November 4, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 3
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November 11, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 4
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November 18, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 5
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November 25, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 6
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December 2, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 7
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December 16, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Two Shabbat Loaves: Lesson 8
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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.