• December 9, 2022
  • 15 5783, Kislev
  • פרשת וישלח

Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah

Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah

Considering the importance of the day, what are the top halachot for Rosh Hashanah? What if you could only do certain things and not others? Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores directions our halachic focus should take during the Yamim Noraim.

August 31, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah: Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah
Class description

Rosh Hashanah, perhaps more than other holidays, possesses a rich and fascinating collection of customs. The title of these two sessions is “Top Ten Halachot.” But in two sessions there are only 120 minutes. It would be impossible to do justice to 10 halachot in120 minutes. So in each session we will discuss two or three halachot and customs of the holiday. I hope that we will get a better appreciation for what we are doing on Rosh Hashanah through our study.

In today’s opening meeting we will talk about three things: when is the shofar blown during the prayer service, eating an apple dipped in honey and the Tashlich  prayer.

September 7, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah: Top Ten Halachot: Rosh Hashanah
Class description

Hello Everyone.

Today is the second and final discussion on some of the Halachot of Rosh Hashanah.

I hope to discuss three aspects of the holiday: the significance of the mother of Sisera in the blowing of the shofar, the prayers known as piyutim and the question if we may fast on Rosh Hashanah.

I hope that the class will be illuminating.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.