• September 21, 2020
  • 3 5781, Tishrei
  • פרשת האזינו

Topics in Masechet Beitza

Topics in Masechet Beitza

THIS IS A WEBYESHIVA.ORG HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM COURSE BUT DOES NOT REQUIRE ACCEPTANCE TO THE HALACHA MASTERY PROGRAM. It is free for members of the Halacha Mastery Program or costs $25 for non-Halacha Mastery students.

In this course with Rabbi David Brofsky, we will explore the most fundamental, and practical laws of holiday topics as they appear in Masechet Beitza. We will begin by analyzing the differences between Shabbat and Yom Tov, and then discuss the principle of “Ochel Nefesh” and its practical applications, including cooking, carrying, and even bathing on Yom Tov. We will also discuss other Yom Tov issues including Eiruv Tavshilin, Kibuy (extinguishing a fire) and Yom Tov Sheni.

May 6, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 1
Class description

This week we will discuss the differences between Shabbat and Yom Tov, and then discuss the special allowance to cook on Yom Tov (okhel nefesh), its scope and practical applications (smoking and showering on Yom Tov).

May 13, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 2
Class description

In this class we will continue our study of okhel nefesh. We will focus on the principle of “mitokh” and its limitation “shaveh lekhol nefesh”- as we discuss smoking and bathing on yom tov. We will be using the same source sheet from last week.

May 20, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 3
Class description

On Wednesday we will finish the packet I gave out two weeks ago, and focus on the melachot of havara and kibuy, with some interesting (and surprising!) applications. As this week Shavuot falls out on Motzei Shabbat, I would like to dedicate part of the shiur to halachic issues which may arise, including hachana, seuda shlishit, how to make kiddush, etc. I am looking forward. If you would like me to address any specific topics relevant to this Yom Tov (after Shabbat)- please let me know.

May 27, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 4
Class description

This week we will discuss whether one can cook on Yom Tov for Shabbat. Our discussion will include the principle of “ho’il”, marbeh be-shiurim, and eiruv tavshilim

June 3, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 5
Class description

This week we will continue our study of Eiruv Tavshilin, focusing on the details of the mitzvah.

June 10, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 6
Class description

The next two shiurim will focus on Simchat Yom Tov, and the Yom Tov obligations, which include lighting candles, eating meals, etc. I attached the first sheet on Simchat Yom Tov. More to come.

June 17, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 7
Class description

This week we will discuss to unique halachot of Yom Tov- purifying one’s self, and visiting one’s teacher. I am attaching last week’s sheet on Simchat Yom Tov, and a tentative version of this week.

June 24, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 8
Class description

We will finish learning about חייב אדם לטהר עצמו ברגל and then begin studying Yom Tov Sheni.

July 1, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 9
Class description

This week we will continue our discussion of YomTov Sheni and begin studying the laws of Chol Ha-Moed.

July 8, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Topics in Masechet Beitza: Lesson 10
Class description

This week, in our final shiur, we will conclude our discussion of the Issur Melacha on Chol Ha-Moed, and then discuss two central rabbinic prohibitions of Chol Ha-Moed: haircuts and laundering.

Rabbi David Brofsky is the author of halakhic compendiums on Tefilla, Moadim and Avelut. He teaches at Midreshet Lindenbaum and Midreshet Torah V’Avodah, and he writes a weekly shiur for Yeshivat Har Etzion’s Virtual Beit Midrash (VBM). Rabbi Brofsky also serves as the Rabbinic Liaison for Giyur K'Halacha.