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

Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov

Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov

What leniencies are acceptable for treating the sick on Shabbat and Yom Tov? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he studies the various categories of illness and the opinions of the principle poskim governing their treatment.

May 16, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 1
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We will begin by defining what it means to halachicaly be sick. Our first two categories are: (1) life-threatening conditions; and (2) medical conditions with no threat to life. After establishing which patients belong in which category, we will analyse the leniencies that pertain to them.

May 23, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 2
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May 30, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 3
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June 20, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 4
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June 27, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 5
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July 4, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 6
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July 11, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 7
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Today’s class deals with the question “Who should violate Shabbat to save a life.” Given a choice between a Jew and a non-Jew or between an adult and a child doing the work, whom should we prefer?

July 18, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 8
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Who makes the decision to violate Shabbat? Who is a rofeh uman (qualified physician)?

July 25, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 9
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Which medical therapies and which procedures justify violating Shabbat? Why do we violate Shabbat even for a brief extension of a patient’s life? Is there room to refrain from treatment and let the patient die?

August 1, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Treating the Sick on Shabbat & Yom Tov: Lesson 10
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Given a variety of prohibited foods for a starving patient, which food should be chosen? Given a variety of options in lifesaving on Shabbat, which option should be chosen?

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.