• July 13, 2024
  • 6 5784, Tammuz
  • פרשת חקת

Halacha for Left-Handed People

Halacha for Left-Handed People

Many halachot depend on the right hand or right arm, among them: reclining on the left side in Leil ha-Seder, holding a lulav in the right hand, and many others. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores which mitzvot call for a left-handed person to reverse the usual use of the right or left hand, and which call for using the same hand that right-handed people use.

July 10, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Halacha for Left-Handed People: Halacha for Left-handed people
Class description

There are many halachot that depend on the right hand, from washing the right hand first before eating bread to holding the lulav and countless others.

Are southpaws to use their non-dominant right hands, or are they to use the dominant left hands?

In our first class, we will survey the opinions of the poskim regarding a few specific halachot.

In the second class, we will develop general rules that define the functions of the right and left hands.

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

July 17, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Halacha for Left-Handed People: Halacha for Left-handed people

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.