Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16
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This course by Rabbi Dovid Fink is intended for men. We will begin with a few lectures defining the basic concepts and terminology of the laws of family purity. During these introductory lectures, I will summarize the basic sources that will appear on the blackboard but we will not study the sources word by word. The body of the course will consist of a careful, word-by-word study of the principle texts from the Mishna, Talmud, Rishonim, and modern authorities on the laws of family purity that apply today. We will follow the order of the Shulchan Aruch, beginning with the separation between husband and wife at certain times of the month (פרישה) and ending with the process of purification (מקווה). In order to complete all the material, I will cover certain topics by summarizing the sources instead of analyzing them in depth. We will study the primary texts in Hebrew. In class we will translate and explain them.
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 1
In the first few classes I will lecture about the basic ideas of nidda. I will define the basic concepts and the important ideas. The texts will be displayed on the blackboard, but we will not study them word by word. After these introductory lectures, we will begin to study the material word by word focusing on the primary texts from the Mishna through the great modern poskim. Bottom line: The first few classes will be lectures; then we will study texts. In his preparatory class on Thursdays, Rabbi Brovender will be teaching the basic verses dealing with nidda in the Torah together with the classical commentaries. When we begin studying texts word by word on Sundays, Rabbi Brovender’s preparatory class will focus on the texts we will study in class.
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 3
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 5
Hilchot Nidda (Men’s Track) 2015/16: Lesson 10
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.