How to Fulfill the Mitzvah of Learning Torah
Torah learning can be done anytime, anywhere. However, how much learning qualifies as fulfilling the actual mitzvah? Does it only have to be read or does talking about, hearing, or thinking about Torah qualify? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the various opinions and in particular, what it means for Shavuot night when many Jews join the practice of staying up all night to learn.
How to Fulfill the Mitzvah of Learning Torah: How to Fulfill the Mitzvah of Learning Torah
Does silent thinking about Torah qualify as a fulfillment of the mitsva to study Torah?
Can you fulfill the mitsva by listening to a Torah discourse?
Can you fulfill the mitsva of learning Torah by writing divrei Torah?
We will study the primary sources dealing with these questions and survey the opinions of the leading poskim.
Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.
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.