Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Halacha
In brief, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a behavioral condition where a person has an uncontrollable need to perform repetitive actions due to anxieties and distress. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores this mental health issue and halacha.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Halacha: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Everyone experiences doubts regarding halachic matters. You begin to wonder whether you correctly fulfilled a mitsva, whether food was prepared correctly according to halacha, etc.
In this series we will survey the opinions of the poskim regarding such doubts. Should you simply ignore them? Or must you make an effort to clarify the facts? And if the facts cannot be clarified, what should you do?
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.