• September 24, 2023
  • 8 5784, Tishri
  • פרשת האזינו

Praying Towards Jerusalem

Praying Towards Jerusalem

Jews pray towards Jerusalem but what happens if you are lost and don’t know which way to turn? Furthermore, does all prayer need to be facing towards the holy city? Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores the relevant halachot.

May 8, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Praying Towards Jerusalem: Facing Yerushalayim when Praying
Class description

The two elements in facing Yerushalayim when praying do not always square with each other:

1. The direction your feet are facing.

2. The direction your head is facing.

Further, prayer while in motion (on a train, an airplane, a ship, or a donkey) might make it difficult to face the correct direction.

In this class we survey the primary sources dealing with these issues.

Sources are available through the link. 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.