20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot
Learn the Halakhic approach of some of the 20th century’s great Sephardi Chachamim including Rav Hayim David Halevy, Rav Yosef Kapach, and Rav Ovadia Yosef. Join Rabbi Joseph Dweck and analyze several teshuvot of these great sages on the topics of halakhic innovation, the role of Kabbalah in halakha, and the origins of writing B’S’D on the top of pages.
20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot: Rabbi Hayim David Halevi
20th Century Sephardic Teshuvot: Rabbi Yosef Kafeh (Kapach)
In this lesson we will read a teshuva from Rabbi Yosef Kafeh (Kapach) who questions the appropriateness of including bs”d on our papers.
Rabbi Joseph Dweck is Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community of the United Kingdom, the longest-standing Jewish community in the United Kingdom. He studied in Jerusalem at Yeshiva Hazon Ovadia and received his Semikha from Hakham Ovadia Yosef. For sixteen years he served as Rabbi of Congregation Shaare Shalom, a large Syrian Sephardi synagogue in New York, and for six years was Headmaster of Barkai Yeshivah in Brooklyn.