• April 13, 2024
  • 5 5784, Nisan
  • פרשת תזריע

Simcha on Chol HaMoed

Simcha on Chol HaMoed

On Chol ha-Mo’ed you are not supposed to experience two forms of simcha simultaneously. While experiencing the simcha of the Festival, it is therefore prohibited to experience a second simcha like a wedding at the same time. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as as he surveys the opinions of the leading poskim regarding the precise definition of simcha.

August 21, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Simcha on Chol HaMoed: Simcha on Chol ha-Mo’ed
Class description

Understanding the concept of simcha has broad ramifications throughout the length and breadth of Torah.

For example, the Torah calls for simcha (rejoicing) on the festivals (Devarim 16:14).

What, exactly, is required? Is simcha an emotional state or a feeling? If so, how is it defined?

Is simcha a mode of behavior? If so, how are we to behave?

Sources are available through the links in both WORD format and pdf. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

August 28, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Simcha on Chol HaMoed: Simcha on Chol ha-Mo’ed
Class description

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.