Using a Stolen Shofar
Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and explore whether blowing a stolen shofar fulfills the mitzvah on Rosh Hashanah. We will analyze the sources clarifying the status of stolen objects in general as well as the fundamental nature of the mitzvah of shofar.
Using a Stolen Shofar: Using a Stolen Shofar Event
Can you fulfill a mitsva while simultaneously performing a sin?
Study of this issue will lead to conclusions regarding the status of imperfect deeds where some good is done together with some bad.
Primary 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.