• March 3, 2024
  • 23 5784, Adar I
  • פרשת ויקהל

Vacations & Halacha

Vacations & Halacha

Going on vacations and observing halacha may sometimes be difficult or confusing depending on your understanding of observance. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores a number of halachic issues which may arise and practical ways of dealing with them.

June 29, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vacations & Halacha: Vacations & Halacha
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Hello Everyone,

Travel can enrichen our lives. It is good to see other cultures. But while travelling we must be aware of what the Torah expects of us. So in these three sessions we will talk about what Halachic problems we may encounter while travelling.

Today we will talk a bit about Kashrut questions that travelers may face.

July 12, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vacations & Halacha: Vacations & Halacha
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Many people, especially people who grow up in Israel, do not realize that one of the 39 types of “work”  which is forbidden on Shabbat is “carrying.” This  מלאכה is obviated by the construction of an “eruv.” When a person travels , whether to a city a city outside of Israel, she or he must find out if there is an eruv where they are planning to spend Shabbat (or Yom Kipur) and what are the boundaries of the eruv.

If there is no eruv, then the traveler must acquaint himself or herself with the Halachot of “carrying.”

Today we will review these Halachot.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.