• April 19, 2024
  • 11 5784, Nisan
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Wartime Halacha

Wartime Halacha

Join Rabbi Dovid Fink as he explores important issues of halacha (tefilah, shabbat, kashrut, and more) that may arise during wartime.

October 18, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wartime Halacha: Rocket sirens during tefilah
Class description

According to the Gemara and the Shulchan Aruch, you should not interrupt your prayer (שמונה עשרה, עמודה, תפילת הלחש) even if a snake wraps itself around your foot.

On the other hand, halacha requires doing whatever is necessary in life-threatening situations.

What should you do if you hear an air raid siren while praying?

 

A source sheet is attached. In class we will translate and explain the principal sources.

October 25, 2023 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wartime Halacha: Carrying cellphones & weapons on Shabbas
Class description

Our next topic in Halacha during Wartime deals with carrying and using mobile phones and weapons.

The source sheet is available through the links. In class we will translate and explain these sources.

November 1, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wartime Halacha: Carrying weapons and telephones within an eiruv
Class description
November 8, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wartime Halacha: Carrying weapons and telephones outside an eiruv
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.