Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Tuesday, January 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, EST
This is a 10-part series that will be taught weekly on Halakha, taught by Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield.
How does Halakha (Jewish Law) Work? Can it Change?
Together we will explore both the philosophical underpinnings of the Halakhic system and the way it operates in actual decision making. We will examine the relationship between the Written Law and Rabbinic interpretation (oral law), the authority of precedent, the role of mahloket (disagreements), and the autonomy of the individual within the system. We will also discuss how custom, extraordinary circumstances, and communal needs influence Halakhic decision-making.
NOTE: Class dates are subject to change. You will be notified if this occurs.
All classes will be taught on Tuesdays:
10:00 am Pacific USA
1:00 pm Eastern Time USA
5:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time
8:00 pm Israel Time
Tuition: This class is $75 for all 10 sessions. All paying students will have access to recordings (audio and video) after each session.
FOR QUESTIONS OR HELP WITH TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES CONTACT: SIMON@PARDES.ORG.