Halakha

Faculty: Zvi Hirschfield (Fall) / Michael Hattin (Spring)

Level: Introduction (Fall) / Intermediate (Spring)

Description: This course will focus on practical Halakha — the “what” and “how” of mitzva observance. We will utilize some of the classical Halakhic texts such as Rambam, Shulchan Aruch and commentaries such as Mishnah Berura as we investigate specific areas of practice. Along the way, students will gain basic familiarity with Halakhic codes and how to navigate them.

Areas of study will include Jewish holidays (as appropriate) as well as the laws of Shabbat (Fall) and Kashrut (Spring). Handouts will be provided. There is no expectation of commitment to Halakhic observance.