Advanced halakhah begins a new subject on Monday September 9:

During Elul we will study Hagei Tishre. The topics we will cover are: Wearing comfortable, non-leather shoes on Yom Kippur, sitting in a sukkah under a tree and the arrangement of tekiot. After Elul we will move back to Hilkhot Yom Tov and learn the laws of transferring and extinguishing fire, eruv tavshilin, bathing on Yom Tov, fixing items necessary for cooking, and other topics related to Yom Tov and Hol Hamoed.

This class is a combination of critical talmudic study and analysis of traditional commentaries. Close attention is always paid to the dynamic development of halakhah. The aim is for students to understand the dynamics of talmudic interpretation and halakhic developments so that our texts and practices can be better integrated into our lives.

Class meets on Mondays & Wednesday, 8:15-9:30am EST / 3:15-4:30pm IST. The class is hybrid so students can learn on Zoom or in person at the CY.

For more information please contact Rabbi Joshua Kulp directly: kulp@fuchsbergcenter.org

Students are expected to spend approximately one hour preparing the assigned sources with their chevruta (study partner) in advance of each class.

When: Beginning September 9 2024
Cost: $450 (payment plans and other arrangements can be made with our office)

The class is geared towards students who are comfortable reading Talmudic texts and commentaries in their original language.

The CY’s Advanced Halakhah program is for experienced learners looking for an opportunity to explore the many layers of rabbinic texts as they develop throughout history and as they are observed today. This program focuses on studying rabbinic texts, commentaries, halakhic codes and responsa, emphasizing critical textual analysis and the historical development of Jewish law.

If you have questions please contact Rabbi Joshua Kulp kulp@fuchsbergcenter.org.