The Laws of Festivals - Series 2
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Rav David Brofsky Those who are Exempt from Mitzvat Sukka (1) We previously learned about the obligation to eat in the sukka on the first night of the Festival, and we examined the mitzva of dwelling in the sukka during the rest of the chag. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Those Who are Exempt from Mitzvat Sukka (2) This week, we will continue our study of those who are exempt from eating and sleeping in the sukka, as we study the laws of one who is sick and one who experiences discomfort in the sukka. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva to Take the Arba Minim (1) The Torah commands that one must take the “arba minim,” the “four species,” on the festival of Sukkot and “rejoice before God” for seven days: The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva to Take the Arba Minim (2) This week, we will discuss the proper time to recite the blessing over the four minim and whether the fulfillment of the mitzva entails waving or simply holding onto the arba minim. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Hoshanot Aside from the mitzva to take the arba minim, which applies mi-de’oraita for seven days in the Beit Ha-Mikdash and for one day outside of the Beit Ha-Mikdash, the Talmud discusses another mitzva of Sukkot – that of the “arava.” The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Shemini Atzeret (1) After celebrating the festival of Sukkot for seven days, dwelling in one’s sukka and taking the arba minim each day, the Torah instructs that the eighth day, known as “Shemini Atzeret," should be observed as a Yom Tov. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (2) This week, we will discuss eating and sleeping in the sukka outside of Israel. In addition, we will relate to Tefillat Geshem and the commencement of inserting “Mashiv Ha-Ruach” in our prayers. Finally, we will present an overview of Simchat Torah and its relationship to its “host” festival, Shemini Atzeret. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Biur and Mekhirat Chametz This week, we will discuss the disposal and destruction of chametz, known as bi’ur chametz, and the almost universally accepted practice of selling chametz to a non-Jew before Pesach. We will also briefly mention the prohibition of eating chametz she-avar alav ha-Pesach, chametz which was owned by a Jew during Pesach. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer: Mourning Practices During the Omer The weeks between Pesach and Shavuot are characterized by excitement and anticipation as the Jewish People count from the Exodus from Egypt until the giving of the Torah. However, they are also marked by the observance of minhagei aveilut, mourning practices. In this shiur, we will study the source, scope, and content of these practices. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Introduction to Chametz and the Laws of Pesach The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Defining Chametz (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Defining Chametz (2) ֠Mixtures The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Medicines and Cosmetics The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach - Kitniyot The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Bal Yera'eh U-Val Yimatzei and Tashbitu The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Bedikat and Bi'ur Chametz The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer (2) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Yom Ha-Atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Sukkot The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Dimensions of the Sukka The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Walls of the sukka The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Sekhakh (1) Sekhakh Pasul and Gaps in the Sekhakh The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Sekhakh (2) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Building the Sukka The Laws of Festivals

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