Life Cycles
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Is There a Mitzva to be Married? This shiur is the opening discussion of Hilkhot Ishut, the laws of married life. In this shiur we discuss whether there is a mitzva to be married and the different views of the nature of that mitzva.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Issur Chibuk Ve-Nishuk (Negi’a) In this shiur, we will discuss the prohibition of physical contact with arayot and a woman who is a nidda. We will note the debate regarding the status of this prohibition, as well as what it includes.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Sexual Relations without Kiddushin In this shiur, we will discuss the prohibition of sexual realtions outside of marriage. This prohibition may be based on the prohibition of yichud, an/or the positive commandment not to have relations without kiddushin and ketuba, or the prohibitions relating to promiscuous sexual behavior.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Pilagshut What is a pilegesh? Is it really permitted to enter into a concubinal relationship, and what are the characteristics of this relationship?
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Nisui’n Ezrachi’im (Civil Marriage) This week, we will discuss the halakhic status of a civil marriage. In a future shiur, we will address the status of Reform and Conservative weddings.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Shiur #06: Kiddushin (1) In this shiur, we will begin to discuss the two stages of marriage, kiddushin and eirusin. We will discuss the different methods of achieving kiddushin, focusing on kiddushei kesef.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Nisu’in In this shiur, we will discuss the second part of the process of marraige, nisu'in. How is nisu'in accomplished, and may it be performed before kiddushin?
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Ketuba In this shiur, we will begin to discuss the ketuba, the marriage contract. We will note the discussion regarding whether the husband's obligations that are outlined in the ketuba are Torah law or rabbinic law, and we will discuss some of the ramifications of this debate.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Ketuba (2) In this shiur, we will discuss the different parts of the ketuba, analyzing the different obligations that are committed to by each of the parties, as well as how they are expressed in the text of the ketuba.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Wedding (1) Setting the Date for the Wedding In this shiur, we will discuss the days on which weddings can and cannot take place. We will discuss the permissibility of scheduling weddings on Erev Shabbat and Yom Tov, on Chanuka and Purim, on Chol Ha-Moed, and during Sefirat Ha-Omer.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Wedding (2) Customs and Laws of the Week before the Wedding In this shiur, we will discuss the laws and customs of the Shabbat and week before the wedding, as well as the customs of the wedding day itself, such as the custom to fast and recite additional prayers.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Wedding (3) Customs and Laws of the Wedding In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the halakhot of a wedding. We will focus on the ketuba - what one should do if it is lost, the signing of the ketuba at the wedding, and the kinyan on the ketuba.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Wedding (4) Customs and Laws of the Wedding (continued) In this shiur, we will discuss the "badeken," the Ashkenazi practice to have the chatan cover the kalla's face with a veil prior to the wedding ceremony. We will discuss various views regarding the significance of this act.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Wedding (5) Customs and Laws of the Wedding In this shiur, we continue our study of the laws and practices of a wedding, including the procession to the chuppa, the circling of the chatan, and the presence of a minyan.