Deracheha - Women and Mitzvot (3)
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Contact with a Sefer Torah How should a Sefer Torah be Treated? May Women Handle it?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Dancing with the Torah How did the custom of dancing with the Sefer Torah on Simchat Torah come about? How can women celebrate Simchat Torah during the Hakafot?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Discharging Another's Obligations How and when can a person discharge someone else’s halakhic obligation? In what situation is this desirable? Who can do this for whom?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Discharging Another's Obligations II When should a woman discharge a man’s obligations in practice?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Tzeniut Is tzeniut physical or conceptual? Is it inherently social? Does it change?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Inclusion in the Miracle WHAT IS THE PRINICIPLE OF "AF HEN HAYU BE-OTO HA-NES"? WHEN AND HOW DOES IT OBLIGATE WOMEN IN MITZVOT?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Chanuka I: Candle-Lighting Does a Woman light her own Chanuka candles? When does she light for others?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Chanuka II: Other Observances What other observances of Chanuka are special to Women? Are Women obligated to recite Hallel on Chanuka?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Dress I: The Basics What is the purpose of clothing? How does this relate to tzeniut? What does halakha say about dress?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Dress II: The Details What are the halachic parameters for women's clothing?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Dress III: More Details How do the laws of erva shift in interpersonal settings? How does this affect the laws of women's dress? What are the halakhot concerning skirts and pants?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Rosh Chodesh What makes Rosh Chodesh a woman's holiday? How does this affect its observance?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Hallel What is Hallel? When is it recited and why? Who has an obligation to recite it?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Tefillat Mussaf What is the nature of the mussaf offering? How is it related to the mussaf prayer? Are women obligated to pray tefillat mussaf?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Mechitza for Prayer Why is gender separation a part of prayer? What purpose does the mechitza serve?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Mechitza II: Structure What are the structural requirements for a mechitz? Does the Ezrat Nashim's structure have a halakhic effect on prayers said within it?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Arba Parashiyot What are the four special Torah readings? Why do we read them and who must hear them? Are women obligated to hear Parashat Zachor?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The Mitzvot of Purim What are the mitzvot of Purim aside from megilla reading? What are women's obligations in them?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The Seder Night: Part I What are women's obligations at the seder? Are women obligated in Pesach, Matza and Maror? In the Four Cups? In Hallel?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The Seder: Part II Must women recline at the seder? Are women obligated in the mitzva of sippur yetzia't mitzrayim?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Simchat Yom Tov What is the nature of the mitzva? What is the nature of a woman's obligation in it?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Mechitza III: Separation in Society When do we need a mechitza or gender separation outside of prayer?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha I: Halachic Basis How does halakha view song in general? What is of specific concern with Kol Isha? When and to which type of voice does Kol Isha apply?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha II: Mutual Responsibility What are men's and women's relative responsibilities with respect to kol isha? May a women freely listen to men sing, or sing herself?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director The 3 Weeks and the 9 Days What mourning practices apply as we approach Tisha Be-Av: Do they have particular relevance for women?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Kol Isha III: In Context How do contextual factors affect application of kol isha? Is the halakha different in a religious context?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Minyan What is a minyan and what is it for? Who does and doesn't count toward a minyan and why?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Tefilla Be-tzibbur What is the nature of communal prayer? What is the role of Shaliach tzibbur and who can fill it? What is the significance of women's participation?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Shofar I: The Mitzva What is the mitzva of Shofar? Are women obligated in it? What are the practical halachot involved?
שיעורי טקסט Deracheha Staff; Laurie Novick, Director Shofar II: Blowing Shofar Who blows for whom?

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