Rav David Brofsky
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav David Brofsky Physical Characteristics of the Shofar Halakha
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva of Shofar Blowing: Its Reason and Nature Halakha
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shofar Halakha
Rav David Brofsky The Four Fasts Halakhot of Asara B'Tevet
Rav David Brofsky Ner Chanuka: Who Lights and How Many Candles? Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav David Brofsky The Proper Time for Lighting Chanuka Candles Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav David Brofsky “To Kindle the Lights of Chanuka” The Gemara (Shabbat 22b) raises the fundamental question of whether one fulfills the mitzva of Chanuka lights through hadlaka, that is, lighting the candles, or through hanacha – by putting them, after they are lit, in their proper place. Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav David Brofsky Where Should a Traveler or Student Light Chanuka Candles? Where should one light if (a) one is not sleeping in one's home, or (b) camping in the wilderness? And should we light in synagogues and public places? Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav David Brofsky The Blessings on the Chanuka Candles and the Manner of Lighting What is the proper text of the blessing on the candles and what does it reveal about the mitzva? And what is the function of the blessing "She-assa Nissim"? Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav David Brofsky The Prohibitions of Chametz The prohibition of chametz is unique. Chametz is different from other prohibited foods both quantitatively and qualitatively. Halakhot of Pesach
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Pesach: Kitniyot The laws of chametz are far stricter than the ordinary laws of kashrut. Halakhot of Pesach
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Remembering Amalek Halakhot of Purim
Rav David Brofsky Ta'anit Esther Halakhot of Purim
Rav David Brofsky Women's Obligation in Megilla Reading Women's Obligation in Megilla Reading Halakhot of Purim
Rav David Brofsky Shushan Purim, Why? Who? Where? Halakhot of Purim
Rav David Brofsky Matanot La-evyonim and Mishloach Manot We read toward the end of the Megilla (9:20-22) that Mordekhai sent letters to the Jews of the provinces of Achashveirosh, announcing the establishment of the Purim festival. Halakhot of Purim
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer: The Reasons and the Scope of the Mitzva Halakhot of Sefirat HaOmer
Rav David Brofsky The Dimensions of the Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva of Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav David Brofsky The Walls of the Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Tisha Be-Av and the Dual Nature of the Day Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav David Brofsky Bein Ha-metzarim: Laws of the Three Weeks Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav David Brofsky Laws of the Nine Days Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Tisha Be-Av : Erev Tisha Be-Av; the Five Afflictions Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav David Brofsky The Five "Afflictions" of Yom Kippur Halakhot of Yom Kippur

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