Rav Mordechai Friedman

Rav Mordechai Friedman [YHE '78] has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion since 1986. He is the Halacha Coordinator for the Virtual Beit Midrash, the Yeshiva's Internet Project. Rav Friedman studied under Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l at Yeshiva University in New York, graduating with a degree in Computer Sciences. He earned Semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Mordechai Friedman A Selection of the More Practical Laws of Purim Halakhot of Purim
Rav Mordechai Friedman Discomfort as an Exemption from the Mitzva of Sukka, Part 1 The Source of "Ha-mitzta'er Patur Min Ha-sukka" Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Mordechai Friedman Discomfort as an Exemption Part II, The Nature of the Exemption "Ha-mitzta'er Patur Min Ha-sukka," Part II Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Nature and Timing of the Obligation of Tashbitu The Torah [Shemot 12:15] states: "Akh ba-yom ha-rishon tashbitu se'or mi-bateikhem." This can be understood in two ways: a. On the first day you shall destroy the leaven from within your homes; or b. By the first day you must have your homes clear of leaven. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Mordechai Friedman Shiur #7: Chuppa Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Mordechai Friedman Shnayim Adukin Bi-Shtar In the context of the discussion of Shnayim adukin be-tallit (Bava Metzia 7a) (two people holding onto a garment, each claiming full ownership), the gemara introduces, by way of comparison, the case of Shnayim adukin bi-shtar. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Mordechai Friedman Tnai Kaful Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Mordechai Friedman Understanding Kashrut Certification in Israel Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Laws of the Four Species Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Mehadrin Shechita Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Shabbat: The Laws of Kiddush (2) Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Shabbat: The Laws of Kiddush Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Opening Packages of Food on Shabbat Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Laws of Chanuka Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Chanuka Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Travelers' Prayer Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Prohibition of Speaking on Shabbat Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Prohibition of Enjoying a Non-Jews Work on Shabbat Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Decree of Pat Akum Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Tu B'Shvat Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Laws of Shabbat: Muktza Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman The Laws of Purim Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Laws of Pesach Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Laws of Pesach Practical Halakha
Rav Mordechai Friedman Matzah and Kitniyot Practical Halakha

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