Rav Chaim Navon

Chaim Navon is the rav of Kehilat Shimshoni (Modi’in). He teaches Gemara and Jewish thought in Midreshet Lindenbaum and the Herzog College (Yeshivat Har Etzion). He writes a weekly column for Mekor Rishon and has written six books on Jewish topics and two novels. His books include Caught in the Thicket: An Introduction to the Thought of Rav Soloveitchik, Genesis and Jewish Thought (English); A Bridge for Jacob’s Daughters: The Status of Women in Jewish Law; Between Past and Future; and Eve Did Not Eat an Apple: 101 Common Mistakes in Judaism. Rav Navon studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion from 1992 to 2004 and received his rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. He received a master’s degree in Jewish thought from the Hebrew University.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Chaim Navon Is There a Mitzva to Settle the Land of Israel? Israel Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Organ Transplants - Establishing the Time of Death Health. The critical issue regarding Halakha's position on organ transplantation lies in establishing the time of death, for harvesting the donor's organs before he is defined as dead constitutes homicide... Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Copyright in Halakha (Part1) General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Copyright in Halakha (Part 2) General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Various Rites of Jewish Liturgy Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Torah's Approach to Economics Monetary Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Acceptance of the Mitzvot as a Requirement for Conversion Conversion Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Strikes General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Autopsies Death and Mourning Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Contracts General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Uncertain Piku'ach Nefesh and Public Policy Health Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Handing Over Portions of Eretz Yisrael in a Situation of Piku'ach Nefesh Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Prohibition to Kill a Goses (Dying person) Health Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Status of "Chilonim" in Halakha (Part 2) General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Status of "Chilonim" in Halakha (Part 1) General Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Medical Experiments Performed on Animals Modern Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Medical Experiments Performed on Humans Modern Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Halakhic Force of the Laws of the State of Israel (Part 1) Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Halakhic Force of the Laws of the State of Israel (Part 2) Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Morality of War Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #01a: The Exemption of Women from Time-Bound Positive Commandments The Mishna establishes that women are exempt from time-bound positive commandments. In other words, they are exempt from those positive commandments whose performance is limited to a specific time. Women and Mitzvot
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #01B: The Exemption of Women From Time-Bound Positive Commandments Thus far we have seen that women are not obligated to fulfill time-bound positive commandments. To our great surprise, there are those who argue that women are forbidden to fulfill such mitzvot. Women and Mitzvot
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #02: May a Woman Recite a Blessing Over A Time-bound Positive Commandment? In our opening shiur, we saw that while women are exempt from time-bound positive commandments, they are permitted to fulfill them. The Tosafot argue that a woman who chooses to fulfill a time-bound positive commandment can also recite a blessing over it (Tosafot, Rosh Ha-shana 33a, s.v. ha Rabbi Yehuda). Women and Mitzvot
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #03: Women and Torah Study The Gemara in Kiddushin 29b derives that women are exempt from the mitzva of Torah study from certain biblical verses. Women and Mitzvot
Rav Chaim Navon Shiur #04: Women and Prayer The Mishna in Berakhot establishes that a woman is fundamentally obligated in prayer. Women and Mitzvot

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