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 The Written Law and the Oral Law Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Controversy Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Torah Study - Creation or Revelation Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Torah Study - Creation or Revelation Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Reasons for the Mitzvot Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Reasons for the Mitzvot Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Reasons for the Mitzvot Part 3 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Reasons for the Mitzvot Part 4 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Mitzva of Rejoicing on the Festivals Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Mitzva of Rejoicing on the Festivals Part 2 Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Prohibition of Working on Shabbat Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Affliction on Yom Kippur Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon The Sabbatical Year and the Jubilee Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Sanctification of the Months Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Circumcision The conceptual significance of circumcision. Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Holiness Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Mourning Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Ritual Purity and Impurity Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Prayer Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Monarchy Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon Judicial Authority Philosophy of Halakha
Rav Chaim Navon "You Shall Afflict Your Souls" The Meaning of Yom Kippur
Rav Chaim Navon How and Why Should One Rejoice on the Festivals? The Three Regalim
Rav Chaim Navon God and the World Can we really understand the particulars of how the world was created? Theological Issues in Sefer BeReishit
Rav Chaim Navon Providence Theological Issues in Sefer BeReishit

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