Halakha in the Age of Social Media
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #01: Introduction In this introductory shiur, we raise the implications of social media in various areas of Halakha. While the applications in some cases are clear-cut, modern advances in communications technology also present complex challenges which require thoughtful and deep halakhic analysis. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #02: Social Media and Berakhot The Talmud prescribes two blessings for encountering a friend after a prolonged absence: She-hecheyanu after thirty days and Mechayeh Ha-meitim after twelve months; but in the age of Facebook and Skype, what do "encounter" and "absence" mean? This is the subject of a fascinating halakhic debate. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #03: Social Media, Communication and the “Classic” Aguna, Part I Summary: In the age of social media, when can we assume that a person known to be in peril has died? In the first of a two-part series, we trace the history of rabbinical views of the matter. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #4: Social Media, Communication and the “Classic” Aguna, Part II What does it take for a husband to be presumed dead in the age of social media? In the second of a two-part series, we consider how to apply a leniency which has its roots in the Talmud but is seldom used on its own. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur#05: The Videoteleconference Get Arranging a Jewish divorce is one of the most delicate matters in Halakha, particularly since the husband must directly instruct the scribe and witnesses. Can modern technology help us overcome some of the difficulties? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #06: Mara De-atra in the Age of Social Media Part I: The Local Rabbi in the Globalized World In the first of a two-part series, we examine the concept of consulting one's local Orthodox rabbi, the mara de-atra. What did this principle originally mean, and how was it applied in the times of the Talmud and Rishonim? Halakha in the Age of Social Media