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
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #07: Mara De-atra, Part II The Recreation of the Mara De-atra In the second part of our analysis of mara de-atra in the modern world, we consider how ideology might replace geography as the determining factor in halakhic consultation and the ramifications thereof. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #08: Judging Favorably In the age of social media, we may encounter what seems to evidence of wrongdoing on the part of people we do or don't know. When should they receive the benefit of the doubt, and when ought we be suspicious? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #09: Marit Ayin, Chashad, and Social Media Halakha requires avoiding the appearance of impropriety, but what does this mean in the age of social media? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #10: Violating the Privacy of Others for Curiosity’s Sake, Part I What halakhic prohibitions may one encounter by viewing or publicizing information from Facebook, Twitter or Listservs? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #11: Privacy to Oneself, For Curiosity’s Sake When can we expect privacy on social media? How does this relate to the halakhic prohibitions applied to reading others' correspondence, such as Rabbeinu Gershom's ban? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #12: Privacy, Part 3: The Hashkafic and Psychological Downsides of Curiosity in the Age of Social Media What can we understand about the psychology of privacy on social media, and what halakhic ramifications does this have? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #13: Confidentiality in the Age of Social Media Part 1 What does privacy mean in the modern online world? Is revealing secrets a biblical violation, a rabbinic ban or simply bad manners? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #14 Confidentiality in the Age of Social Media 2: Public Information What does privacy mean in the modern online world? Is revealing secrets a biblical violation, a rabbinic ban or simply bad manners? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #15: Confidentiality in the Age of Social Media 3: Public Information — Applications How do we apply the principles of lishna bisha in the world of social media? Do the same rules apply to material which is discussed in the context of Torah study? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #16: Lashon Ha-ra in the Digital Age Part 1: Introduction What is the taxonomy of lashon ha-ra? Why do human beings gravitate towards gossip? Why is it always false, even if it tells of an actual event? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #17: Lashon Ha-ra in the Digital Age, Part II: Lashon Ha-ra in Front of Three While the Talmud states that whatever is stated before three people is considered public knowledge, it is unclear what the implications are for the prohibition of gossip, especially in the age of social media. Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #18 When Is It Permitted to Share Negative Information? Part I How are we to understand the fact that sometimes Halakha requires us to share negative information about a certain person? Is this an affirmative command or a dispensation? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #19: When Is It Permitted to Share Negative Information? Part II What sort of benefit is necessary to allow (or even obligate) one to report negative information to another about a third party? Are the Chafetz Chayim's seven requirements a realistic standard? Halakha in the Age of Social Media
Rav Yonatan Ziring Shiur #20: Shaming in Halakha - A General Overview While lashon ha-ra may sometimes be permitted, the application of this allowance to solve the problem of the recalcitrant husband who refuses to divorce his wife raises a number of tricky halakhic issues. Halakha in the Age of Social Media