The Laws of Festivals - Series 2
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Rav David Brofsky The Celebration of Yom Tov The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Celebration of Yom Tov (2) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Yom Tov Sheni (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Yom Tov Sheni (2) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Issur Melakha on Chol Ha-moed The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Haircuts and Laundry on Chol Ha-moed The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Customs of Shavuot The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Those who are Exempt from Mitzvat Sukka (1) We previously learned about the obligation to eat in the sukka on the first night of the Festival, and we examined the mitzva of dwelling in the sukka during the rest of the chag. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Those Who are Exempt from Mitzvat Sukka (2) This week, we will continue our study of those who are exempt from eating and sleeping in the sukka, as we study the laws of one who is sick and one who experiences discomfort in the sukka. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva to Take the Arba Minim (1) The Torah commands that one must take the “arba minim,” the “four species,” on the festival of Sukkot and “rejoice before God” for seven days: The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Mitzva to Take the Arba Minim (2) This week, we will discuss the proper time to recite the blessing over the four minim and whether the fulfillment of the mitzva entails waving or simply holding onto the arba minim. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Hoshanot Aside from the mitzva to take the arba minim, which applies mi-de’oraita for seven days in the Beit Ha-Mikdash and for one day outside of the Beit Ha-Mikdash, the Talmud discusses another mitzva of Sukkot – that of the “arava.” The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Shemini Atzeret (1) After celebrating the festival of Sukkot for seven days, dwelling in one’s sukka and taking the arba minim each day, the Torah instructs that the eighth day, known as “Shemini Atzeret," should be observed as a Yom Tov. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (2) This week, we will discuss eating and sleeping in the sukka outside of Israel. In addition, we will relate to Tefillat Geshem and the commencement of inserting “Mashiv Ha-Ruach” in our prayers. Finally, we will present an overview of Simchat Torah and its relationship to its “host” festival, Shemini Atzeret. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Sefirat Ha-Omer: Mourning Practices During the Omer The weeks between Pesach and Shavuot are characterized by excitement and anticipation as the Jewish People count from the Exodus from Egypt until the giving of the Torah. However, they are also marked by the observance of minhagei aveilut, mourning practices. In this shiur, we will study the source, scope, and content of these practices. The Laws of Festivals

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