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Halacha

Halacha courses deal with the study and practice of Modern Orthodox Jewish Law. Students learn fundamental topics, including the laws of Shabbat and the holidays, Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws), blessings, and other daily and periodic rituals. The goal is both to educate the students in the details of the Law and to familiarize them with texts where Jewish Law is codified: ancient, medieval, and modern. These texts include selections from the Talmud, Rambam’s Yad, Rav Yosef Karo’s Shulchan Aruch, Mishna Brurah, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, and a number of recent publications dealing with modern developments and applications in day-to-day Orthodox practice.

 

301 Halacha
This course is mandatory for all juniors. The course covers topics in Jewish Law, as mentioned in the blurb above. Students read from primary and secondary sources, and learn to master and apply the Law in their daily lives.
 
402 Sepharadi Halacha
This is an elective course in the senior year, focusing on Sepharadi practices and customs. This course, while open to all students, is geared towards North Shore’s Sepharadi population, in order to maximize the knowledge of their specific laws and customs.
 
 
Rabbi Yechezkel Lehrer
Chairman of Talmud Department, Dean Class of 2020
 
Rabbi Barak Levy
Instructor Judaic Studies,
Coordinator Religious Guidance
 
Rabbi Elliot Schrier
Instructor Judaic Studies, Director of Beit Midrash Program
 
Rabbi Sammy Bergman
Instructor Judaic Studies
sbergman@nshahs.org
Rabbi David Weiss
Instructor Judaic Studies
dweiss@nshahs.org