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Explorations of Contemporary Halakhic Challenges with R Ysoscher Katz

Upcoming Sessions

1. Wednesday, December 9, 2020 23 Kislev 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

2. Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1 Tevet 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

3. Wednesday, January 6, 2021 22 Tevet 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

4. Wednesday, January 13, 2021 29 Tevet 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

5. Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7 Shevat 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

6. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 14 Shevat 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

7. Wednesday, February 3, 2021 21 Shevat 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline

8. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 28 Shevat 5781

8:00 PM - 9:00 PMOnline
Past Sessions
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 16 Kislev 5781 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Online
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2 Kislev 5781 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Online
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 24 Cheshvan 5781 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Online

Taught over the course of three semesters, the classes will explore questions related to disabilities and halakha, halakhic egalitarianism, and comprehensive queer inclusion.
 
These questions sit at the heart of ongoing halakhic issues that Modern Orthodoxy writ large grapples with. The path forward on these issues requires us to address the following questions: what is the process by which we can, with courage, honesty and integrity, create a halakhic community which is optimally inclusive? What does a robust conversation between halakha and modernity actually look like, specifically, what are the tools we need in order to properly evaluate the relevance, authority and applicability of classical texts?  Finally, what’s our role in helping to move along the halakhic process so that it can indeed be more welcoming? 
 
 
The first semester will be dedicated to an in-depth exploration of the halakhic process which enables us to include the cheresh (the person with speaking and hearing disabilities) as a full member of the halakhic community. 
 
Classes will meet on Zoom every Wednesday from 8-9 pm, starting November 11. 
To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87611548675?pwd=TzJqZ0MzZFl3QTR0ZDBJRFhnZzdNZz09
Meeting ID: 876 1154 8675     Passcode: 105852
 
This class is open to anyone interested and is free of charge. Classes will be cumulative but each class will nevertheless be a distinct and independent unit. Join us for the entire semester or whenever you are able to do so.

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Thu, December 3 2020 17 Kislev 5781