JEWISH LAW COURSE

THE LSJS COURSE

Please click below for the handouts from our course:

Course outline

1. Every Jew is a Jew

2. When is a Jew not Jewish?

3. The Halachic status of non-orthodox Rabbis

4. The Halachic status of non-orthodox rituals

5. Redefining secular Jews

6. Are new definitions needed?

7. Dealing with our complex reality

THE SOUTH HAMPSTEAD COURSE

Between November 2010 and July 2011, I taught a class on Contemporary Halacha in South Hampstead Synagogue.

In this course I addressed issues such as relations with non-Orthodox Jewish denominations, the status of women and controversial medical advances (for the course outline, click here).

Please click here for the  handouts of our first session addressing ‘THE ATTITUDE TOWARDS NON-ORTHODOX DENOMINATIONS IN HALAKHIC LITERATURE‘,  here for the MP3 recording for the first session on this topic and here for the recording of the second session.

Please click here for the handouts of our second session addressing ‘THE CHANGING ATTITUDE TOWARDS SECULAR JEWS IN HALAKHIC LITERATURE’here for the MP3 recording of the first session and here for the MP3 recording of the second session. (nb. please note that the reference given in this shiur to Pesachim 50a should really be Pesachim 113b). For the full text of the article referred to by Rabbi Yuval Sherlow, click here.

Please click here for the handout on FEMINISM AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY HALAKHIC LITERATURE and here for the recording of our second session on this topic.

Please click here for the handout on QUESTIONS OF MEDICAL ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY HALAKHIC LITERATURE,here for the recording on Jewish perspectives on fertility treatment, here for the recording on triage and euthanasiaand here for the recording on organ donation.

Please click here for the handout on THE ROLE OF KABALLAH IN HALAKHAH, here for the recording for our first session.

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