Rav David Brofsky
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav David Brofsky Eating, Drinking and Sleeping in the Sukka The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Fasts - The Prayers of the Fast Days The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Which Labors are Permitted on Yom Tov? The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Fasts - Bein Ha-metzarim - The Three Weeks In this shiur we will begin our study of the laws of the three-week period from the seventeenth of Tamuz until Tisha Be-Av, known as “bein ha-metzarim.” The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Mi-Tokh - The Scope of the Heter Okhel Nefesh The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Fasts - The Nine Days In this shiur, we will study the laws of the Nine Days, beginning with the more general directive to minimize joyous activities during the month of Av, moving to the prohibition of laundering and the custom to refrain from bathing, and concluding with refraining from eating meat and wine during this period. The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Limitations on Okhel Nefesh: Davar Ha-shaveh Le-khol Nefesh- Showering and Smoking on Yom Tov The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Fasts - The Laws of Tisha Be-av (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Cooking on Yom Tov for the Next Day (1) Marbeh Be-shiurim The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Laws of Fasts - The Laws of Tisha Be-av (2) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky Cooking on Yom Tov for the Next Day (2)Eruv Tavshilin The Laws of Festivals
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 The Afflictions of Yom Kippur (1) The Laws of Festivals
Rav David Brofsky The Afflictions of Yom Kippur (2) 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

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