Rabbi Yuter begins Chapter 2 of Maimonides’ Laws of Shabbat which discusses when Shabbat may be violated for medical conditions.
Ep. 126 Current Jewish Questions 37 – Electricity in Jewish Law 3, R. Moshe Feinstein on Microphones and Hearing Aids on Shabbat
After a brief discussion of the fire tetrahedron, Rabbi Yuter leads a discussion examining and contrasting R. Moshe Feinstein’s rulings prohibiting the use of a microphone on Shabbat while permitting the use of hearing aids.
Rabbi Yuter begins a new series on the Laws of Shabbat, following Rambam’s Mishnah Torah. This series follows the translation of R. Eliyahu Touger, whose highly recommended volumes may be found here (for the cheapest price I could find as of this post): http://www.judaism.com/mishneh-torah-9-hilchot-shabbat-1/dp/CEJBI/
Rabbi Josh Yuter’s series on Electricity in Jewish Law continues with a discussion of R. Shlomo Zalman Aurbach’s rebuttal of previous arguments.
Over the past year and a half I have had fortuitous opportunity to dedicate my Sunday class towards explaining the halakhic process, or to put it more bluntly, how Jewish law works. My intent was to explain not only my own system but to critically analyze the logic, assumptions, and presumptions often made in halakhic arguments. While these classes may be listened to individually, as a unit they explore in great detail the various narratives of authority and their respective justifications.
It is with great thanks to The Stanton Street Shul and all those who attended in person and for whom it is I primarily teach, that I now present links to all previous audio and sources in one convenient post. Note that some classes were previously given as part of another series. I included links to those lectures as opposed to rerecording a repeated class.
Rabbi Josh Yuter concludes his series on the Halakhic Process summarizing previous lectures and tying together the main points of the series. Many thanks to all those who came and followed!
Rabbi Josh Yuter introduces the subject of Electricity from the perspective of applying old halakhah to new technologies.
In the penultimate class in his Halakhic Process series, Rabbi Josh Yuter examines the trend of religious individualism through the writings of Rabbi David Hartman.
In this Very Special Episode of Current Jewish Questions, guest lecturer Dr. Allen Mincer introduces the series on Electricity in Jewish Law with an introduction to the science of Electricity.