A Song in Two Parts: Hallel at the Seder
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat HaGadol 5776
Primary Sources:Selections from Mishnah Pesachim: 9:2; 10-5-7
Selections from Bavli Pesachim: 85b; 109a; 117a; 118a (with commentary of Ran)
Tosefta Pesachim 10:9
Tosefot Yom Tov to Pesach 10:6
Yerushalmi Megillah 2:1
Teshuvot HaGaonim Sha'arey Teshuvah 120
Yad Hilchot Chanukah 3:6 with notes of Ra'avad and Magid Mishneh
Chiddushey Griz HaLevi ad loc.
Tosefot Rid Pesachim 116b
Responding to Bible Criticism in an Age of Reason
October - December 2015
From the LSJS Website
In this course, Rabbi Belovski will explore some of the thorniest challenges to traditional Judaism of the past 200 years since the rise of Biblical Criticism. Issues considered will include: Divine authorship of the Torah. The Documentary Hypothesis (Higher Bible Criticism) as well as Lower Bible Criticism and Textual Integrity. This course will involve the study of Maimonides, Ibn Ezra and other commentators to understand responses to these challenges.
Session 1: Introduction
Session 2: Alternative Approaches to the Rambam
The Case of the Empty Tefillin: Lo Titgodedu in Action
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat Shuvah 5776
Exploring Rabbinic Authority: Eruv Tavshilin and the Forgetful Congregant
To be delivered at GGS after Minchah, Shabbat HaGadol 5775
The Challenge and Reality of Faith in the 21st Century
Jan - Mar 2015
From the LSJS website:
What does it mean to believe in God and what happens when someone has ‘doubts’?
How central is faith to Jewish practice?
Learn how Jewish law, thought and tradition approaches this issue.
Session 1: Introducing the Jewish God