How does Jewish Law Stay Relevant and Meaningful for Today and Beyond?
LSJS Nov – Dec 2012
From the LSJS website:
Halachah is the architecture of Jewish life. It guides our daily routine from what we eat and how we dress to what we say and how we treat others.
Yet surely the greatest modern challenge of Halachah has been its response to the dramatic and irreversible changes in society while staying true to our tradition.
This course takes on three cutting-edge modern concerns and shows how ancient sources and modern responsa address them in sensitive, coherent and innovative ways.
Session 1: Tekhelet and the Discovery of the Murex Snail
Session 2: Spontaneous Generation
I am indebted to Rabbi Natan Slifkin for his excellent material on this topic
Sessions 3 & 4: Using Electricity on Shabbat
Session 5: The Shabbat iPad
Session 6: Teaching Torah to Women