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Everyday Halachah

Learn Basic Jewish Law from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch

Learn basic Jewish laws and customs to properly observe the Torah traditions, with a touch of some of the underlying halachic reasoning and practical applications, and occasional chassidic insights. This class is based on the text of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (the abridged code of Jewish law).

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Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This class provides a basic overview of the evolution of halacha, and also discusses the laws of waking in the morning, including the ritual hand washing.
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43:06
Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This class focuses on the laws associated with the imperative to wash our hands in the morning and its practical application.
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44:24
Contemporary Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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48:27
Contemporary Halachah from Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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40:31
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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41:53
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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36:41
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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43:28
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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43:24
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This class discusses various laws associated with reciting the Grace After Meals as a group of three or more, which is called a zimun (literally, it’s an invitation for others to join in the blessing).
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39:38
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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40:08
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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40:49
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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40:10
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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44:12
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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33:50
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
This halacha class discusses the two loaves (lechem mishneh) used for the Shabbat meals, and also the third meal (seuda shlishit) on Shabbat afternoon.
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47:19
Contemporary Halachah and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
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34:23
Business ethics in halachah, part 1
Learn the Torah laws for proper business practice as detailed in the Code of Jewish Law. This first class focuses on the prohibition to deceive your fellow regarding the fair price of product.
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26:04
Business ethics in halachah, part 2
Learn the Torah laws for proper business practice as detailed in the Code of Jewish Law. This class focuses on the prohibition to deceive your fellow even when there’s no direct financial loss.
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42:40
Monetary issues in halachah
Laws related to finding and returning a lost item as detailed in the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Aruch (Choshen Mishpat ch.4).
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34:17
Why are there additional blessings for studying Torah and what’s their significance? What are women’s obligations in Torah study regarding the blessings? What is the meaning of learning ‘lishmah’ (proper intention)?
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