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February 17, 2020

About this Shiur:  Case Studies on the Value of Human Life

Part Three in a Three Part Series on Medical Ethics and Halacha

In this class we focused on four areas:

1) whether there is a mitzvah to perform medical procedures,

2) when Shabbat conflicts with medical intervention,

3) cosmetic surgery, and 4) vaccinations and immunization.

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February 13, 2020

About this Shiur:  Organ Donation - Mitzvah or Murder?

Part Two in a Three Part Series on Medical Ethics and Halacha

 The decision of whether, when, and what organs to donate brings up numerous questions of ethics and halacha. We covered the basic sources and opinions on these issues as an introduction to the topic.

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February 4, 2020

About this Shiur: Fertility Treatments in Halacha

Part One in a Three Part Series on Medical Ethics and Halacha

An overview the challenges around fertility, the medical interventions available, and the numerous halachic challenges and solutions available to address them.

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December 3, 2019

About this Shiur: Satan: Angel or Devil?

This week we finished our Bad Guys of the Bible series with a class on the Biblical character of the Satan. This was Rabbi Albert's favorite class to research in the series, and understanding who this figure is in our tradition opens us up to understanding the internal forces inside of us.

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November 13, 2019

About this Shiur: Bad Guys of the Bible

Yishma’el and Esav: Struggles of Less-Favored Brothers

Why do the rabbis of our tradition paint these two characters in such a negative light? Is there anything that we can learn from these supposed sinners?

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November 6, 2019

About this Shiur: Bad Guys of the Bible

Kayin: the World’s First Murderer

Part One of a Five Part Series on the darkest characters in Tanach. We peeled back the layers of the story of Kayin and Hevel to understand who were they, what is the meaning behind their names, the symbolism of their professions, and what could motivate one man to kill his brother.

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April 2, 2019

About this ShiurWritten by God, Read by Man: The Two Schools of Midrashic Interpretation

Part 3 of a 4 Part Series on Fundamental Feuds: The Essential Place of Machloket in Jewish Life. --- This class focuses on the two schools of Rabbi Yishma'el and Rabbi Akiva, and their two-thousand year legacy of debate for how to interpret the words of the Torah, and by extension, what is God's relationship with mankind.

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Mon, August 3 2020 13 Av 5780