Contemporary Halachic Issues taught by Rabbi Shlomo Zacharow begins the week of April 11. The course will run for 8 weeks through May and will cover the following topics:
What is it about women’s hair?: Must a married woman keep her hair covered? What are the arguments for and against? Where did this practice originate and what is its relevance today?
Musical Instruments in the Synagogue: In the last couple decades we have seen significant growth in musical accompaniment to services on Shabbat and Holidays. Can these developments be justified by Jewish law?
Milk & Meat: We will examine the prohibitions concerning cooking, eating and deriving benefit from the combination of milk and meat. In particular, what is the basis for waiting a certain number of hours between consuming meat and milk?
The Laws of Family Purity: Relevant or a relic of the past? What are the different positions existent in the Conservative movement?
Hevruta – study with a partner – is strongly encouraged for all students including those with no prior experience in hevruta study. Conservative Yeshiva Online students have set up hevruta study in person, by phone, and even via Skype. The Conservative Yeshiva’s course management system makes online learning easy and fun.
To register: Conservative Yeshiva alumni (including alumni from online courses, and accepted applicants for future programs), just click here.
If you are not an alum of the Conservative Yeshiva, please click here and choose “online spring 2010” for your choice of program. Follow the instructions for completing the application.
Tuition: $200. A 10% discount will be given to Hevruta partners who sign up together for the class. Alumni of the Conservative Yeshiva receive an additional 10% tuition discount. Students from Asia, South Africa, Eastern Europe and developing nations will receive a 50% tuition discount.