Women and Halakha Shiur

   

 

Women and Halakha Shiur

by Rabbi Aryeh A. Frimer

Introduction

Course Text: R. Elyakim Getsel Ellinson, “haIsha ve-haMitsvot – Vol. I: Bein Isha leYotsra.”.

Shiur Number

Topic & Audio File (mp3)

Lecture Notes1 (pdf)

Source Material1 (pdf)

1

Evolution of Halakha

 

47

2

Women’s Obligation in Mitzvot

49, 52

48

3

Defining Time-Determined Commandments

 

51

4

Why Are Women Exempt

 

50

5

Flexibility in Choosing Roles

 

 

6

Making Berakha – 1

 

 

7

Making Berakha - 2

 

 

8

Self-Obligation; Tefilla Introduction

53

54

9

Self-Obligation, Oaths and Kol Nidrei

 

61

10

Women’s Obligations in Tefilla - 1

55

  Note 16 & 17

11

Women’s Obligations in Tefilla - 2

 

 

12

Women&Prayer - Specific Prayers - 1

56

 

13

Women&Prayer - Specific Prayers - 2

57, 59

58, 60

14

Women and Minyan - 1

62, 63

64; note 2a & 2b

15

Women and Minyan - 2

 

 

Public Lecture

The Minyan Issue – Cleveland College of Jewish Studies; November 29, 1990

62

 

16

Women and Megilla

65

66; note 3

17

Women’s Prayer Groups -1

 

67; note 4

18

Women’s Prayer Groups - 2

 

 

19

Women’s Prayer Groups - 3

 

 

20

Women and Kaddish - 1

68

69

21

Women and Kaddish - 2

 

 

22

Women and Kaddish - 3

 

 

23

Women and Leadership Roles - 1

70,

71; 74
(Notes 5, 8 and 14)

24

Women and Leadership Roles - 2

 

73

Public Lecture

Women as Shul Presidents;
Rehovot, January 7, 2007

Note 6

75 Note 9

25

Halakha and Feminism

 

Notes 7 & 15

26

Halakha and Feminism; Tsniut

 

 

27

Tsni’ut: 3 Types of Modesty

6 (short)

7 (short),
9 (long)

28

Sexual Distraction - 1

 

12 ,13

29

Sexual Distraction - 2

 

 

30

Sexual Distraction - 3

 

 

31

Tsniut: Absolute vs Relative School

 

 

32

Responsa in Relative School - 1

 

 

33

Responsa in Relative School - 2

 

 

34

Kisui Se’ar – Hair Covering – 1

4 (short)

5 (short)

35

Kisui Se’ar – 2

 

14, 15

36

Kisui Se’ar - 3; Head Covering - 1

 

11

37

Kisui Se’ar (summary); Head Covering - 2

 

 

38

Begged Ish, Unisex Clothing and Pants

 

10

39

Pants and Tsni’ut

 

 

40

Mehitsa -1

 

17, 18

41

Mehitsa -2

 

 

42

Mehitsa -3

 

 

43

Mehitsa -4

 

 

44

Mehitsa at weddings

 

19

45

Mixed Youth Groups; Open Society

 

20,21

46

Nidda, Prayer and Torah - 1

 

22

47

Nidda, Prayer and Torah - 2

 

 

48

Women and Tefillin - 1

23

25, 26, 27

49

Women and Tefillin - 2

 

 

50

Women, Tefillin and Tsitsit - 3

24

 

51

Women’s Movement: Tefillin and Tsitsit

 

 

52

Women Who Wore Tsitsit or Tefillin

 

 

53

Female_spirituality & Women as Soferot

28

37, 29

54

Women as Soferot

 

30

55

Women and the Mitzva of Mila

 

31

56

Women as Mohalot; Woman’s Role

 

33

57

Woman’s Role; Feminism; Motivation

 

35, 36

58

Feminism; Issues in Determining Pesak

 

32

59

Feminism; Women Learning Torah - 1

39

34, 40, 42

60

Women Learning Torah - 2

 

 

61

Women Learning Torah - 3

 

 

62

Women Learning Torah - 4

 

 

63

Women Learning Torah - 5

 

 

64

Women Learning Torah - 6

 

 

65

Women Learning Torah - 7

 

 

66

Women and Birkhot haTorah - 1

 

43

67

Women and Birkhot haTorah - 2

 

 

68

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 1

 

44

69

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 2

 

 

70

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 3

 

 

71

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 4

 

 

72

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 5

 

 

73

Women, Keri’at haTorah and Aliyyot - 6

 

 

74

Kevod haTsibbur and Aliyyot - 1

 

 

75

Kevod haTsibbur and Aliyyot - 2

 

 

76

Kevod haTsibbur and Aliyyot – 3 (noisy)
Partnership Minyanim

Notes 10 , 11 and 18

 

 

 

Women’s Aliyyot - Shiurim missing

 

 

77

Women as Educators (noisy)

 

41

78

Bat Mitsva - 1 (noisy)

 

45, 46

79

Bat Mitsva - 2

 

 

80

When Erev Pesach Falls on Shabbat (noisy)

   

English, Hebrew

81

Kadsheinu beMitsvoteka
The Function of the Mitsva

   Note 12  
   Public
 Lecture

Women and the Future of Judaism

Cong. Kesher Israel, Washington DC

November 7, 2010

          76
  Public
 Lecture
 “The Changing Role of Women and Ritual,”
Torah in Motion, Yeshivat Or Chaim, Toronto 

November 20, 2010. Note 13

   
  Public
 Lecture
Lander Institute, Jerusalem
January 13, 2011
 77
 78

1. Lecture notes and Source material may overlap several shiurim

2. (a) “Women and Minyan,” Aryeh A. Frimer, Tradition, 23:4, 54-77 (Summer 1988).  (b) "Ma’amad haIsha baHalakha: Nashim uMinyan [The Status of Women in Jewish Law - Women and Minyan]”, Aryeh A. Frimer, Or HaMizrach, 34, 69-86 (5745/1985). (In Hebrew).

3. “Women’s Megillah Reading,” Aryeh A. Frimer, In “Traditions and Celebrations for the Bat Mitzvah,” Ora Wiskind Elper, Editor; Urim Publications: Jerusalem, 2003; pp. 281-304.

4. “Women's Prayer Services: Theory and Practice. Part 1 - Theory,” Aryeh A. Frimer and Dov I. Frimer, Tradition, 32:2, pp. 5-118 (Winter 1998).

5. “Nashim beTafkidim Tsibburiyyim biTekufa haModernit [Women in Community Leadership Roles in the Modern Period],” Aryeh A. Frimer, In “Afikei Yehudah - Rabbi Yehuda Gershuni zt’l Memorial Volume,” R. Itamar Warhaftig, ed., Ariel Press: Jerusalem, 5765 (2005), pp. 330-354 (In Hebrew).

6. “Women in Community Leadership Roles – Shul Presidents” – Edited Transcript of Lecture (in English) with Addenda (Summaries of Conversations with Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Nahum Rabinovitch), Aryeh A. Frimer,

7. “Guarding the Treasure: A Review of Tamar Ross, Expanding the Palace of the KingOrthodoxy and Feminism, Brandeis University Press, Waltham 2004,” A.A. Frimer, BDD - Journal of Torah and Scholarship, 18, English section, pp. 67-106 (April 2007).  

8. The View of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l on the Ordination of Women ,” by Aryeh A. Frimer, "Text and Texture" (Rabbinical Council of America), June 26, 2010;

9. “ Women in Community Leadership Roles – Shul Presidents ,” "Text and Texture" (Rabbinical Council of America), June 2, 2010

10 " Lo Zo haDerekh : A Review of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber's Darka shel Halakha ," Aryeh A. Frimer, The Seforim Blog, June 12, 2008

11" Partnership Minyanim ," Aryeh A. Frimer and Dov I. Frimer, "Text and Texture" of the Rabbinical Council of America (May 23, 2010)

12“ Kadsheinu beMitsvoteka – The Function of the Mitsva, ” Aryeh A. Frimer, The Seforim Blog, September 23, 2009

13. Audio of panel discussion can be downloaded free of charge at: http://tinyurl.com/4quk8nt. Video available for purchase at: http://www.torahinmotion.org/

14. “The View of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l on the Ordination of Women,” by Aryeh A. Frimer, "Text and Texture" of the Rabbinical Council of America (June 26, 2010); available online at http://text.rcarabbis.org/?p=958 .

15. “Indeed! Keep the Conversation on Orthodox Feminism Honest!” Aryeh A. Frimer, Hirhurim – Torah Musings (Aug. 21, 2011), online at http://torahmusings.com/2011/08/keep-the-conversation-honest/ .

16. “Feminism and Changes in Jewish Liturgy: A Review of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber’s On Changes in Jewish Liturgy: Options and Limitations,” Aryeh A. Frimer, Hakirah, The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought, XII (Fall 2011) 65-87 - available online at http://www.hakirah.org/Vol%2012%20FrimerA.pdf .

17. “She-lo Asani Isha Revisited, Once Again!” Aryeh A. Frimer, Hirhurim – Torah Musings (January 10, 2012), online at http://torahmusings.com/2012/01/she-lo-asani-isha-revisited-once-again/

18. “Women, Kri’at haTorah and Aliyyot” Aryeh A. Frimer and Dov I. Frimer, Tradition, 46:4 (Winter, 2013), 67-238, available at http://www.rcarabbis.org/pdf/frimer_article.pdf .

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