Learn Halacha the Sephardic Way
Class will be held on Thursday nights, immediately following services, approximately 6:15 pm
The objective of this shiur will be to study Halakha from an authentically Sephardic perspective, basing ourselves on the learning plan outlined by the great Ramchal, Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzatto.
In his book Derekh Hokhma, the Ramchal says that proper study of Halakha should involve mastery of the Rambam's Mishneh Torah and the Shulhan Arukh of Maran Harav Yosef Karo. When these sources diverge, the Ramchal instructs us to consult the commentary of the Bet Yosef (also written by Maran) to understand the reasons behind the difference.
Therefore, in our meetings, we will focus exclusively on the Rambam, the Bet Yosef and the Shulhan Arukh - the pillars of Sephardic tradition.
B'ezrat Hashem, we will begin our journey with the very first chapter of the Shulhan Arukh and relevant , and we hope to progress chapter by chapter on a weekly basis so that we can develop a comprehensive picture of Sephardic halakha.
If you are interested in accompanying us on this exciting learning adventure, please join us!
Join us every day following Shaharit services to study "the daf", the daily page of Talmud being studied by Jews all across the world.
Please join us for our ongoing study of the Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive textbook of Judaism composed by Maimonides/Rambam. This class meets every Shabbat following the Kiddush Luncheon.