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Sunday, February 16 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Bugs, Eruv and Nighttime Prayer: Using Non-Torah Ideas in Understanding Jewish Law

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Can Jewish law come out of looking at the sources with an agenda from the outside world? Asher Lopatin will demonstrate how two great 19th-century rabbis, the Netziv and the Aruch HaShulchan, guide us in using the world of human behavior and thought to help us understand what the Divinely revealed law really means, and how in determining Jewish law it may be as important to pay attention to what is outside of the Torah as what is inside the Torah.

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Asher Lopatin

Asher Lopatin is the President of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, the leading modern and open Orthodox rabbinical school. He received his ordination from Rav Ahron Soloveichik and Yeshivas Brisk, and from Yeshiva University, as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed a Masters of Philosophy in Medieval Arabic thought at Oxford University. He has written numerous scholarly and popular articles, and was... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2014 3:15pm - 4:30pm
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