The course will cover a variety of topics relating to Yomim Tovim. Certain topics will be studied in depth, tracing the halacha from earlier sources in chazal and rishonim, until the Shulchan Aruch, later poskim and contemporary she’elos u’teshuvos. There will be and emphasis on understanding the halachic process and how normative halachic practice emerges from careful analysis of the issues. In addition, we will survey a selection of halachos relating to each Yom Tov, explaining and often expanding upon halachos discussed in the Shulchan Aruch and Mishna Berura. This will provide the student with an awareness and understanding of various halachic issues that relate to each Yom Tov. During the first semester, we will study halachos relating to Selichos, Rosh HaShana, Yom Kippur, Sukkos, Chanuka, and general Yom Tov topics (e.g. hadlakas neros on Yom Tov, Yom Tov Sheini in Eretz Yisrael).