Course objective: To analyze and understand how the abstract
principles of Halacha can be applied to modern-day issues yielding
concrete rulings on matters of technology and its use on Shabbat.
The principles of Halacha will be analyzed by a study of sections of
the Talmud and its commentaries, and the concrete rulings will be
derived from a study of selected readings of modern-day Halachic
Course units: The Halachic status of electricity.
Electric lights on Shabbat.
Electric appliances on Shabbat.
Microphones and hearing aids on Shabbat.
Electric timers and their use.
The principles studied will center upon the following : הלכות
גרמא בונה מוליד מבשל מכבה מבעיר