Course syllabus / YU only
COURSE TOPICS AND GOALS
Focus on the lives and Teshuvot of
Chazon Ish זצ"ל
Rav Moshe Feinstein זצ"ל
The Rav, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik זצ"ל
Rav Ovadiah Yosef זצ"ל
Also: Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach זצ"ל
Minchas Yitzchak זצ"ל
Tzitz Eliezer זצ"ל
We will analyze how different modern poskim come to different conclusions on the same
topics, and the process through which their decisions are made. We will discuss how these
Halachic decisions lead to widely varying practices within Orthodox Judaism. The topics include
Torah education for women
Yom Haatzmaut and the State of Israel
hair covering for women
We will also discuss how the Halachic "consumer" chooses a posek or a psak to follow.
Wolff, D. E. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: JUDS 1512: The Process of Psak Halacha (Modern Poskim). Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.