This immersive was last held in May 2021. Stay tuned for more information about when we'll hold this immersive in the future.
Join us for a week of rich, rigorous, and meaningful virtual learning on the laws of Shabbat. Led by Rabbi Ethan Tucker and Rabbi Aviva Richman of Hadar and Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg of Hebrew College, this year’s Halakhah Intensive will explore the concept of shevut.
While it is not one of the 39 melachot, shevut encompasses a variety of postures and activities - such as the prohibitions against swimming and travel- that is often understood as the “spirit of Shabbat.” What does it mean for Shabbat observance to be so fundamentally shaped by this concept? Through in-depth study of rabbinic texts, we will grapple with different competing visions for Shabbat and develop our own relationship with the “spirit of Shabbat.”
This immersive program is designed for learners who have prior exposure to Jewish texts and are comfortable navigating texts independently.