Understanding the עונת אביאסף (Part III)

This was going to be the last segment of our שובבי”ם series about the עונת אביאסף, however, in the process of writing it became apparent to the author that it needed to be broken up into smaller pieces. It is written assuming that the reader is familiar with the two previous segments. Segment One. Segment Two. We left off last time having explained why the…

Topics for Next חושן משפט שיעור

The recap of the last two שיעורים  will come soon. For next week’s שיעור  we will finish off לא תחמוד/ לא תתאוה in סימן שנ”ט. Then we will אי”ה start תקנת השוק in סימן שנ”ו.

Understanding the עונת אביאסף (Part II)

In our last segment: We introduced the concept of an “עונה” – the duration of a יום הוסת. We saw seen that the עונה is defined as either a night or a day. We noted that the גמרא says the עונה of the night ends (and the עונה of the day starts) at נץ החמה (sunrise) – despite the fact that generally speaking the halachic…

Understanding the עונת אביאסף (Part One)

לרגל שובבי”ם ת”ת תשע”ו Abstract: This essay will explore the Halachic basis for the עונת אביאסף and in the process will address various idiosyncratic curiosities  particular to וסתות and will attempt to shed light on them. Many Ashkenazic Jews are aware of the עונת אור זרוע, but people are much less familiar with the עונת אביאסף. This is despite the fact that עונת אביאסף arguably…