Virtual Beis Medrash – Electricity on Shabbos in the Digital World

5-part online series starting Sunday, August 30, 2020

The intersection between electricity and Shabbos observance has long been a critically important issue – especially for Jewish medical professionals. But many of us have never had a chance to study this topic in depth.
Now, you have an opportunity to do so. 

The Beis Medrash Govoha for Medical Halacha has developed an innovative 5-part online series dedicated to providing a clear and comprehensive treatment of “Electricity on Shabbos in the Digital Age”.

This online course will look at the rich history of Halachic debate on the issue of electricity on Shabbos and provide an overview of the stages of scientific and technological development that have impacted on related Halachic rulings. 

Among the topics that we will discuss will be the Halachic status of today’s digital devices that contain microelectronic components and wireless technology. Emphasis will be placed on the use of electronic devices in the framework of medical care, and on hospital policies that are confluent with the Halachos of Shabbos.

The first online shiur will be Sunday, August 30th – 9:30 AM EST (4:30 PM Israel Time)

This series will offer the following:

  • A 5-part series of video shiurim (in English) relating to Electricity on Shabbos in the Digital Age (given by Rabbi Yossi Sprung)
  • Source material and other related resources for participants
  • Complimentary, premium content relating to these topics including Piskei Halacha from HaRav Asher Weiss shlit”a, and more.


All materials, schedules, and links to all shiurim will be delivered directly to your inbox and accessible online at any time, at your convenience


There will be an option to join these shiurim via live-stream with an opportunity to participate in discussion and Q&A at the end of each shiur. Each shiur will also be recorded and available online


Rabbi Yossi Sprung

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