In a class given at Pardes Jerusalem as part of the Community Education Program, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield looks at why we fast on Yom Kippur. Fasting is one of the most widely kept Mitzvot, but what exactly are the reasons for it.
Zvi teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at Pardes. In addition Zvi is a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in Tefilah in educational settings; critical issues in modern Jewish thought; and Israel education. Click here to read more.