Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2017:20

by Joel Rich In S”A 90:9 the following statement appears—“V’hu hadin bnai adam hadarim b’yshuvim v’ein lahem minyan mkol makom yitpallu shacharit v’arvit bzman shehatzibur mit pallim (smag).” Question – why isn’t mincha mentioned? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Shoftim article Fascinating article on the mesorah chain—were the shoftim really part of it ?(doesn’t deal with broader question of why ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:19

by Joel Rich Great quote from R’YBS in the new “Halachic Morality” essay “That is why there was no pesak halakhah, no authoritative halakhic ruling, in matters of morality, and why no controversy on moral issues was resolved by the masorah in accordance with the rule of the majority, in the same manner as all disagreements pertaining to halakhic law ...

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Audio Roundup: 2017:18

by Joel Rich R’Asher Weiss discusses in parshat Vayeitzeih on lo taamod al dam reiacha that one would have to give up all his assets to save a single life if he is the only one who can do it. However, “it’s pashut” that if others can also do it that he doesn’t have to give up all his assets. ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:17

by Joel Rich A number of years ago, we had a physical meeting (do people do that anymore?) of Hirhurim folks. Someone recently asked me about my statement there about how I speed up shiurim. I’m happy to say I eventually gave up the tape recorder method (effective, but very time consuming). [I still have one and blank tapes if ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:16

by Joel Rich http://www.thelocal.se/26708/20100518 Fine line between genius and insanity- the correlation is well known, the interesting new information in the study is the underlying biology. the interesting question to me has always been how does one separate the pits from the juice (or why was the rogatchover rejected for psak but not the gra (or is it just a ...

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Audio Roundup – R’ Reisman Special

by Joel Rich Hat tip to Counselor K for providing the CD’s with his usual grace and aplomb. These shiurim are available for $ at ISHIUR.com Two thoughts: Three keys to knowledge engineering:One – interview the expert on specific cases rather than just general thoughts (“they are likely to miss something otherwise) Two – when you see similar items being ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:15

by Joel Rich A while ago I posted a question on Kavua and Kahnemann Tversky. Here is part of a response I wrote to a ben Torah who was kind enough to forward me some sources including this analysis from Prof Aumann link: You really should consider reading thinking fast thinking slow or a summary as I think it gives ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:14

by Joel Rich My comment on a recent cross currents post: As to the Rav himself, my personal take from years of reading and listening to everything I could get my hands on is that the idea of deconstructing him is the problem in the first place. In the volume that Dr. Bill refers to it is clear that many ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:13

by Joel Rich Would you differentiate between the two concepts of anoos rachmana patrei (HKB”H does not attach liability to compelled actions) and afilu chashav laasot mitzvah vneenas . . . maaleh alav hakatur keilu asah (even if one thought to do a mitzvah and was compelled not to, HKB”H treats him as if he did it?) If so, how? ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:12

by Joel Rich Part of the challenge of the modern world, I think, is breaking out of the manic oscillation between authority and personal freedom, finding not so much a middle ground, but a balance, however fraught, between the two. W. Kolbrenner (Me-Amen) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ It seems to me the halachic definition of anoos (“circumstances beyond one’s ...

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