Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2017:40

by Joel Rich The S”A in O”C 53 discusses what to look for in a Shlicah Tzibbur. We seem to not fully actualize these recommendations (rationalizations include the fact that he is no longer being motzi those who can’t pray). Do you think this result is sociological or halachic driven? Does an individual (e.g., avel) who pushes to be a ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:39

by Joel Rich I note the following practices at a chareidi shul in RBS which has multiple minyanim: At the appointed starting time for each minyan, there is often not a “volunteer” to lead the services. The amount of time that it takes to start varies as everyone looks at each other trying to influence someone to start. If there ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:38

by Joel Rich In one of his shiurim, R’Reisman questioned a common (my) understanding of how those who are no longer with us could be judged based on the future impact of their deeds on an ongoing basis. The specific example was two individuals (A & B) separately caused two other individuals (C & D, who were totally equivalent) to ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:37

by Joel Rich Please take a shot at internally reconciling this statement, current practice, and what HKB”H wants from us: Rama Y”D 249:13 (my free translation) – In any event one shouldn’t glorify oneself with the charity he gives, not only won’t he receive reward but he is even punished and in any event one who dedicates an item to ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:36

by Joel Rich In my midnight confession (Post Tisha B’av) [when I say all things that I want to]: How can I be sure in a world that’s constantly changing? How can I be sure where I stand with you . . . How can I be sure? I really really really wanna know (Hat Tips: The Grass Roots, The ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:35

by Joel Rich What are your picks for the two root problems facing M.O. today in the U.S.? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ From my You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one file link How Do Podcast Nuts Find the Time? They Listen at Chipmunk Speed App settings that accelerate voices to 5x or more ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:34

by Joel Rich Modern orthodoxy—are the rank and file passionate about their religion? If they are not, are they passionate about something else ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ There’s an interesting new book “Who Will Lead Us?” by Dr.Samuel Heilman, covering the transition histories of five Chassidic dynasties. Reading it made me think of my aphorism that all facts are ...

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Audio Roundup – Special Edition

by Joel Rich Hat tip to Counselor K for providing the CD’s with his usual grace and aplomb and for agreeing to sit in for me for our Mishna Brurah Chaburah.   These shiurim are available for $ at navishiur.org   SH-15 – Lefties and Other Abnormalities Shiur starts out with issues related to color blindness and then moves on to lefties ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:33

by Joel Rich The Minchat Chinuch discusses from time to time whether a mitzvah is applicable to Bnai Noach or not. If it is not one of the classic seven, might it be subsumed under dinim (laws)? If not, where is its force grounded? Does the Bnai Noach king have unlimited power to make his own law as long as ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:32

by Joel Rich There continues to be much written concerning the sustainability of the chareidi economic model. While I agree with these concerns I find it interesting that there doesn’t seem to be as much room in my own MO community concerning the sustainability of our own model. There have been efforts to talk up moving to less expensive communities ...

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