Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2017:23

by Joel Rich This is a very interesting psychology class covering topics I’ve wondered about for years – Existentialism, Nihilism, and what people without belief find as meaning. I’d love to know what percentage of folks fit into the category of never thinking about it. link ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ From a review (WSJ) of a new movie (The ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:22

by Joel Rich Food for thought: A Rav posted a shiur on the internet concerning what atonement is needed by one whose tfillin were pasul yet were worn for years without knowing this was the case. It was claimed that he thus never fulfilled the commandment to wear tfillin. In fact, many pasul tfillin were pasul from the start (e.g., ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:21

by Joel Rich Not a maaseh shehaya but I’d appreciate your thoughts: Reuvain is a Modern Orthodox senior citizen. In his community, presumed social negiah restrictions are generally not observed (e.g., hello includes a social hug), although Reuvain is meticulous in his observance of them. He is in his office in a conference with two colleagues when Miriam, the wife ...

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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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