Audio Roundup 2018:31

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by Joel Rich

Chumash Mesoras Harav – Sefer Devarim: Chumash with Commentary Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

What can be said that hasn’t already been said about Rabbi JB Soloveitchik. Learning through the final volume (Dvarim) is, of course, struck by his brilliance, poetic communication ability and the breadth of his sources. However what truly comes through is his holistic view of the world of Halacha and Hashkafa (philosophy). Perhaps best analogy is the difference between a native language speaker and one who learns a language later in life but never fully assimilates it. It’s a pleasure to be able to get a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a truly holistic Torah personality.


Please see the Mishna Berurah 188:32 where he quotes the Acharonim that if
during Seuda Shelishis someone davened maariv, he can no longer say retzei.
It seems that the same should apply erev shabbos, after one has davened
maariv, he can no longer say yaaleh veyovoh.
I wonder if he meant maariv literally or if one had intent and said atah chonentanu as havdalah – since in theory you can daven maariv after plag-would he say if you did that you don’t say retzeih if you ate later? BTW in theory, when we finish shalosh seudot after tzeit (maybe shkia?) shouldn’t tadir vsheino tadir say we daven before we bentch?


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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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