Audio Roundup 2020:5

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by Joel Rich

From Ikeep:
The results were absolutely frightening. We found that 27% of the over 400 who responded admitted to using their phones on Shabbos, either as a one-time thing or routinely. Let that sink in: One in every four Modern Orthodox high school students would admit to breaking Shabbos, a fundamental aspect of our collective Jewish identity.
(Me- I would wager that many would rationalize their actions as not breaking Shabbos on technical grounds)

In a recent piece R’Gil student wrote about R’C Pilaggi mentioning minhagim which were incorrect but the Rabbis were unable to stop them. What is the earliest example of such? (This is an issue I wonder about since we often seem to say that minhagim should continue since “obviously” earlier Rabbis approved them and the communities were all holy)

Please direct any informal comments to [email protected].

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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