Author Archives: 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.

Audio Roundup 2022:11

by Joel Rich I’ve heard R’ H Schacter say on a number of occasions that if the budget for the communal sacrifices in the beit hamikdash was projected to exceed the sum collected with the machzit hashekel, then the amount of the “machzit” was increased. Anyone know the source for this? I once posted: I’ve never really resolved myself how ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:10

by Joel Rich Question about a statement made in a shiur that there were some questions that a rabbi shouldn’t answer but let the person do as they will. I wasn’t clear as to whether that was based on the thought that the person would not listen or some other basis. What I would want to understand is if someone ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5782

by Joel Rich Agudah Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5782 Including: Yarchei Kallah 2022 Hachanah Shiurim Note that I did not review Yiddish shiurim   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUdg9qHDT2aGCAZ7sBAKSisvdO0SAzal/preview HaRav Asher Weiss, 1/13/2022 Is birchat hatorh duraita (most say yes) or drabanan? Is it birchat hamitzva, nehenin or shevach? Is it made on the mitzva of talmud tora or on the cheftza of torah? One ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:9

by Joel Rich Some of you may have heard the story sourced below from Rabbi Jachter: A charming anecdote that occurred in Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik’s Shiur at Yeshiva University in the 1970’s (reported by Rav Yosef Adler and many others) is often cited in support of the common practice to be lenient. The Rav stated in Shiur that toothpaste ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:8

by Joel Rich As part of this week’s Gruss Kollel shiur with Rav Bednarsh, I asked about his statement concerning why measures (in gzeirot) don’t change with changing reality. He articulated three possible approaches: The first was an extension of the Chazon Ish, who held that the definition of treifa was fixed by the state of veterinary medicine at the ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rabbi Lopiansky on Gedolei Torah part 2

by Joel Rich   Delivered in the yeshiva every Motzei Shabbos Mevarchim, these shiurim introduce Gedolim throughout history in a way you have never heard before. Always based on primary material, Rav Aaron Lopiansky discusses each Gadol, his era, his accomplishments, his legacy and the impact he has on us to today.   Interesting thread running through this series – ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:7

by Joel Rich Question: My high school Rebbi and major influence, Rabbi L. Dulitz, was recently niftar. He left specific instructions for his levaya including who should speak. Is this common practice in different communities? Different subgroups (e.g. talmidei chachamim, askanim…)? My response to a comment: Comment:“How can such a thing pass without a public scandal?” The question is appropriate ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rabbi Lopiansky 3

by Joel Rich   Gedolei Torah  (Part 1)   Delivered in the yeshiva every Motzei Shabbos Mevarchim, these shiurim introduce Gedolim throughout history in a way you have never heard before. Always based on primary material, Rav Aaron Lopiansky discusses each Gadol, his era, his accomplishments, his legacy and the impact he has on us to today.   Me-R’ Lopiansky ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:6

by Joel Rich From a post: perhaps I was being presumptuous. It’s too much to expect that all my children would stay religious; all I can pray and expect is that they get married and raise a family. Me-Kach Mkublani mbeit avi abba-it’s presumptuous to expect anything. It is required to make our best efforts to raise ovdei hashem. The ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rav Asher Weiss About Shabbat

by Joel Rich הרב אשר וייס – הלכות שבת A short series found on Kol Haloshon from Rav Asher Weiss on miscellaneous Shabbat topics   https://www.kolhalashon.com/new/Media/PlayShiur.aspx?FileName=895825&Lang=Hebrew פיקוח נפש בשבת דחויה או הותרה, ספר שולחן ערוך אורח חיים Hutra vs. Dchuya-what are the differences in application to Shabbat related cases?  How do they apply to non-Shabbat situations?   https://www.kolhalashon.com/new/Media/PlayShiur.aspx?FileName=895824&Lang=Hebrew פיקוח נפש ...

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