Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2019:16

by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner Anonymous Donation Q: I want to donate books to my Shul in memory of a loved one. Am I obligated to write in the book the name of the person for whom it is donated? A: No. Hashem knows. Me: Interesting use of the word obligation. Perhaps another question would be are you obligated ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:15

by Joel Rich My comments to a magid shiur: While I can certainly construct a logic , it’s hard to see why an umdena as to peoples awareness would not follow the actual facts on the ground (although I know we have the same debate by maiz panav) rather than setting the umdena in stone at an arbitrary point in ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:14

by Joel Rich Interesting development in Bnai Brak. (link) IMHO another example of the delicate dance between the laity and rabbinic leadership. (If no one went to those pizza shops, they wouldn’t have remained open.) BTW, who gave them their original supervision? Why? Siman 231 in S”A O”C is one sif long (“buried” between hilchot brachot and tfilat mincha) which ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Ma’ayanot Annual Day of Big Ideas 2018

by Joel Rich   https://youtu.be/r3YwCP4PPeA Keynote Address by Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman         Meiri et al on charging interest to concentric circles of relationships and how YU (and Mayanot) are well placed to show the way on such relationships in the modern era. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uafrj31Uv5U&feature=youtu.be Mrs. Dena Block-Lessons from the Gemara and Martin Luther King, Jr.         In “Letters from a ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:13

by Joel Rich 1. While the Shulchan Aruch Mentions the practice of women not working on Rosh Chodesh in oc 417,His wording was of particular interest I have not found this practice mentioned the Rambam but was wondering if anybody else is aware of him mentioning it. Also rashi in Megilah 23b sv rashei chadashim is interesting -do We have ...

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Audio Roundup Special

by Joel Rich Celebrating the Launch of the YU Torah App Talmud Torah in the 21st Century Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This program was a kickoff for the new YUTORAH app.  Interesting that the panel was made up of content providers and no users as it might have been interesting for YUTORAH and providers to learn ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:12

by Joel Rich We generally hold that mechila (waiver) granted by an individual (e.g., parent for child honor issue) continues unless specifically revoked. We also have a concept of it being a mitzvah to listen to the command of the niftar. Question: What if, in retrospect, one believes the niftar would have changed his mind had he fully understood the ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:11

by Joel Rich I’ve been listening to a series of podcasts https://fs.blog/the-knowledge-project/ (the knowledge project) which speak to my intellectual curiosity concerning all human knowledge (did that sound pompous enough?). In one interview, Mr. Parrish asked whether the interviewer would rather be the best player on a losing team or worst player on a winning one. It reminded me of ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:10

by Joel Rich I’m writing you because I know that you are very machshiv Rav Asher Weiss. I’m just curious if you have any thoughts on his psakim being based on an approach which differs From the one I assume you received. I’ve heard him say in the past that he is not enamored with the tzvei dinim approach. At ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:9

by Joel Rich Question: One of the major Kashrut agencies in the U.S. relies on a leniency in bishul akum that almost no one else accepts. In Israel such action would seem to me to lead to “frum” folks not accepting that individual supervision. Is there any discernable group that does not accept this U.S. supervision? Blog post of interest: ...

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