Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2022:20

by Joel Rich Blog -It is true that Torah students are allowed to rely on public funds for their livelihood. However, this permit is not so simple Me-I think what you’re seeing here is a example of how the human mind resolves cognitive dissonance. One would prefer not to live with the knowledge that one is doing something less than ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:19

by Joel Rich From the Ami Museum (formerly beit hatfutzot) The Jews of Babylonia did not regard themselves as exiles and made attempts to locate sites of Jewish historical importance in their vicinity that would actually testify to their local roots. That explains how they “discovered” the furnace in which Abraham burned the idols, the gravesite of Daniel the Prophet ...

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Audio Special: Agudas Yisrael Krias Hatora and Purim

by Joel Rich   Agudah-Iyunim Bhilchos Krias HaTorah 2022 HaRav Shraga Kallus 3/2/2022-IMPLICATIONS OF MISTAKES IN A SEFER TORAH Is kriat hatora from a pasul sefer tora a problem? The Rambam seems to think it’s OK so we can rely on him bidieved – meaning that when you discover an error you still get credit for the kria ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:18

by Joel Rich Rabbi Soloveitchik on the Days of Awe (Me- Why one selichot leader I know always seems like he has a huge weight on his shoulders) The second concept we derive from this passage is the unique role of the prayer leader (sheliach tzibur) in the Selichos services. The entire focus of the Selichos service rests on this ...

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Audio Special: Iyunim Hilchos Pesach 2022

by Joel Rich HaRav Asher Weiss 3/20/2022-SHAILOS U’TESHUVOS ON UKRAINE-Hesped for HaRav Chaim Kanievsky ZT”L Who was R CK and why he will be missed. Real time Ukraine shailot concerning possible pikuach nefesh and Shabbat. HaRav Shaul Katz 3/24/2022-אפיית המצות ודין שהיית Discussion of matza baking preparation concerns and methods of dealing with them.   ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:17

by Joel Rich From Yeshaya Leibowitz. My rough translation: The opinion of the Rabbi concerning who to vote for in the election is completely equivalent to the opinion of the zucchini salesman in the machaneh yehuda shuk   \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Blog poster :And may Jews throughout the Golah come a bit closer to realizing that there is no place like home. ...

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Audio Special: Rabbi Jonathan Ziring

by Joel Rich Series Description: As work has moved remote for many, and others are hesitant to return to their jobs for a variety of reasons, the world is rethinking what it means to be an employer or employee. In this series, we will explore a number of topics that address the nature of the employer-employee relationship, highlighting the rights ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:16

From an email list: in fact, a certain contemporary Torah Sage recently commented that Sepharadim were spared the persecutions suffered by European Jewry because of their adherence to this custom of reading Shir Ha’shirim every Friday night. It is incumbent upon us to follow this cherished custom, and we will then be worthy of receiving the special sanctity and blessings ...

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Audio Special: Dr. Ezra W Zuckerman Sivan

by Joel Rich   This course covers two main themes based on a forthcoming book by Ezra Zuckerman Sivan: 1) the Torah as heralding the invention of the seven-day week, and secondarily 2) the social scientific question of how and why the seven-day week was invented The Invention of the Seven-Day Week, Part 1 of 5 The seven-day ...

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Audio Special: Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff

by Joel Rich   Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff   – Torah-in-Motion Audio Special   In the Lehrhaus MO special series Dr. Stadlan wrote: Another misunderstanding is the confusion between the inherent value of an activity versus the allocation of time. Some approaches to Judaism treat choices in life as a video game, where the player can gain or lose mitzvah ...

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