Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2023:5

by Joel Rich From chat gpt3 (I hope it got this one right): It is difficult for me to say exactly what Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik would say to a student who regretted not learning more when they were younger. However, I can tell you a little bit about Rabbi Soloveitchik’s views on education and learning. Rabbi Soloveitchik was a ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Aguda Brachot 2022

by Joel Rich   Aguda Brachot 2022 and Chanuka and Miscellaneous  Chabura topics   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fF4Chxkd8NfDD13LNKQgd0rc8tjQ1Q7b/preview?usp=share_link HaRav Simcha Bunim Londinsky 11/8/2022-BRACHA ON SHEMEN ZAYIS AND HARMFUL FOODS Is “damaging” defined  for purposes of not making a bracha as the actual physical impact or just that it “doesn’t go down well”.   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hzbe6NhLQjxFC59sLh-q5Cy71-6w38WH/preview?usp=share_link HaRav Asher Weiss 11/6/2022-HALACHAH OF SUICIDE AND PIKUACH NEFESH ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:4

by Joel Rich From R’ A Lichtenstein on the shift in the view of baalei mesora on marital relations: “The allure of facile historicistic solutions in our case, of ascription to Sufi or Scholastic influences, regarding worldliness, in general, or sexuality, in particular – is palpably self-evident. In dealing with giants, however, we strive to avoid succumbing to its alluring ...

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Audio Roundup: NLI Special

by Joel Rich   NLI  Mid-Winter Yarchei Kallah   https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/1053928/mrs-olivia-friedman/julia-haarts-redeeming-quality-unorthodox-or-tanach-tradition/ Mrs. Olivia Friedman-Julia Haart’s Redeeming Quality: #unorthodox or Tanach Tradition Tanach (and later) villains have a good side as well. We should keep that in mind when dealing with people in general (people are complex).     https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/1053941/mrs-emma-katz/they-say,-and-we-say-managing-conflicting-messages-about-our-values/ Mrs. Emma Katz-They Say, and We Say: Managing Conflicting Messages About our ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:3

by Joel Rich Response to a post: I am afraid you reflect the reality in that most modern orthodox people think that chareidim are more frum. That’s a tragedy As far as milchemet rshut I found a couple of commentators who say it is not an advise and consent function of the court but rather either to clarify the laws ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:2

by Joel Rich I heard an interesting comment from a Rabbi during a recent shiur. He stated that he had been contacted by an international bone marrow registry telling him that he was a partial match and to come down for further testing. He consulted with a number of poskim and they told him he was not required to get ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:1

by Joel Rich To J Haidt: First, let me say I really enjoy your work, especially The Righteous Mind in getting a better understanding of some of the differences in America today. Unfortunately, recognition of this issue doesn’t seem to be making things much better just yet. ☹ Full disclosure I am an Orthodox Jew, who has been wondering about ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:50

by Joel Rich Part of an email exchange – process and ethics? Your comments on internal versus external sevara reminds me of a discussion that I had recently about eiva vs darkei shalom. Someone proposed an algorithm to define them based on avoiding murderers versus good relations. I said that’s very nice. Let’s give the eight or so cases the ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:50

by Joel Rich From correspondence on a philosophical debate – One should not take one maamar chazal as the basis of jewish philosophy on a matter. Of course, it’s a bit of a challenge that even those greats who have seen the whole forest of maamarei chazal come to different conclusions on proper conclusions! So why is that? Another snippet: ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:49

by Joel Rich As Leo Tolstoy said in starting Anna Karenina “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” I’m sure there are many reasons why people attend kiddush clubs but imho the underlying cause is lack of connection with HKBH as mediated through halacha. That’s imho what we need to deal with, I ...

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