Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2018:23

by Joel Rich The more I learn S”A and M”B the more I understand the Maharshal’s opposition to codification vs. relearning the basic sources to obtain the clearest understanding possible of Chazal’s underlying theories for extrapolation to new cases (each iteration away from the primary source can cloud fine points, or Godel’s incompleteness theorem). I also see much more of ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:22

by Joel Rich Life can seem like a kaleidoscope going from an azkara for a close friend to a delayed flight “home” to pulling over for the Yom Hazikaron siren to the joy of Yom Haatzmaut, family, friends. . . I feel overwhelming thanks for being able to avoid the nihilism of post-modern existentialism by being part of the eternal ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:21

by Joel Rich In the discussion of the beer brouhaha, one source quoted is S’A M 99:7, which deals with a case where Reuvain signs over his assets to a third party, borrows money, but continues his business as if nothing happened. The Beit Din is to look through the sign over. If the lender comes to collect and Reuvain ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:20

by Joel Rich From “Scalia Speaks” – “The religious person – the truly religious person – cannot divide all his policy preferences into those that are theologically motivated and those that proceed from purely naturalistic inclinations. Can any of us say whether he would be the sort of moral creature he is without a belief in a supreme Lawgiver, and ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:19

by Joel Rich How widespread is the practice of reserving (through a bang on a table) one kaddish at the end of davening for someone marking their Yahrzeit? What is the source of this practice? (Me – perhaps the original practice of only one person saying Kaddish). 2 Rabbi Hershel Schachter-Berachos #89 47ab – L’shem Yichud, Zachor veShamor, Demai, Revoking ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:18

by Joel Rich Megilat Esther Mesorat Harav Commentary based on the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (The Rav). Not surprisingly, The Rav views Purim as a day of dialectics. The Purim story is a cause for celebration yet also a cautionary tale. It is a call for human involvement but recognizes that redemption comes only from HKB”H. The role ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:17

by Joel Rich From R’YBS In truth, in every generation the greatest scorn of the rabbis was reserved for those who practiced such self-promoting deception. For it was the very opposite of what the Torah desired of us, which was to act in a way in which people would think less of us than what we actually deserve. Take for ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:16

by Joel Rich Can anyone point me to information concerning the history of the difference between the physical element of Ashkenazi (atzei chaim) and Eidot Hamizrach (containers) Sifrei Torah? The differences in the timing and physics of hagba and glila ? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Are themed shalach manot a kiyum in mishloach manot, simchat purim, Purim seudah, hiddur ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:15

by Joel Rich With the greatest trepidation I will share a few thoughts. I knew (to the extent one can know someone) R’Ozer Yeshaya Glickman Hacohain Z”L for 40 years. In the early years we learned together. He certainly was far more able than I but we did discuss many tum issues over the years. I don’t think he would ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:14

By Joel Rich According to the S”A 139:7, after the oleh “commands” the community to bless HKB”H before reading the Torah, the congregation responds “baruch hashem hamevorach l’olam vaed” and the oleh the repeats the phrase in order to be included with the congregation of blessers. Why does he wait and not utter the phrase with the congregation? ~ ~ ...

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