Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2019:46

/>by Joel Rich Recent correspondence: Sholom u’vracha, I ran across an article that was fascinating to me in The Lehrhaus. It strikes me that both of you might enjoy it. I’ve noticed that, in particular, RJR, many of your comments on Avodah, as well as in your Audio Roundup (btw, I love Audio Roundup, and I also enjoy your lead-off ...

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Audio Roundup Special – Orthodox Union Torah New York 2019

by Joel Rich https://www.ou.org/torahny/ Torah in NY INDOORS AT CITI FIELD ONE PLACE. ONE TORAH. ONE PEOPLE     Two insights from the R’YBS machzor:   How accurately is kavod defined here when measured against the definition used by most seekers?     Kavod becomes a negative trait, however, when it gets confused with gedulah, which can be loosely translated ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:45

by Joel Rich I’ve received a suggestion that I pick three shiurim a week as my top picks. What do you think of the suggestion? If you like it, what basis would you suggest (e.g. comprehensiveness, entertaining, out of the box…)? A thought for Tu B’AV: R’SBG (taanit 30b) designates the two most yamim tovim (holidays) Yom Kippur and Tu ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:44

by Joel Rich “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde Does this reflect orthodoxy? I recently heard a shiur where the presenter described the “bad scholarship” of the Torah Tmimah when offering the “misread abbreviation” explanation (e.g. v’hazmanim really means fill in the holiday name). I thought it a ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:43

by Joel Rich Is there an Israeli (law) equivalent to the Agudah/RCA halachic living will? From someone’s post: A tenet of our belief is that the Torah is unchanging; the oft-repeated adage, ‘we do not adapt the Torah to the times, we adapt the times to the Torah’ is our creed. My reply: Perhaps your next piece might be on ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:42

by Joel Rich What is daat? When we say a cheresh, shoteh or katan doesn’t have it, it seems like intellectual acuity. Some commentaries link daat to bechira (choice – as in eitz hadaat tov v’ra). Is it possible to have intellect without choice or choice without intellect? I’d be interested in approximate statistics from communal Rabbis in the daat ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:41

by Joel Rich According to the Pew Research Center, which has analyzed the ATU surveys, Americans age 60 and older sleep just over 8½ hours a day, on average. About seven hours are spent on leisure; three hours on chores and errands; a little more than one hour on eating; about one hour on personal activities, such as grooming and ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:40

by Joel Rich The Drashot Haran (Drasha #6) posits that while HKB”H set varying “gmul” (reward) for the 613 mitzvoth, he didn’t tell us which (me-positive ones) had greater reward in order that we not focus only on those mitzvoth but rather try to do all in hopes that we include the high value targets. It would be interesting to ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:39

by Joel Rich Clarke’s first law states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. If so, how did Chazal accept any medicinal treatments from non-halachic sources (since no one knew how these treatments actually worked [and in the end they didn’t]) A prominent MO pulpit Rabbi was talking about psak and going to more than one poseik . ...

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Audio Roundup: Sacred Time

by Joel Rich https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGv7jcGIM5DZonJmkDcatvw Sacred Time: A Journey through the Jewish Holidays with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik “The rhythms of the Jewish calendar are nothing less than the pulsating of the Jewish soul through the centuries.” This powerful idea is the centerpiece of a new YouTube series     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or_tlyb23LU Sacred Time Ep 1: Intro to Jewish Time R’YBS on time ...

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