Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2019:8

by Joel Rich Overheard in Jerusalem: Potential Oleh: So I have to get my birth certificate validated?? Resident: What you do is when you get home . . . Potential Oleh (interrupting): I am home, I think you mean when I get back to the US. Resident: (smiling) Touché. If you learned the Beit Yosef/Shulchan Aruch without reading the hakdamah ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:7

by Joel Rich I had an aha moment during Shacharit today when my kavannah waned—I’m the kid with ADHD whose rebbi/chavrusa patiently explains/waits while the kid’s attention fades in and out. Given that we don’t know the reward for mitzvot, doesn’t this cause a doubt about the risk/reward even for sincere converts? Rabbi Jonathan Ziring-Akirat Davar Min HaTorah and What ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah

by Joel Rich Please note:  You can find all the available shiurim at this link – https://www.aiayk.org/audio-2019/#shiurim I’ve only reviewed those that are in English and available for download. https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?a=75383 Rabbi Menachem Genack-Agudah Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5779: Contemporary Issues in Kashrus – Bishul Akum         Some theoretical and practical applications concerning bishul akum including microwaves, tuna fish and Jewish participation as ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:6

by Joel Rich “D Shatz- R’JBS and Western Culture” Worth it to read even just for this quote “We will see amply that, with Soloveitchik, nothing is straightforward” Think about it-He also advises pointing out to the father and son conversion may not be the wisest choice, depending on what will happen after. For the boy to convert and become ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah Preparation

by Joel Rich Agudas Yisrael Yarchei Kallah Hachana(Preparation) Shiurim-I hope to report on the actual shiurim (taking place now) when they are posted http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019audio/8.13.18gottesmanhachana1.mp3 Hakdama Shiurim 2019-1 First in the introductory classes for the Agudah Yarchei Kallah on “Yayin Nesech” starting with defining yayin nesech, staam yeinam and the nature and history of the prohibitions. http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019audio/8.20.18gottesmanteleconference2.mp3 Hakdama Shiurim 2019-2         ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:5

by Joel Rich R’ Aviner -IA: Rabbis do raise their voices about it, but the Parashah sheets do not publish their admonishments (There was once a letter from a reader in one of the Parashah sheets which said: I don’t understand – there was an article from Ha-Rav Mordechai Eliyahu stating that it is forbidden to leave Israel for a ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:4

by Joel Rich The Maharik (84) posits that we only apply halacha k’batrai (the law follows the latter decisors) after the time of Abaye and Rava because before that time everyone only learned their teachers’ traditions whereas in their time they would learn all the traditions. My simple question—what factor(s) caused the change? (But it does answer where “Havayot d’Abaye ...

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Audio Roundup Special: YU Medical Ethics

by Joel Rich YU Students Medical Ethics Society Conference 2018 ~ The ART of Fertility The 12th annual Medical Ethics Society Conference addressed futuristic, almost unbelievable possibilities related to fertility in honor of R’ MD Tendler. Experts with unique insights l discussed medical advancements in the world of fertility such as posthumous reproduction, epigenetics, oncofertility and artificial wombs. Rabbinic authorities ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:3

by Joel Rich IThe S”A (O”C 2181) lists out a number of places requiring the bracha of sheasa nisim where miracles occurred for the Jewish people (e.g., sea spitting). Did they still have a tradition in his time as to the actual location? If not, why record these specific places. Listened to a Rav Kook lecturer last night positing that ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:2

by Joel Rich I recently was in a Shul in Aretz where they said the haftara from a Chumash yet the baal korei read it for the oleh. Apparently this is standard practice in this Shul – has anyone seen this in the US? A Father’s Story – Stephen M. Flatow. Steve has written a poignant book interweaving his family ...

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