Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah

by Joel Rich I previously reviewed the preparatory shiurim for the actual Agudah Yarchei Kallah on Pikuach Nefesh/Shabbat.  Here are the English shiurim which have been posted on the internet.               http://www.aiayk.org/audio-2018/ http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018audio/1.15.18aweiss.mp3 HaRav Asher Weiss-Shiur Hakdama         R’Weiss delivers the introductory shiur to the Agudah Yarchei Kallah.  Worth listening even for just the opening message—there is no such thing as free ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:7

by Joel Rich It’s part of a series in Hebrew. Is anyone familiar with it? Fuzzy Logic and Quantum States in Talmudic Reasoning (Hebrew Edition)(Hebrew) Hardcover – August 19, 2015 by Michael Abraham (Author),‎ Israel Belfer (Author),‎ & 1 more On shtarei hedyotot I am mystified why the reading of newspaper advertisements on Shabbat is rarely addressed. If there is ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:6

by Joel Rich Strange to me: In Shtiblach I’ve gotten used to the nusach being determined by the Shatz. Since the psak I follow is R’Moshe, I sneak a peek at the Shatz’s siddur to determine what kedusha to say. I’ve gotten used to the eidot hamizrach folks saying their own kaddish no matter what the shatz does, but today ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:5

by Joel Rich R’H Schacter – 1985 Shiur (Me- R’YBS on Chazakot-What do you think) “I remember after Khrushchev was in the United Nations . . . do you have missiles in Cuba? . . . we don’t have any missiles . . . so what happened to the umdena of . . . milsa d’avidei l’igluyei? . . . ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah Prep

by Joel Rich Agudas Yisrael runs an annual Yarchei Kallah in Eretz Yisrael.  This year’s topic was Pikuach Nefesh and Refuah (healing).  I’ve reviewed the preparation shiurim which can be found on the website http://www.aiayk.org/. There is also a series of three review shiurim which presents the same material in an abbreviated format. http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018audio/10.23.17gottesmanhachanashiur1.mp3 This Shiur presents the differentiations between rodef ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:4

by Joel Rich “Hashem Yair Einai” (HKB”H please enlighten me) is something I say from time to time. Most who know me tend to think of me as a rationalist (OK—they think I’m Spock—but I’m not). For the past couple of months I’ve been trying to put together a Shiur on chazakot (presumptions) in the Talmud and do/can they change. ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:3

by Joel Rich In my “other” world, I noted quite a few folks whose first reaction to a problem was to find someone (or thing) to blame it on. I tried to encourage my teammates to first find a fix, there’s always plenty of time later to apportion blame! Please look at the Yosef story in this context and share ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:2

by Joel Rich I’d welcome some feedback on some Brisker thoughts. Brisker dialectics sometimes seem like Newtonian physics, which explains a lot, but not all, the data. I wonder if a more quantum mechanics, less Boolean approach might explain more (but be much more difficult to prove). ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Interesting example of psak reflecting human nature- Kohanim ...

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Audio Roundup 2018:1

by Joel Rich Will neural networks and deep learning be used to develop an A.I. halachic intuition? If you think not why not? What about if neural networks that learn to explain themselves? ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I recently heard a Rav say that one who is considering retirement should not ask their local Rav about retiring if they ...

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Audio Roundup 2017:51

by Joel Rich Thought experiment: As a community, assume we know that we could tell a particular non truth to our children and X% would stay frum but if we told them the truth (X – Y)% would stay frum. At what values of X and Y (if any) would being not truthful be required and/or preferred? ~ ~ ~ ...

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