Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup Special: Rabbi Bednarsh

by Joel Rich Hilchot Shabbat shiur 1 (Zore’a part 1) Defining zorea – avot and toldot. Is it anything that helps growth? (including preventative measures?) Is weeding zorea or choresh? Is the issur violated based on action, intent, and/or results. How does psik reisha apply (eg walk on grass, wash hands). What is the status of liquids which ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:47

by Joel Rich At what point in Jewish history did the concept of halacha as an objective ethical standard (max and min) vs a floor become a topic of discussion (consciously or subconsciously)? Example –is slavery presumed to be an existential institution supported by halacha or an institution which must be dealt with halachically but not encouraged? During the early ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:46

by Joel Rich Here’s a theme seen in some authorities on voting: שו”ת עשה לך רב חלק ב סימן סג אבל, אם יודע האדם במסתרי לבו שבחירה זאת שהולך לבחור אינה טובה לתקנת הקהל, ומצביע הוא כך משום שבקשוהו לעשות כן, וכל – שכן אם הבטיחו לו טובות הנאה (אגב, פרט זה יעויין היטב בשו”ת חתם – סופר חלק חו”מ ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Iyunim B’Hilchos Sukkah

by Joel Rich HaRav Asher Weiss 8/28/2022-ROSH CHODESH-SKIPPING A WORD IN HALLEL Hallel and hodaa – if you skip a word in hallel do you have to repeat the entire hallel? Are we allowed to pray for miracles? If so, what type? HaRav Simcha Bunim Londinksky 8/30/2022-INTRODUCTION TO HILCHOS YESHIVAS SUKKAH What level of kavana (and ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Dr. Marc Shapiro

by Joel Rich   Note that Dr Shapiro covers a number of interesting but unrelated topics in each shiur (in addition to the Reform movement topics). Dr. Marc Shapiro-The Rise of Reform and the Rabbinic Response (Part 1) Reformers have always existed as have sinners. Reformers in thought and practice (eg Pharisees) always see themselves as the true ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:45

by Joel Rich The shulchan aruch allows one to “borrow” another’s tallit or tfilin on the assumption that one would be happy to have another do a mitzvah with his property. Questions: What if you have past history which might indicate this might not be a good assumption? What if after the fact you find out that this person did ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:44

by Joel Rich R’YBS-Man’s years are seventy years, and with strength, eighty years.: This verse may be extrapolated to mean the following. Some people live to be 70, but if they have the courage (“‘with strength!’), they will live to be 80. This courage manifests itself in being able to accept one’s age. It takes fortitude to carry on and ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Prof. Yitzhak (Isadore) Twersky zt”l

by Joel Rich The Bernard Revel Graduate School organized a conference: Understanding Halakah, History and Spirituality, A conference marking the 25th Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Professor Yitzhak (Isidore) Twersky and the publication of his collected writings Ke-Mayan ha-Mitgabler: Law and Spirit in Medieval Jewish Thought. The youtube recording (5 1/2 hours) can be found here (     ). I found the range of ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:43

by Joel Rich From a non-ben brit who clearly gets it, how many of us do: And I am going to take this time to do my part. In the spirit of Yom Kippur, I truly hope that I haven’t offended you or wronged you throughout this year. If I have it was unintentional but I wish you would share ...

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Audio Roundup 2022:42

by Joel Rich When the Rambam defines tshuva gemura, his example includes the sinner returning to the same circumstances including place. (I thought about studies concerning addiction and triggers – place matters!) In his Q and A (to Stern College IIUC) R Asher Weiss stated that one’s childrens chinuch was a reason not to make aliya. Wouldn’t that imply that ...

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