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Audio Roundup Special: Two TIM Series

by Joel Rich Two Torah-In-Motion Series Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody-Civilian Casualties in Halakha: Jewish Perspectives on Military Ethics  Rabbi Aviad Tabory-From Judicial reform to War in Azza – Religious and Halachic Challenges in the State of Israel   1) Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody-Civilian Casualties in Halakha: Jewish Perspectives on Military Ethics Civilian Casualties in Halakha: Jewish Perspectives on Military ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:11

by Joel Rich Just some thoughts on AI psak. It’s not clear to me that if all of an authorities rulings were recorded in full detail, including litigants details, that AI would not reproduce emotional intelligence included in such decisions. It’s also an interesting thought as to whether sod hashem lyreav is based on the individual or the ruling, if ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5784

by Joel Rich Shiurim are here: Program is here: Shiur Hakdama-HaRav Asher Weiss There are three models of halachic financial liabilities: avel (damages), tmura (you benefitted) and hitchayvut (obligated oneself). Where do shomrim fit in? Is a shomer’s obligation based on a standard set by the torah, what the average person perceives or some combination of ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:10

by Joel Rich Comment on rabbinic workarounds/loopholes: I’ve often thought of the process as a three-part algorithm involving how much is at risk what is the cost and how does it fit into our overarching sense of purpose? Of course, this won’t stop the cynics because they will question who gets to decide. I also wonder whether we might look ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:9

by Joel Rich The mishna in chulin (100b) features a machloket as to whether gid hanasheh applies only to kosher animals (tanna kama) or all animals (R Yehuda). In the Mishna itself R Yehuda brings a proof from the fact that bnai yaakov were commanded in gid hanasheh even though non-Kosher animals were permitted t o them. The response to ...

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Audio Roundup Special: R Avi Zakutinsky

Myths and Misconceptions In Halacha Part 1 Practices and possible explanations including: kashering utensils in a flower pot, mishloach manot requiring two brachot, holding chatan /kala jewelry segula, pointing pinky at the torah, chazan not saying the end of the gael yisrael bracha, sleeping or forgetting during six hours allows eating chalav after basar, one time utensil use ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:8

by Joel Rich The gemara (chulin 101b) is discussing isur mosif/collel. It is analyzing the case of yom kippur that falls on shabbat and trying to explain the opinion that if one violated shabbat bshogeg but yom kippur bmeizid, he’d be chayav but if he violated shabat bmeizid, but yom kippur bshogeg, he’d be patur. Abaye explains the reason as ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:7

by Joel Rich In the recent Hakira (34) there was an exchange concerning R Y Karo’s authorial/intent in writing the S”A. R M Shapiro uses the introduction to the S”A to show “ his purpose was to write a practical halachic work”. R A Storch felt the purpose was, “a tool to remember the information contained in the Bet Yosef”. ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Torah in Motion Hebrew Series

by Joel Rich רצח עם ברשות התורה: מחיית עמלק Retzach im b’reshut haTorah: mechiat Amalek (The People and the Book 2013) There are two approaches usually taken to understanding the mitzvah of a mchiat to amalek – apologetics or there’s an ethical message. The Rambam held we ask amalek to surrender under the same terms as the 7 ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:6

by Joel Rich To a question about explaining current events to kids: everything everyone said about hugging etc. is true. If they are of age and frame of mind I might add that we are part of an eternal people who have hkbh’s promise of the future and we each have a role to play -even if we don’t understand ...

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