Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup: Beth Din Conferences

by Joel Rich https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/945390/rabbi-mordechai-i-willig/the-beth-din-of-america-and-agunah-prevention/ Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig-The Beth Din of America and Agunah Prevention   Why the RCA prenup works, why you should have one and what were the objections to it (and why R’ Willig thinks it still works)   https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/945386/rabbi-yona-reiss/defamation-cases-in-beth-din/ Rabbi Yona Reiss-Defamation Cases in Beth Din   How do halacha and secular law deal with defamation ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:7

by Joel Rich A note I sent on a shiur concerning Yoseif and his brothers: Interestingly enough I spent much of last week looking for commentaries explaining the focus on the donkeys. i’m glad to see you didn’t come up with more than me 🙂 I realize it’s probably projection but I came up with two possibilities. The first was ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:6

by Joel Rich Why did chazal consider davening haneitz as preferable? What’s best practice for someone who wakes up two hours before haneitz (when should they daven? what else should they do?)? https://www.torahmusings.com/2020/01/is-daf-yomi-the-answer/ Is Daf Yomi the Answer? “V. Reach Your Potential The Gemara (Pesachim 50a) says that R. Yehoshua Ben Levi died or came very close to death. When ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:5

by Joel Rich From Ikeep: The results were absolutely frightening. We found that 27% of the over 400 who responded admitted to using their phones on Shabbos, either as a one-time thing or routinely. Let that sink in: One in every four Modern Orthodox high school students would admit to breaking Shabbos, a fundamental aspect of our collective Jewish identity. ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:4

by Joel Rich On giving rebuke as codified in S”A vs mimetics: ein hachi nami-and there are driviers manuals as well -would u rather drive with someone whose parent had trained him to drive as a youngster on the farm but never read a manual or a genius who memorized the manual but had never sat behind the wheel? IOn ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:3

by Joel Rich BTW another Torah U’mada moment – some current research on memory indicates most of it is reconstruction and thus we don’t remember “unimportant” details (whose definition will vary based on each individual). Thus IMHO needing women’s testimony by women’s clothing may be based not on men not knowing differences but perhaps not retaining them. The Mishna Brurah ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:2

by Joel Rich My comment on a hilchot hochacha (laws of giving rebuke) shiur: imho an example of trying to codify something that is primarily mimetic. 100 shiurim can’t take the place of role models who demonstrate how to know when it will be accepted and how time and place define when to dig in your heels on what issues. ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:1

by Joel Rich From a post: On the one hand, a frustrating element of arbitrariness surrounds umbrella use on Shabbos. Why do we act strictly on this issue, which is hotly debated among authorities, while acting leniently on other disputed issues? God’s will, as defined by halakhah, should not be subject to historical accident. On the other hand, like an ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:52

by Joel Rich A High School student causes a teacher to be fired with false testimony that only his parent can refute. The parent lies to protect the child. What percentage of people would do this? (orthodox vs. non?) 2 from today’s Wall St Journal 11/18/2019 For those who thought my actuarial musings about China over the years were a ...

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