Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup Special: YU Tanach Yom Iyun

by Joel Rich https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/923936/professor-smadar-rosensweig/are-great-leaders-in-tanakh-great-in-the-same-way-avraham,-moshe,-david/ Professor Smadar Rosensweig-Are Great Leaders in Tanakh Great in the Same Way? Avraham, Moshe, David         Great leaders are associated with mishpat (justice).  Examples provided.   https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/923941/rabbi-shalom-carmy/how-jews-read-shir-hashirim/ Rabbi Shalom Carmy-How Jews Read Shir Hashirim         Shir Hashirim is a double allegory (not simple pshat) but we still need to ask what’s learned from this  approach that ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:19

by Joel Rich Objection: Disgust, Morality, and the Law (conclusion of book, me-so how does one and especially a group)not grounded in divine command decide) In a sense, there’s nothing specific about this argument that limits it to disgust. Instead, it serves as a particularly illuminating example of why we should be taking a closer look at all of our ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:18

by Joel Rich I spoke to a young (to me) Talmid Chacham about what seems to me to be a disconnect between Brisker lomdus and psak. He articulated two theories: 1.) R’Chaim, as an individual, was a yarei horaah (in awe of psak?) and for whatever reason this tradition continued. 2.) Per R’Dr. Chaim Soloveitchik—R’Chaim felt that since his methodology ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:17

by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner: Knowledge of the Deceased Q: Does my grandfather z”l know that I named my son after him? A: Certainly. And he is happy. Me- Klal Yisrael seems to have paskine meitim yodim ! From R B’Bednarsh on halachic pluralism: Accordingly, when commentaries argue regarding the correct halakhic ruling, this represents not a lack of ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:16

by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner Anonymous Donation Q: I want to donate books to my Shul in memory of a loved one. Am I obligated to write in the book the name of the person for whom it is donated? A: No. Hashem knows. Me: Interesting use of the word obligation. Perhaps another question would be are you obligated ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:15

by Joel Rich My comments to a magid shiur: While I can certainly construct a logic , it’s hard to see why an umdena as to peoples awareness would not follow the actual facts on the ground (although I know we have the same debate by maiz panav) rather than setting the umdena in stone at an arbitrary point in ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:14

by Joel Rich Interesting development in Bnai Brak. (link) IMHO another example of the delicate dance between the laity and rabbinic leadership. (If no one went to those pizza shops, they wouldn’t have remained open.) BTW, who gave them their original supervision? Why? Siman 231 in S”A O”C is one sif long (“buried” between hilchot brachot and tfilat mincha) which ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Ma’ayanot Annual Day of Big Ideas 2018

by Joel Rich   https://youtu.be/r3YwCP4PPeA Keynote Address by Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman         Meiri et al on charging interest to concentric circles of relationships and how YU (and Mayanot) are well placed to show the way on such relationships in the modern era. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uafrj31Uv5U&feature=youtu.be Mrs. Dena Block-Lessons from the Gemara and Martin Luther King, Jr.         In “Letters from a ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:13

by Joel Rich 1. While the Shulchan Aruch Mentions the practice of women not working on Rosh Chodesh in oc 417,His wording was of particular interest I have not found this practice mentioned the Rambam but was wondering if anybody else is aware of him mentioning it. Also rashi in Megilah 23b sv rashei chadashim is interesting -do We have ...

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Audio Roundup Special

by Joel Rich Celebrating the Launch of the YU Torah App Talmud Torah in the 21st Century Sunday, March 3, 2019 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This program was a kickoff for the new YUTORAH app.  Interesting that the panel was made up of content providers and no users as it might have been interesting for YUTORAH and providers to learn ...

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