Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup Special: Dr Marc Shapiro

by Joel Rich   Dr. Marc Shapiro -Class 182. Great Rabbinic Thinkers: Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein  https://torahinmotion.org/system/files/podcast/shapiro_-_rav_yechiel_michal_epstein-part_1.mp3 Part 1 The genealogy and geography of R YM Epstein (author of the aruch hashulchan). Major focus on the reliability of mkor baruch (his son’s book) as a historical source.   https://torahinmotion.org/system/files/podcast/shapiro_-_rav_yechiel_michal_epstein-part_2.mp3 Part 2 Discussion of the aruch hashulchan’s early rabbinic positions and ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:5

by Joel Rich From Maaseh Harav: In the essay we are discussing, the Rav expresses his disgust at the prevalent preaching to the effect that “observing the mitzvot is good for digestion, sweet sleep, family tranquility and social status.” He had never attempted to interpret the Torah via “the categories of mental health, peace of mind and the like, despite ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Yichud Hashem

by Joel Rich Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank- Yichud Hashem    Shiur 1 https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/1081484 There’s a constant mitzva of “leida”, to know HKBH is the only necessary existence. Leida may include knowing (TBD), believing, even loving (me-I suppose you know it when you feel it)   shiur 2 https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/1081485 In addition to yedia there’s yichud hashem (“oneness”). His oneness is unlike any ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:5

by Joel Rich Tshuvat hamishkal (repentance through weighty efforts?) does seem to have started with the rishonim (although chasidei Ashkenaz were heavily invested in it IIUC). The interesting question to me is did it exist before then and just not documented or was it something that the times called for in contrast to prior times? http://www.chananyaweissman.com/article.php?id=563 A poster commented on ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rabbi Bednarsh Kiddushin

by Joel Rich   Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh-Kiddushin  Camp Morasha 2005   https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/783328 Kiddushin 01 – Mishna 29a – Metzuveh V’oseh vs. Einah Metzuveh When women complete the act of a time bound mitzva, do they have a kiyum for that specific mitzva or a more general kiyum of doing something that HKBH wants? Possible nafka minas explored. Are women’s ptur ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:4

by Joel Rich There are those that project that with advances in AI and VR, within 5-10 years instead of teaching Socratic texts students will interact with Socrates in an open Socratic dialog. Will those who say AI psak is not appropriate also say that an AI/VR bet medrash is problematic? Tzarich iyun post concerning the chare concerning the chareidi ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:3

by Joel Rich From a former client (evangelical) Checking in to make sure you and your family are ok. Praying for you and your family, Israel at large, Jews across the world, and against the scourge of anti-semitism. How do we understand that the halacha follows rava vs abaye except for yaal kgam? Did the later amoraim review each disagreement ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Revel Maimonides Conference

MAIMONIDES NOW & THEN – a public conference Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies in collaboration with Yeshiva University Museum present a public conference, sponsored by Terry and Gail Novetsky   “We are all Maimonideans now” (HT – Milton Friedman) The entire program can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdmPtNi1U4U   SESSION ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Business Summit

by Joel Rich Agudas Yisrael  H3 Business Summit Toronto An interesting business/halacha conference in Toronto focusing on Canadian rules/business culture. A number of sessions would fit in any networking conference (except for the references to favoring other MOT’s). https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?v=276063 Common Shailos in the Workplace – Q&A with R’ Shlomo Miller All business shailot are complex, CLOR. Issues addressed include: professional ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:2

by Joel Rich Quantum physics explains more than Newtonian mechanics but still has gaps in its explanatory powers, should we look at Brisker methodology in the same way? (ie there’s a next level to be discovered). The shulchan aruch’s approach to birchat hanehinin seems very much that one should arrange one’s lifestyle to avoid safek situations rather than paskin. If ...

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