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Audio Roundup 2020:14

by Joel Rich I copied a nice virus thought: As one of the “ones” who are at risk I’d simply add – remember that whatever happens to any of us, you are part of an eternal nation. Seek your destiny till that last breath . It’s certainly a wonderful thing that the YU Macabees (older readers may think of the ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:13

by Joel Rich Two interesting insights from my understanding or the Mishna Brurah O”C 551 90 – Torah learning is more important than voluntary fasting for a talmid chacham – it requires a careful balancing act (me-isn’t that true of life in general) 95 – If you’ll skip voluntary mikveh visits under time pressure or due to the cold, it ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rav Soloveitchik Along the Daf 3

by Joel Rich   https://alldaf.org/p/64782 Berachos 51: Birchas Yayin and HaGefen: Machlokes bais shammai and bais hillel How does tadir work in the brachot of kiddush and in reading the megillot vs. reading the torah. https://alldaf.org/p/65119 Berachos 60: Sechvi Binah The Rambam provides a specific list of 100 brachot per day because they are really part of the seder hayom. ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:13

by Joel Rich An oleh this (Thursday) morning insisted on reading his own aliyah. I was surprised the gabbai/Rabbi did not waive him off (given the reason individual olim stopped reading was so as not to embarrass others). Is this at all common? When Rishonim read ukimtas into the gemara(e.g. the gemara really was dealing with a specific case even ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:12

by Joel Rich I The Mishna Brura in O”C 552 states that a “b’al nefesh” should observe the restrictions of Tisha B’av on the other minor fasts. Anyone know if any significant sub-community does this? How does observance of the compare with other b’al nefesh call outs? A rav visiting a high school spoke to the students concerning acceptable approaches ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Uvikashtem Misham

by Joel Rich These are recordings of a chaburah given by R’Rosensweig on R’Soloveitchik’s Uvikashtem Misham.  I don’t know when they were recorded or if more will be forthcoming so I’m summarizing what was put up on YUTORAH a few weeks ago. https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/947910/rabbi-michael-rosensweig/%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A9%D7%AA%D7%9D-%D7%9E%D7%A9%D7%9D-1-(introduction)/ ובקשתם משם 1 (Introduction)         One shouldn’t look at Ish Halalacha and U’vikashtem Msham from R’YBS as schizophrenic ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:11

by Joel Rich Listened to a shiur where the magid shiur said that R’X used to advise job interviewees to use the dead fish handshake, then later advised the iron man handshake until he was told that each of those would not get you a job. Now he advises a firm, quick business-like handshake. May I vent – I heard ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:10

by Joel Rich Beautiful thought for lonely people of faith everywhere: Here is what his wife, Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, said after his passing: I tend to think that he played sports as a young man not only because he enjoyed the physical exertion of basketball and what he called “the moral value” of teamwork, but also because the game allowed ...

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Audio Roundup Special: YU Medical Ethics Society

by Joel Rich https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/946905/rabbi-mordechai-i-willig-dr-hannah-lipman/dementia-and-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-navigating-cases-of-diminished-capacity/ Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig Dr. Hannah Lipman-Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Navigating Cases of Diminished Capacity         How a doctor look at patient choices/autonomy in cases of partial and full dementia vs. how a Rabbi looks at them.  There may be cases where interventions are halachically permitted but not required.  All the general provisos about how halacha views personal ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Rav Soloveitchik Along the Daf 2

by Joel Rich https://alldaf.org/p/64138 Berachos 30: Davening Towards the Mikdash   Sanhedrin acts both as a decisor and as a representative of Klal Yisrael.   https://alldaf.org/p/64137 Berachos 30: Ya’aleh V’Yavo on Rosh Chodesh The aron kodesh facing east is a torah requirement.   https://alldaf.org/p/64139 Berachos 31: Davening Mitoch Divrei Torah Tfila and Torah are both avodah shebileiv attaching us to ...

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