Audio Roundup

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

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Audio Roundup 2020:9

by Joel Rich From R’Rimon in Hamizrachi: “In light of the above (me – shtarei hedyotot et al) it would be best if there were no ads at all in our Parshat Hashavua sheets”….. “However it is very difficult to abide by these demands in our times because it’s the ads that fund the publication”… “Still it would be worth ...

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Audio Roundup: Agudath Israel of America Yarchei Kallah

by Joel Rich סוגיא ‬דכלה עניני תפילה – מס’ ברכות פ’ תפילת השחר – דף כ״ו – ל Agudath Israel of America Yarchei Kallah English Language shiurim HARAV ASHER WEISS-Av Beis Din, Minchas Asher Rosh HaYeshiva, Mosdos Minchas Asher The Rambam holds that tfila is not a torah mitzvah but it is according to R’Weiss the “ratzon hashem” ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:8

by Joel Rich My comment on a piece concerning the use of “Halacha hi b’yadua she´Eisav soneh l’Yaakov.” Unfortunately I think the causation is the other way around. There’s a general philosophy in certain segments that all non-Jews hate us and are not to be trusted, appreciated etc. This medrash is used to prove the point but had it not ...

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Audio Roundup: Beth Din Conferences

by Joel Rich 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) 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 Special: Rav Soloveitchik Along the Daf

by Joel Rich This is a series of relatively brief insights from R’YBS on subjects related to the daf yomi.  A nice mixture of Brisker Torah and The Rav’s hashkafa. I’ll try to post monthly summaries. Krias Shma: How many Parshiyos are D’Oraysa? There’s a difference of opinion as to how much of kriat shma you need to ...

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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?)? 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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