Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup Special: Three Series

by Joel Rich Three Audio Series of Interest Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody-Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank-Halakhic Man e-TiM: Judaism Encounters the World: A December 25th Online Yom Iyyun     Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody-Ethical Dilemmas in End-of-Life Care   https://torahinmotion.org/tim-torah/ethical-dilemmas-in-end-of-life-care-part-1 (Part 1) There are differing opinions concerning how quality of life should be reflected in medical decisions. ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:1

by Joel Rich My study of the Aruch Hashulchan choshen mishpat has made me realize more than ever that while every society needs to have a set of rules to settle financial disputes and damages, one really sees how there is an overarching redemptive element to in Jewish “commercial “ law. Two recent examples I came across are in 163:1 ...

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Audio Roundup 2024:1

by Joel Rich Blogger- Several rabbinic figures have emphasized that the message of the disaster (and the IDF’s failure to defend citizens) is that “we have no one to trust but our Father in Heaven.” But this cannot be the only message. Along with relying on Divine compassion and an understanding that “when I am to myself, what am I?” ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:50

by Joel Rich Blogger – This was a week of true unity of purpose. We should savor that and build upon it. We have each other and we must treasure each other, all of us who were in shul on Monday or in DC on Tuesday. Let’s build together on what matters.  – – – – – – – – Me-Beautiful, Perhaps as a concrete next step ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Convention

by Joel Rich Agudah Convention  2023 All videos can be found here:  https://www.agudahconvention.org/program I wonder if public self reflection for communities and organizations would be a positive thing? Focusing on accomplishments is OK but what about shortfalls? Do we represent all klal yisrael? Do our neighbors have any legitimate concerns about us? The current matzav created so many kiruv opportunities ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:49

by Joel Rich The gemara (chulin 95b) makes a very straightforward statement: והאמר רב: כל נחש שאינו כאליעזר עבד אברהם וכיונתן בן שאול אינו נחש! Numerous commentaries seek to reinterpret this statement (AIUI) based on a presumption that it can’t mean that Eliezer and/or Yonatan employed prohibited nichush. If that is the case, why would rav use them as examples ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:48

by Joel Rich Is the duty to join in a milchemet mitzva limited to those dwelling in eretz yisrael? Younger teenage boy as shatz – comment as to why to pick one: But there are two countervailing concerns: First, we need someone who can grow up comfortable taking the amud for when he is a zaqein veragil [adult and fluent]. ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:47

by Joel Rich What is the best practice if you’ve started the amida and a tzedakah collector comes in front of you to collect? Any insights into why halachic code writers sometimes decide to just state general rules, sometimes give one example and other times give copious examples (see Rambam Mamrim 4:2)? Rabbi Itamar Rosensweig-אהבת השם וקבלת גרים Is ahavat ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:46

by Joel Rich Anyone think about the relationship between the observer effect and the leidat hasafeik in the 10 store cases (kavua vs kol dparish mruba)? The term observer effect in quantum physics means that the act of observing something will influence the thing being observed and by the observation, waves turn into particles. Observer Effect.The observer effect was validated ...

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Audio Roundup 2023:45

by Joel Rich During a recent talk to gap year students, the speaker praised their courage in deciding to remain in Israel. I’m sure the language was appreciated by the students and their parents, but I cannot help but think that it’s only courageous if you take the western liberal view of the primary importance of the individual. There is, ...

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