Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2019:12

by Joel Rich We generally hold that mechila (waiver) granted by an individual (e.g., parent for child honor issue) continues unless specifically revoked. We also have a concept of it being a mitzvah to listen to the command of the niftar. Question: What if, in retrospect, one believes the niftar would have changed his mind had he fully understood the ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:11

by Joel Rich I’ve been listening to a series of podcasts https://fs.blog/the-knowledge-project/ (the knowledge project) which speak to my intellectual curiosity concerning all human knowledge (did that sound pompous enough?). In one interview, Mr. Parrish asked whether the interviewer would rather be the best player on a losing team or worst player on a winning one. It reminded me of ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:10

by Joel Rich I’m writing you because I know that you are very machshiv Rav Asher Weiss. I’m just curious if you have any thoughts on his psakim being based on an approach which differs From the one I assume you received. I’ve heard him say in the past that he is not enamored with the tzvei dinim approach. At ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:9

by Joel Rich Question: One of the major Kashrut agencies in the U.S. relies on a leniency in bishul akum that almost no one else accepts. In Israel such action would seem to me to lead to “frum” folks not accepting that individual supervision. Is there any discernable group that does not accept this U.S. supervision? Blog post of interest: ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:8

by Joel Rich Overheard in Jerusalem: Potential Oleh: So I have to get my birth certificate validated?? Resident: What you do is when you get home . . . Potential Oleh (interrupting): I am home, I think you mean when I get back to the US. Resident: (smiling) Touché. If you learned the Beit Yosef/Shulchan Aruch without reading the hakdamah ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:7

by Joel Rich I had an aha moment during Shacharit today when my kavannah waned—I’m the kid with ADHD whose rebbi/chavrusa patiently explains/waits while the kid’s attention fades in and out. Given that we don’t know the reward for mitzvot, doesn’t this cause a doubt about the risk/reward even for sincere converts? Rabbi Jonathan Ziring-Akirat Davar Min HaTorah and What ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah

by Joel Rich Please note:  You can find all the available shiurim at this link – https://www.aiayk.org/audio-2019/#shiurim I’ve only reviewed those that are in English and available for download. https://www.torahanytime.com/#/lectures?a=75383 Rabbi Menachem Genack-Agudah Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5779: Contemporary Issues in Kashrus – Bishul Akum         Some theoretical and practical applications concerning bishul akum including microwaves, tuna fish and Jewish participation as ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:6

by Joel Rich “D Shatz- R’JBS and Western Culture” Worth it to read even just for this quote “We will see amply that, with Soloveitchik, nothing is straightforward” Think about it-He also advises pointing out to the father and son conversion may not be the wisest choice, depending on what will happen after. For the boy to convert and become ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Yarchei Kallah Preparation

by Joel Rich Agudas Yisrael Yarchei Kallah Hachana(Preparation) Shiurim-I hope to report on the actual shiurim (taking place now) when they are posted http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019audio/8.13.18gottesmanhachana1.mp3 Hakdama Shiurim 2019-1 First in the introductory classes for the Agudah Yarchei Kallah on “Yayin Nesech” starting with defining yayin nesech, staam yeinam and the nature and history of the prohibitions. http://www.aiayk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019audio/8.20.18gottesmanteleconference2.mp3 Hakdama Shiurim 2019-2         ...

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Audio Roundup 2019:5

by Joel Rich R’ Aviner -IA: Rabbis do raise their voices about it, but the Parashah sheets do not publish their admonishments (There was once a letter from a reader in one of the Parashah sheets which said: I don’t understand – there was an article from Ha-Rav Mordechai Eliyahu stating that it is forbidden to leave Israel for a ...

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