Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup 2020:20

by Joel Rich Never did really understand how minhag hamakom got trumped by “family minhag” et al. This from one who today did not put on tfillin on chol hamoed for the first time (as a recent oleh). If the meitim yodim, I’m quite sure my ancestors are crying existential tears of joy as it is in their merit that ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:19

by Joel Rich two corona points 1. introspection is always good. as R’YBS said don’t ask why but what (does HKBH expect of me). if the current situation gives us cause to focus, then use it. I’ve seen a lot of comments similar to : There have been various experts warning about the risks of a global pandemic, or even ...

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Audio Roundup: RCA Unconvention Special

by Joel Rich   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ATtOR3ERNo&feature=youtu.be RCA UnConvention 2020 – Rav Herschel Schachter: How to Pasken Shailos         A great summary of R’H Schachter’s philosophy of psak.  Short summary – only a bar hachi/raui l’horaah should give psak for self (and others!).         Other points off interest include (per R’HS):  Sanhedrin was more like a kollel, they weren’t often asked for ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:18

by Joel Rich So why is a zoom “minyan” different than a woman putting on a tallit without tzitzit? (I think you know the story I’m referring to) Comment on those who continued to make minyanim, I’d love to have an intelligent discussion on the matter: 1. Those who view halacha as primarily chukim(positivist?) and so any clever “workaround/loophole” will ...

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Audio Roundup Special: The thought of R’ Aharon Lichtenstein

by Joel Rich   Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier: The thought of R’ Aharon Lichtenstein   The thought of R’ Aharon Lichtenstein. My general take has always been– R’Aharon was a highly nuanced thinker influencing in a time when nuance was continually losing favor.  He speaks to me but I’m not sure what percent of today’s MO/RZ resonates to his brand. https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/901904/rabbi-shlomo-zuckier/1a-rav-aharon-lichtenstein-s-biography/ ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:17

by Joel Rich One of the speakers at a recent chizuk gathering mentioned Kubler-Ross. I think it’s important to mention that it’s generally accepted now, even by her, that it was misunderstood that her stages were not meant as a linear progression Grief imho Is much like The opening lines of Anna Karenina-“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:16

by Joel Rich The Sridei Eish (R’YY Weinberg) on synthesis It is impermissible that this synthesis should be confined in narrow and minuscule borders, such as the invention of a Sabbath belt in order to make possible the carrying of house keys on the Sabbath, or the discovery of a cream for shaving without razor; and the like. Rather this ...

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Audio Roundup 2020:15

by Joel Rich My comment to: https://cross-currents.com/2020/03/25/an-open-letter-to-the-ribbono-shel-olam/ R’ YA is writing chizuk, not an objective actuarial analysis. He picks a lot of positive data points and, IIUC, hopes they outweigh the negative ones (some of which you mention). I listen to a lot of shiurim from a number of sources and though not scientific, I get the impression that most ...

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Audio Roundup Special: Agudah Pesach Virtual Yarchei Kallah

by Joel Rich All shiurim can be found here: https://aiayk.org/pesachaudio/         HARAV ASHER WEISS-Av Beis Din, Minchas Asher Rosh HaYeshiva, Mosdos Minchas Asher #1           What are the differences between zechira and sippur yetziat mitzaim?       HARAV ASHER WEISS-Av Beis Din, Minchas Asher Rosh HaYeshiva, Mosdos Minchas Asher #2    Pesach – How do we understand ...

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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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