Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup

by Joel Rich From a V-I-N comment – Any thoughts? I hate to say this, but I am very distrustful of YU in general, although much of my community is a YU community. I think they are a “good old boys” club, and many, although not all, of the people who are in top and very visible positions look out ...

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by Joel Rich Heard on the history channel – “the biggest mystery in all of science…. We have no clue what set the big bang in motion” (I appreciated the humility-and wonder why some bash believers) Brave new frontier for halacha April 28, 2013, 11:00 am Disruptions: Brain Computer Interfaces Inch Closer to Mainstream By NICK BILTON Last week, engineers ...

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by Joel Rich One of these things that makes me go hmmm! Sanhedrin 86a asks for the source of Rabbanan saying “goneiv bno” (one who kidnaps his own child) isn’t chayav. Abaye answers with the pasuk “ki yimatzeh” implies prat l’matzui(if/when found excludes already found) . Rav Pappa questions this with an implication from another “ki yimatzei” and Abaye (seemingly) ...

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Audio Roundup: More 20th Yahrtzeit

by Joel Rich (Many links are to YouTube videos) The Rav in Ranana Rav Reuven Ziegler at Yom Iyun Harav Soloveitchik – Raanana (H) R’Ziegler discusses his involvement with the Toras Harav texts (only 2/3 of the texts, apparently “the son” has the other 1/3 and will do something different with them?). The Rav never said kabeil daati (do what ...

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by Joel Rich From R’ A Lichtenstein with regards to changing attitudes towards “Family Relations” is his trust well placed? How would we know? Assuming these facts to be correct – as regards my own spiritual environs, I can attest directly – we ask ourselves: How and why do we depart from positions articulated by some of our greatest “from ...

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Audio Roundup: 20th Yahrtzeit Special Edition

by Joel Rich Warning: If you are of a certain age and spent time late in the evening with the night bird (hamechunah Alison Steele may she rest in peace) rather than with the little songbird (translation of Soloveitchik), be prepared with tissues for the “tears of the clown” and towels for the “blood on the tracks” from the old ...

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by Joel Rich Came across this footnote in a piece by R’ Aharon Lichtenstein – apparently he had the same reaction to R’ Moshe’s tshuva(and others) as I did- we discussed this conundrum a while back-why does everyone ignore horiyot priorities? See Horayot 13a, where, on the one hand, technical factors of one’s formal status in the scale of yohasin ...

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by Joel Rich Question: How many folks do you think read this column partially or fully each week (I don’t think R’ Gil can track) Question: What percentage of folks who read this blog (not this column) do you think comment on any topic? Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman -Emmes and Shalom Shalom (peace) vs. emet (truth) – how do we ...

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by Joel Rich R’A Lichtenstein on lev shel torah (me-does it trump logic?) The second test concerns the posek – and this, with reference to both his learning and his spiritual persona. Unquestionably, some pesakim of Rav Moshe Feinstein or Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt”l (not all of which found their way into print), had they come from Rabbi X ...

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by Joel Rich I often hear people say HKB”H doesn’t give anyone a test they can’t “ pass”. Do you believe that? Do folks think that the brisker derech is the final derech? Perhaps it will run its course (I have heard some whisper it has reached the point of diminishing returns) and a new revolution will come (remember the ...

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