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by Joel Rich : A Talmud Toeh made it up, put it in Rashi, and it was accepted???? From R’ Aviner:Q: Rashi on Avodah Zarah 18b brings an incident with Beruriah and Rabbi Meir which is shocking and hard to understand. How could Rabbi Meir do such a thing? Was it permissible? A: It is a complicated subject for a ...

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by Joel Rich From the YU Beacon. From the classical sources, it would seem that modern Orthodox schools should have impose at least some restrictions. What are the reasons for the approach of those schools that do not place restrictions on girls singing publicly? Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Ramaz has said, “the real source is that my father, Rabbi Joseph ...

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by Joel Rich Dr. Seldon, I Presume (From “The Economist”) Data from social networks are making social science more scientific. “Foundation”, a novel by Isaac Asimov from the golden age of science fiction, imagines a science called psycho-history which enables its practitioners to predict precisely the behavior of large groups of people. (Me-Hashgacha Klalit vs. Hashgacha Pratit?) United Torah Judaism ...

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by Joel Rich The gemara (makot 5 a) discusses a case of possible eidim zomimim (reuvain and shimon) who testify about a murder that took place in sura in the AM and other witnesses (levi and Yehuda) say that reuvain and shimon were with them in the PM in Naharda. When the Rambam brings down this halacha in hilchot eidut ...

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by Joel Rich I am fortunate to be allowed by our kehilla kedosha to give a small chaburah on the thought of the Rav on Shabbat morning. We’ve been doing prayer (thank you R’Arnie Lustiger). We did the following which was so deeply personal to me that I had to exit stage rear after simply reading it to the group. ...

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by Joel Rich IMHO this should be required reading for anyone in a position of leadership in our community : Money Quote: This future-oriented mentality had practical effects. For decades, government invested heavily in long-range projects like railroads and canals. Today, Americans have inverted this way of thinking. Instead of sacrificing the present for the sake of the future, Americans ...

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by Joel Rich From Jpost: UTJ leaders Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni expressed optimism on their way out of talks in Kfar Hamaccabia in Ramat Gan Monday. “It was a good talk. We were in the coalition with [Likud Beytenu] for four years, so we feel at home,” Gafni explained, adding that it’s hard to know ...

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by Joel Rich Let me know what you think! Contradictory Rulings (From R’ Aviner) Q: Ha-Rav is sometimes asked a question and gives a different ruling than appears in his books. It is rare, but it happens. How do we relate to this? A: There are times when a question can be answered in various ways and a person is ...

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by Joel Rich for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 239 How will Halacha inform on this new technology (makes me think about PIGD as child’s play?) The technique, called optogenetics, hasn’t been tried yet in people, and treatments that work well in mice and other lab animals often ...

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Audio Roundup: Rabbi Reisman Special

by Joel Rich Thanks again to Counselor K for his persistence in obtaining these CD’s! We do make an odd couple, he a lapsed chosid and me a lapsed litvak! Rabbi Reisman’s shiurim are available for purchase at: www.mp3shiur.com BTW Someone might want to pass this on to R’ Reisman: “The original Hungarian name of the town of origin was ...

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