Audio Roundup

Audio Roundup CXLIX

by Joel Rich Paging Rabbi Slifkin and Rabbi Meiselman (my take coheres with R’ J Mitchell “We are stardust – Billion-year-old carbon – We are golden- Caught up in the devil’s bargain And we’ve got to get ourselves Back to the garden) Link to WSJ article In the End Is the Beginning A daring theory of how the universe, instead ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLVIII

by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner: Flag of the State of Israel Q: Does the flag of the State of Israel possess holiness? Does one have to kiss the flag if it falls on the floor? Must it be put in the Geniza if it is worn out? A: No. It does not contain holiness. But one must obviously treat ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLVII

by Joel Rich This feeling of accomplishment contributes to what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia, which roughly translates to “well-being” or “flourishing,” a concept that Dr. Seligman has borrowed for the title of his new book, “Flourish.” He has also created his own acronym, Perma, for what he defines as the five crucial elements of well-being, each pursued for its ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLV

by Joel Rich From a recent WSJ article:This latest case in Kansas takes matters a step further, requiring that the state make explicit accommodations for Witnesses to follow their beliefs with regard to health care. “I love life,” Ms. Stinemetz told the Kansas City Star when she filed the suit. “But when it comes to obeying our creator, I am ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLV

by Joel Rich A word to the wise: The L-3 full body scanner at DFW picked up my heavy thread tcheillet! I got a pat down and an Oh, it must be those and a wave through. I broke out laughing thinking of my elementary school rabbeim who would have loved such a machine rather than the pat on the ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLIV

by Joel Rich Question: Over Yom Tov I noted several bnai Yeshiva in our thoroughly modern synagogue. Some came on time and others a bit later. I noticed a few from each group who made no effort to catch up to the tzibbur for shma or shmoneh esrai but prayed at their own pace. Is anyone else seeing this practice? ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLIII

by Joel Rich From R’ Aviner Hand-Made or Machine-Made Matzah Q: According to Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook, which is preferable: hand-made or machine-made matzah? A: Our Rabbi was particular to use machine-made matzah since it was decided by the halachic authorities that machine-made Matzah is kosher, and there is, in fact, greater care regarding the concern of Chametz than with ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLII

by Joel Rich One of the many reasons I love R’ Steinsaltz: So what does the Kabbalah Centre have to do with classical Jewish mysticism? Not much, according to critics. The great Talmudic scholar Adin Steinsaltz has likened the connection to “the relationship between pornography and love.” (Me-not that I really understand mysticism) From R’ Aviner: Popularity Q: Why do ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXLI

by Joel Rich From a recent Wall Street Journal Article – Have you noticed these trends in your circles? Also is the beit avel a social scene (perhaps excepting those speaking directly to the avel?) A funeral is a solemn rite of passage, and since the days of ancient civilization, the eulogy has been a speech of good words for ...

Read More »

Audio Roundup CXL

by Joel Rich LZ”N Gabriella Sarah Bat Kalman Zeev Vayidom Yitzchak Yosef (lfi the pshat that aharon was silent immediately ) Rabbi H Schachter – What is Orthodox? Absolutely classic R’HS! Orthodoxy is subservience to Torah Shebal peh as interpreted by the Chachamim (me – “chachmei hamesorah”) in each generation. Full stop! * Orthodoxy means sometimes going against the tide. ...

Read More »

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter


The latest weekly digest is also available by clicking here.

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

Archives

Categories