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With everything happening in the world today, it’s safe to say the we as frum jews have a lot of questions on how to correctly deal with these situations that come up in and day out.

Halacha Headlines Podcast features a weekly topic drawn from current events and matzavs, and with a panel of Rabbanim, discusses the best way we- as a klal, can approach contemporary society.

Some topics include Hafganos and racism, shidduchim and dating in the era of corona, mesira, vacations, life insurance, buying and selling stocks, police and police enforcement, the Israel UAE accord- all explored from halachic and hashkafic perspectives.

Needless to say, Halacha Headlines is more than necessary these days, and has given thousands the koach to approach modern situations more educated on the halachic implications. I think this is something everyone has to check out to hear for themselves.
91 Episodes
Is there a problem with giving “semicha” to a woman? Can a woman be a shul or community rabbi? Can a shul with a woman rabbi call itself “orthodox”? What if she’s called Rabbah, Maharat, etc. instead of being called “Rabbi”? What’s the line between what’s acceptable and what’s not? Can a woman pasken shaylos? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 12:38 with Rabbi Mayer Twersky – Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanan – 48:00 with Rebbitzen Miriam Kosman – Author, "Circle, Arrow, Spiral: Exploring Gender in Judaism" –1:05:31 with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael – 1:35:35 מראי מקומות  
What's the difference from these to other Sheitlach? Is there really a difference? Can you see the hair underneath? Is there a problem of Maaris Ayin? Is it going against the Torah's will?  with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - Rosh Yeshiva Aish Hatorah – 12:05 with Rabbi Shmuel Felder - Poseik BMG Lakewood – 14:03 with Rabbi Gedaliah Oberlander - Rov, Heichal Menachem, Monsey NY – 17:24 with Hagaon Rav Reuven Feinstein - Rosh Yeshiva Staten Island – 23:48 with Rabbi Daniel Ahron Coren - Rov, Monsey NY – 29:15 with Dini Weinberg - Dinis Wigs – 53:41 מראי מקומות  
Do we know what the Techeilis is - Is it the murex or the cuttlefish? Are you obligated to wear it because of Safek?  with Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky - Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia – 20:10 with Hagaon Rav Menachem Mendel Shafran - Av Beis Din Hayashar V'hatov Yerushalayim, Rosh Yeshiva Noam Hatorah Bnei Brak – 20:34 with Hagaon Rav Dovid Cohen - Rov of Gvul Yaavetz, Renowned Posek, Mechaber seforim – 21:30 with Hagaon Rav Herschel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva & Rosh Kollel YU, Leading Posek of OU –   25:10 with Hagaon Rav Nissin Kaplan - Maggid Shiur, Mir Yerushalayim – 28:26 with Hagaon Rav David Yosef - Rosh Kollel Yachveh Da'at Kollel, Chief Rabbi of Har Nof, Member Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah – 34:57 with Rabbi Bentzion Halberstam, Rav of Khal Chassidim Westgate – 36:03 with Hagaon Rav Moshe Heineman – Rov of Agudas Yisroel Baltimore, Renowned Poseik – 55:40 with Rabbi Michoel Shlomo Bar-Ron – Founder Torath Moshe learning center – 1:11:54 מראי מקומות  
What are the challenges a Rabbi has in a small Jewish community? What are the main issues and shaylos in-town versus out-of-town? What are the strangest issues that come up? How do the communities compare? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Rabbi Ilan Feldman – Rabbi of Cong. Beth Jacob, Atlanta, Georgia – 10:42 with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz – Rabbi of Beis Hakenesses, North Woodmere – 40:44 with Rabbi Moshe Walter – Rabbi of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah, Silverspring, Maryland – 40:44 with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman – Rabbi of Shaare Torah, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1:39:33 מראי מקומות  
Should we show unconditional love or set boundaries? If there a time when we need to send our children out of the home? What's the root of the problem? with Rav Pinchos Friedman – Rosh Kollel of Belzer Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Mevakshei Hashem, Renowned lecturer, Mechaber Shvilei Pinchos – 12:51 with Ronnie Cohen – Founder of Always our Kids AKA "Ronnies Rebels" – 26:58 with Rav Ahron Glick, Rav of Kamenitz Brooklyn – 48:28 מראי מקומות  
A heart wrenching eyewitness report. Is it an act of Hashem or of human negligence? How do we strengthen our Emunah? How do we explain it to our children? Can we know why it happened? and much more.. with Reb Shmulik Kleiner – President, Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin, Eyewitness – 18:42 with Rabbi David Ashear – Best Selling Author, Living Emunah Series, – 34:09 with Rav Pinchos Friedman – Rosh Kollel of Belzer Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Mevakshei Hashem, Renowned lecturer, Mechaber Shvilei Pinchos – 49:37 מראי מקומות  
Are there heterim to not repay debt? What if it’s owed to a credit card company, bank or government, as opposed to a Jewish lender or gmach? What must be disclosed when taking out a loan? Is it better to learn in Kollel and incur debt or to get a job? Can a creditor force the debtor to sell his home and other assets? Does halacha ever cap the amount of debt we can incur?  ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 9:57 with Rabbi Yosef Greenwald – Dayan, Posek and Rav of Khal Dexter Park – 35:32 with Naftoli Horowitz – Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and author – 01:07:10 with Shmuli Margulies – Chairman of Mesila – 01:40:00 with Rabbi Berel Wein – Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi – 02:01:47 מראי מקומות  
Are our Chasunas over the top? Do affluent people/community leaders need to cut down to encourage others? Is there a difference on how much Tzedaka you give? What about all the Yidden who make Parnassah from Chasunas?  with Chaim Ekstein – Founder CE Capital Services & Empowerment funding, Author, Founder of the $10,000 wedding challenge – 16:28 with Rabbi Yosef Vigler – Rav, Maayan Yisroel, Flatbush – 32:22 with Shloimy Dachs – Singer, orchestra owner – 47:19 with Shaul Greenwald – Co-founder,, CEO, Riverside Abstract – 1:02:37 מראי מקומות  
What's the source of the proihbition of music? Is recordings, acapella and other forms of music forbidden? Can you shave your beard? Can you make Shecheyanu? Should you go to Meron this year or will it cause Chilul Shabbos? Does the pigrimage to Meron repair Charedi Chiloni relations ? What's the real source of the Yom Tov of lag Baomer? A novel approach to the source of lag Baomer with Rabbi Beirach Steinfeld – Rabbi of Rov, Khal Dover Tov, Flatbush, Halacha Columnist – 16:50 with Reb Yitzchok Pindrus – Chairman, Yahadus HaTorah – 38:30 with Rabbi Yechiel Goldhaber – Mechaber Seforim –59:37 מראי מקומות  
What are the strangest shaylos a shul Rav is asked? What about 40+ years ago? What are the greatest challenges and difficulties encountered by a shul Rav? How have things changed? What’s most enjoyable, and what’s the least enjoyable? What are congregants struggling with the most today? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Rabbi Berel Wein – Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi, Yerushalayim – 7:59 with Rabbi Zev Leff – Rabbi of Moshav Matisyahu – 39:39 with Rabbi Gershon Bess – Rabbi of Cong. Kehilas Yaakov, Los Angeles – 1:16:37 מראי מקומות  
Are we allowed to make a special day for mourning? Is it allowed to be made in Nissan? Is "never again" a Jewish concept? Is it wrong to enumerate anti-semitic acts? and much more..... with Rabbi Marvin Hier – Dean and Founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center – 22:55 with Rabbi Yaakov Feitman –Rav, Khal Beis Yehudah Tzvi, Cedarhurst NY  – 35:19 with Hanoch Teller – Noted Historian, Author and Lecturer – 58:42 מראי מקומות  
Short Divrei Torah and inspiration on Pesach  מראי מקומות  
Does it enhace chances of Shidduchim or does it objectize the girls, Are they being passed around like baseball cards, Is a breach of Tznius, What can you know from a picture, and much more....... with Rabbi Henoch Plotnick – Rosh Mesivta Meor Hatorah Chicago, columnist in the Mishpacha – 16:49 with Rabbi Shlomo Goldberger – Director, Shidduch Center Of Baltimore – 34:25 with Mrs. Bella Beer – Longtime Shadchan and coach, Shidduch columnist in the Yated  –1:02:29 with Mrs. Tova Weinstein – Spearheading movement to discontinue pictures @ – 1:13:46 with Reb Meir – A young married man who spent 5 Yrs in shidduchim –1:27:55 מראי מקומות  
Balancing protecting from the predator to protecting the reputation of the accused, Should the jewish media be reporting offenders to make awareness? Are allegations to be believed if they can be poliitcally motivated? The Ne'emanus of women, Are offenders habitual,  and much more........ with Rabbi Moshe Taub – Rav, Young Israel of Holliswood, Ami columnist – 16:40 with Yochanan Donn – Longtime columnist for Jewish newspapers – 47:46 with Keshet Starr – CEO of the ORA (Orthodox Resolution of Agunot) – 58:54 with Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld – Family Mediator –1:05:08 מראי מקומות  
The 8 Kashrus questions you must ask the mashgaiach before  booking a hotel for Pesach, Does it take away from our childrens Pesach experience or is it a necessary break, Is it over excessive Gashmius or Ruchniusdike inspiration, What can go wrong, and much more.. with Rabbi Leizer Ginzburg – Rosh Kollel of Mirrer Yeshivah, Rov of Agudah  – 18:42 with Yitzchok Neger – Sabra Tours – 37:06 with Rabbi Lenny Steinberg – Rabbinic coordinator for the OU – 47:23 with Rabbi Mordechai Shain – Longtime Pesach Hotel Mashgiach – 59:12 with Arieh Wagner – Pesach Programs in Davos Switzerland and around the world  –1:11:25 מראי מקומות  
Can Mitzvos be bought and sold? Can you pay someone to take your Aveiros? Is Dovid Lichtenstein’s purchase of Michael Steinhardt’s mitzvah/olam haba valid? Can either party rescind the deal in Beis Din? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Reb Dovid Lichtenstein – founder and CEO of The Lightstone Group, purchaser of Michael Steinhardt’s “Birthright mitzvah” – 10:33 with Rabbi Manis Friedman – famed author, speaker, educator and Chabad Shaliach –28:09 with Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld – Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid and posek of Kav Halacha Beis Hora'ah – 38:24 with Rabbi Zalman Graus – Renowned Toen, Dayan and Mechaber Seforim  – 1:05:47 with Rabbi Yona Reiss – Av Beis Din of the CRC - 1:18:53 מראי מקומות    
Reb Dovid Soloveichik's life: Torah, Hashkafos and Hanhagos with Reb Yitzchok Frankfurter – Publisher of Ami Magazine, Talmid and personal emissary of Reb Dovid  – 19:47 Brisk: What was Reb Chaims' Chiddush in learning over previous generations? with Rabbi Hershel Schachter – Rosh Yeshivah of YU and talmid of Rav Soloveitchik  – 49:01 with Rabbi Lictenstein – Rosh Yeshivah and grandson of Reb Chaim – 1:00:02 with Rabbi Ezra Rodkin – Rosh Yeshivah of Pe'er Hatorah, Rov of Zichron Yaakov Slomo V'Chava, Talmid Muvhak of  Reb Dovid Soloveichik – 1:05:22 מראי מקומות  
What is role of Jewish media in the frum world today? Has their influence usurped the Rabbonim? What is the red line for crass consumerism? Are they making the singers and musician into Jewish celebrities? Is it their job to stay politically neutral or can they slant their opinions? And much more.... with Reb Eli Paley – Publisher of the Mishpacha, Head of Chareidi institute of public affairs  – 20:22 with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue – 49:00 with Rabbi Avi Shafran – Agudath Israel of America's director of public affairs, Columnist for the Ami – 1:07:20 מראי מקומות  
Which liberal and progressive ideas conflict with the Torah? How should Jewish institutions handle LGBT pressures by a member? How does the secular view of sexuality compare to that of the Torah? Should we educate our children about these issues, or keep silent? Should someone with these beliefs and/or practices be distanced? Not given an Aliya? ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim with Rabbi Zevulun Schwartzman – Rosh Kollel, Yerushalayim – 11:19 with Rabbi Mayer Twersky – Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanan – 36:51 with Jonathan Rosenblum – Famed Author and Writer for Mishpacha Magazine – 59:42 with Denise Harle Esq. – senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom – 1:23:56 מראי מקומות  
The Torah's look on: the Covid Vaacine, the Ne'emanus of doctors, the reasons of the anti vaxxers and anti maskers  with Rabbi Akiva Tatz – Renowned Rabbi, Doctor, Lecturer , London, England– 16:19 with Dr. Lawrence Palevsky – Doctor Northport Wellness Center– 48:09 with Reb Yaakov – Statistician, Bnei Brak, Israel – 1:14:08 מראי מקומות  
Comments (2)

Gan B

Please fix it. It's missing second half 9f the show

Apr 26th

serene aspirations

I know the lubavitcher Rebbe compared jewish people to DNA / Chromosomes.. "the smallest part of the greatest organism upon which everything is built and dependent"

Jan 15th
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