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The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Author: Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz

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Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz's weekly Question and Answer sessions at Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem.
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Dedicated לרפואה שלימה לבנימין מרדכי בן רבקה פרל, In the Zechut of the Torah learning may he respond well to his treatments and have a full recovery.   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 - Why do we have to have kosher wine? 02:35 - What is the connection between Birchas Kohanim and dreams? 13:00 - Does a convert get a new soul? 14:55 - Is the current war a milchemet mitzvah? 25:15 - What happened during the Babylonian exile? 35:30 - Where is the entrance to Gehinom? Is it where the Gemara in Sukkah says? 38:19 - Why do we stand for Elokeinu in a zimun? 40:17 - Should a Jew protest? 47:38 - Can you learn during Chazaras HaShatz? 50:15 - What is the difference between neviim and the Torah? 53:05 - Are there halachic issues with paintballing? 58:48 - What is the nature of the wisdom of the Goyim? 1:06:15 - Why doesn’t Tefillah help with national statistics? 1:08:08 - How can it be that women gave birth to 6 children at a time? 1:12:25 - What should your kavanah be at a wedding? 1:14:15 - How should we look at the medical advice of chazal? 1:21:54 - Is there a source in Torah for avoiding waste? 1:28:50 - Is it fitting to be happier at a simchah than at a funeral?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today! 00:00 - Can I start Shabbos early?   03:30 - Why is the ger included as one who receives from leftovers of my field? (Leket, Shichechah and Peah)   06:54 - Should we hold by Heter Mechirah?   12:53 - What are the mitzvos that are stepped on in our day and age?   16:20 - Can one manage taxes by giving money to yeshivos?   27:25 - Can someone learn or develop a belief in God?   38:00 - Rambam says you can see God through nature. However, the Mishnah says one should not stop learning to look at nature.   41:50 - In the beginning on Derech Hashem it says one needs to know of the existence of Hashem. How can we know it with 100% certainty?   46:10 - Are the learning practices that the Rav recommends?   50:25 - What is controversial about the Ibn Ezra’s pshat on Chumash?   1:00:00 - How a Perush operates outside Chazal?   01:01:45 - How do shivim panim latorah and elu velu divre elokim hayim work? (How can there be 70 faces to the true and two contradictory ways of understanding the Torah both be true?)   01:09:00 - Should we unify the customs of the Jewish people?   01:14:00 - What should one consider when choosing where to live?   01:20:00 - What happened when a Rav was discovered to be a fraud for writing a false Yerushalmi?   01:26:30 - Has there been a shift in the way people learn in the lifetime of the Rav?   01:31:45 - What should one learn if he comes to Torah late in life   01:36:30 - What can help kavanah in Tefillah?   01:39:30 - Can one benefit from electricity on Shabbat in Israel   01:40:38 - What are the halachic implications of mesh/fish-net tzitzis?   01:43:43 - Can one eat a different hechsher when eating at someone else’s house? Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Q&A: Death, Names & Statues

Q&A: Death, Names & Statues

2024-06-2801:24:18

Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 - After someone dies, what is he aware of?   03:35 - Do Reforms Rabbis get reward for saying Borchu or learning Gemara?   10:25 - To what extent does one maintain his individuality after death?   13:30 - What is the connection between a person and the person he is named after?   16:52 - If a person dies in a certain year, was that because he was written in the book of the wicked after the preceding Rosh Hashanah?   20:34 - What does it mean when R’ Chaim Vittal says that a Tzadik should pursue a Rasha?   24:27 - There are statues of Gedolim such as the Maharal in Prague. Would this be idol worship for a Jew to make?   29:30 - Is it permitted to go to a gallery to see a statue?   30:16 - If someone knows that they will not daven schacaris should they make a bracha on washing their hands in the morning?   34:10 - Where does someone who is killed fall in regard to the books of Rosh Hashanah?   35:40 - How can we speak gently in accordance with the advice of the Ramban in Igeres HaRamban?   40:15 - How does Birchas Cohanim work?   45:05 - How does one know if he is a good person?   50:00 - Should one not speak if he wants to rely on morning washing for afternoon bread?   53:00 - Does Hashem take into consideration one’s situation for the sins he commits like intermarriage or going off the derech?   1:04:00 - Should someone stop bentching when he hears kol Isha?   1:08:20 - If someone is named after a certain person are his free will decisions influenced by his name-sake?   01:09:50 - How to explain differences between ashkenazi and sefardi sifrei torah? How can we say every letter is divine?   1:16:45 - Why is Rachel the wife of Yaakov and Leah the wife of Yisrael?   1:19:30 - Are you allowed to visit Roman baths?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 - It says in the aggedeta in Sotah that Pharoh knew psukim in the Torah. How could he know them before the Torah was given?   03:25 - What does it mean in the Gemara when it says a certain ‘kal vhomer’ is ‘dayo’?   10:25 - Do we have to risk our lives for the Mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisrael?   21:45 - Why do we wrap Tefillin in a certain way? What is its significance?   24:50 - What is the significance of the four-headed shin on the side of the tefillin?   30:00 - Is there anything wrong with selling a Sefer to a goy if he cannot learn from it?   36:50 - How could it be that amoraim of the Gemara could make a mistake? (Gittin עז:)   40:50 - What is the connection between Birchas Cohanim and dreams?   44:25 - Why don’t we sing between the verses of Birchas Cohanim everyday, like we do on Yom Tov?   46:15 - How could it be that the ‘Gemara’ is mentioned in the Gemara itself, before it was compiled?   50:00 - Dovid HaMelech says he wants to be connected to Hashem all the days of his life. Does this mean he should have been in Kollel rather than waging wars?   59:50 - What is the origin and kedushah of Aramaic?   65:45 - Why is the order of Mishnayos in Bava Kama the way it is and why does the Rambam change it?   68:50 - What was the snake and what was the sin in Gan Eden?   75:25 - What role does tefillah play in teshuva?   80:50 - How can we have kapara for our sins? They are too many.   84:00 - Should you allow someone to come into the mikveh with you through the turnstile?   89:15 - What is uniqueness of the Jewish people’s request for meat in that it brought about a stronger response than other similar conflicts in the midbar?   92:00 - Why does Rashi use Old French?   95:09 - The Gemara in Sotah says one should throw himself in a furnace rather than embarrass someone publicly. Do we uphold this to this day?   96:45 - It says about R’Levi of Berditchev that he jumped around during davening and there are many other example of people who were loose with Halacha in order to have more kavanah. Should we also do this?   101:00 - Why do some siddurim attach emes to the third paragraph of kriat shema and some do not? You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 - Why does the blessing in Shmoneh Esrei say ‘raise’ a complete healing? 02:00 - How strictly should one follow the Rambam on health? 08:00 - Do items like cups used to wash acquire sanctity and therefore forbidden to use for certain actions? 12:30 - It says Hashem offered the nations the Torah. What did he show them? 15:00 - What would have happened if the nations had accepted the Torah? 17:30 - Do we need both soldiers and learning? Why doesn’t the Torah-World accept the importance of soldiers? 26:00 - People say good things happen to bad people because they have a small merit which is paid off in this world so as not to have reward in the next. Why does he not carry this merit into the next world? 34:00 - How should we understand the statement in Mishlei that says one should not despise someone who stole because he was starving? 42:45 - There is a mitzvah to not kill or steal. Am I fulfilling this mitzvah in my sleep? 49:15 - In right-wing places there is much less tolerance of nuance. The Gemara says Rabbi Meir would seek knowledge from bad people. Should we do the same? 01:02:30 - Is Mayim Achronim an obligation? 01:09:30 - How to see the world through daas torah? 01:13:00 - Should we wrap up bread after eating and throw it away after eating? 01:15:00 - What is FFB trauma and how can we avoid it? 01:18:30 - The Torah mentions blessings and curses but no mention of the next world. Why?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 - What is the difference between my suffering being a Kapara (atonement) or a result of my own mistakes?   05:00 - The Torah mentions many miraculous things occurring as a result of keeping mitzvos (Shemita and Sotah). Do we have historical or archaeological evidence that these things happened?   11:30 - We know that it is forbidden to ‘put a stumbling block before the blind’. Would this also apply to giving someone food of a lower standard of kashrut than you would personally eat?   16:20 - What is the significance and effect of mourner’s kaddish?   22:00 - Can women say kaddish?   24:20 - Can a convert say kaddish for a non-Jewish parent?   26:10 - There seems to be a contradiction in how the Torah views money. On the one hand, the Torah says that one who has possessions will have worry; on the other hand, money is celebrated when it is given as a donation to the yeshiva.   31:40 - If I could know for certain that I could be a successful business person   34:50 - There is a torah prohibition against Beged Isha. A man wearing a woman’s item of clothing. This has been extended to plucking hairs or dying hairs. However, we have a principle that what is deemed ‘woman’s behaviour’ changes with the era in history. Could this permit plucking hairs and the like?   38:00 - Is Beged Isha the reason why religious women do not wear pants?   39:00 - What percentage of men need to practice a behaviour in order to for it be permissible in regard to the prohibition of Beged Isha?   40:40 - What is the significance of Ana BoKoach and why do we say it during Sefiras HaOmer?   44:00 - How do we relate to stories of Gedolim that are beyond us?   51:00 - Banned Books and Boruch Epstein   58:00 - Why did Volozhin yeshiva close?   1:00:10 - Men and Women touching is usually forbidden but is mutar in professional settings. Is it fitting to be machmir in such professional settings?   1:02:45 - Sexual Harassment and the modern-day relevance of Halachic boundaries on male-female interactions   01:07:30 - What is the purpose for Aggedata in the Gemara? Is it all literally true?   01:18:40 - What is Geula? Is it physical or spiritual, personal or national?   01:22:00 - Is the son of Cohen and a convert a Cohen?   01:23:30 - Is the child of a woman who converted during pregnancy Jewish by descent or a convert?   01:25:30 - What is the Torah view on Progressive Income Tax?   01:28:45 - Why do they play music before candle-lighting during Sefira?   01:31:00 - Should we be more lenient in Halacha in the interest of achdus(unity)?   01:35:00 - Is it a problem to say hamapil in pajamas? What about talking after hamapil?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Join us in Jerusalem for Ohr Samayach's Inaugural Yarchei Kallah event from July 1st to 4th, 2024! Featuring HaRav Yitzchak Breitowitz shlit"a & HaRav Asher Weiss shlit"a  Click here for more information.   Dont miss this one of a kind experience!   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
This episode is sponsored by the Jakubowitz and Eisenberg families lirefuah shleima for סנדר אריה בן ליבה זלדה   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 How does one not lose track of the big picture when learning the minutiae of Gemara?   16:39 Would some common practices at the Shabbos table be considered halachically problematic?   20:34 How should one view Jews with special needs?   31:53 What if speaking about the past puts you in a bad place?   39:32 What is the definition of kol isha and how strict is it?   55:28 How can one fulfill the mitzvah of writing a Sefer Torah?   1:02:57 How is it possible for humans to create holiness?   1:06:35 Why do Ashkenazim preserve the Yiddish pronunciations, even in davening?   1:13:55 How is it possible for the Moshiach to unite all the Jewish communities?   1:17:26 Is it proper to chew bubblegum?   1:19:30 Why is Nach considered part of the Written Torah if it wasn't given at Mt Sinai?   1:23:30 Should a Sephardi Jew say Aleinu after Sefirah in an Ashkenazi minyan?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Chag Kasher VSameach!   Dedicate an episode or series https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 What is the source for the custom to end an Aliyah on a "high note"?   05:22 What are the holes in the Theory of Evolution, and is it more logical to believe it or not?    13:20 Why is the tefillin shel rosh holier?   21:50 Why is the word "mitzvah" sometimes spelled with two vavs?   24:58 Why is there a yod in "achshav"?   26:24 Which religion should a Jew study if he is forced to learn about a different one?    33:30 Would Rav Ovadia Yosef's psak on kol Isha change if she is dead?   37:58 Why don't we see more Avrahams etc in the Tanakh?   41:30 What is the significance of the kiddush cup with the names of the rivers of Eden?   43:56 What does it mean to 'daven' for something?    46:17 Is there a place in Judaism for rabbis threatening another rabbi with herem?   50:50 What's the deal with the book Besamim Rosh?   56:21 Should one communicate nicely with non-Jews, or remain silent?    1:01:31 Is the war a milchemes mitzvah, and what are gedolim thinking about it?   1:08:06 Should Israel accept Eritrean refugees?    1:09:58 Are the Ethiopians and the Bene Israel of India Jews with valid traditions?    1:13:22 How does a Levi prepare for the rebuilt Temple?   1:16:10 Does the prohibition of a son to sit in his father's seat apply even outside the house?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 If Purim is the holiest day of the year, how is the holiest day manmade?   03:57 How could Yochanan Kohen Gadol have embraced heresy?   13:18 When are certain violations permitted during medical school?   20:24 Is there a way to use lettuce for maror given how difficult it is to check for bugs?   27:24 How does one maintain a positive attitude despite hardships?   32:33 If learning Torah is equal to everything, why have the everything?   35:03 Can this be classified as a normal war if the government helps the enemy in some ways?   40:31 Is there still a rule against wearing red even though it is no longer distinctly non-Jewish?   42:33 Can a chutznik who keeps one day in Israel fly on the second day?   49:41 Why do we say the hyrax chews its cud when it really doesn't?   58:01 When will we stop saying Tehillim after davening?   58:51 Are there common interpretations for the vowels just as there are for the letters?   1:06:07 Why are there such strictures against one who breaks Shabbos publicly but we seem not to enforce any of them today?   1:14:49 What merited Og to survive the Flood?   1:18:08 Why do people mention the comparison between splitting the sea and making a shidduch if Rashi says that applies only to a second marriage?   1:21:03 Why does R Moshe Feinstein sometimes claim that an Acharon didn't say what he said?   1:25:30 Should one give to children on Purim, and is that counted towards maaser?   1:27:34 Could the Sanhedrin allow video evidence and such?   1:30:00 Is it better to give tzedakah earlier in davening if it's bothersome to do it at the particular pasuk in Pesukei dZimrah?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 What is the relationship between the Sanhedrin and the Men of the Great Assembly?   12:27 What are the issues with recognizing civil marriages?   28:50 Why not make the blessings of shofar during the repetition of Mussaf if those are the mitzvah?   31:11 What is the purpose in the creation of subjective and objective repulsions?   35:44 Does shoresh neshama have to be positive phenomena?   45:38 Why do some mishnayos repeat between tractates?   47:36 Do we stand for a Rav during another Rav's shiur?   50:09 Why are there so many days without Tachanun, and why is it without prostration?   55:36 Why do kiruv rabbis argue against evolution instead of explaining the compatibility with the Torah?   1:04:14 How do we explain preserved humans dating before supposed year zero?   1:07:21 Is it permissible to work as a day trader?   1:12:46 How are we supposed to emulate God's anger?   1:19:45 How do we connect to the Biblical preoccupation with avoiding and combating avodah zarah?   1:24:51 Did the sea split for Yosef's bones or Nachshon ben Aminadav?   1:27:18 What is the source of the segulah to put havdalah wine all over the body?    What did Vashti do that was so evil?    How do we understand the idea of one language before Bavel?    How did life get to America after the Flood?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 Are there any inyanim for doing a two-day Purim?   09:33 What exactly are the halachos of conquest of the land?   18:02 Is the Haredi exemption from the IDF sustainable?   31:07 If one doesn't believe they exited Yom Kippur with forgiveness, that's another sin, so should one instead lie to oneself?   35:01 Is one allowed to admire a church's architecture or enter a mosque during this war?   41:23 May one use a flashlight to do the search for chametz?   42:46 What exactly does Dumah watch over?   45:17 Does the law of the beautiful woman apply during this war, and are chutznikim obligated in a milchemes mitzvah?   50:38 Is a child considered Jewish if the mother converted during pregnancy?   55:24 According to the Ramban, is that considered a ger katan?   57:04 Why are both Rashi and Rashbam on Arvei Pesachim?   1:03:10 Why do we not say blessings on unusual looking people anymore?   1:07:26 What happened to Rav Shach's opinion on Chabad?   1:15:18 How can Western-educated religious Jews learn Kabbalah without applying strict Western thought?   1:21:13 What does 'the beginning of the redemption' refer to?   1:25:32 Should all yeshivos have open admission considering the events of Rabban Elazar ben Azariah's appointment to nasi?   1:31:25 Should we try to bring Moshiach by doing the things Chazal say comes before Moshiach?   1:32:44 Can a woman wear tefillin on Shabbos to bring them to a safe place?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos       You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  
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