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Q&A- Pandemic, Leaving Yeshiva & Shabbos

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Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.

To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu

0:00 – How did Avraham Avinu mekariv people?

8:36 – A question on the Corona pandemic, should bochurim be leaving yeshiva?

13:47 – Difference in nusach of Aleinu, Ashkenaz vs Sefard

15:58 – Sukkos bezman HaBeis Hamikdash

19:33 – Why is it disrespectful to walk into a shul without shoes?

25:27 – Can we say there are world leaders that are being controlled by Hashem?

33:15 – Was Adam Harishon comprised of all the neshamos?

36:11 – What if Adam didn’t eat from the tree?

41:44 – Is Hashem forcing us into our homes to keep Shabbos and bring Moshiach?

47:10 – Does Rav Chaim Kanievski have ruach hakodesh? And what is it?

49:57 – What are we allowed to ask for on Shabbos?

52:23 – How do we discern which sects of Judaism are supported by Hashem?

54:47 – Is it mutar to wear womens clothing on Purim?

VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI 5780

(Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

Q&A- Coronavirus, Prayer & Purim

Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.

To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu

0:00 – Does a Mamzer have a mitzvah of Pru Urvu

1:52 – The machlokes on how the third Beis Hamikdash will be built

4:37 – The proper volume for the first line of Shema, and the proper volume for answering Kaddish

6:30 – Why do we use Hebrew names when we daven for cholim

11:29 – What is Hashem’s message with sending the virus, and how do we respond to it

28:00 – getting paid to teach Torah

40:47 – How many hours did the Rambam sleep each night?

41:20 – Shabtai Tzvi, Rav Yaakov Emden, Rav Yonasan Eibshitz

50:41 – Is Hashem truly undefinable?

54:04 – Why is Midbar translated as wilderness instead of desert?

55:14 – Why was Rabbi Nattan Slifkin put in a ban?

01:03:20 – Sheitels

01:06:10 – What should a person think about in the Mikvah?

01:07:41 – Is there an inyun to davening close to the Kotel wall?

01:09:43 – Can Kosher food be brought into a Kosher restaurant that says “no outside food”?

01:11:01 – Hashem’s knowledge and essence as one

01:15:41 – Should a bochur read Morei Nevuchim and does it have to be respected as a kadosh sefer?

01:20:00 – The proper position for sleeping, lying down, or reclining?

01:23:12 – What’s pshat with saying “vetargileinu bTorasecha”?

01:26:55 – The proper approach to drinking on Purim

01:31:19 – The chiyuv of Tefillin

TETZAVEH 5780

(Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

Q&A-Chassidim, Smoking & Alcohol on Purim

Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.

To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu

0:00 – Why in the second paragraph of Shema do we not say “bechol meodecha”

3:25 – A Question on Maseches Brachos

8:27 – Why were Chassidim allowed to create a new nusach?

12:52 – If Hashem knows everything that will happen how do we have free choice?

20:28 – Could I borrow something without permission if I know my friend would let me?

24:17 – How did Ashkenazim become the majority over Sefardim?

27:47 – Why do people wait 6 hours between meat and milk?

33:41 – Rambam on Hashem’s knowledge and essence

34:49 – Liability for car accidents

39:31 – Is smoking permitted if you have to perserve your life, and can you smoke on Yom Tov?

47:33 – A question about the mishkan

48:57 – The Dairy industry, tzar baalei chayim, dairy kashrus

56:15 – Are we supposed to literally be “marbim besimcha” during Adar?

59:04 – When Rabbi Akiva said “zeh klal baTorah” does klal mean THE klal or A klal? Definition of klal.

01:01:54 – Why don’t we learn kaballah?

01:09:40 – A question on Chassidus, Kaballah, the sources of Sifrei Chassidus

01:17:20 – A question on the story of Acher

01:21:50 – Why do we not do kiddush at the third Shabbos meal

01:25:53 – What should a person work on to be ready for marriage?

01:28:50 – Drinking alcohol on Purim

01:32:27 – What areas of Torah are most appropriate to learn in preparation for marriage?

01:33:47 – Olives and memory? The Gemara in Horiyos

01:35:40 – Can we say tachanun during kriyas haTorah?

TERUMA 5780

(Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)