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Q&A-Mashiach, Moreh Nevuchim & Angels

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

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0:00 Yetzer Hara, aveiros, teshuva in the days of Mashiach

1:53 Rambam on Korbanos, Morei Nevuchim, Avodah Zara, pork is bad for your health

9:44 Chelek Olam Habah, Yimos HaMoshiach, reward vs effort, why we yearn for Moshiach

21:03 What will happen to the Malach Hamaves when Mashiach comes, Rambams 13 principles of faith, Techiyat Hameisim

30:34 Wearing a watch on Shabbos, eruv

35:10  Malachim who disturbed Avraham Avinu after the bris

37:43 Tzoar, the destruction of Sodom, the five cities, Eretz Yisroel when there is sin, Lot

42:00 10 commandments, the first commandment, Anochi Hashem, why Morei Nevuchim is usually not in the beis medrash, Chovos Halevavos

50:32 Why are the commandments anochi Hashem and lo yihiye lecha divided

54:24 Rambam’s 13 principles of faith, Kefira,  tinok shenishba, Rav Albo’s 3 principles, Apikorus

01:05:51 Relying on Torah in a dangerous place

01:08:08 Halacha on what a Jew has to believe

01:09:14 Why the minhag Ashkenazi is to stand during kaddish, learning during kaddish, kedusha

01:14:10 Dead sea scrolls, book of Chanoch

01:17:57 Yemenite Torah, 13 Sifrei Torah from Moshe Rabeinu, 13 Nusachs for tefillah

01:22:42 The book of maccabbis, guerilla warfare, book of jubilees

01:26:07 Rambam, Ramchal, Angels, Dreams

01:28:06 When did Bnei Yisroel start wearing tefillin

(Center-Q&A-5780-Parshas Vayera)

 

Q&A-Beards,Multiverse Theory & Guns

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

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(0:17)- Writing a Sefer Torah for a reform congregation

(2:57)- Origin of not wearing a tallis before marriage

(5:23)- Why we don’t have a minhag/mitzvah to keep track of our geneology/ancestry back to har sinai

(10:56)- Why did Noach send a dove to find dry land if he was waiting for Hashem’s command to leave the ark?

(14:01) – Jewish response to christians who say that the Jews haven’t experienced Yoshka or are missing something from the Torah

(18:10) – Kuzari and Divine Revelation

(20:42)- Avos doing mitzvos

(28:15)- Growing a beard, trimming a beard, shaving a beard

(34:07)- The multiverse theory/ parallel universes 

(40:01)- Did every Tanna and Amora have the koach to revive the dead?

(42:05)- Sefer Yetzira, The Gollum

(45:14)- Can a Gollum count for a minyan

(48:05)- Images of G-d, visualizations of Hashem

(50:19)- A tammeh/impure kohen

(52:52)- Source of Tikkunim

(55:50)- Why is there a big deal made about Avraham having a baby at an old age if Noach gave birth at an old age too.

(55:50)- Why is there an emphasis made about Avraham having a baby at an old age if Noach gave birth at an old age too. The Mabul. The changing of tevah/nature

(59:34)- The reason sefardim and ashkenazim have different davening, and why chasidim have different davening

(01:04:45)-  Who can a safek mamzer marry, why can a geirus marry a safek mamzer

(01:06:21)-  The kedusha of a mantle that is used to wrap a sefer Torah

(01:08:25)-  Seudas mitzvah

(01:11:16)- Halachos of policing in a goyishe government, violating shabbos, carrying a gun

(01:14:52)-  Deriving pleasure from the physical world, gashmius, the Jewish approach to appreciating the beauty of the world, making time for enjoying the world

(01:21:35) –  When to be machmir and when to be makpid, chumra, heter

 (Center-Q&A-5780-Parshas Lech Lecha)

Q&A- Nisyonos, Objective Morality & Kosher

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

  • Tzitzis
  • Never receiving tests we can’t pass
  • Halachic parameters of Tallis 
  • Kiddush in Shul
  • Schar for aveiros
  • Tefillin campaigns
  • Objective morality
  • Naaseh Venishma
  • Learning bekius
  • The mabul and kangaroos
  • Saving seats
  • Saving people from wearing shatnez
  • Indian Shaitels
  • Rav Aryeh Kaplan Bio
  • Criteria for learning Kabbalah
  • Kosher 🧀

(Noach 5780)