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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)

Q&A-Electronic Transmission, Intellectual Property & Dybukim

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 – Yimos HaMoshiach, Beis Hamikdash, Tchias Hameisim, Olam Haba, Gan Eden

4:45 – Hiddur Mitzvah, is there objective beauty?

17:00 – A Question on Hiddur Mitzvah for Channukah

21:12 – Would a minyan where everyone needs to say tashlumin have a chazaras hashats for the tashlumin?

23:16 – According to Rav Chaim how do you make a bracha on a safek kosher etrog?

25:19 – Hearing Brachos or Torah reading over the phone

28:35 – Does the sound of the shofar affect the Halacha

30:01 – Do we make Brachos on the mitzvah or on the object

31:04 – Is it permitted for multiple people to make a bracha on one lechem mishnah

34:44 – Is digital theft prohibited?

39:47 – Drinking the wine or grape juice on which kiddush was made?

42:02 – The Sanhedrin being infallible, lo baShamayim he, how could the Sanhedrin make a mistake?

47:22 – Are grasshoppers kosher?

57:10 – How do aveiros affect mitzvos?

01:03:45 – When should tefillin be removed on Rosh Chodesh?

01:06:33 – Menatzpach

01:08:36 – Thoughts on Rav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag

01:12:17 – Can souls attach themselves to existing human beings?

01:14:04 – controlling charata on aveiros

01:18:42 – Taking on an optional fast

01:21:45 – The machloket of the authorship of the Zohar

01:27:20 – Does Torah support or deny that we are in a base reality?

01:32:29 – What to do if you are in the middle of tachanun and they begin Kaddish

01:33:36 – Praying to Hashem to understand the Torah of a Rishon or Acharon

01:35:27 – Thoughts on the shidduch crisis

01:39:00 – The Ramban on Kilayim, how much can we tamper with Hashem’s briah?

01:44:40 – How could the Torah say bad things about Jews? Is this not Loshon Hara?

MISHPATIM 5780

(Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

Q&A-Modern Science, Reward & Boycotting Germany

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

00:31 – What are the Galgalim?

9:52 – How will we do mitzvos when Moshiach comes? How will Halacha change?

14:06 – Why does the Torah call Yitro before he converted?

15:57 – Why do people take three steps back in the middle of kadish before the amida of mincha and maariv?

19:40 – How do we reconcile that Chazal have made observations of the world which seem to be wrong according to modern science?

32:33 – Did Yitro come before or after Matan Torah?

35:00 – The Mesorah, the destroyed parts of Torah

41:30 – Who redacted the Gemara?

48:52 – Why did Reish Lakish become weakened right when he agreed to learn Torah?

52:20 – A question on the Parsha

54:45 – Why the issur of chicken and dairy but no issur on pareve ice cream and meat?

01:00:06 – Why do we do the order of aliyos as Kohen Levi Yisroel?

01:02:02 – Question on the Parsha

01:07:14 – What will be of the yetzer hara when Moshiach comes? Will we wear kippahs? What Nusach will we daven?

01:09:45 – The differences in nusachs of the Torah

01:13:33 – What is the purpose of Moshiach if we won’t have a yetzer hara?

01:19:23 – How do we live in Emes? Nefesh Hachaim on how Man was created

01:22:30 – Is it possible for someone to get reward for someone else’s deed? Learning for the zchus of a niftar, etc.

01:29:15 – Praying to Hashem for Yiras Shomayim

01:32:27 – Why not just learn Shas once?

01:36:44 – Putting time into Chumash vs Gemara

01:38:26 – Boycotting Germany?

Yisro 5780

(Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)