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Q&A- Role of Evil, Negiah and Artificial Intelligence

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 Rabbi Eliezer ben Horkinus

4:13 How do we know which hand to put tefillin on

5:22 Chassidim on Zos Chanukah

8:44 Growing when Moshiach comes, being without a yetzer hara

11:37 A question on the parsha

15:07 What’s a Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai

19:15 Shomer Negiah when working with people with Autism

23:50 Kasha on Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai

25:02 Referring to our parents by the first name, kasha on Yaakov referring to his parents by name

28:17 Why Yaakov has multiple names

31:51 Who wrote the Torah

40:20 Significance of Aleinu

43:45 Hierarchy of Brachos

46:40 How are the Parshas divided

51:51 Changing Aliyahs (Kohen/Levi)

52:41 Middos of parents of a shidduch

53:42 Talmud Yerushalmi on the east and the west

57:39 Ancient Hebrew alphabet

59:05 Question on Yirmiyahu becoming a Navi

01:02:39 Yeridas Hadoros, Moshe Rabeinu compared to Moshiach

01:04:38 Saving a non-Jew on Shabbos

01:09:44 Why was there no warning on some of the plagues?

01:14:55 Masoretic Text

01:20:52 Dead Sea Scrolls

01:23:29 Sabbatical Cycle of Creation

01:30:14 What was the purpose of the Egyptians building pyramids

01:31:54 Would a computerized brain be mutar

01:45:10 Moshe Rabeinu almost killed

(Produced: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

Q&A-Bio,Minimalism & Secular Culture- (SPECIAL EDITION)

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

-Rabbi Breitowitz Autobiography
-Evolution Perspectives
-Science
-Filling our life’s mission
-Abortion
-Judaism approach to minimalist lifestyle
-Teachers and Family
-Why get challenges to keep Judaism
-Marrying Baalei Teshuva
-Baal Teshuva communities Pros and Cons
-Engaging in secular culture
-Rav Wolbe, Jean Piaget, Lord Saks
-Which deceased Jewish personality would you want to meet most?
-Rav Chaim Ozer
-Torah elevating people
-Gemara
-Closing blessings

(ALT 12-19)

(Produced: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

Q&A-Controversy,Space Travel & Vaccinations

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

0:02 – Secular schooling, reading academic journals
6:01 – Controversial ideas in Masechet Kedushin and in Gemara in general
12:05 – Ibn Ezra controversy, additions made to the Torah, who wrote the last few pesukim
16:35 – Discrepancies of the different versions of the Torah
23:17 – Why Rashi and Tosfos are more mainstream
30:57 – Rambam vs Nefesh Hachaim on Hashgacha Protis and Hashem’s involvement with the world
35:47 – Proper approach to yearning for Moshiach
41:03 – The purpose of the Cosmos, Stars, and Galaxies, space travel, life on other planets
49:49 – Copying and distributing from sefarim
53:30 – Vaccinations, Vaccinating
01:03:54 – Gam Zu Letova, Nachum Ish Gamzu, Rabbi Akiva
01:05:08 – Why was Shmuel upset that Klal Yisroel asked for a king, the origin of Artscroll
01:09:34 – When Halacha contradicts personal logic and reason
01:16:40 – Staying up to date with Politics
01:18:49 – A question on a Rambam that G-d does not have a body
01:22:40 – Are having Gedolei Yisroel a concession for not having a Sanhedrin
01:25:06 – Goyim as witnesses
01:27:32 – Understanding Abaye and Rava, their relationship, Rav Yochanan and Reish Lakish
01:36:52 – Women as witnesses
01:37:53 – Solving Sinat Chinam
01:46:46 – Understanding the Tower of Bavel

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

(Produced: CedarTree Podcasting 1-8-2020)