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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)

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Q&A-Aggada, Kabbalah & Incarceration

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

11/06/2012

  • Midrash and aggadatah‘s respective placement
  • Beis Hillel/Beis Shammai machlokes better (or not) for man to be created
  • Incorrect citation of verses in gemara by Chazal
  • Sifra, Sifre, Mishna, Baraisa, etc.
  • Chiyuv (obligation) to learn nister (i.e. kaballah)
  • Why Yitzchak was given his name-regarding laughter
  • Proper conduct at the Kotel
  • Constant creation and speaking world into existence
  • Differences of Tanya and Nefesh HaChaim
  • Certain charitable causes taking precedent over others; mention of Rubashkin and Pollard; incarceration of religious Jews
  • Jews being imprisoned and tainted money
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Q&A-Hair Coverings, Internet & Tachanun

09/10/2012

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

  • Hasheves aveida (returning lost object) to a non-Jew
  • Mi chamocha b’elim hashem; Hashem yimloch leoloam vaed-meaning of such verses
  • Piyutim of Rosh Hashana-what one can focus on if he can’t follow
  • Sotah referred to in Berachos 31b
  • 3 stages of Tachanun; no sefer Torah tachanun
  • Internet and non-kosher phones
  • Blowing shofar at musaf and its relevance over shachris
  • Kol isha-its spectrum and opinions
  • Milchemes reshus similar to pillage and plunder campaign
  • Women covering hair 50 years ago and its laxness; women covering hair in general
  • 2 days yontif in Eretz Yisrael
  • Onas devarim and geneivas daas applying to jokes
  • Giving reproof to those who don’t listen (shortened)