6/27/20 - Shiur 278 - Slavery and Racism - The Torah view

Why and in what circumstances did the Torah permit slavery? Is the Torah pro-slavery? What's the Torah's Hashkafa? Frum history of slave ownership, and more.

with Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz – Rav of Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun , Manhattan -15:15
with Rabbi Sender Zeyv Goldberg – Mechaber sefarim, author "Every Man A Slave" - 57:27

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6/20/20 - Shiur 277 - Being Frum in Politics

Halachic challenges of being Frum in politics; behind-the-scenes stories and dilemmas from the halls of power; what is the opinion of the gedolei Yisroel on frum people in politics; why are many going to secular parties?

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Benyamin Goldschmidt, Assistant Rabbi, Park East Synagogue *** 

with MK Rav Yitschak Pindrus - Knesset Member Degel Hatorah - 18:15
with MK Zeev Elkin, Minister of Higher Education and Water Resources, member of the Security Cabinet, of Israel - 52:33
with Eli Groner, General Director of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu office 2015-2018 - 1:22:53

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6/13/20 - Shiur 276 - What people fight over in Shul and how to resolve the machlokes, plus: SHOCKING Gabbai stories from the trenches

Two Aveilim want the Amud; someone’s not keeping his corona mask on; Tzedakah collectors during corona; he’s in my “Makom Kavua”; he’s davening too loud; the Chazan is too slow; close the window, it’s cold!!; open the window, it’s hot!; this shul is Nusach Ashkenaz!.

How do “out-of-town” Shuls compare to “in-town" Shuls? What issues do women deal with in shul?

***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman *** Author of "Making it Work", "Making it ALL Work" (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim 

with Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy – Rav of the Agudas Yisrael of Toronto - 7:24
with Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman – Rav of Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic - 41:08
with Rabbi Yehoshua Privalsky – Gabbai for 43 years - 1:12:34
with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman – Rav of Shaare Torah Congregation, Pittsburgh - 1:36:43
with Yakir Wasserman – 12-year old kiddush gabbai in Yerushalayim - 1:51:39
with Rabbi Paysach Krohn – noted maggid - 1:55:35

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6/6/20 - Shiur 275 - Hafganos and racism in Halacha and hashkafa

Are Hafganos Effective? Damages? When is it ok? Rioting? Racism on African American Jews, protests in America; much more

with Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman - Rosh Kollel Greater Washington - 21:01
with Nissim Black - World renowned singer - 45:14
with Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Senter - Rosh Yeshiva in Yerushalayim - 1:04:42
with Rabbi Warren Goldstein - Chief Rabbi of South Africa during apartheid - 1:37:21
with Mrs Zahava Arky - founder Aleph to Zee - 1:52:12

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