9/12/20 - Show 289 - Seminary in Eretz Yisrael – Is it Worth It?

The high cost of attending seminary in Eretz Yisrael
What are the primary reasons to send a girl to seminary?
Should a girl attend seminary for shidduchim reasons?
The fascinating history of Sara Schnerir’s Bais Yaakov and seminaries

*** Guest Hosted by Aaron Parnes, host of the podcast Chinuch 2.0 - available at chinuchshow.com ***

*** Please take our survey about your experiences at http://seminarysurvey.com ***

with - Rabbi Yoel Kramer - Longtime menahel of Prospect Park Bnos Leah High School - 13:46
with - R’ Shlomo Lewenstein & R’ Tzodek Katz, Noted Shadchanim - 25:59
with - Yehuda Geberer, Noted historian, tour guide and host of the popular Jewish History - 38:35
Soundbites podcast
- https://jsoundbites.podbean.com/        https://yehudageberer.com/

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9/5/20 - Show 288 - Donor Eggs in Halacha - Divide in Ger II

with Rabbi Tzvi Ryzman - Mechaber Rotz Katzvi - 17:21

Divide in Ger II
with Rabbi Beryl Abramowitz - Maggid Shiur in Ger - 52:07

with Rabbi Dr Benny Brown - Professor of Jewish thought, Hebrew University, Author - 1:31:33

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8/29/20 - Show 287 - What happens if the Democrats win

Do we all move to Israel? 
Should we be aligned with Republican/Democratic Party, or the Torah-party? 
Should Israel be used as a political weapon? Should we be voting for an Immoral candidate who addresses our needs or should we be אור לגוים? 

with Senator Joe Liberman - Senator, CT (1989-2013) - 16:10
with Rabbi Emanuel Feldman - Rabbi Congregation Beth Jacob of Atlanta, Georgia - 52:40
with Rabbi Hillel Goldberg - editor and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News in Denver, Colorado - 1:08:18
with Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim - International Speaker

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8/22/20 - Show 286 - The Israel-UAE Accord: What Happened and Why is it Important?

Was it worth giving up sovereignty? What is the Torah approach to this issue? Which important players have been overlooked? And other fascinating questions...
 

*** Guest Hosted by Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer - Rav, Dayan, and Mechaber Seforim, Yerushalayim ***

with Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein - Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Simon Weisenthal Center; Founding Editor of Cross Currents; Mechaber Seforim on Maharal and the Slonimer Rebbe - 23:08
with Rabbi Steven Pruzansky - Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey; Senior Rabbinic Fellow and Eastern Regional VP of the Coalition for Jewish Values - 1:03:35
with David M. Weinberg - Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security; Diplomatic Columnist for The Jerusalem Post and Israel Hayom - 1:30:08
 
 

8/15/20 - Show 285 - Vacation Halachos

What can you buy without a hechsher? Swimming with family; yichud; and much more

with Rabbi Sholom Fishbane - Director, AKO & CRC - 14:45
with Rabbi Gideon Weitzman - Rav in Modiin and Posek for PUAH - 44:59

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8/8/20 - Show 284 - Divide in Ger; a hashkafic and historical understanding

Political or hashkafic?; P’shischa to Kotz to Ger - the differences; B’iyun or Bekius what changed; much more

with Rabbi Shaul Margoliot - Talmid of Rav Koppelman Z"L, longtime Talmud of Rav Shaul Alter - 19:50
with Rabbi Dr Benny Brown - Professor of Jewish thought, Hebrew University, Author - 51:45

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8/1/20 -Show 283 - Mashiach – What’s it all about?

What are we davening for? Will our personal problems go away? What are the signs of Mashiach’s arrival? Are we seeing them now? Who will be Mashiach? Could it be someone who already passed away? What does it mean to “believe” in Mashiach? What does it mean Ikvisa D'mishicha?

***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 Aharon Lopiansky – Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva of Greater Washington - 6:12
with Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach - 34:53
with Rabbi Simon Jacobson - Chozer of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, author and noted lecturer - 1:19:26

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7/25/20 - Show 282 - Tuition crisis solutions and Halacha

Paying tuition with maaser; priorities; which let’s and much more

**Guest Hosted by Aaron Parnes, host of the podcast Chinuch 2.0 - available at chinuchshow.com**
 

with Rabbi Zev Cohen - Rav of Adas Yeshurun, Chicago - 21:18
with Rabbi Nachman Blasbalg - Administrator in Beis Yaakov of Boro Park - 41:43
with Rabbi Yehoshua Borenstein - Executive Director of Torah Academy, Minneapolis - 56:03
with Rabbi Yehuda Fogel - Associate Principal at The Hebrew Academy of Long Beach -  1:13:00

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7/18/20 - Show 281 - Life Insurance and Bitachon

Can one buy a policy? Must you buy a policy? How much? Al Tiftach P'eh; priority; and much more...

with Rabbi Reuven Leuchter - Talmid Muvhak of Rav Shlomo Wolbe zt"l, World renowned Mashgiach and Speaker - 20:23
with Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz - Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach - 01:03:53
with Albert Kahn - Askan for almanos and yesomim - 01:28:04
with Sarah - a woman from Brooklyn whose parents were niftar without life insurance - 01:51:34

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7/11/20 - Show 280 - “Women at Risk” and being married to someone “At Risk”

What could cause a woman to feel disconnected from Yiddisheit? How and why does “at risk” behavior happen?  Does a Rabbi or therapist need to tell the spouse? Does teaching Emunah help or is it risky? Is there a difference between married and single women? How to deal with at risk behavior halachically, hashkafically and psychologically? Is there any hope for Shalom Bayis?

***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 Zev Leff – Rav, Moshav Mattisyahu - and renowned Posek - 6:45
with Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald founder and principal, Me’ohr Bais Yaakov Seminary, Yerushalayim - 31:29
with Rabbi Gavriel Friedman (“Rav Gav”) – popular lecturer and educator - 52:14
with Mrs. Sara Yoheved Rigler – Bestselling author and inspirational teacher - 1:22:06
with Dr. David Pelcovitz – Renowned psychologist - 1:51:26
with Dr. Rivka Schwartz – Professional educator and popular lecturer - 2:15:58

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7/04/20 - Show 279 - Buying and selling stocks in Halacha

Schar Shabbos; Ribbis; M’achalos Assuros; Pesach; and much more.

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Shmuel Honigwachs. Host. Dayan bais Havaad Lakewood *** 

with Rabbi Yosef Kushner – head of Business Halacha Division in Bais HaVaad, author Commerce and Shabbos- 22:13
with Dr Abraham Unger - musmach of Telztone Kollel, Professor Wagner College in Staten Island - 1:04:19

with Kurt Lieberman - CEO Magni Global Asset Management LLC - 1:08:05

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6/27/20 - Show 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 - Show 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 - Show 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 - Show 275 - Hafganos and racism in Halacha and hashkafah

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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5/30/20 - Show 274 - What should a person focus on in his learning, Shavous Torah from Reb Dovid Lichtenstein

If you only have a limited time what should a person focus on in his learning? Gemara, Iyun, etc and much more

with Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky - Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva of Greater Washington - 12:47

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5/23/20 - Show 273 - Shidduchim & Dating during Corona – should they be put on hold? What changes are we seeing?

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

Are there new Shidduchim starting now? Should we hold off? Is Zoom an option? Where are people meeting, with hotel lobbies and restaurants mostly closed? Are masks and social distancing required during dates? Is there Yichud if dates are in backyards and other outside secluded areas?

with Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 13:05
with Mrs. Miriam Levitan – Noted Shadchan, Eretz Yisroel – 42:43
with Rabbi Yechiel Rhine – director of the Agudah’s shidduch initiative – 59:55

with Rabbi Dr. Jack Cohen – Shadchan and Shalom Bayis Coach, New York – 1:19:30

What’s a possible solution for distance learning during Covid?

with Raphael Alter – Managing Partner, Lomdei.com learning programs - 1:36:13

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5/16/20 - Show 272 - Opening up the world again, how many can we allow to die for the sake of normalization? A Halachik discussion

How much risk of danger is acceptable in Halacha? Time to open our Shuls and Yeshivos? Risk for Parnassah, and much more...

with Rabbi Aharon Sorscher - Famous Magid Shiur, Shas Illuminated, Posek - 22:34
with Rabbi Menachen Genack - CEO of OU, Rav of Shomrei Emunah, Mechaber Sefarim, Musmach of Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik - 58:05
with Rabbi Avrohom Cohen
- Rav of Ohev Yisroel in Monsey, Former Editor of The Journal of Halacha In Contemporary Society - 1:26:22

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5/9/20 - Show 271 - Technology in Halacha and Haskafah

To zoom or not to zoom? What should we be doing for our children’s education? Dangers of media and videos. Hear the worlds experts

with Rabbi Nechemia Gottlieb - Founder of TAG - 21:16
with Rabbi Mannis Friedman - Famed Author and Principal - 52:31
with Dr Eli Shapiro - Educational Consultant and Psychologist - 01:10:58
with Dr Meir Wikler - Noted Physiologist and Author - 01:26:23

eulogy from Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Sternbuch - 01:41:03

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05/2/20 - Show 270 - Understanding the Halachic Process. How much do personal situations and feelings affect the psak?

How do Poskim decide? What do they take into account? And more

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Avrohom Kahan *** Founder, Bais Din Vaad Hadin V'horaah, Rav, Congregation Khal New City

with Rabbi Moshe Kaufman – Founder and Posek in Chicago Beis Horaah -  10:14
with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz – Rebbe in Yeshiva Rabeinu Yitzchak Elchanan and Rabbi of Beis HaKnesses of North Woodmere - 34
:08
with Rabbi Rabbi Shmuel Weiner – Rav of Zichron Nosson Tzvi in Ramot Eshkol, Yerushalayim -  53:47

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4/25/20 - Show 269 - Divorces and Parent Alienation: What’s the Halacha and Hashkafic Approach

How should a person deal with deal with parental alienation? What mistakes are being made? Divorce in the frum community, protecting the children, Bais Din vs secular court

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Avrohom Kahan *** Founder, Bais Din Vaad Hadin V'horaah, Rav, Congregation Khal New City

with Rabbi Yochonon Twerski – Av Bais Din Kav Hayosher -  11:44
with Dr Leah Younger – Clinical Director of Younger Psychology, www.youngerpsychology.com - 35
:42
with Rabbi Yoel Asher Labin – Rav of Toms River -  1:00:26

with Ms Miriam Zakarin Esq. - Attorney at Treuhaft & Zakarin LLP -
1:22:51
with Anonymous – alienated father -  1:37:42
with Rabbi Tuvya Stern, Esq. – Attorney & Toen in Eretz Yisroel - 1:59:47

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4/13/20 - Show 268 - “Adults at Risk” – How common is it? How do we deal with the issues?

What brings on "at risk" behavior? Once leaving Yeshivah, what can get someone off-track? Are schools to blame? Parents? Does teaching Emunah help or is it risky? Is there anything we can do to prevent adults at risk? 

***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 Yisroel Grossberg – Chinuch Expert and Popular Lecturer -  8:06
with Rabbi Moshe Weinberger – Rav of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, New York -
19:16
with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshivas Beis Yisrael and Senior Lecturer at Ohr Somayach - 
58:41
with Dr. David Pelcovitz - Renowned Psychologist -
1:31:53

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4/7/20 - Show 267 - Timely Messages and Torah for Pesach During Corona from Reb Dovid Lichtenstein

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4/4/20 Show 266 - Pesach in times of Corona

Cleaning for Pesach churros; kitniyos; tziruf liminyan, Kaddishand kriyas hatorah; Amazon Warehouses; tevilas keilim; hallel Pesach night; haircuts during sefirah; kedimah for ventilators and treatment; chasuanah less than a minyan.

Rabbi Herschel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva Rabeinu Yitzchok Elchonon, Posek of the OU - 22:54

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3/28/20 - Show 265 - Contemporary Corona Halacha questions

Paying playgroups and tuitions; deposits on hotels for Pesach and chasunos; mikvah and tevilas keilim; taanis bechorim; mattir kitniyos; selling chametz gamur and over phone; autopsies; Milah and metzizah b’peh

Being moser on those not following govt guidelines;

...

with Rabbi Aaron Sorscher - Magid Shiur, Shas Illuminated - 21:56
with Rabbi Shmuel Honigwachs - Dayan in the Beis HaVaad - 47:18
with Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz - Founding Dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey, Director of The Center for Jewish Family Life/Project YES, Worldwide Speaker  - 01:13:36
with Councilman Yitzy Schleifer - Councilman for the Baltimore City Council 5th District seat - 01:30:22

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3/21/20 - Show 264 - Covid 19; pressing Halacha and hashkafic questions discussed

Minyan, mikvah, maaros, yotzei over phone, mesirah, rodeph, medical precedence, messages HKB”H is sending us. And much more...

with Rabbi Doniel Neustadt - Rav Pine River Village, Chai Lifeline - 26:30
with Rabbi Dr Daniel Roth - Associate Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson, mechaber medical seforim and Yale graduate - 51:50
with Rabbi Yehudah Kassirer - Director of Bikkur Cholim of Lakewood, Director of Friendship Houses - 01:27:40
with Rabbi Avrohom Sandler - Maggid Shiur, mechaber sefarim - 01:40:42

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3/14/20 Show 263 - “Heter Kiruv” - Can we permit Issurim in order to do Kiruv? Do the ends justify the means?

Coronavirus; as the pandemic spreads - a Halacha update: Reb Dovid Lichtenstein with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt.

Heter Kiruv: Should a Kiruv Rabbi drink alcohol with his students? Can a man be Mekarev a woman? Can we invite secular Jews for shabbos who will drive? Kol Isha during Zemiros? How to handle gender and LBGT situations? Coed Shabbos meals? Should campus Kiruv stick with "authentic" Judaism or be flexible? How do Chabad Shlichim and their families survive and thrive on secular campuses?

***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 Dr Aaron Glatt - Assistant Rabbi Young Israel of Woodmere, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases, and hospital Epidemiologist - 7:24
with Rabbi Shay Schachter – Rosh Beis Medresh, Young Israel of Woodmere - 30:50
with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah - 47:08
with Rabbi Zevulun Schwartzman Rosh Kollel, Yerushalayim - 01:04:30
with Rabbi Daniel Travis - Rosh Kollel of Toras Chaim, Yerushalayim - 01:35:12
with 
Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim – National lecturer on campuses - 02:09:03
with Rabbi Shlomo Elkan - Founder and Director, Chabad at Oberlin College - 2:40:21 

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3/7/20 - Show 262 - Coronavirus: Should we be going to Shul, Purim mesibos; What the Halacha tells us to do

Can you travel to Eretz Yisroel? Kissing a Sefer Torah? Doing Bikkur Cholim? Shaking hands? Going to hear Parshas Zachor or hearing the Megillah in shul? Adam hamazek? And much more...

with Rabbi Reuven Fink - Rav, Young Israel of New Rochelle - 15:51
with Rabbi Yehuda Dovid Bleich - Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yitzchak Elchonon, Mechaber Seforim, Rav of Congregation Bnei Yehuda - 36:22 
with Rabbi Dr Aaron Glatt - Assistant Rabbi Young Israel of Woodmere, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Chief of Infectious Diseases, and hospital Epidemiologist - 53:53
with Rabbi Yosef Dovid Korbman - Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedolah South Lakewood - 01:33:05
with Professor Josh Teplitsky - Professor Jewish History, Author, Stony Brook University, Harvard - 01:56:36

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2/29/20 - Show 261 - Should a student ever be expelled from school?

What are valid reasons to expel a student?  Doing drugs? Selling drugs? Tznius? Having a Smartphone?  Unfiltered Internet at home?  Torching the principal’s van? What happens when a student is expelled? How should it be handled by parents, teachers, the principal and others? What if your child is being negatively influenced by a classmate?

***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 Avrohom Neuberger - Rav of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah and member of the Yated Chinuch Roundtable - 7:44 
with “Joel” – It happened to me 7 times! - 45:17
with Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg - chinuch expert and former principal of Bnos Chaya Academy (BCA) - 1:03:46
with Rabbi Yoel Kramer - Merkaz Center for Teacher Training and former principal of "Prospect Park" - 1:30:35
with Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Klein - Director of Publications and Communications, Torah U'Mesorah - 1:51:09
with Shalva Schneider - LCSW and Director of JewEssence, Yerushalayim - 2:14:47
with Jonathan Rosenblum - Famed Author and Writer for Mishpacha Magazine -  2:37:57

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2/22/20 - Show 260 - World Zionist Organization, Once in a lifetime opportunity to join, Or a rejection of 120 years of our Mesorah?

Listen to the fiery debate!!!

with Rabbi Pesach Lerner - Musmach of Ner Yisroel, President of Coalition of Jewish values - 18:29
with Rabbi Nechemya Malinowitz - Rabbi in Tiferes Yerushalayim, Yerushalayim - 53:32
with Rabbi Pinni Dunner - Rav in Young Israel North Beverly Hills, noted Historian, Mechaber seforim - 1:23:24

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2/15/20 - Show 259 - Yerushah and Nepotism in our Mosdos Hatorah in Halacha, Hashkafah, and History

Should sons and sons in law be the Yoresh of a Chassidus, a Yeshiva, a Rabbanus, or should the Yoresh be the most qualified to replace? When did it change in our Yeshivos? What to do in a family business? Severance pay to children, and much more 

with Rabbi Herschel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva Rabeinu Yitzchok Elchonon, Posek of the OU - 21:01
with Rabbi Zalmen Graus - renowned Toen Rabbani, Dayan, Mechaber Seforim - 24:38
with Rabbi Zalmen Gifter - Rav in Toms River, former Rosh Yeshiva in Telz - 1:09:05
with Rabbi Pinni Dunner - Rav in Young Israel North Beverly Hills, noted Historian, Mechaber seforim - 1:27:52
with Mr. Jack Marshall - Harvard grad, lawyer, Ethicists prof. - 2:00:51
with Mr. Drew Mendoza - president FBCG - 2:14:52 

 

2/8/20 - Show 258 - Alternative Medicine: Halacha and Hashkafa

Are different types of alternative medicines permitted in halacha? Are holistic approaches more "Jewish"? Are hospital births safer or more dangerous than non-hospital births? And much more... 

*** Guest Hosted by Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer - Rav, Dayan, and Mechaber Seforim, Yerushalayim ***

with Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport, Head of Beis Midrash at Bar-Ilan, Editor of several volumes of Iggros Moshe and Dibros Moshe - 10:00
with With Yael Tusk, M.Sc., Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practitioner in Yerushalayim, Researcher & Author of Health: A Natural Approach - 45:30
with Judy Ribner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Doctor of Nursing candidate at NYU (Susan Kumm Leddy scholar) - 1:13:00

 

2/1/20 - Show 257 - Checking for Bugs Part II

What did our forefathers do before lightboxes loops and microscopes? Can you use triple washed lettuce without a hechsher? Are these issues D’oraysa or D’rabanan? How much effort should we be putting into this?

with Harav Hershel Schachter - Rosh Yeshivah YU, Poseik of the OU - 17:30
with Rabbi Moshe Vaye - World Renowned Kashrus and Bug Expert, Mechaber Bedikas Hamazon K'Halacha - 25:00
with 
Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - World renowned Poseik, Rosh Yeshivah Aish Hatorah, Yerushalayim - 54:15
With Rabbi Eli Gerstein - Rabbinical Coordinator & Recorder of Policy OU - 58:45
with Rabbi Dovid Goldstein - Chief Mashgiach for Positive and Kosher Gardens - with Rabbi Ari Green - Mashgiach Evergreens Monsey - 1:40:00

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1/25/20 Show 256 - Checking for Bugs

Din or Chumrah? What is necessary to check? Is this a new phenomenon? Nirah Leynaim, Chazaka, Miyut and much more....

with Harav Reuven Feinstein - Rosh Yeshivah Staten Island - 18:25 
with Rabbi Dovid Goldstein - Chief Mashgiach for Positive and Kosher Gardens - 35:09
with 
Rabbi Oren Duvdevani - Head of Kashrus for Tzohar - 1:09:34
With Mrs. Etti Neustadt - Grandaughter of Reb Yaakov Kamenetsky ZT"L - 2:02:10

Clarifying the status of Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Rabbi Elliot Schrier - Rov of the Albert Einstein Synagogue, Kehillas Birkas Shmuel -  2:13:26 

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1/18/20 - Show 255 - Is it Mutar to go to Secular College

Coed dorms, bathrooms and classes; frats, drinking, and OTD risk; “orthodox” Jews mixed dancing parties at night and Shacharis the next morning; rampant anti-Semitism; extreme liberalism and Kefirah – is there any Heter?

Are the Ivy League Schools worse than Brooklyn and Queens colleges? How does the situation in the U.S. compare to that of the U.K., South Africa and Australia? 

** 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 Zevulun Schwartzman – Rosh Kollel – Yerushalayim - 8:06
with Yoni Goldberg – student, Princeton University - 33:34
with “Bracha” – student, Ivy League university - 53:24

with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz – author, speaker – London - 1:03:30
with Aaron Fishkind – student, University of Pennsylvania - 1:21:52
with Yoni Katz – student, NYU - 1:29:37
with Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl – Head of Kohelet Yeshiva - Pennsylvania - 1:41:00
with Cameron Isen – student, University of Pennsylvania - 2:09:00
with "Sarah" – student, Ivy League university - 2:21:30
with Professor Alan Dershowitz – retired Harvard Law School professor - 2:31:40
with Alex Lyons – former student in the United Kingdom -  2:53:00
with Ari Jackson – former student in Australia - 2:55:10
with “Yaakov” – recent graduate, Queens College - 2:57:45

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1/11/20 - Show 254 - Medical School in Halacha, Practicing Medicine on Shabbos

Can a Frum Jew become a doctor? Can a Kohein become a doctor? What are some of the many Halachik challenges they face? 
Giving stitches on Shabbos, Working in a Hospital on Shabbos, and many more practical applications.....

with Rabbi Dr. Avrohom Steinberg -Author, Encyclopdia Refuah, Encyclopedia Talmudis, Ethics Director, Shaarei Zedek Hospital - 15:00
with
 Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth - Co-Author, Halachos of Refuah on Shabbos, Ophthalmologist, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital - 55:15
with Dr. Alan Kadish - President, Touro University and College System - 1:26:00
with Dr. Louis Malcmacher - President, Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, President at American Academy of Facial Esthetics - 1:55:00

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1/4/20 - Show 253 - Lashon Horah - Hear the stories of the recent tragic terror attacks

Is it Lashon Horah to out Meagnim, Abusers and criminals?

with Rabbi Aharon Sorcher - Rav, Detroit, Maggid Shiur, Shas Illuminated - 5:15 

Should every shul and Yeshivah be protected with guns? Dealing with the Halachik issues of arming ourselves; Mukzeh, Hotzah etc.

with R' Yosef Glick - Monsey Terror Victim - 40:30
with
R' Dudi Lax - Jersey City Terror Survivor - 49:15
with Rabbi Shimon Silver - Rav, Young Israel of Greater Pittsburgh - 58:00
with Rabbi Tzvi Ortner - Mechaber Sifrei Halachah Machsheves Tzvi, Rav of Zman Technologies - 1:18:35
with Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld - Rabbi, Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills - 1:39:55
with R' Yehuda Montal - Yeshivah Merkaz Harav Terror Victim - 1:50:00
with Mrs. Dalia Shusterman - Crown Heights Anti-Semitic Attack Victim - 1:55:00

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12/28/19 - Show 252 - Horror Agunah Stories - Prenuptial Agreements: Halacha, Hashkafa and Practicality - Don’t get married or allow your child to get married without listening to this program

How to insure against the horrors of divorce or being left an aguna: The new Prenuptial that has the Haskamos of Gedolei HaPoskim. Horror Agunah stories that prenups would have helped. Is it a forced Get? Do they actually work? Can it solve the Agunah crisis?

with Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch - Raavad of Yerushalayim, Mechaber Moadim U'Zmain & Teshuvos V'Hanhagos - 24:30  
with Mrs. Esther Nechama Wassermann - Agunah - 30:00
with
Rabbi Dovid Cohen - Rav of G'Vul Yaavetz, Mechaber Seforim - 1:08:40
with Eli Goldbaum and Martin Fridelander esq - Founders of Yashar Coalition - 1:25:00 
with Rabbi Avrohom Kahn - Dayan & Founder Bais Din Vaad Hadin V’horaah, Rav of Congregation Khal New City - 1:53:30
with Rabbi Yosef Greenfield - Rav of Chestnut, Lakewood, NJ - 2:12:45

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12/21/19 - Show 251 - Keeping Shabbos in a 24/7 World

E-commerce, Amira L'Akum, Schar Shabbos, Contracts and Partnerships

**Guest Hosted by Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman** Editor, Yeshurun, Chairman, Torah Projects, Agudath Israel 

with Rabbi Yaakov Frommer, Nursing Home Operator - 24:30
with Rabbi Shlomo Dickman, Ram, Yeshiva Mayan Hatalmud, Mechaber of Hilchos Shabbos B’Shabbato - 51:00
with Rabbi Yosef Kushner, Dayan, Bais Havaad of Lakewood, Author, Commerce and Shabbos - 1:15:30
with Rabbi Michoel Frank, Rav, Ohr HaTorah, Silver Springs, MD, Mechabair Sefer Naveh Shaanan on Hilchos Mezuzah and Meshivas Regel on Tchumin - 1:42:30

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12/14/19 – Show 250 – “Quick Divorces” after marriage. Why are they happening? Can they be avoided?

Why are “quick divorces” happening? What’s a good reason to get divorced quickly? Is “incompatibility” enough? What needs to be disclosed while dating? Addictions, mental disorders, abuse? How should references respond to Shidduch inquiries?

** 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 Hauer – Rav of Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion, Baltimore - 7:40
with Rabbi Zecharya Greenwald – Principal of Me’ohr Bais Yaakov Seminary, Yerushalayim - 40:30
with Mrs. Sara Yoheved Rigler – Bestselling author and inspirational teacher -  1:23:00
with Mrs. Lisa Twerski – Therapist, author and Nefesh board member - 1:56:00
with Rabbi Dr. Benzion Sorotzkin - Psychologist - 2:12:00
with Rabbi Dr. Jack Cohen - Renowned Shidduch and Shalom Bayis Coach - 2:33:00
Closing Chizuk from Rabbi Yissocher Frand - Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel, Baltimore - 2:44:00

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12/7/19 - Show 249 - How do you define Kiddush Hashem?

Is a Frum boy winning at Jeopardy a Kiddush Hashem? Israel sending aid to Haiti? Rallies for Rubashkin? An astronaut making Kiddush in outer space? Is Jewish success and or nationalism a Kiddush Hashem? Is learning in Kollel? And many more examples

with Rabbi Mordechai Becher - Senior Lecturer, Gateways - 14:30
with Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander - President and Rosh HaYeshiva, Ohr Torah Stone -  41:15
with Rabbi Shraga Freedman - Author, Living Kiddush Hashem - 59:00
with Rabbi Shlomie Ehrlich - Director, Ohr Layesharim, Monsey - 1:34:00

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11/30/19 - Show 248 - Dealing with corruption and abuse of Toanim in Beis Din

Can one go to court when faced with a corrupt Toen or Beis Din? Should we allow Toanim in Beis Din? Is the system in Eretz Yisroel the correct model?

with Rabbi Dovid Cohen Shlit"a - Rov of Gvul Yaavetz, Leadining Poseik in America - 16:00
with Rabbi Yudel Shain - Bais Din consultant - 24:30
with Rabbi Simcha Roth - Renowned Toen - 47:30 
with Rabbi Tuvya Stern, Esq. - Attorney & Toen in Eretz Yisroel - 1:46:00
with Rabbi Ephraim Goldfein, Esq - Senior Partner, Goldfein and Joseph - 2:17:00
with Rabbi Yaakov Rappaport, Esq - Partner, Yuspeh Rappaport Law - 2:36:00

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11/23/19 - Show 247 - “Broken Engagements” in Halachah, Hashkafah and Psychology.

Why are there so many broken engagements nowadays? How can they be avoided? Does the one who breaks the shidduch get penalized? Do the ring, sheitel and other gifts need to be returned? Who pays the costs which were committed to (wedding hall, photographer, band, make-up artist)? Does the Shadchan need to return the Shadchanus?

** 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 Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach - 11:15
with Mrs. Elisheva Liss – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lecturer and Author - 57:30 
with "Sarah" – to discuss her broken engagement - 1:32:00 
with Rabbi Dr. Jack Cohen – Renowned Shidduch and Shalom Bayis Coach - 1:50:00

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11/16/19 - Show 246 - Beis Din - Do Toanim serve a Purpose?

Is there an affordable way to go to Beis Din? How do outcomes and costs compare to the court system? How to identify a reputable Beis Din vs. a rouge Beis Din etc.

with Rabbi Herschel Shachter - Rosh Yeshivah, YU - 24:00 
with Rabbi Zalam Graus - Renowned Toen & Dayan, Mechaber Seforim - 29:00 
with Rabbi Avrohom Kahn - Dayan & Founder Bais Din Vaad Hadin V’horaah, Rav of Congregation Khal New City - 1:06:00

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11/9/10 - Show 245 - Women’s Hatzolah Ezras Noshim

Is it good or is it putting women's lives at risk?

with Rabbi Herschel Shachter - Rosh Yeshivah, YU - 18:15
with Rabbi Yaakov Zaideh - Dayan of Vizhnitz - 23:50
with Simcha Shain - Hatzolah Veteran Paramedic, CEO Paraflight - 30:30

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11/2/19 - Show 244 - Employment Law in Halacha

Is it ever Muttar to fire a Rav, a Rebbi or employee? Non competes, Contracts, Severance, How to hire employees and much more... 

with Rabbi Dovid Grossman - Rosh Bais HaVaad, Lakewood, NJ - 28:45
with Rabbi Yosef Fleischman -Rosh Kollel of Kollel Choshen Mishpat in Yerushalayim, Beis Din Tzedek Nesivos Chaim - 50:30

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10/26/19 - Show 243 - Is Open Orthodoxy Orthodox

with Rabbi Asher Lopatin - Former President, Chovovei Torah, Riverdale, NY - 15:00
with Rabbi David Rosenthal -  Author - "Why Open Orthodoxy is not Orthodox" - 54:30
with Rabbi Ysoscher Katz- Chair, Department of Talmud, Chovovei Torah, Riverdale NY - 1:04:00 

 

10/19/19 - Show 242 - Sukkos Joy: Understanding Simchas Yom Tov

How should we translate the word "Simcha"? Why is Simcha so central to Jewish Torah life? What is special about the Simcha of Sukkos? How does Simcha become an ethical imperative? And much more...

*** Guest Hosted by Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer - Rav, Dayan, and Mechaber Seforim, Yerushalayim ***

with Rabbi Rabbi Reuven Leuchter - Close Talmid of Rav Shlomo Wolbe zt"l, World renowned Mashgiach and Speaker - 8:25
with Rabbi Daniel Rowe -  Leader and CEO of Aish UK - 28:55
with Rabbi Jamie Cowland Close Talmid of Rav Noach Weinberg zt"l, Founder and CEO of Justifi - 56:30 

 
 

10/12/19 - Show 241 - Contemporary Sukkos Shailos Everyone Needs to Know - Using the Yom Tov Oven

Showering on Y"T, Sleeping in the Sukkah, How much to spend on Arba Minim, Using Plastic Ties for Schach, Sitting in Sukkah on Shmini Atzeres and many more..

*** Guest Hosted by Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz - Rav, Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere ***

with Rabbi Shay Tahan - Rav, Cong. Ohel Moshe, Brooklyn, Dayan, AskHalacha.com Editor - 9:50
with Rabbi Yitzchok Eizik Silver - Rosh Bais Horaah, Yerushalayim - 56:15

Using the Yom Tov Oven
with Rabbi Moshe Heineman, Rav of Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore, Rabbinical Supervisor at the Star-K - 1:45:00
 
 

10/5/19 - Show 240 - Today’s Teshuvah is different than past generations: Find out how

with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue - 23:00
with Rabbi Jonathan Rietti – Senior Lecturer, Gateways -  54:00

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