10/16/21 – Shiur 341 – Kiruv – Hear from the boots on the ground – What‘s being done any what can YOU do

How are you Mekarev: through philisopical debates or theough teaching Torah? How to answer the tough questions, How every individual can and is obligated to get involved

with Rabbi Rav Uri Zohar - Legendary leader of the Teshuva movement in EY – 22:10
with Rabbi Yanky Arem - Chairman Peiylim Lev Lachim, Levlachim.org42:09
with Rabbi Yossy Gordon - CEO, Chabad on Campus – 48:16
with Rabbi Chaim Sampson CEO, Project Inspire (Aish) – 1:04:54
Previous weeks Riddles – 1:23:11

מראי מקומות

 

10/9/21 – Shiur 340 – The sandwich generation – Balancing taking care of elderly parents and children – Estate planning – Health Proxy

Should you take elderly parents in your home or place them in a nursing home? Are you obligated to care of your parents at the expense of your children? Do you have to take off from work to tend a parents need? When you're taking care of a parent are you exempt from all Mitzvos? Is there a Chiyuv Kibbud Av to a comatose parent? Estate Planning, Succesion Planning, Health Proxy  

with Rabbi Shimon Finkelman - Rebbi, Darchei Torah, Prolific Author – 21:37
with Rebbitzin Feige Twersky - Renowned Milwaukee Rebbitzin, Hamodia Columnist – 41:51
with Mr. Joe Klein, esq - Eldercare Expert – 1:04:54

מראי מקומות

 

9/18/21 – Shiur 339 – Should a husband always give in to his wife’s requests? Is the husband always to blame when there are Shalom Bayis problems? Can we change our spouses when something bothers us?

Are any deficiencies a husband sees in his wife really his own deficiencies, as claimed in the Garden of Peace? Should a husband ever remark, comment or criticize his wife? What about for a gross misdeed? What issues do husbands complain about in their wives and vice versa? Is there anything that can be done?

***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 Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 12:02
with Rabbi Lazer Brody – author and spiritual guide, translator of the Garden of Peace – 36:09
with Rabbi Dovid Rosman – Director of Aish HaTorah and shalom bayis author – 58:14
with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael and shalom bayis author – 1:32:17 

מראי מקומות

 

9/11/21 – Shiur 338 – Sukkos II – How to fufill the mitzvos of the Yom Tov properly (Sukkah, Lulav & Esrog, Simcha) – The Halachos of Chol Hamoed ; The power of a Yochid, Rabbi Avi Schnall

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with Rabbi Mordehai Burnstein - Chaplain, Jackson NJ, Dean, Ne’emas Bais Yaakov 29:30

Chol Hamoed: Can you go apple picking or fishing? Have someone build your house or mow your lawn? Fix your car? Order on amazon? Go in to work? Allow your employees to work? and much more.......

What should you have in mind when eating in the Sukkah, The message of the Daled Minim, The meaning behind Simchas Yom Tov

with Rabbi Moishe Francis - Rosh Kollel, Chicago, Mechaber Hilchos Chol hamoed – 39:58
with Rabbi Moshe Elefant - Worldwide Daf Yomi magid Shiur. COO, OU Kosher. Rav, Zichron Yosef – 1:01:46

מראי מקומות

 

9/4/21 – Shiur 337 – Sukkos I – How to shop for the Daled Minim – How to make a Sukkah – The Mitzvah of sittng in a Sukkah

What to look for when buying an Esrog? What's the minimum to be Yotzei and what's a Hiddur? What's the difference between the different types of Esrogim? What does the Hechsher on the Esrog box mean? And much more....

What to be careful about when making a Sukkah? What mats are Kosher for Schach? What to do if yout mat rolled up on Yom Tov? Can you go on a trip to a place that doesn't have a Sukkah? Is someone who's sleeping obligated in the Mitzvah of Sukkah? And much more....

with Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Charlop, Daled Minim Maven – 17:25
with Rabbi Shlomo Francis, Mechaber: The laws of Eruv, Sukkah expert – 38:00

מראי מקומות

 

8/28/21 – Shiur 336 – Shidduch research – how much should be researched before agreeing to a shidduch?

What’s researched in advance by the parents, and what’s left for the boy and girl to figure out? What specific questions should be asked? What can’t be asked? What must be asked? Who should - and should not - be asked?

***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 - 7:41
with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael and shalom bayis author – 31:53
with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue – 55:27
with Mrs. Lisa Twerski – Therapist, author and Nefesh board member – 1:20:51

מראי מקומות

 

8/21/21 – Shiur 335 – ELUL – What is the message?

What should we be doing during Elul? How do we internalize message of the times? How do you know what your pupose is in the world? How do we ensure that this year will really be different? How do you block out all the distractions and noise? Be present in the moment.

with Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, Founder Ohr Naava, International speaker – 30:00
with Rabbi Shlomo Farhi - Rav, Safra Synagogue Manhattan, Founder of Chazak, International lecturer – 42:35
with Rabbi Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Rabbi of Boca Raton Synagogue, Worldwide lecturer – 56:20
with Rabbi Daniel Glatstein - Rav, Tiferes Mordechai, Popular Author and Lecturer – 106:20

מראי מקומות

 

8/14/21 – Shiur 334 –Shemittah – Can you observe it if you don’t live in Eretz Yisroel?

Buying a piece of land to keep Shemittah is it a Mitzvah or is it detrimental to Shemittah?

Can you have a part in the Bracha of Shemittah? is the Bracha nowadays?

What items in the supermarkets in America can be from shemittah products?

with Reb Shia Markowitz - Head of Keren Hashviis – 24:05
with Rabbi Nochum Rabinowitz - OU Rabbinical Coordinator, Rav, Chevra Nachlas Yehoshua in Flatbush – 32:58
with Rabbi Efraim Landy, Av Beis Din, Rosh Kollel and rav in Eretz Yisroel, Poseik of Kinyan Shmita – 54:43

מראי מקומות

 

8/7/21 – Shiur 333 – Is Kashrus just on the food? (the Ben & Jerry’s saga) – Reb Moshe Feinstein & Jackie Mason

Should a Kashrus certifications decisions be solely based on Halacha? What moral decisions should be taken into consideration?

A lesson in Ahavas Yisroel from Reb Moshe & Reb Dovid Feinstein    

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz *** Rov of Beis HaKnesses of North Woodmere, Director of Semicha at RIETS

with Rabbi Moshe Taub – Rov of Young Israel of Holliswood, Queens, Ami Columnist – 16:44

מראי מקומות

 

7/31/21 – Shiur 332 – Should birthdays be celebrated? Is having a birthday cake and candles a problem of Chukos Hagoyim? Can they be blown out?

Is a birthday a day to celebrate? If so, how? Are there more significant birthdays, like the 70th? How should Jonathan Rosenblum celebrate his 70th this week? Have the gedolim historically celebrated their own birthdays? Is there a problem of Chukas Hagoyim to have a birthday cake? To have candles on it? To blow out the candles? To make a wish?

***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 – 8:25
with Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld – Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid and posek of Kav Halacha Beis Hora'ah – 23:18
with Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron – Popular lecturer and maggid shiur at a number of yeshivos – 49:37
with Rabbi Simon Jacobson – Chozer of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Renowned author and lecturer, Founder of the Meaningful Life Center – 1:19:46
with Rabbi Manis Friedman – Famed author, speaker, educator and Chabad Shaliach – 1:33:23

מראי מקומות

 

7/24/21 – Shiur 331 – Are we preparing our children properly for marriage ? The Message of Tu B’Av

Why is the divorce rate in our communities escalating at an alarmimg rate? Hear the astonishing numbers

Should something be added in our children's school curriculum to better prepare them?

How to deal with a spouse that has changed?

and much more.... Hear from the experts

with Rabbi Yosef Greenfield - Rov of Chestnut, Lakewood NY, Chosson Rebbi  – 22:53
with Mrs. Esty Greenberg - Kallah Teacher, Lakewood NJ – 41:48
with Rabbi Zecharia Greenwald - Menahel, Maor Beis Yaakov – 52:26
with Rabbi  Dr. Bentzion Twersky - Marriage Counselor – 1:12:32

מראי מקומות

 

7/17/21 – Shiur 330 – Har Habayis – Can we enter Har Habayis nowadays? If not, what should be done with it?

Which poskim prohibit entering the Temple Mount and why? Which permit? Does politics come into play? Which areas are less problematic? How would one prepare? Are we missing out on any mitzvahs by not going? What do the gedolim say to do with Har Habayis?

***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 Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach –
with Rabbi Yehuda Glick – President of Shalom Jerusalem Foundation 
with Rabbi Menachem Glick – Senior Mashgiach at Yeshivas Beis Yisrael –

מראי מקומות

 

7/10/21– Shiur 329 – Ratings on amazon and other online platforms – Are They permitted Halachically? – Lace Top Sheitels Part II – Rabbi Cohen’s Chiddush examined

Can one leave negative reviews that can potentially harm a business? Can you create fake reviews to purposely increase business? Can one person leave reviews from multiple accounts? Can you create algorithms to get your business to the top of a search ? 

with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - Rosh Yeshiva Aish Hatorah – 35:18
with Rabbi Aharon Sorscher - Rov in Detroit, Maggid Shiur Oraysa – 41:07
with Rabbi Shmuel Honigwachs - Dayan Bais HaVaad Lakewood – 57:20
with Joel Wolh - Founder, Boutique Seller (an Amazon agency), Co-founder Bizfluence – 1:07:14
with David Melamed - Founder, Digital Marketing News Whatsapp Group – 1:19:53

מראי מקומות

 

7/3/21– Shiur 328 – The Miami Tragedy – Champlain Towers Collapse

Do we ever stop Davening for their safety?

Dealing with unidentified bodies or parts of them.

This recovery can take months: When does Aveilus, Shivah and Kaddish begin?

with Rabbi Sholom Lipskar - Rov of The Shul, Bal Harbour, Surfside Florida – 20:13
with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz - Renowned author and lecturer – 33:26
with Rabbi Yonah Reiss - Av Beis Din of CRC, Chicago – 51:37

מראי מקומות

 

Due to the tragedy in Miami there will not be a Shiur this week שנשמע ונתבשר בשורות טובות

6/19/21– Shiur 327 – Female Rabbis - A problem of Halacha, Mesorah or even worse

Is there a problem with giving “semicha” to a woman? Can a woman be a shul or community rabbi? Can a shul with a woman rabbi call itself “orthodox”? What if she’s called Rabbah, Maharat, etc. instead of being called “Rabbi”? What’s the line between what’s acceptable and what’s not? Can a woman pasken shaylos?

***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 Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 12:38
with Rabbi Mayer Twersky – Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanan – 48:00
with Rebbitzen Miriam Kosman – Author, "Circle, Arrow, Spiral: Exploring Gender in Judaism" –1:05:31
with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael – 1:35:35

מראי מקומות

 

6/12/21– Shiur 326 – Lace Top Sheitels – Are They permissible?

What's the difference from these to other Sheitlach? Is there really a difference? Can you see the hair underneath? Is there a problem of Maaris Ayin? Is it going against the Torah's will? 

with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz - Rosh Yeshiva Aish Hatorah – 12:05
with Rabbi Shmuel Felder - Poseik BMG Lakewood – 14:03
with Rabbi Gedaliah Oberlander - Rov, Heichal Menachem, Monsey NY – 17:24
with Hagaon Rav Reuven Feinstein - Rosh Yeshiva Staten Island – 23:48
with Rabbi Daniel Ahron Coren - Rov, Monsey NY – 29:15
with Dini Weinberg - Dinis Wigs – 53:41

מראי מקומות

 

6/5/21– Shiur 325 – The great Techeilis debate – Hear from the Gedolei Hador and Gedolei Haposkim

Do we know what the Techeilis is - Is it the murex or the cuttlefish? Are you obligated to wear it because of Safek? 

with Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky - Rosh Yeshiva of Philadelphia – 20:10
with Hagaon Rav Menachem Mendel Shafran - Av Beis Din Hayashar V'hatov Yerushalayim, Rosh Yeshiva Noam Hatorah Bnei Brak – 20:34
with Hagaon Rav Dovid Cohen - Rov of Gvul Yaavetz, Renowned Posek, Mechaber seforim – 21:30
with Hagaon Rav Herschel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva & Rosh Kollel YU, Leading Posek of OU –   25:10
with Hagaon Rav Nissin Kaplan - Maggid Shiur, Mir Yerushalayim – 28:26
with Hagaon Rav David Yosef - Rosh Kollel Yachveh Da'at Kollel, Chief Rabbi of Har Nof, Member Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah – 34:57
with Rabbi Bentzion Halberstam, Rav of Khal Chassidim Westgate – 36:03
with Hagaon Rav Moshe Heineman – Rov of Agudas Yisroel Baltimore, Renowned Poseik – 55:40
with Rabbi Michoel Shlomo Bar-Ron – Founder Torath Moshe learning center – 1:11:54

מראי מקומות

 

5/29/21 – Shiur 324 – Comparing In-Town and Out-of Town Rabbanus and communities. How do they differ? How are they the same?

What are the challenges a Rabbi has in a small Jewish community? What are the main issues and shaylos in-town versus out-of-town? What are the strangest issues that come up? How do the communities compare?

***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 Ilan Feldman – Rabbi of Cong. Beth Jacob, Atlanta, Georgia – 10:42
with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz – Rabbi of Beis Hakenesses, North Woodmere – 40:44
with Rabbi Moshe Walter – Rabbi of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah, Silverspring, Maryland – 40:44

with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman – Rabbi of Shaare Torah, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1:39:33

מראי מקומות

 

5/22/21 – Shiur 323 – Dealing with children who are struggling with religion or OTD - Hear from the experts

Should we show unconditional love or set boundaries? If there a time when we need to send our children out of the home? What's the root of the problem?

with Rav Pinchos Friedman – Rosh Kollel of Belzer Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Mevakshei Hashem, Renowned lecturer, Mechaber Shvilei Pinchos – 12:51
with Ronnie Cohen – Founder of Always our Kids AKA "Ronnies Rebels" – 26:58
with Rav Ahron Glick, Rav of Kamenitz Brooklyn – 48:28

מראי מקומות

 

5/15/21 – Shiur 322 – The Meron Tragedy - How should we view it?

A heart wrenching eyewitness report.
Is it an act of Hashem or of human negligence? How do we strengthen our Emunah? How do we explain it to our children? Can we know why it happened? and much more..

with Reb Shmulik Kleiner – President, Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin, Eyewitness – 18:42
with Rabbi David Ashear – Best Selling Author, Living Emunah Series, livingemunah.com34:09
with Rav Pinchos Friedman – Rosh Kollel of Belzer Kollelim in Eretz Yisroel, Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Mevakshei Hashem, Renowned lecturer, Mechaber Shvilei Pinchos – 49:37

מראי מקומות

 

5/8/21 – Shiur 321 – Are there Halachic ways to eliminate debt?

Are there heterim to not repay debt? What if it’s owed to a credit card company, bank or government, as opposed to a Jewish lender or gmach? What must be disclosed when taking out a loan? Is it better to learn in Kollel and incur debt or to get a job? Can a creditor force the debtor to sell his home and other assets? Does halacha ever cap the amount of debt we can incur? 

***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 Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 9:57
with Rabbi Yosef Greenwald – Dayan, Posek and Rav of Khal Dexter Park 35:32
with Naftoli Horowitz – Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and author 01:07:10
with Shmuli Margulies – Chairman of Mesila – 01:40:00
with Rabbi Berel Wein – Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi – 02:01:47

מראי מקומות

 

5/1/21 – Shiur 320 – Should we change the way we make Chasunahs? Why do we discriminate against the handicapped (בעלי מום) in the Beis Hamikdash?

Are our Chasunas over the top? Do affluent people/community leaders need to cut down to encourage others? Is there a difference on how much Tzedaka you give? What about all the Yidden who make Parnassah from Chasunas? 

with Chaim Ekstein – Founder CE Capital Services & Empowerment funding, Author, Founder of the $10,000 wedding challenge – 16:28
with Rabbi Yosef Vigler – Rav, Maayan Yisroel, Flatbush – 32:22
with Shloimy Dachs Singer, orchestra owner 47:19
with Shaul Greenwald – Co-founder, simchainitiative.org, CEO, Riverside Abstract – 1:02:37

מראי מקומות

 

4/24/21 – Shiur 319 – Sefirah and Lag Baomer - All you need to know

What's the source of the proihbition of music? Is recordings, acapella and other forms of music forbidden?
Can you shave your beard? Can you make Shecheyanu?
Should you go to Meron this year or will it cause Chilul Shabbos? Does the pigrimage to Meron repair Charedi Chiloni relations ?
What's the real source of the Yom Tov of lag Baomer? A novel approach to the source of lag Baomer

with Rabbi Beirach Steinfeld – Rabbi of Rov, Khal Dover Tov, Flatbush, Halacha Columnist – 16:50
with Reb Yitzchok Pindrus Chairman, Yahadus HaTorah – 38:30
with Rabbi Yechiel Goldhaber – Mechaber Seforim –59:37

מראי מקומות

 

4/17/21 – Shiur 318 – How has Rabbanus (being a shul Rabbi) changed over the past 40+ years?

What are the strangest shaylos a shul Rav is asked? What about 40+ years ago? What are the greatest challenges and difficulties encountered by a shul Rav? How have things changed? What’s most enjoyable, and what’s the least enjoyable? What are congregants struggling with the most today?

***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 Berel Wein – Rabbi of Beit Knesset Hanassi, Yerushalayim – 7:59
with Rabbi Zev Leff – Rabbi of Moshav Matisyahu – 39:39
with Rabbi Gershon Bess – Rabbi of Cong. Kehilas Yaakov, Los Angeles – 1:16:37

מראי מקומות

 

4/10/21 – Shiur 317 – Yom Hashoah - Should we commemorate?

Are we allowed to make a special day for mourning? Is it allowed to be made in Nissan? Is "never again" a Jewish concept? Is it wrong to enumerate anti-semitic acts? and much more.....

with Rabbi Marvin Hier – Dean and Founder of Simon Wiesenthal Center – 22:55
with Rabbi Yaakov Feitman –Rav, Khal Beis Yehudah Tzvi, Cedarhurst NY  – 35:19
with Hanoch Teller – Noted Historian, Author and Lecturer – 58:42

מראי מקומות

 

3/27/21 – Shiur 316 – Pesach Inspiration

Short Divrei Torah and inspiration on Pesach 

מראי מקומות

 

3/20/21 – Shiur 315 – Got the picture? – Shidduch pictures in halacha and Haskafah

Does it enhace chances of Shidduchim or does it objectize the girls, Are they being passed around like baseball cards, Is a breach of Tznius, What can you know from a picture, and much more.......

with Rabbi Henoch Plotnick – Rosh Mesivta Meor Hatorah Chicago, columnist in the Mishpacha – 16:49
with Rabbi Shlomo Goldberger – Director, Shidduch Center Of Baltimore – 34:25
with Mrs. Bella Beer Longtime Shadchan and coach, Shidduch columnist in the Yated
 1:02:29
with Mrs. Tova Weinstein – Spearheading movement to discontinue pictures @ noshidduchpics@gmail.com – 1:13:46
with Reb Meir – A young married man who spent 5 Yrs in shidduchim –1:27:55

מראי מקומות

 

3/13/21 – Shiur 314 – Governor Cuomo Scandal – How does the Torah view allegations

Balancing protecting from the predator to protecting the reputation of the accused, Should the jewish media be reporting offenders to make awareness? Are allegations to be believed if they can be poliitcally motivated? The Ne'emanus of women, Are offenders habitual,  and much more........

with Rabbi Moshe Taub – Rav, Young Israel of Holliswood, Ami columnist – 16:40
with Yochanan Donn – Longtime columnist for Jewish newspapers – 47:46
with Keshet Starr – CEO of the ORA (Orthodox Resolution of Agunot) – 58:54
with Rabbi Menachem Rosenfeld – Family Mediator –1:05:08

מראי מקומות

 

3/6/21 – Shiur 313 – Pesach Hotels

The 8 Kashrus questions you must ask the mashgaiach before  booking a hotel for Pesach, Does it take away from our childrens Pesach experience or is it a necessary break, Is it over excessive Gashmius or Ruchniusdike inspiration, What can go wrong, and much more..

with Rabbi Leizer Ginzburg – Rosh Kollel of Mirrer Yeshivah, Rov of Agudah  – 18:42
with Yitzchok Neger – Sabra Tours – 37:06
with Rabbi Lenny Steinberg – Rabbinic coordinator for the OU – 47:23
with Rabbi Mordechai Shain – Longtime Pesach Hotel Mashgiach – 59:12
with Arieh Wagner – Pesach Programs in Davos Switzerland and around the world  –1:11:25

מראי מקומות

 

2/27/21 – Shiur 312 – Can we buy and sell the schar of Mitzvos? A portion in Olam Haba? Does Michael Steinhardt owe Dovid Lichtenstein $100k?

Can Mitzvos be bought and sold? Can you pay someone to take your Aveiros? Is Dovid Lichtenstein’s purchase of Michael Steinhardt’s mitzvah/olam haba valid? Can either party rescind the deal in Beis Din?

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

with Reb Dovid Lichtenstein – founder and CEO of The Lightstone Group, purchaser of Michael Steinhardt’s “Birthright mitzvah” – 10:33
with Rabb
i Manis Friedman – famed author, speaker, educator and Chabad Shaliach –28:09

with Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld – Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid and posek of Kav Halacha Beis Hora'ah – 38:24
with Rabbi Zalman Graus – Renowned Toen, Dayan and Mechaber Seforim  – 1:05:47
with Rabbi Yona Reiss – Av Beis Din of the CRC - 1:18:53

מראי מקומות

 

 

2/20/21 – Shiur 311 – Brisk : Reb Dovid Soloveitchik ZT”L

Reb Dovid Soloveichik's life: Torah, Hashkafos and Hanhagos

with Reb Yitzchok Frankfurter – Publisher of Ami Magazine, Talmid and personal emissary of Reb Dovid  – 19:47

Brisk: What was Reb Chaims' Chiddush in learning over previous generations?

with Rabbi Hershel Schachter – Rosh Yeshivah of YU and talmid of Rav Soloveitchik  – 49:01
with Rabbi Lictenstein – Rosh Yeshivah and grandson of Reb Chaim – 1:00:02
with Rabbi Ezra Rodkin – Rosh Yeshivah of Pe'er Hatorah, Rov of Zichron Yaakov Slomo V'Chava, Talmid Muvhak of  Reb Dovid Soloveichik – 1:05:22

מראי מקומות

 

2/13/21 – Shiur 310 – Jewish Media

What is role of Jewish media in the frum world today? Has their influence usurped the Rabbonim? What is the red line for crass consumerism? Are they making the singers and musician into Jewish celebrities? Is it their job to stay politically neutral or can they slant their opinions? And much more....

with Reb Eli Paley – Publisher of the Mishpacha, Head of Chareidi institute of public affairs  – 20:22
with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue – 49:00
with Rabbi Avi Shafran – Agudath Israel of America's director of public affairs, Columnist for the Ami – 1:07:20

מראי מקומות

 

2/6/21 – Shiur 309 – The Torah view of alternative lifestyles, Liberalism and Progressivism

Which liberal and progressive ideas conflict with the Torah? How should Jewish institutions handle LGBT pressures by a member? How does the secular view of sexuality compare to that of the Torah? Should we educate our children about these issues, or keep silent? Should someone with these beliefs and/or practices be distanced? Not given an Aliya?

***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 – 11:19
with Rabbi Mayer Twersky – Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanan – 36:51
with Jonathan Rosenblum – Famed Author and Writer for Mishpacha Magazine – 59:42
with Denise Harle Esq. – senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom – 1:23:56

מראי מקומות

 

1/30/21 – Shiur 308 - To Vax or not to Vax – Debate about the Covid Vaccine - Halachic status of doctors

The Torah's look on: the Covid Vaacine, the Ne'emanus of doctors, the reasons of the anti vaxxers and anti maskers 

with Rabbi Akiva Tatz – Renowned Rabbi, Doctor, Lecturer , London, England– 16:19
with Dr. Lawrence Palevsky – Doctor Northport Wellness Center– 48:09

with Reb Yaakov – Statistician, Bnei Brak, Israel – 1:14:08

מראי מקומות

 

1/23/21 – Shiur 307 – Midwinter Vacations - Flaunting our wealthiur

Over the top vacations, extravagant spending on Simchas: is it permitted Halachically & hashkafically? what message does it send our children? is it putting pressures on our communities, and much more...

with Rabbi Chaim Mendel Brodsky – Rosh Yeshivah Zichron Shmaryahu, Toronto, Canada – 15:06
with Rabbi Moshe Hauer – Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union – 30:08
with Rabbi Moshe Rotberg – Rav of Zichron Yechezkel, Toms River NJ, pyscotherapist 50:46

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1/16/21 – Shiur 306 – Eating meat in Halacha & Hashkafa; is vegetarianism a treif hashkafa?

Is it permitted to be a vegetarian or vegan? What about an animal rights activist? Is meat required on Shabbos, Yom Tov and at a Bris? Can we eat veal? Is there a chance shchitah can be banned in the U.S. like what’s happening in Europe? Is Synthetic meat still fleish? Can an Ashkenazi eat meat from a Sefardi hashgacha and vice versa? Can meat be left alone on a barbecue or at home with non-Jewish cleaning help?

***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 Yitzchak Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 4:23
with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt – Chief Rabbi of Moscow, President of the Conference of European Rabbis – 32:50
with Rabbi Yissochar Dov Krakowski – Director of OU Kosher in Israel, noted Posek and author – 48:00

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1/9/21 – Shiur 305 – Starbucks kosher?

What can or can’t you drink at a Starbucks, 7-11 and other non on kosher coffee shop.

with Rabbi Sholom Fishbane – Director of Kashrus for the Chicago Rabbinical Council (cRc), president of AKO – 13:33
with Rabbi Eli Gersten –  Rabbinic Coordinator and Halachic Recorder for the OU – 41:27

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1/2/21 – Shiur 304 – What halachically is a good (or bad) use of our time?

What is Bitul Torah? What about Bitul Zeman? Do these concepts apply to women? Do they apply to: Shabbos naps, attending simchas, studying secular studies, listening to podcasts, watching sports, playing sports, visiting Gedolim, visiting kevarim, leisure activities, reading Gedolim biographies and much more.

***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 – Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union – 8:00
with Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy – Rav of the Agudas Yisrael of Toronto 33:51
with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz – Head of Semicha, REITS, and Rabbi of Beis HaKnesses of North Woodmere 1:05:12
with Reb Dovid Lichtenstein – founder and CEO of The Lightstone Group 1:34:44
with Mr. Charlie Harary – management consultant and noted speaker – 1:45:14

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12/26/20 – Shiur 303 – Secular Holidays in Halacha

Can you go to company parties? Can you go to holiday parties? Can you drink there? Can you give co-workers gifts for the holidays? Can you wish them happy holidays? And much more.......

with Rabbi Doniel Neustadt - Rov of Pine River Village, Lakewood 16:28
with Ralph Hertzka – CEO of Meridian – 41:16
with Rabbi Ari Wasserman – Author of “Making it Work,” “Making it ALL Work” (for women) and 10 other Seforim, Maggid Shiur, Yerushalayim  57:35

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12/19/20 – Shiur 302 – Should we take the Covid Vaccine?

Are you obligated to vaccinate? Is it Safe? Can schools mandate it? Is it permitted to jump the line? Who should we listen to Rabbonim or Doctors? 

with HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky –  Zkan Roshei Yeshivos Rosh Yeshivah of Philadelphia 21:51
with HaRav Hershel Schachter – Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon – 24:14
with Dr. Alan Kadish – President of Touro – 36:51
with Dr. Jeffrey Bander - Head of Covid Division at Mount Sinai – 50:10

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12/12/20 – Shiur 301 – Legalization of Marijuana

Is it different than alcohol? What does it do to motivation? Is addiciton a problem in Bais Yaakov? How should we educate our youth? What's the underlying cause of addiction? and much more....

with Rabbi Berel Wein –  Noted Rav, Historian, Lecturer – 22:18
with Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger – Rav of Shaarei Tefillah of New Hempstead, Maggid Shiur for bochurim 29:56
with Dr Leslie Klein – Academic Dean of the Woman Institute of Torah Seminary & College – 43:23
with Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg –  Mashgiach Ruchni of Bnos Chaya Academy, Brooklyn – 45:06
with Rabbi Moshe Elefant - COO, OU Kosher - 58:16
with Mr. Tom Gagliano, MSW - Addictions Expert, Speaker, Coach - 01:06:12

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12/5/20 – Shiur 300 – Divorce process; Why is divorce so contentious

Is there a better way to get divorced? Best interest of the child? Mediation vs. Arbitration. 

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

with Betzalel Rothstein - Mediator at Shalom Family Mediation; www.shalomfamilymediation.com10:58
with Rabbi Twersky -  Av bais din of Bais din Kav Hayoshor
 20:16
with Rabbi Yitzchock Gruenebaum - Mediator in Monsey – 35:40

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11/28/20 – Shiur 299 – You’ll be surprised at the many Issurei Ribbis you may have been Oiver; Kashrus & Mesorah of Turkey

A response to: Criticism about Rabbi Sacks Zt"l; To a Rav from South Africa critical of Reb Moshe story

Saying thank you on on a loan, paying back American dollars in Eretz Yisroel, Heter Iska, hard money loans, and much more...
How do we eat Turkey? Where's the Mesorah?

with Rabbi Mordechai Kanner – Rov, Kol Yaakov, Toronto, Canada, Mechaber Sefer: It's a Matter of Interest – 25:40
with Rabbi Baruch Miller – Rov, Khal Beis Mordechai, Flatbush,
Rosh Hakollel Beis Yosef Novardok 48:21
with Rabbi Ari Zivotofsky – World Renowned Expert in Mesorah of Birds – 01:14:10

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11/21/20 – Shiur 298 – Stories and Psakim of Hagaon Reb Dovid Feinstein זצ׳ל

Posek who was the last word on life and death issues. Sampling of some of the shailos asked to him by Chai Lifeline. Stories of his humbleness and great kindness by his talmidim.

with Rabbi Simcha Scholar– CEO Chai Lifeline – 19:54
with Rabbi Raphael Ehrenpreis – talmid of Rav Dovid Feinstein z"tzl – 47:28

with Reb Boruch Stein  – shamash b'kodesh by Rav Dovid Feinstein z'tzl – 1:10:33

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11/14/20 – Shiur 297 – How much (or little) should a husband help at home?

Halachically, does a husband need to help at all? Who needs to do the dishes, laundry and the like? What if the wife always needs help during his learning or work time? What if she’s a very needy person who should be handling more? What if he helps, but the wife doesn't like the way he does things? What are healthy expectations for boys and girls getting into marriage? What if there’s a gap between expectations and reality?

*** 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 Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael and shalom bayis author – 8:14
with Rabbi Michoel Frank – Mora D'Asra of Kehilas Ohr HaTorah in Silver Spring, MD – 35:07
with Rabbi Dovid Rosman – Director of Aish HaTorah and shalom bayis author – 1:05:19
with Mrs. Debbie Fox, LCSW – expert in shalom bayis and family issues – 1:39:27
with Dr. David Lieberman – Internationally renowned speaker and author – 1:56:33

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11/7/20 – Shiur 296 – America in chaos

Torah's Haskafah to leadership change

with Senator Joe Liberman - 11:30

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10/31/20 – Shiur 295 – Mesira in Halacha

Is it permitted to report non compliance to Covid regulations?
Someone beating their spouse?
Reckless driving? ....
Monologue discussion;
Is the Yateds' reporting responsible?

with Rabbi Zalman Graus – Renowned Dayan and Mechaber Seforim  – 39:58
with Rabbi Shmuel Wiener – posek and a Rosh Kollel in Yeshivas Aderes Hatorah – 1:15:29

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10/24/20 – Shiur 294 – Police and Police Enforcement; what if it’s discriminatory

Is sticking up for our rights a Kiddush HaShem or Chilul HaShem? Is holding a protest the right way? Do we need to strictly comply with secular law, or is there flexibility? What if the enforcement of the laws is discriminatory against observant Jews? What if we disagree with the laws? What if the laws close down our yeshivos, shuls and weddings?

*** 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 Yitzchok Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 12:03
with Rabbi Mayer Twersky – Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchok Elchanan – 50:25
with Mr. Ben Brafman – Noted criminal defense attorney – 1:17:22
with Dr. David Lieberman – Internationally renowned speaker and author – 1:29:52
closing chizuk from Rabbi Moshe Hauer – Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union – 1:42:51

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10/17/20 - Shiur 293 - Being in the Headlines - Did we forget we are in Galus?

Our communities response to Covid examined halachically:
Agudah: A remarkable change of decades of policy unnoticed by many
Lakewood: Is the Covid Vaads Psak that a shul is מגין ומציל and therefore no need for masks consistent with Halacha?
The multitudes of sick in Monroe: Is there a mitzvah of Hatzala to a community that exhibits reckless behavior?
Belz: Is it justified to risk lives of some to save lives of others?
 
with Rabbi Avi Kahn - Rav of Congregation Khal New City - Founder and Rosh Beis Din of Beis Din Vaad Hadin V'Horaah - 43:24
 

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