12/3/22 – Shiur 397 – Abuse and Abuse Coverups in Our Communities

Should a Rabbi meet in his office with a woman?
What’s enough proof to start warning other women? Do recordings suffice?
When do we go to the police?
When do we keep abuse quiet and when do we publicize the dangers?
What’s going on in the head of an abuser? Is he not worried about getting caught?
Why would followers of a Rabbi coverup his abuses?

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

Audio from Rabbi Shraga Feivel Zimmerman – Av Beis Din of the Federation of Synagogues in London – 15:10
with Rabbi Gershon Bess – Rabbi of Cong. Kehilas Yaakov, Los Angeles – 23:12
with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox – Dayan, Forensic and clinical psychologist, Director of Crisis and Trauma Services for Chai Lifeline  – 47:29
with Mrs. Debbie Fox, LCSW – founder and executive director of Magen Yeladim – 1:24:30
with Rabbi Yona Reiss – Av Beis Din of the CRC, Chicago – 1:34:43

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11/26/22 – Shiur 396 – Taking One’s Life in Halacha

Is there any Heter ever for taking one’s own life?
Terminal illness? Extreme poverty? Mafia chasing him?
How do we view someone who commits suicide due to mental health issues?
How do we prevent this tragedy?

with Rabbi Mordechai Twersky – Horonsteipel Rebbe – 27:13
with Tzvi Gluck – Director of Amudim – 43:00
with Mrs. Aliza Bulow – Mother of child who commited suicide, Founder of CORE – 1:05:06
with Dr. Chaim Nissel – Licensed Psychologist Yeshiva University Vice Provost, Senior trainer for American Association of Suicidology – 1:14:01
with Rabbi Yehuda Leib Wiener – Rov of Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Rov of Knesses Yisrael – 1:31:08

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11/19/22 – Shiur 395 – Life Before Divorce – How do we stop the upward trend of divorce in our communities?

Does a wife have to take on her husband’s Chumros?
Should you be your spouse’s Mashgiach?
Is there a Mitzvah of כיבוד אב ואם when parents are meddling into the children’s lives?
If a Chosson or Kallah teacher taught incorrectly and it lead to divorce, are they obligated to pay for damages?
Why are there so many divorces these days?

with Rabbi Yisroel Knofler – Av Beis Din Badatz of Lakewood – 19:03

Why are there so many divorces these days?
Are they all frivolous or necessary?
Why are so many young people coming home so quickly? Are they immature, unwilling to put the work in?
When is it time for therapy and when is it time to give up on therapy?
Is therapy the problem or the solution?
What is the solution?
How can we stop this tidal wave?

with Talli Rosenbaum – Individual and couple therapist and certified intimate therapist – 52:30
with Dr. Avi Muschel – A Clinical psychologist 1:24:13
with Lisa Twerski – Author, International Lecturer on dating and marriage – 1:46:39

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11/12/22 – Shiur 394 – “Being in the box” – have we made the “box” into a coffin? Is “the derech” too narrow?

What’s the definition of being on the “derech” and “in-the-box”?
How have those definitions changed over time?
Is the “derech” too narrow and the “box” too confining?
Does being “out-of-the box” violate Halacha or just societal expectations and norms?
Are there halachic requirements to: wear white shirts and black pants, always wear a hat, go into certain occupations, not play sports and music?

 ***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 - Renowned Rov, Author, Historian and Lecturer – 11:28
with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 24:42

with Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 31:48
with Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld – Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid and posek of Kav Halacha Beis Hora'ah – 1:09:57
with Rabbi Gedalia Oppen – Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Ateres Eitz Chaim – 1:30:39

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11/5/22 – Shiur 393 – Hear from the wife of someone who has SSA – Is there life after divorce?

Is same sex attraction real? Hear about it in real life 

with "Sara" – A wife of someone who has SSA - 22:23

Can the mother have custody of the boys when the father has a Mitzvah to teach his children Torah?
Are you allowed to say Loshon Horah when asked Shidduch information about your ex- spouse? 
Are you allowed to say the divorce wasn’t messy?
Can you hide your assets to give less alimony?
If a spouse is violating the divorce agreement and Beis Din can’t enforce it, are you allowed to go to secular court?
If one of the spouses goes off the Derech how should it be dealt with? 
How are the ex-spouses supposed to communicate with each other?
If one of the spouses remarries, how do they walk down to the Chuppah?

with Rabbi Avrohom Kahan – Rav of Congregation Khal New City, Av Beis Din of the Bais Din Vaad Hadin V’horaah – 34:25
with Reb Yitzchok Gruenbaum – Concord Mediation Group – 1:16:26

Answers to last weeks riddles – 1:33:55

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10/29/22 – Shiur 392 – Mental Health in Halacha – Learn how to recognize it and deal with it

How does Halacha view mental health?
Can you be Mechalel Shabbos?
How do deal with OCD and Mitzvah observance?
When someone comes to therapy and is saying lashon Horah or talking bad about parents is that a problem? Especially when the therapist is encouraging it.
Can you tell an eating disorder patient to eat on Yom Kippur?
What to say when it comes to Shidduchim and you have privileged information?
And much more......

with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox – Dayan, Forensic and clinical psychologist, Director of crisis intervention for Chai Lifeline – 20:40
with Rabbi Moshe Rotberg – Licensed therapist, Renowned Rov for Hatzolah of Central Jersey and Ohr Yechezkel in Toms River – 1:25:25

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10/22/22 – Shiur 391 – Do we need to be a shmata when dealing with difficult people?

What are some strategies and tactics for dealing with difficult people?
Can you reciprocate the negativity?
What if it’s your boss, Rabbi, Rosh Yeshiva or spouse?
When does the prohibition of hating someone apply? What if he earned the hatred? 
Do people get crankier when they get older?
How can someone tell if they are a difficult person?

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 – 15:11
with Dr. Debbie Akerman – Professor of social welfare and clinical social worker – 39:02
with Dr. David Lieberman – internationally renowned speaker and author – 1:01:53
with Rabbi Berel Wein - Renowned Rav, Author, Historian and Lecturer – 1:19:07

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10/8/22 – Shiur 390 – The Kashrus scandal in the (non) Kosher Chinese Express in Manalapan Revisited | The court’s decision regarding YU | Transgender in Halacha

The Kashrus scandal in the (non) Kosher Chinese Express in Manalapan Revisited - Is it Loshon Horah to discuss or a Mitzva?
The court's decision regarding YU - What options do they have?
When a religous school hires a Trans teacher what is their recourse?
with Rabbi Michael Broyde – Professor of Law & Academic Director of the Law and Religion Program at Emory University School of Law – 36:54

Transgender in Halacha
with Rabbi Eli Ozarowski  – Renowned Author, Teacher and Lecturer – 1:09:33

5 Riddles for Succos – 1:34:55

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9/24/22 – Shiur 389 – The Kashrus scandal in the Chinese Restaurant | The New York State Board of Regents vote regarding Yeshivos

 

The Kashrus scandal in the Chinese Restaurant
Are our restaurants and Kosher establishments really Kosher?

What can we do to ensure that these incidents don’t happen again?
with Rabbi Yudel Shain – Dayan and Renowned Kashrus expert, Lakewood NJ  – 16:30

Yom Hadin comes early for our Yeshivos!!
The New York State Board of Regents
vote
How are we supposed to look at it?

Hear both sides of the debate

with Simcha Eichenstein – Assemblyman, State of NY – 33:34
with Avi Shick – Former deputy attorney general of New York, Partner at Troutman Pepper – 1:00:26

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9/17/22 – Shiur 388 – Quick Retirements – Should it be our goal to retire as quickly as possible? Is retirement a good idea?

Do you need to stop working when you have enough money to learn full time?
How should a wife handle the husband being around? What’s the impact on the children?
What happens when the husband traifs up the kitchen preparing his own lunch?
How much money do you need to save to retire?
When do you need to start planning for it?
What’s the impact of retirement on our health and memory?

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 – Posek and Rav of the Agudas Yisrael of Toronto – 14:05
with Dr. Ross Andel – expert in aging and brain function – 41:23
with Naftali Horowitz – Managing Director at Morgan Stanley – 54:52
with Rabbi Yechiel Greenblatt and Jordan Odinsky – founders of www.SmachZevulun.com – 1:20:17
with Rabbi Berel Wein – Renowned Rav, Author, Historian and Lecturer – 1:43:47

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9/10/22 – Shiur 387 – Are my Tefillos really worth anything? Does Hashem really listen to me? Powering up our Tefillos

Hear from some of the greatest thinkers and Mashpiim our generation
with Rabbi Moshe Hauer – Renowned Rov and Rabbinical Leader of the OU  – 20:58
with Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky  – Renowned Rosh Yeshivah and Lecturer  – 34:41
with Rabbi Efrem Golberg  – Rov of Boca Raton Synagogue and Lecturer  – 1:04:24
with Rabbi Shay Schachter  – Rosh Beis Midrash in the Young Israel of Woodmere  – 1:21:34
with Rebbetzin Slovie Jungreis-Wolff  – Renowned Author and Lecturer  – 1:36:16

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9/3/22 – Shiur 386 – Next year in Uman/Yerushalayim? Is it about time we brought up Reb Nachman’s Kever to Eretz Yisroel?

Should we be bringing up Reb Nachman to Eretz Yisroel? [The Halachic analysis of exhuming remains]
Do we really know which Kever is the Kever of Reb Nachman?
with Rabbi Ari Enkin – Rov, Maggid Shiur & Mechaber Seforim from Beit Shemesh – 13:24

Is it permissible to go to Uman this year due to the war in Ukraine? Is it a dangerous place? Hear from boots on the ground
with Rabbi Moshe Azman – Chief Rabbi of Ukraine – 26:57

What is the mesorah in Breslov regarding bringing up Reb Nachman?
What did Reb Moshe Feinstein say about bringing Reb Nachman to Eretz Yisroel?
with Rabbi Nasan Maimon - Worldwide Breslover Mashpia – 35:44

Hear fascinating history about bringing up Gedolim to Eretz Yisroel
with Rabbi Yechiel Goldhabr – Historian and Mechaber Seforim – 1:04:16

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8/27/22 – Shiur 385 – Back to School - Do we need to adhere to all school rules? If we don’t, can we sign the school handbook?

What is the purpose of having a school handbook?
Should the rules be realistic, or the ideal (but unrealistic) hopes of the school?
Can parents lie about not having internet, texting, smartphones, etc.?
What percentage of families violate school rules?
Why would a school have parents/students sign the handbook?

***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 and Mrs. Elisheva Kamenetsky – Menahel of DRS and Rosh Yeshiva of HALB; Menaheles of SKA – 16:39
with Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy –  Renowned Posek, Rav of the Agudas Yisrael of Toronto – 38:58
with Rabbi Chaim Eisenstein – Popular lecturer, Author and Ram at the Gruss Kollel – 1:04:14
with Rabbi Zev Leff – Rosh Yeshiva, prolific author, Rav of Moshav Matisyahu – 1:30:13
with Rabbi Binyomin Kessler – Menahal of Yeshiva Ketana of Queens – 1:39:05

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8/20/22 – Shiur 384 – My child was not accepted into any school!!! School Acceptance Policies - Discrimination

Is having discriminatory school acceptance policies Halachically allowed?
What damage are we doing to our children?
Do we have a communal obligation to accept all children into schools?
Is there a difference between a boys school and a girls school?
Can schools force people to accept upon themselves Chumros, in order that their kids should be accepted?
Can schools claim they hold themselves to certain standards, if they overlook these standards for affluent members of the community?

with Rabbi Berach Steinfeld – Rov of Khal Dover Tov, Flatbush, Halacha Columnist – 10:49
with Mr. Shuli Halpert – Extraordinary Askan head of Gesher L'Yeshivos – 31:19
with Mr. Yosef Shidler – Parent, Outspoken on school acceptance policies – 1:02:44

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8/13/22 – Shiur 383 – DUI in Halacha

The alcohol epidemic in our community, what are the repercussions?
If a person gets arrested due to a DUI incident is there a Mitzva of Pidyon Shevuim?
If a person gives alcohol to legal minors, can he be held culpable?
Can a person be held accountable for giving excess drinks to adults?
Can a persom who gives alcohol to legal minors be turned over to the authorities?

A person who endangers the public can he be turned over to the authorities?
Hear an in-depth Halachic and legal analysis from renowned Rabbonim and lawyers

with Lou Shapiro – Superlawyer, Media legal commentator – 15:23
with Rabbi Zalman Graus – Renowned Dayan, Toein and Mechaber Seforim – 27:56
with "Chaya" – Victim of  alcohol addiction – 53:20
with Reb Tzvi Gluck – Director of Amudim – 1:01:07
with Rabbi Yaakov Feitman – Rav of Kehilas Beis Yehuda Tzvi, Cedarhurst NY – 1:16:25

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8/6/22 – Shiur 382 – Parenting - What makes “successful” children? What are common mistakes which should be avoided?

What are the most important character traits we should teach our children? 
What’s the main challenge in raising children?
How do we teach kids how to wake up, and generally be independent?
How about to be compassionate and caring people?
How has parenting changed over the past 30 years?

***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, Posek and Rosh Yeshiva – 12:31
with Mrs. Chani Juravel LCSW – popular lecturer and therapist – 33:01
with Rabbi Avishai David – Rosh Yeshiva, educator and shul Rav – 1:02:27

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7/30/22 – Shiur 381 – The Warsaw Ghetto - The Uprising: Was it Halachically sanctioned?

The history of the ghetto
Is it a form of Kiddush Hashem to go down fighting rather than getting killed passively?
Are you allowed to resist when you technically won't win: Is it a form of suicide?
Are you causing others to get killed?
The controversy surrounding Reb Menachem Zemba’s view
Are leaders obligated not to abandon their flock or do thet have to leave to save their lives?

with Yehuda Geberer – Jewish Historian and Tour Guide, Jewish History Soundbites25:32
with Rabbi Reuven Brand – Rosh Kollel, YU Torah Mitzion Kollel, Chicago Illinois – 44:04
with Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Glatstein – Rov in Cedarhurst, Noted Speaker, Grandson of Reb Menachem Zemba's lookout in the uprising – 1:07:58

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7/23/22 – Shiur 380 – The Halachic Challenges of living at home with a non-religious child or spouse

If your spouse is irreligious, can she trusted to say she went to the Mikvah?
Can you allow your son to stay in your house if he insists on staying there with his girlfriend?
Can you eat from the food they bring you?
Do you have to be afraid they’ll make your oven, microwave, and dishes Treif?
If they cook is it Bishul Acu”m?
If they touch wine does it become Yayin Nesech?
Can you give them food and drink if they won’t wash their hands or make a Brocha?
Are they מצטרפף לזימון ?
What happens if they bring Chametz into your house on Pesach?
If the air conditioner shuts off on Shabbos and they turn it on do you have to leave the house?
If they turn on a light on Shabbos can you use that room?

with Rabbi Sholom Fishbane – Director, AKO and CRC, Chicago, Illinois – 17:54
with Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan – Mashgiach Ruchani at Yeshiva High School of Cleveland, Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) – 57:10
with Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis – Rosh Kollel Torah Chaim, Yerushalayim, Mechaber Takonos Hashovim and other Seforim – 1:25:36

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7/16/22 – Shiur 379 – Beis Din in contemporary society

What type of cases come before Beis Din These days?
How does Beis din differ from an abitration panel?
What can you do to avoid Dinei Torah?
How are matrimonial cases (including Sholom Bayis) dealt with in Beis Din?
The role of lawyers and Toyanim in Beis Din

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Yehoshua Wolfe *** Menahel of Bais HaVaad Rabbincal Court, Lakewood NJ

with Dayan Dovid Grossman – Founder and Rosh Bais HaVaad Rabbincal Court, Lakewood NJ – 6:25
with Rabbi Yaakov Siemiatycki – Dayan, Bais HaVaad Rabbincal Court, Lakewood NJ – 21:34
with Mr. Baruch Cohen esq – Trial Attorney, Los Angeles, California – 36:32

with Mr. Gary Snitow – Trial Attorney in NY and NJ – 53:07

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7/9/22 – Shiur 378 – What should a wife do if she simply has had it with her husband? Plus, revisiting the “Surrendered Wife” and responding to those who complained about the earlier show

Are friends a replacement for a therapist?
What’s appropriate to discuss with friends, and what’s not?
How should a wife handle when her husband lives a lifestyle she does not approve of?
How should the husband handle his wife “being on his case”?
Can a non-Jewish book be used for Shalom Bayis?
Is there a Torah hashkafa in how to handle Shalom Bayis issues?
What if the wife is the problem?

***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. Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 13:55
with Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, Esq., M.Sc. – popular speaker, author, therapist and podcaster – 41:58
with Dr. David Lieberman – internationally renowned speaker and author – 1:08:06

with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier – veteran mechanech, relationships expert and author – 1:23:24
with Laura Doyle – best-selling author of the “Surrendered Wife” and more – 1:39:53

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7/2/22 – Shiur 377 – The Court’s ruling: LGBTQIA clubs at Yeshiva University: What comes next?

When a Yeshiva is compelled by the goverment to take action that is K'Neged HaTorah, are they obligated to shut down in lieu of complying? 
Does the yeshiva have to split off from the university and re-open as a separate new independent Yeshiva?
If the yeshiva follows the goverment's orders, is one permitted to continue teaching there?
How should orthodox Jewry as a whole react ? This ruling affects all Yeshivos
Is this reminiscent of the closing of Yeshivas Volozhin?

Rav Giftar on the YU clubs – 2:10
Rav Soloveichik on the Secularization of YU – 13:00
with Eric Baxter Esq – Becket Religous Freedom – Attorney for YU – 28:48
with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Senior Rabbi Boca Raton Synagogue – 45:25
with Reb Yaakov Sasson - Mechaber of Shiurei Harav on Sanhedrin, Musmach of YU, Historian – 1:01:35

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6/25/22 – Shiur 376 – Mechitzas - When do we need one? + Music Part III (a supplement to the previous Shiurim)

Simchas:  Chupa, Chasuna, Sheva Brochos Do any of them need a Mechitza?
Does a concert need to have a Mechitza or is mixed seating/family seating allowed?
Why is a Mechitza not mentioned in Shulchan Aruch

with Rabbi Boruch Oberlander – Chief rabbi of Hungary, Av Beis Din of Budapest – 21:33
what the Lubavitcher Rebbe Had to say about Mechitzas by concerts42:07
with Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz – Rov of Beis Haknesses of North Woodmere, Head of Semicha in YU - 43:10

with Rabbi Shay Tahan – Rosh Kollel of Shaarei Ezra, Av Beis Din Ohel Moshe – 55:42

Hear a unique perspective how music furthers Avodas Hashem
The only Charedi Yeshivah with a music room

with Rabbi Baruch Chait – Rosh Yeshivah of Maaravah – 1:24:57

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6/18/22 – Shiur 375 – “Off MY Derech” (but still “On THE Derech”) – When children turn out more observant - or less observant - than their parents had hoped

What are the major areas of tension between parents and children regarding religious observance?
How should the issues be handled by both parent and child?
Are there differences between baalei tshuvah, modern orthodox and yeshivish in this regard? 
Does Kibud Av Ve’eim mean that the child needs to fulfill the desires of the parents, even when the child disagrees?
Must children eat by parents when the children have stricter standards of Kashrus?
Can parents eat by children who have laxer standards?

***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 –  14:13
with Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 39:22
with Rabbi Moshe Elefant – COO of the OU, Rov of Zichron Yosef Ohel Aryeh – 1:10:02
with Rav Yitzchok Lobenstein – head of Ten Tikva, guiding parents with their struggling teens –1:31:05 

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6/11/22 – Shiur 374 – The sound of Music Part II – Hear from the biggest names in Jewish Music

Dealing with the celebrity status
Balancing family life and singing
Should young aspiring singers go into singing?
What are the red lines for venues not to sing in?

with Yaakov Shwekey – International singing star – 16:19
with Lipa Schmeltzer – Jewish Music’s Most Innovative Creator and Performer – 35:27
with Shulem Lemmer – International singing star – 1:01:43

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6/4/22 – Shiur 373 – The sound of Music Part I – Hear from the biggest names in Jewish Music

Hear a firsthand report how Reb Aharon Leib Steinman ZT"l encouraged concerts
Hear how music is keeping our youth from falling away
How has Jewish music evolved over the years?
What makes a song Jewish?

What’s the point of music entertainment or inspiration?
The new style of Jewish music – Is it Jewish?
Is the Jewish music style these days real or just a passing fad?

with Yossi Green – World famous composer for 45 years – 16:57
with Menachem Toker – Radio Kol Chai host, The music expert – 39:07
with Nachum Segal – America’s Jewish Music MC and Maven – 57:11
with Sheya Mendlowitz – World famous producer for 45 years – 1:04:43

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5/28/22 – Shiur 372 – Is tznius dressing all about insuring the men don’t look? Does overly strict enforcement in schools cause trauma for years to come?

Rabbi Elyada Goldwicht - link to the Shavuos learning program: Bit.ly/SCPchallenge

Should a man/Rabbi teach tznius to girls?
Is it true that “Tzinus for women is just like Torah learning for men”?
What are the consequences of tznius PTSD on the girl, her family and her Avodas HaShem?
What’s the impact of social media and frum print media on how girls and women dress?
What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? How can we improve?

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

with Rebbetzin Esti Hamilton – popular lecturer and teacher, London – 15:30
with Rabbi Anthony Manning – head of a seminary and popular speaker – 41:29
with “Sara” – “it happened to me - throughout my schooling” – 1:08:41
with Mrs. Elisheva Liss – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lecturer and Author – 1:31:15
with Fran Berg – “it happened to me - in Israel and NY” – 2:00:00

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5/21/22 Shiur – 371 – Roe v. Wade revisited - Should we be discussing it?| Impacts made by individuals – Recollections from the lives of Harav Nota Greenblatt Zt”l & Reb Zecharia Wallerstein Zt”l

History of debates with our adversaries
Dr. Rivka Schwartz – Associate Principal, General Studies at SAR High School, Bronx, New York, Ph.D. History from Princeton University - 6:15

Are we preparing our children for marriage - The Sholom Bayis initiative of Reb Zecharia
with Rabbi Reuven Epstein – Noted marriage counselor and lecturer –23:42

Reb Nota Greenblatt's impact on communities all over the USA - Piskei Gittin, Pesakim and Stories 
with Rabbi Rabbi Tzvi Holland – Kashrus Administrator  of Star K 54:19
with Rabbi Avi Lebowitz – Rosh Kollel, Jewish Study Network, Palo Alto, CA – 1:15:48

Answers to last weeks riddles – 1:33:09

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5/14/22 Shiur – 370 – Roe v. Wade – What’s the Torah’s approach? It might be a lot different than you think

with HaRav Moshe Sternbuch – Ravaad of Yerushalyaim, Mechaber Moadim Uzmanim24:20
with Harav Dovid Cohen – Rov of Gvul Yaavetz 26:24
with Mara Nathan – Spiritual leader Temple Beth El, San Antonio – 42:09
with Rabbi Yonah Reiss – Av Beis Din of CRC, Rosh Yeshiva of RIETS – 1:03:52

Answers to the Pesach Riddles – 1:28:40

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5/7/22 Shiur – 369 – What makes a successful marriage? What are common mistakes that should be avoided?

What’s the most important ingredient to have a successful marriage?
What are significant issues that are easy to resolve?
What are some common mistakes that spouses make?
What can boys and girls in Shidduchim – or even earlier – do to prepare for a successful marriage?
What should be done when a couple hits turbulence during marriage?
How to handle disagreements over: money, having additional children, conflicting minhagim, where to send kids to school and 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 Yaakov Neuburger – Rosh Yeshiva at REITS, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield – 8:44
with Mrs. Chani Juravel LCSW – popular lecturer and therapist 38:32
with Dr. David Lieberman – internationally renowned speaker and author – 1:02:15
with Rabbi Paysach Krohn – noted maggid – 1:25:46

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4/30/22 – Shiur 368 – What time can you count Sefiras Haomer? | Chametz after Pesach – What are the issues? | Can we rely on our Shabbos and hotel Hashgachos?

If you Daven Maariv after Plag or after Shkiah can you count Sefirah? How to count of you're making early Shabbos? If a Rov forgot to count can he continue to count with a Brocha? And much more?
with Rabbi Chaim Jachter - Rov, Shaarei Orah of Teaneck, Beis Din of Elizabeth – 16:42

Was your Chametz really sold? Are your cookies really baked after Pesach? Can you have sourdough made after Pesach? How do the have pizza immediately ater Pesach? Can you but whiskey in duty free shops? And much more.....
with Rabbi Yudel Shain – Rov, Poseik and renowned veteran Mashgiach36:07

Can you rely on Shabbos and hotel Hashgachos? Hear the stories....
with Rabbi Mordechai Shain – Noted Mashgiach – 56:10

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4/16/22 – Shiur 367 – Should we be bringing a Korban Pesach these days? | A checklist for the Korban Pesach

Can we bring Korbanos these days: Tumah, Techeilis, Kohanim - Can we rely on the Kohein DNA chromosone? The place of the Mizbeach - can it be proven archaeologically? Bigdei Kehuna, and much more...
with Rabbi Shimshon Nadel – Rov of Zichron Yosef in Har Nof, Rosh Kollel Sinai Kollel18:57

How to bring a Korban Pesach - A checklist
with Rabbi Binyomin Feldman  –Mechaber Machon L’Dvir Baisacha  – 55:53

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4/9/22 – Shiur 366 – Advertising by Tzedakah Organizations: Promises of health, nachas, shidduchim and parnassah – false advertising or needed yeshuos?

Do the halachos and secular laws regarding false advertising apply to organizations raising tzedakah?
Are promises by the charity a permitted form of advertising?
Should a charity require a minimum payment in order to get a beracha?
Is it better to daven for yourself, or have someone else daven for you?
Do the ends justify the means? Can puffery/manipulation be used in ads for the purpose of raising tzedakah for the genuinely needy?

 ***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 Chaim Kohn – founder of the Business Halacha Institute (“BHI”) and Av Beis Din 17:35
with Rabbi Dr. Zvi Ron – Popular lecturer and maggid shiur at a number of yeshivos – 40:44
with Mrs. Linda Goldstein – respected FTC/advertising attorney 1:04:34
with Mr. Moshe Caller – Founder and CEO, The Marcal Group – 1:39:05
with Rabbi Yair Hoffman – prolific author and Posek 2:06:02

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4/2/22 – Shiur 365 – The State of World Orthodox Jewry 2022 Interviews with International Askanim

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Pesach Lerner***

The Orthodox community, Security, economics, Issues we are dealing with EREV PESACH from around the globe

Eretz Yisroel:
with MK Rabbi Yitzchok Pindrus – Chaver Knesset of Degel Hatorah - 8:41
with Eli Paley – Publisher, Mishpacha Magazine, Chairman, The Haredi Institute for Public Affairs, Israel - 20:13

USA: 
with Yitzchok Weinberg – Executive
Director Flatbush Community Fund, Brooklyn NY - 41:01
with Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik – President COJO of Staten Island, NYPD
Clergy Liaison, Executice Vice president of Rabbinical Alliance of America - 59:56

England:
with Eli Spitzer– Member of the Hasidic community in Stamford Hill, London, England, and the headmaster of a Hasidic school in London, columnist for Mosaic Magazine and writer of a regular blog on Haredi matters. - 1:22:17

 

3/26/22 – Shiur 364 – UKRAINE – NAZI GERMANY: Do we hold on to last generations atrocities, or do we let go? REB CHAIM KANIEVSKY ZT”L, Hear from the inside

UKRAINE
Do we Daven for their success or do we remember….
The massacres: The Cossacks ת"ח ות"ט , Massacre of Uman 1768, Odessa Pogrom 1821, 1851, 1871, 1905, Kiev pogrom 1881, 1905, Mass killing of Jews during Russian civil war 1918-1923.
Collaboration of Ukrainians with the Nazis killing 900,000 Jews during World War II - Massacres and mass shootings of: Bila Tserkva, Odessa, Babi Yar, Dniepropetrovsk, Drobytsky Yar, Feodosiya, Ivano-Frankovsk, Kamenets-Podolskiy, Klevan, Lviv, Lwów professors, Mezhirichi, Mizoch, Nikolaev, Olyka, Pliskov, Terebovl, Zhytomyr
GERMANY
Would you buy a Mercedes or BMW?
The Germans killed out half of the Jewish people…
Are grandchildren accountable for their grandparents' sins?

with Rabbi Binyomin Hamburger – Noted Mechaber Seforim on Minhagei Ashkenaz, historian – 15:28
with Rabbi Yechiel
Goldhaber – Renowned Mechaber Seforim, historian – 30:51

Reb Chaim Kanievsky Zt"l: Hear personal stories from inside his house

Rabbi Shai Graucher – Talmid muvhak of Reb Chaim Kanievsky Zt"l, translator of his Seforim to English, Household attendant – 49:20

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3/12/22 – Shiur 363 – Tznius for men - skin-tight pants, bicycle clothing, blue shirts, colorful socks and more

Why do women get hammered to dress modestly, while some men walk around with tight shorts and tank tops? 
What about super tight-fitting pants?
White shirts vs. blue shirts?
No socks? Colorful socks?
Tight-fitting bike clothing?
How do standards change over time?
What about other areas of Tznius?
Living above your means? Driving a car you can’t afford?

 ***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 Anthony Manning – head of a seminary and popular speaker – 12:44
with Rabbi Zevulun Schwartzman – Rosh Kollel, Yerushalayim – 42:31
with Mrs. “Beatie” Deutsch – chareidi mother of five, and Israel’s national marathon champion – 1:06:06
with Rabbi Dr. Jeremy Wieder – Rosh Yeshiva at REITS – 1:25:09

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3/5/22 – Shiur 362 – WAR in Russia and Ukraine: What is our obligation?

Is this war a precursor of Mashiach? The Kabbalah from Kelm
with Reb Elya Ber Wachtfogel – Rosh Yeshivah South Fallsburg – 00:47

Can someone stay in Ukraine to help the war effort or are you obligated to run?
Are you obligated to give all your money to save the Yidden there ?

Does this take precedence over your local Tzedakas, schools, Bikur Cholim/etc?
In general, what is the Halacha of our obligation to other worldwide communities that are in danger?
with Rabbi Hershel Schachter – Rosh Yeshiva of YU, Poseik of the OU – 17:06
with Rabbi Dovid Cohen – Rov of Gvul Yaavetz – 24:13

Hear live reports from rabbonim in the war zone and bomb shelters
Rabbi Meir Stambler – Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine – 27:36
Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein – Shaliach in Chernigov – 34:20
Reb Mendel – Shaliach in Chargov – 39:17

Historically how did Klal Yisroel react to such situations?
with Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger  Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Renowned expert and author on Ukranian Jewry – 41:30

Is Moshiach Coming?
with Rabbi Pinchas Winston – Author on Achris Hayomim – 54:22

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3/1/22 – Shiur 361 – Do we sacrifice the few to save the many? – A Shiur at the Mir with Dovid Lichtenstein

Chaim Walder - Shaming public figures while damaging innocent family members, permitted or not? 
Do we allow collateral death of innocents when killing a terrorist?
Families of other עבריינים
Trolley problem and the Chazon Ish
 

 

2/26/22 – Shiur 360 – An eye on Eretz Yisroel - Answer the call

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Pesach Lerner*** Chairman of Eretz Hakodesh

The battles against Yiddishkeit that are going on, and how you can make a difference
with Rabbi Dovid Lau – Chief Rabbi of Eretz Yisroel – 4:54

The battle against the Kosel
with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz - Rov of the Kosel and Mekomos Hakedoshim – 15:45

Chizuk from his life and the life of his wife - giving over her last will and testament to Klal Yisroel 
with Jonathan Pollard – 23:53

Join American Jewry in the battle - One Kosel Campaign
with Mrs. Leah Zagelbaum - Vice President of communications for Agudas Yisrael, Director, Am Echad USA – 41:51

Preserving Har Hazeisim
with Menachem Lubinsky - Founding co-chairman of International Comittee for Har Hazeisim – 53:59

On the political front
with MK Yizchak Pindrus - Chever Knesset for Degel HaTorah – 1:00:08

What was done, what's being done and the goals for the future
with Rabbi Nechemia Malinowitz – Director, Eretz Hakodesh, Eretz Yisroel - 1:15:18

 

2/19/22 – Shiur 359 – When Torah and science clashes

The harmony of Torah & science, Saga of the chicken without a heart

with Rabbi Kahane – Professor of history, Author of Tarnegolit Bli Lev – 12:26

Clashes of Gemara and science

with Rabbi Mendel Shafran – Dayan in Eretz Yisroel –  35:27
with Rabbi Dovid Cohen - Rov of Gvul Yaavetz, Flatbush – 37:47
with Rabbi Moshe Meiselmann - Rosh Yeshiva Toras Moshe, Yerushalayim – 49:13

How does science reinforce our belief in Hashem?

with Rabbi Dr. Chaim Presby – world renowned physicist, lecturer and author  – 1:10:53

Previous weeks riddles – 1:29:38

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2/12/22 – Shiur 358– Lavish Living, private planes and extravagance; flaunting wealth and building larger homes than others in your community – what’s okay and what’s not?

"Boys only” vacations, female personal trainers for men
“Business trips” to Vegas and Atlantic City
Conventions and conferences away from home
Earning quick money from loan sharking and other unclean sources
Can a wife trust her husband when he travels

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

with Moshe Caller – Founder and CEO, The Marcal Group – 14:50
with Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Senter – Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Aderes HaTorah, Yerushalayim – 47:48
with Rabbi Moshe Walter – Rabbi of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah, Silverspring, Maryland – 1:18:21
with “Nick” – Successful entrepreneur discussing the dangers of drinking and business trips – 1:58:54

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2/5/22 – Shiur 357 – Let’s take a dip into the Mikva – Contemporay Shailos of Tevillah, Chatziza – Dealing with OCD related to Tevillah

Halachos of Chatziza - Rings that you can't remove, stiches, casts, fillings, braces, contact lenses, nail poish, long manicured nails

with Rabbi Shay Tahan – Rosh Kollel, Arzei Lebanon, Rosh Beis Din Shaarei Ezra – 18:09

Can you send Shailos to a Rov through a photo – Whatsapp?
If there's no Mikvah can you use the ocean?
When - if ever – is Tevillah by day permitted?
What type of supervision do you need for the Tevillah?
Who should be deciding the Halacha questions of the Tevillah the Rov in charge of the Mikvah or the personal Rov of the person Toveiling?

with Rabbi Avrohom Kahn – Morah D’asra, K’hal of New City – 51:24

Dealing with OCD related to Tevillah

with Rabbi Moshe Rotberg – Morah D’asra K’hal Zichron Yecheskel, Maggid Shiur, Hatzoloh of Lakewood, LCSW – 1:20:29

Last weeks riddles – 1:34:40

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1/29/22 – Shiur 356 – Who owns a yeshivah? Who owns a Shul?

Who owns the money of a Yeshivah?
Can a Rosh Yeshivah sell his Yeshivah in America and relocate the Yeshivah to Eretz Yisroel?

Does the administration have a right to pocket the money if the Yeshivah folds, or does the money have to be given to another Yeshivah ?
Does the donor get back his money or get to decide where the money goes?
Do the legal laws of nonprofits apply to Yeshivos – Dina d'Malchusa Dina?
Can a Rosh Yeshivah take a severance package? How much? Is 21 million dollars too much? 
What happened by the dispute of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's libary

with Rabbi Zalman Graus – preeminent expert in Bes Din process – 21:39
with Avi Shick Esq – renowned attorney, Askan, Former Deputy DA of NY State  – 1:03:03
with Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky – Chabad Shaliach and Historian – 1:27:22
with Rabbi Moshe Shmiel Rottenberg –
Mora D’asra Bais Moshe Shmiel (Flatbush), Dayan, Shaarei Mishpat – 1:36:39

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1/22/22 – Shiur 355 – Hashkafic Outlooks ; Tackling Literacy and Mental Health in our High Schools

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Efrem Goldberg – Rov, Boca Raton Synagouge*** 

Are we supposed to have one way in Avodas Hashem or combine various ways?
Is it infusion or confusion?

with Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky – Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshiva of Greater Washington – 6:53
with Rabbi Moshe Weinberger – Rov, Aish Kodesh, Woodmere NY – 28:26

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Moshe Taub – Rov, Young Israel of Holliswood***

Teaching practical secular studies in our Yeshivos
Dealing with mental health challenges in our schools 

with Rav Eliyahu Efraimson – Lifeprep57:16
with Rav Binyomin Hammer – Executive Director, Nefesh International1:27:37

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1/15/22 – Shiur 354 –What’s happening with some of our great Baal Habatim? Smoking hookah and freshly rolled cigars, vaping, drinking expensive alcohol, and more

Are freshly rolled cigars and expensive alcohol acceptable ways to attract men to attend shiurim?
Where is Klal Yisrael learning these behaviors from?
What’s the problem with getting drunk at kiddushim? Vaping? Marijuana?
How does it impact our children? Our wives?
What keeps a working man grounded and connected?
Why do women seem to do better than men?

 ***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 Goldwasser  Rav of Khal Bais Yitzchok, noted author and speaker –  10:30
with Dr. David Pelcovitz – Renowned Psychologist 41:23 
with Rabbi Avrohom Neuberger – Rav of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah and member of the Yated Chinuch Roundtable – 55:05
Closing Remarks from Rabbi Yissocher Frand – Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel, Baltimore – 1:24:35

Previous weeks Riddles  – 1:38:03

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1/8/22 – Shiur 353 – Don’t waste a tragedy; Chaim Walder exposé and death

Is it true? Testimony from an independent 3rd party
Tzviki Fleishman – Clinical psychologist, Founder, Lo Tishtok – 25:46

Was Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu correct to expose CW or was his process flawed? Some of the halchik problems; Listening to testimony without the accused present, CW desire to go to another bes din, listening to עד מפי עד
Rabbi Zalman Graus – preeminent expert in Bes Din process – 45:28

Is there a problem of lashon hara or malbin pnai chavairo? Can the books be used?
Rabbi Zev Leff – Rov, Posek and Maggid Shiur – 1:11:30

Are rabbonim listening to the victims? Is the sympathy with the victims or the perpetrators?
Hagaon Harav Aharon Sorscher – Rov, Waterbury Conneticut, Maggid Shiur Shas Illuminated  –   1:33:48

Is Israeli society getting the message? Should a suicide get a mass funeral and nichum availim from the chief rabbi?
Jonathan Rosenblum – Mishpacha Columnist and author - 1:50:48

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1/1/22 – Shiur 352 – Living in a new world – Security Cameras Everywhere

Can cameras be used for Hashgachos / Cholov Yisrael?
Do we still need on site Mashgiachim?
Security cameras around homes and shuls; does it create a problem entering / walking by on Shabbos?
Can you use a camera to monitor an elderly parent who's in quarantine / in the hospital on Shabbos?
Can you use a nanny cam or baby monitor on Shabbos?

with Rabbi Moshe Elefant – COO of the OU, Renowned Maggid Shiur, Rov Zichron Yosef Ohel Aryeh – 19:49
with Rabbi Ortner – Director of Halacha and technology OU, Rov, Linas Hatzedek, Mechaber Seforim  – 43:03

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12/25/21 – Shiur 351 – “Rabbis at Risk” – Rabbinic and Leadership Scandals – How can it happen? Coming to terms with when our leaders fail us

Can allegations be believed?
Does the perpetrator’s behavior “passul” his teachings and writings?
Should his books be removed from the stores? From our houses?
How do we come to grips with our leaders failing us?
Does the position cause the problem, or does the person take the position in order to take advantage of others?
Are there certain character traits which are more common in perpetrators?
Should we discuss it with our children, and if so, how?
Should a Rabbi, male marriage coach, etc. advise women on 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 Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 12:55
with Dr. David Pelcovitz – Renowned Psychologist 40:29
with Dr. Erica Brown – award winning author & lecturer, Jewish leadership expert 1:00:56
with Rabbi Daniel Feldman – Rosh Yeshiva at REITs, author of “False Facts and True Rumors” – 1:25:42

with Rabbi Dr. Yisrael Levitz – founding dean of The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim, author of “Rabbinic Counseling” 1:42:57

Previous weeks Riddles  – 2:09:35

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12/18/21 – Shiur 350 – Parenting – Why do you need a license for everything besides being a parent?

There are 4 different parenting styles – which one are you?
What should you do when you're child isn't living up to your expectations?
Should you stand firm or give in to your child's demands?
Why are we seeing so much parent/child strife these days?
How do I talk to my child about potential predators?
Why do my friends have better kids than me when I try so hard?
How can you boost a child's self-esteem?
Is a successful career a contradiction to successful parenting?
My child is being bullied – how do I handle it?
What do I do when my child won't listen?
My child is jealous of his peers – how do I deal with it?
What do I do when my child asks the "wrong" questions?
Am I responsible "to" my child or "for" my child?

with Dr. Sara Yaroslowitz - Parenting Expert – 18:47
with Mattis Miller - Well known psychologist, Parenting Author – 46:13
with Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenmann - Rov, Ahavas Yisroel Pasaic, Mishpacha Columnist –1:12:22
with Mrs Sarah Chana Radcliffe - renowned pyschologist, author and columnist – 1:26:03
with Rabbi Noach Orloweck - Noted Educator andparenting expert – 1:57:00

Previous weeks Riddles  – 2:04:45

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12/12/21 – Shiur 349 – Shidduchim; What should you be looking for, and how do you know you made the correct choice?

What are red flags you should be concerned about?

Does attraction come before or after marriage?
What’s a mental health issue and what’s run of the mill?
What are some of the Middos issues that make a Shidduch DOA?
Can stinginess be cured? Lack of ambition? Anger?
Should you be worried about the possibility that you're settling’?
How do you know if he/she is ‘the one’ ?

with Rabbi Dr Jack Cohen - Noted dating coach, lecturer & columnist 16:56
with Mrs. Bella Beer - Dating coach, life coach and columnist   – 39:49
with Rabbi Rabbi Zecharia Greenwald Menahel, Meohr Seminary 1:01:57

Previous weeks Riddles  – 1:29:19

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12/04/21 – Shiur 348 – Why do some people lie, or cover up information, when being a shidduch reference? What happens when information is not disclosed and the couple gets married?

What needs to be disclosed (e.g., having a colorful background, health problems, addictions)? When and by whom? How should we respond to shidduch inquiries when asked? Should references disclose everything? Can they lie? Are people typically lax in disclosing? Do certain segments of Judaism fail to disclose more than others? Can things be patched up when problems are discovered after marriage?

 ***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 – 8:41
with Rabbi Daniel Stein – Rosh Yeshiva at REITS and Rav of The Ridniker Shteibel 33:16
with Mrs. Elisheva Liss – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lecturer and Author – 1:00:07
with Dr. David Pelcovitz – Renowned Psychologist 1:20:02
with Rabbi Daniel Travis – Rosh Kollel, Toras Chaim and prolific author 1:32:40

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