Monday, June 20, 2022

Gaonic Literature: Recovering Lost Gems, The Rogatchover Gaon



Gaonic Literature:
Recovering Lost Gems,
The Rogatchover Gaon

A guest lecture for and with my chaver and shutaf 
Rabbi Avraham Kivelevitz.

 Two explanations in
חציו עבד חציו בן חורין
based on the צפנת פענח

From the בגדי שש על מסכת בבא בתרא


 

The podcast is at:
(I did not select the title of the podcast!)

Monday, June 13, 2022

Siddur: Ofanim, Chayos, Serafim and Makom Hashem

Siddur: From V'Ha'Ofanim up to and including the beginning of L'Kel Baruch

Be'urei Tefillah using the classic Otzar HaTefillos Siddur. Volume 1 of the Otzar HaTefillos is at https://hebrewbooks.org/57995

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Rischa D'Araisa Season 5 Episode 7: "Gur Shlecht!" The Rischa team investigates the causes behind the May 20th Pogrom against Rav Shaul Alter's Kehilas Pnei Menachem

 

Rischa D'Araisa Season 5 Episode 7:

"Gur Shlecht!"
The Rischa team investigates the causes behind the
May 20th Pogrom
against Rav Shaul Alter's Kehilas Pnei Menachem

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Audio Shiurim on Emunah and Hashkafah Issues (I will add links here as I upload more of these "Oldies but Goodies")


Audio Shiurim on

Emunah and Hashkafah Issues

(I will add links here as I upload more of these "Oldies but Goodies")


Emuna & HashkafaRabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer

Special Series: The Age of the Universe

Special Series: The Age of the Universe

EH 1.      The Problems

EH 2.      Various Solutions

EH 3.      Systematic Approaches

EH 4.      Evolution

EH 5.      The Future

 

Special Series: G-d  - Evidence & Emuna

Special Series: G-d  - Evidence & Emuna

EH 6.      Does Reason Serve Faith or Faith Serve Reason

EH 7.      The Book in the Desert

EH 8.      Tradition, History & Belief

EH 9.      The Authenticity of the Torah

 

EH 10.    Bechira Chofshis: How Free are We? p 1 (slightly defective)

EH 11.    Bechira Chofshis: How Free are We? p 2

 

Special Series: Ani Maamin: (Principles of Faith):

Special Series: Ani Ma=amin: (Principles of Faith):

EH 12.    1) Divine Providence

EH 13.    2) The Unity of God

EH 14.    3) God’s Incorporeality

EH 15.    4) Creation Ex Nihilo

EH 16.    5) Worshipping God - Nothing Else

EH 17.    6) Prophecy

EH 18.    7) The Prophecy of Moshe Rabbeinu

EH 19.    8) The Divine Origin of Torah

EH 20.    9) The Torah will not be Abrogated

EH 21.    10) God’s Omniscience

EH 22.    11) Reward & Punishment

EH 23.    12) Moshiach: Are These Messianic Times

EH 24.    13) Resurrection of the Dead

 

EH 25.    These & Those are the Words of the Living G-d p 1

EH 26.    These & Those are the Words of the Living G-d p 2

EH 27.    Our Relationship with Previous Generations

EH 28.    The Impact of Kabbala on Machashava

EH 29.    Sophisticated Chesed p 1

EH 30.    Sophisticated Chesed p 2

 

Special Series: Denominational Attitudes

Special Series: Denominational Attitudes

EH 31.    Definition of Categories

EH 32.    Relevant Halachos p 1

EH 33.    Relevant Halachos p 2

EH 34.    Sinners Within & Ahavas Yisroel

EH 35.    The Nine Days: The Greater They Are,

The Greater Their Fall

EH 36.    Missing Years: Chronologies of the 2nd

Beis HaMikdosh Period p 1

EH 37.    Missing Years: Chronologies of the 2nd

Beis HaMikdosh Period p 2

EH 38.    Brazenness & Bashfulness

EH 39.    Exploring Chutzpa

EH 40.    What is True Yiras Shomayim

EH 41.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Rosh HaShana p 1

EH 42.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Rosh HaShana p 2

EH 43.    Truth & Falsehood p 1

EH 44.    Truth & Falsehood p 2

EH 45.    Malachim (Angels): What are They/What do they Do? p 1

EH 46.    Malachim (Angels): What are They/What do they Do? p 2

EH 47.    Bein Yisroel L’Amim: Judaism & Christianity p 1

EH 48.    Bein Yisroel L’Amim: Judaism & Christianity p 2

EH 49.    What is Kedusha & How is it Achieved

EH 50.    Chanukah: Torah she’be’al Peh as the Focus

EH 51.    Analyzing Agadata

EH 52.    Time & Times in Judaism p 1

EH 53.    Time & Times in Judaism p 2

EH 54.    The Leviathan

EH 55.    Bitachon: Trust in God p 1

EH 56.    Bitachon: Trust in God p 2

EH 57.    Bitachon: Trust in God p 3

EH 58.    Para Aduma

EH 59.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Pesach

EH 60.    Moshiach Revisited

 

Special Series: Ta’amei HaMitzvos

Special Series: Ta=amei HaMitzvos

EH 61.    Kilayim

EH 62.    Shatnez

EH 63.    Basar Ve’Chalav

EH 64.    Kisui HaDam

 

EH 65.    Pride & Humility

EH 66.    Friendship

EH 67.    Simchas Chosson V’Kalla

 

Special Series: Ta’amei HaMitzvos

Special Series: Ta=amei HaMitzvos

EH 68.    Zav & Zava

EH 69.    Mikveh

EH 70.    Orlah

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Yomim Norai’m

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Yomim Norai=m

EH 71.    Aleynu

EH 72.    Expanded Atah Kadosh

EH 73.    Atah Bechartanu & Sukkos

 

EH 74.    Eating Jewishly p 1

EH 75.    Eating Jewishly p 2

EH 76.    Eating Jewishly p 3

EH 77.    Eating Jewishly p 4

EH 78.    Frankfurt vs. Volozhin

EH 79.    God Diminished the Moon?

EH 80.    Acher: Elisha ben Avuya

EH 81.    The Jewish Concept of Thanksgiving 

& Ta’amei HaMitzvos: Shiluach HaKen

EH 82.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Chanukah

EH 83.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Hallel

EH 84.    Prophecy: The Prophecy of Bilam

EH 85.    Ta’amei HaMitzvos: Chopping Down Fruit Trees

EH 86.    Of Donkeys & Cold, A Torah Perspective

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Shvat, Adar

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Shvat, Adar

EH 87.    Tu B’Shvat

EH 88.    Purim p 1

 

EH 89.    Prophecy: Dreams

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Adar, Nissan

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Adar, Nissan

EH 90.    Purim p 2

EH 91.    Purim p 3

EH 92.    Sippur Yetzias Mitzrayim

EH 93.    Pesach p 2

EH 94.    Pesach p 3

 

EH 95.    Chana & Shmuel HaNavi p 1

EH 96.    Chana & Shmuel HaNavi p 2 & Shaul HaMelech

EH 97.    The Plishtim

EH 98.    Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop:

Lag Ba’Omer, Shavuos, Existence

 

Special Series: Armies & Wars

Special Series: Armies & Wars

EH 99.    The Ba’alei Machashava on War

EH 100.  The Peril of Kochi v’Otzem Yadi

EH 101.  Courage & Cowardice in the Battlefield

EH 102.  Sanctity in War-Profanity in War

EH 103.  Sanctity & Profanity in Life

 

Special Series: The Great Warriors

Special Series: The Great Warriors

EH 104.  Shimshon

EH 105.  Dovid HaMelech p 1

EH 106.  Dovid HaMelech p 2

EH 107.  Bar Kochba

 

EH 108.  Ta’amei HaMitzvos: Gid HaNasheh

EH 109.  Netzach & Hod

EH 110.  Talmid Chochom

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Yomim Nora’im

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Yomim Nora=im

EH 111.  n/c Rosh HaShana as New Years Day

EH 112.  Din: Judgement

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Pesach

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Pesach

EH 113.  Judaism & Freedom

EH 114.  The Name of G-d & the Night of the Seder

EH 115.  The Fifth Cup

 

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Kabbolas Shabbos

Tefilla & Avodas Hashem: Kabbolas Shabbos

EH 116.  Rabbi Chanina & Rabbi Yannai

EH 117.  Shabbos: Six Tehillim & the Days of the Week

EH 118.  Kabbolas Shabbos: Mizmor L’Dovid

 

EH 119.  Longevity & Immortality

EH 120.  The Resurrection

EH 121.  Astrology

EH 122.  Male & Female

EH 123.  Ta’amei HaMitzvos: Challa

 

Special Series: Tanya for Misnagdim

 

EH 124.  Overview & Chap. 1

EH 125.  Chap. 2

EH 126.  Chaps. 2-3

EH 127.  Chap. 3

EH 128.  Chap. 4

EH 129.  Conclusion

 

EH 130.  Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop:

Ma’avir Rishon Rishon

EH 131.  Tefilla & Avodas Hashem Workshop: Beyond Seder

Audio Shiurim on Contemporary & Practical Halachic Issues (I will add links here as I upload more of these "Oldies but Goodies")


Audio Shiurim on
Contemporary & Practical 
Halachic Issues

(I will add links here as I upload more of these "Oldies but Goodies")

 

CH 1.          Eruvin in Metropolitan Areas p 1

CH 2.         Eruvin in Metropolitan Areas p 2

CH 3.         The Definition of Death in Halacha

CH 4.         Organ Transplants

CH 5.         Curtailing Treatment of the Terminally Ill

CH 6.         Cholov Yisroel

 

Special Series: Agunah Problems & Related Issues

Special Series: Agunah Problems & Related Issues

CH 7.         Non-Solutions

CH 8.         Possible Solutions

CH 9.         The Get Process

CH 10.       Civil Marriages

CH 11.        Non-Halachic Marriages

 

CH 12.        Buying Meat in Non-Jewish Owned Stores

CH 13.        Banking in a Jewish Owned Bank

CH 14.        When & What Mechitza is Required by Halacha

CH 15.        May Jews Return to Spain

 

Special Series: Changing Neighborhoods

Special Series: Changing Neighborhoods

CH 16.        May the Jews Leave

CH 17.        Dying Shuls

 

CH 18.       How to Indulge in a Shabbos Morning

Shul Kiddush al pi Halacha

CH 19.        Halachic Attitudes Towards Secular Studies p 1

CH 20.       Halachic Attitudes Towards Secular Studies p 2

CH 21.        The Use of Microphones in Halacha

CH 22.       Women in Jewish Communal Life

CH 23.       Gelatin

CH 24.       Organized Labor & Strikes

in Jewish Institutions (slightly defective)

 

Special Series: Tzedaka & Ma’aser Kesafim

Special Series: Tzedaka & Ma=aser Kesafim

CH 25.       The Requirement

CH 26.       The Amount

CH 27.       To Whom & What to Give

 

CH 28.       Sheimos: What are They & How to Dispose of Them

CH 29.       Glatt Kosher



 

CH 37.       Teaching Torah to Non-Jews

CH 38.       Yeshivot Hesder in Halacha

CH 39.       AIDS

CH 40.       Cheating on Your Taxes

CH 41.        Eruvin in Metropolitan Areas Revisited

CH 42.       Kol Isha

CH 43.       Plain Talk: Ashkenazic vs. Sepharadic Pronunciation

CH 44.       Suing Your Rabbi for Malpractice

CH 45.       Copyrights in Halacha

CH 46.       Autopsies & Biopsies

CH 47.       Plastic Surgery & Diets

 

Special Series: Communal Unity

Special Series: Communal Unity

CH 48.       To What Extent?

CH 49.       Mixed Denomination Communities & Councils

 

CH 50.       Shabbos Cosmetics

CH 51.        Cigarette Smoking in Halacha

CH 52.       May Women Wear Pants?

CH 53.       Music in Halacha p 1

CH 54.       Music in Halacha p 2

 

Special Series: Conversion

Special Series: Conversion

CH 55.       Conversion Without Accepting Mitzvos

CH 56.       Conversion for the Purpose of Marriage

CH 57.       Conversion in the Course of Adoption

 

CH 58.       Laws of Waiting on Line & Priorities in a Waiting Room

CH 59.       The Teshuva Process in Halacha

CH 60.       Teshuva & Kiruv

CH 61.        Magic & Magicians in Halacha

CH 62.       Practical Hilchos Mezuza

 

Special Series: Abortion

Special Series: Abortion

CH 63.       Defining the Prohibition

CH 64.       Tay Sachs Syndrome

CH 65.       Cases of Danger for the Mother

CH 66.       Birth Defects & Problems of the Fetus

 

CH 67.       Halachos of Shabbos Goyim

CH 68.       Bright Ideas: Electric Lights in Halacha

CH 69.       Vegetarianism in Halacha

CH 70.       Shabbos Elevators

CH 71.        Heter Iska

CH 72.       Entering Churches & Mosques

CH 73.       Rebuking Wrongdoers

CH 74.       Cooking for & on Shabbos & Yom Tov p 1

CH 75.       Cooking for & on Shabbos & Yom Tov p 2

CH 76.       Cooking for & on Shabbos & Yom Tov p 3

CH 77.       Entering the Temple Mount

CH 78.       Restoring Avodas HaKorbonos

CH 79.       Techeles

CH 80.      Extradition

CH 81.       In Vitro Fertilization

CH 82.       Surrogate Motherhood

CH 83.       Dayanim & Batei Din in Modern Times

CH 84.       Semicha & Psak Halacha

CH 85.       Corporal & Capitol Punishment in Our Times

CH 86.       Opening Other Peoples' Mail

CH 87.       Havdala

CH 88.      The Use of Lie Detectors in Halacha

CH 89.       Is Israel for Sale? (To an Arab?!): Shmitta in Our Time p 1 

CH 90.       Is Israel for Sale? (To an Arab?!): Shmitta in Our Time p 2

CH 91.        Disturbing the Peace: Exhuming & Relocating Graves

CH 92.       Hilchos Netilas Yadayim & Breaking Bread al pi Halacha

CH 93.       From Soup to Nuts: Eating a Meal al pi Halacha

CH 94.       Graceful Endings: Birkas HaMazon/Bracha Acharona p 1

CH 95.       Graceful Endings: Birkas HaMazon/Bracha Acharona p 2

CH 96.       Behind Bars with Halacha: Imprisonment

CH 97.       Sale of Weapons by Israel to Foreign Countries

CH 98.       Reversing Bal Tashchis: Recycling

CH 99.       Close Shaves with Halacha: Electric Razors

CH 100.     Business Partnerships with a Goy

CH 101.      n/c Partnerships with Mechalelei Shabbos

CH 102.     May a Jew Own Stock in a

Company that Trades in Treifos?

CH 103.     Medicines/Medical Procedures on Shabbos/Yom Tov p 1

CH 104.     Medicines/Medical Procedures on Shabbos/Yom Tov p 2

CH 105.     Is a Promise Halachically Binding?

CH 106.     What & Why Rabbinic Ordinances are Binding

CH 107.     Brokerage: Shadchanim & Real Estate Agents

CH 108.     Eradicating Amalekites, Halacha l'Ma'aseh

CH 109.     What’s a Bracha & How Does it Work? p 1

CH 110.      What’s a Bracha & How Does it Work? p 2

CH 111.       Halachos of Erev Pesach on Shabbos

CH 112.      Rise & Shine: Getting Up in with Halacha p 1

CH 113.      Rise & Shine: Getting Up in with Halacha p 2

CH 114.      Tantalizing Tidbits: Short & Sweet Halachos p 1

CH 115.      Tantalizing Tidbits: Short & Sweet Halachos p 2

 

Special Series: Wars & Armies

Special Series: Wars & Armies

CH 116.      Wars Halacha Condones & Condemns

CH 117.      Milchemes Mitzva & Wars of Gentile Nations

CH 118.      The Draft Age & Exemptions from Military Service

CH 119.      The Authority of Commanding Officers

CH 120.     When May a Soldier Disobey Orders?

CH 121.      May a Jew Become a Professional Football Player 

& Related Issues

 

CH 122.     Oh No! You Have a She’eila

& no Rabbi to Ask: What do you do? p 1

CH 123.     Oh No! You Have a She’eila

& no Rabbi to Ask: What do you do? p 2

CH 124.     Is Pasteurized Wine Mevushal?

CH 125.     Shemittas Kesafim & Pruzbul

CH 126.     Shehecheyanu, Kiddush, Bracha Acharona,

Chazaras HaShatz-New Insights

CH 127.     Reflections on the 5754 Milk Controversy

CH 128.     Fetal Reduction & Related Issues

CH 129.     Stitches on Shabbos

CH 130.     Squeezing & Grinding on Shabbos p 1

CH 131.      Grinding p 2 & Kneading on Shabbos

CH 132.     Redistributing the Wealth:

Yissaschar-Zevulun Relationships p 1

CH 133.     Redistributing the Wealth:

Yissaschar-Zevulun Relationships p 2

CH 134.     Halachos of Yom Kippur

CH 135.     Were the Chashmonaim Allowed to

Assume the Kingship of Israel?

CH 136.     Chopping Pesukim

CH 137.     Sunrise, Sunset: Halachic Times of Day p 1

CH 138.     Sunrise, Sunset: Halachic Times of Day p 2

CH 139.     Sunrise, Sunset: Halachic Times of Day p 3

CH 140.     Rising Before the Wise & Senior Citizens

 

Special Series: Lifnei Iver

Special Series: Lifnei Iver

CH 141.      May it be Ignored for Courtesy & Convenience?

CH 142.     May a Doctor Perform Medical Procedures

Forbidden by Halacha?

CH 143.     Rib’is: Subscribing to Jewish Periodicals?

CH 144.     The First Year of Marriage

CH 145.     Child Abuse

CH 146.     The Mitzvah of Ma’akeh

 

Special Series: Muktzeh

Special Series: Muktzeh

CH 147.     Tiltul b’gufo & min hatzad

CH 148.     Kli she’milachto l’issur

CH 149.     Muktzeh mei’chamas chisaron kis

CH 150.     Muktzeh mei’chamas gufo

 

CH 151.      Shabbos Clocks

CH 152.     Borei Pri HaGafen, Arba Kosos & Hefsek Berachos p 1

CH 153.     Borei Pri HaGafen, Arba Kosos & Hefsek Berachos p 2

 

Special Series: Shabbos & Electricity

Special Series: Shabbos & Electricity

CH 154.     The Chazon Ish

CH 155.     Reb Shlomo Zalman

CH 156.     Reb Shlomo Zalman; Electronics

CH 157.     Electronics

CH 158.     Telephones

 

Special Series: Halacha at 35,000 Feet:

Special Series: Halacha at 35,000 Feet:Airplane Travel Issues

Airplane Travel Issues

CH 159.     Dishonesty in Ticketing (and Related

Ethical Issues) & Davening On Board

CH 160.     Tefillas HaDerech, Berachos on Things

to See & Landing on Shabbos

CH 161.      Shabbos Landings, Lavatory Halachos & Mezonos Rolls

 

CH 162.     Halachos of Taking Challa from Dough

CH 163.     Happy Endings: Halachos of Haftaros p 1

CH 164.     Happy Endings: Halachos of Haftaros p 2

CH 165.     Constructive Justice? Bribing Public Officials

CH 166.     Microwave Ovens: Shabbos & Kashrus p 1

CH 167.     Microwave Ovens: Shabbos & Kashrus p 2

CH 168.     Wills & Testaments: Issues & Resolutions p 1

CH 169.     Wills & Testaments: Issues & Resolutions p 2

CH 170.     Office Parties: Yoreh De’ah Issues

CH 171.      Social Gatherings: Moshav Leitzim

CH 172.     A Change of Place: Shinui Makom in Berachos p 1

CH 173.     A Change of Place: Shinui Makom in Berachos p 2

CH 174.     The Effects of Inflation on Halacha p 1

CH 175.     The Effects of Inflation on Halacha p 2

CH 176.     Kedushas Bais HaKenesses

CH 177.     Finders Keepers? Abandoned Objects in Public Places

CH 178.     Kavod & Kerias Sefer Torah p 1

CH 179.     Kavod & Kerias Sefer Torah p 2

CH 180.     So What’s New? Chodosh! p 1

CH 181.      So What’s New? Chodosh! p 2

CH 182.     Is there a Halachic Basis for Yom HaSho’ah?

CH 183.     Dishwashers: Kashrus, Shabbos & Yom Tov p 1

CH 184.     Dishwashers: Kashrus, Shabbos & Yom Tov p 2

CH 185.     n/c Forcing a Husband to Give a Get

CH 186.     Financial Assistance from non-Jews

CH 187.     Da’as Torah in Halachic & Non-Halachic Areas p 1

CH 188.     Da’as Torah in Halachic & Non-Halachic Areas p 2

CH 189.     Shabbos Babycare: Baby Wipes & Disposable Diapers

CH 190.     Reuven or Robert? English Names for Jewish People p 1

CH 191.      Reuven or Robert? English Names for Jewish People p 2

CH 192.     Good Intentions: Kavana for the Beginning of Shma p 1

CH 193.     Good Intentions: Kavana for the Beginning of Shma p 2

CH 194.     Good Intentions: Kavana for the Beginning of Shma p 3

CH 195.  May You Carry a Child in an Eruv You Don’t Normally Use?

CH 196.  Animal Experimentation & Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim p 1

CH 197.  Animal Experimentation & Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim p 2

CH 198.  Animal Experimentation & Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim p 3

CH 199.  Pop-Top Halacha: Opening Various Food

Containers on Shabbos & Yom Tov p 1

CH 200.  Pop-Top Halacha: Opening Various Food

Containers on Shabbos & Yom Tov p 2

 

Special Series on the Rambam

Special Series on the Rambam Hilchos Chometz u’Matzo Perek 7

Hilchos Chometz u=Matzo Perek 7

CH 201.  (n/c) The Mitzva of Sippur Yetzias Mitzrayim

CH 202.  Zecher vs. Sippur

CH 203.  Grabbing Matzo and Eating Charoses

CH 204.  Wine and Cheirus