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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

 

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 turbulents 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

מראי מקומות

 

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

מראי מקומות

 

11/27/21 – Shiur 347 – Yiddishkeit & The Modern World; Should we embrace it or remain insular?

Internet – kosher phones or iphones?
Science – Should the big bang scare us?
Kosher Entertainment – Bad influence or
another way to engage with our children?
Modern Clothing and Sheitels – Has Tznius gotten too lax?
Education – Secular education or just Gemara?
How have we handled modernity in the past (a historical perspective)? Have we succeeded?

with Rabbi JJ Schacter - Noted Historian – 22:24
with Dr. Alan Kadish - President, Touro College – 45:59
with Rabbi Berel Wein - Renowned Rov, Author, Historian and Lecturer – 1:04:01
with Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin - Author, Director of Education, NCSY 1:14:41
with Dr. Elisheva Carelbach - Director of Jewish Studies, Columbia University 1:28:26
with Dr. Eli Shapiro - Popular Educator/social worker, Creator, The Digital citizenship project – 1:37:01
with Rabbi Chaim Veshnefsky - Director Yesodei Hadaas yesodeihadas.org1:53:28

מראי מקומות

 

11/20/21 – Shiur 346 – When a Chassidus splits……

What's the Halacha:

Can a child be thrown out of school because of a parent switching affiliations?
Is there an obligation to the child, or is a Yeshivah like any other private corporation that can do what it wants?
Can a wife be fired because of her husband's actions?
If parents sign a document not to change affiliations is it binding on the child?
How much damage is caused to a child when he/she is thrown out of school?
Historically, what effect does a Chassidus splitting have on family structure?

with Rabbi Zalman Graus – Renowned Dayan, Toein, and Mechaber Seforim – 14:05
with Yair Bruck Labor and Employment attorney – 41:19
with Rabbi Berel Wein - renowned Rov, Author, Historian and Lecturer - 56:10
with Yehuda Geberer – Noted Jewish Historian, Jewish History Soundbites podcast  1:00:46
with Mordechai Weinberger LSW - Well known Social Worker and Columnist 1:21:19

מראי מקומות

 

11/13/21 – Shiur 345 – Should wives be submissive and subservient to their husbands?

Is the “surrendered wife” a Torah-concept? Why should the wife surrender, and not the husband?  Is “extreme-giving” normal and healthy? What should Kallah teachers be teaching? Should the husband or the wife make the financial decision when there’s a disagreement? Should a wife say anything when the husband is making bad decisions?

***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 – Rabbi of Moshav Matisyahu – 12:42
with Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier – veteran mechanech, relationships expert and author 37:20
with Mrs. Elisheva Liss – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lecturer and Author 54:08
with Mrs. Sara Yoheved Rigler – Bestselling author and inspirational teacher 1:11:06
with Mrs. Chaya Juravel  relationships coach and founder of Go4Harmony 1:40:23

Previous weeks Riddles – 2:00:53

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11/6/21 – Shiur 344 – The Internet in our homes and lives; Accept it and work with it, or keep it out?

Should we inoculate or isolate our children? How far has it seeped into our community? Is there a difference between the internet and social media? Balancing trust VS control, How children react to inconsistency

with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg - Rov, Boca Raton Synagogue 19:46
with Rabbi Nechemia Gottlieb - Founder, TAG – 48:54

with Rabbi Henoch Plotnick, Renowned educator, Rov, Maggid Shiur and columnist – 1:17:55
with Shimon Kolyakov - Co-founder Torah Anytime – 1:34:07

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11/01/21 – Dovid Lichtenstein gives keynote address at Kinus Hashluchim

 

 

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10/30/21 – Shiur 343 – Take a dip into the Halachos of Mikvaos

Mikvaos for men: Is there any source for going to the Mikvah every day? Did the Tanoim, Amoraim and Rishonim go? How about on Erev Shabbos? Are you allowed to go to a hot Mikvah on Shabbos? What about a cold Mikvah on Shabbos?
People who are far away from a Mikvah can they use the ocean or rivers? What does it really cost to build a Mikvah? How do you build one?
Hear the fascinating story of the discovery of the Rashab's Mikvah - The first Mikvah in the world built with a Bor Al Gabei Bor

with Rabbi Chaim Danzinger - Chabad Shliach, Rostov, Russia, www.jewishrostov.com 18:38
with Rabbi Shmuel Stein - Mechaber, Shabbos in Our Times, Chaver, Miami Beach Kollel – 39:39

with Rabbi Shaya Shagalov, Mikvah Expert – 54:00

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10/23/21 – Shiur 342 – Dress Code and Tznius Enforcement in Girls’ Schools

What are the basic halachic requirements for tznius? Do tznius chumros imbue the girls with kedusha or cause rebellion? What’s the long-term impact when a dress code is strictly enforced? Does it only affect the struggling girls, or everyone? Do modern schools also have enforcement issues? Are there ways to 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 Rabbi Yitzchok Berkowitz – Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah – 9:58
with Rabbi Zev Leff – Rabbi of Moshav Matisyahu – 30:04
with Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 44:13
with “Chana” – a recent Beis Yaakov graduate – 1:16:46
with Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg – Principal and/or Mashgiach Ruchani of three schools, Brooklyn – 1:25:31
with Dr. Rivka Schwartz – Professional educator and popular lecturer - 1:47:50

Previous weeks Riddles –2:24:03

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

How are you Mekarev: through philisopical debates or through 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

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 –

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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