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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

3/27/21 – Show 316 – Pesach Inspiration

Short Divrei Torah and inspiration on Pesach 

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

3/6/21 – Show 313 – Pesach Hotels

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

2/13/21 – Show 310 – Jewish Media

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

1/23/21 – Show 307 – Midwinter Vacations - Flaunting our wealth

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

 

1/9/21 – Show 305 – Starbucks kosher?

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות 

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

11/7/20 – Show 296 – America in chaos

Torah's Haskafah to leadership change

with Senator Joe Liberman - 11:30

מראי מקומות 

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות 

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

10/10/20 - Show 292 - Masks and shuls; what should we be doing for Simchas Torah and going forward?

Important conversations about the halachos and hashkafos of wearing masks during davening, shaming those that don’t, shul policy, what is the din for someone who killed someone with Covid unintentionally, much more...

with Rabbi Yonason Sacks - Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Medrash vaTalmud, Rav of Agudas Yisroel, Passaic - 18:34
with Michael Israel - President and Chief Executive of Westchester Medical Center - 53:39
with Renee Garrick - Chief Medical Officer of Westchester Medical Center - 53:39
with Josh Ratner - Resident of Monsey - 53:39
with Rabbi Michoel Green - Author, Shliach of Central Massachusetts - 1:12:59

מראי מקומות

 

10/3/20 - Show 291 - Sukkos during corona; Showering on yom tov

Fascinating discussions on - Showers on yom tov with cold water, hot water; should we be davening this year in shul even with a mask; wearing gloves by lulav; pop up sukkos; meal of meat outside sukkah; shaming people without masks; much more...

with Rabbi Hershel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva YU - Poseik of the OU - 20:11
with Rabbi Mendy Abrahamson - Baal Mechaber of Bnei Avraham, talmid of Lakewood, Philly, Mir - 33:15
with Rabbi Ari Enkin - author of Daled Amot Shel Halacha, Rabbinic Director of United with Israel, RA"M at a number of yeshivot - 1:01:56

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מראי מקומות

 

9/26/20 - Show 290 - Chalav Stam today; Rav Moshe’s Heter

Mirsas: Is it applicable today?
During aseres Yemei Teshuvah
Milk from Treifos

with Rabbi Hershel Schachter - Rosh Yeshiva YU - Poseik of the OU - 15:31
with Rabbi Moshe Elefant - COO of the OU - Daf Yomi Maggid Shiur - 27:01
with Rabbi Boruch Oberlander - Chabad Shaliach & Av Beis Din of Budapest - 1:13:04

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

with - Rabbi Yoel Kramer - Longtime menahel of Prospect Park Bnos Leah High School - 13:46
with - R’ Shlomo Lewenstein & R’ Tzodek Katz, Noted Shadchanim - 25:59
with - Yehuda Geberer, Noted historian, tour guide and host of the popular Jewish History - 38:35
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מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

8/15/20 - Show 285 - Vacation Halachos

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

מראי מקומות

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6/27/20 - Show 278 - Slavery and Racism - The Torah view

Why and in what circumstances did the Torah permit slavery? Is the Torah pro-slavery? What's the Torah's Hashkafa? Frum history of slave ownership, and more.

with Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz – Rav of Congregation Kehillath Jeshurun , Manhattan -15:15
with Rabbi Sender Zeyv Goldberg – Mechaber sefarim, author "Every Man A Slave" - 57:27

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6/20/20 - Show 277 - Being Frum in Politics

Halachic challenges of being Frum in politics; behind-the-scenes stories and dilemmas from the halls of power; what is the opinion of the gedolei Yisroel on frum people in politics; why are many going to secular parties?

***Guest Hosted by Rabbi Benyamin Goldschmidt, Assistant Rabbi, Park East Synagogue *** 

with MK Rav Yitschak Pindrus - Knesset Member Degel Hatorah - 18:15
with MK Zeev Elkin, Minister of Higher Education and Water Resources, member of the Security Cabinet, of Israel - 52:33
with Eli Groner, General Director of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu office 2015-2018 - 1:22:53

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6/13/20 - Show 276 - What people fight over in Shul and how to resolve the machlokes, plus: SHOCKING Gabbai stories from the trenches

Two Aveilim want the Amud; someone’s not keeping his corona mask on; Tzedakah collectors during corona; he’s in my “Makom Kavua”; he’s davening too loud; the Chazan is too slow; close the window, it’s cold!!; open the window, it’s hot!; this shul is Nusach Ashkenaz!.

How do “out-of-town” Shuls compare to “in-town" Shuls? What issues do women deal with in shul?

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

with Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Lowy – Rav of the Agudas Yisrael of Toronto - 7:24
with Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman – Rav of Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic - 41:08
with Rabbi Yehoshua Privalsky – Gabbai for 43 years - 1:12:34
with Rabbi Daniel Wasserman – Rav of Shaare Torah Congregation, Pittsburgh - 1:36:43
with Yakir Wasserman – 12-year old kiddush gabbai in Yerushalayim - 1:51:39
with Rabbi Paysach Krohn – noted maggid - 1:55:35

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

Are Hafganos Effective? Damages? When is it ok? Rioting? Racism on African American Jews, protests in America; much more

with Rabbi Yitzchok Grossman - Rosh Kollel Greater Washington - 21:01
with Nissim Black - World renowned singer - 45:14
with Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Senter - Rosh Yeshiva in Yerushalayim - 1:04:42
with Rabbi Warren Goldstein - Chief Rabbi of South Africa during apartheid - 1:37:21
with Mrs Zahava Arky - founder Aleph to Zee - 1:52:12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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