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Rav Chaim Solovetichik was one of the greatest Talmudic commentators of all time. His works are studied in-depth in all yeshivot today and he is widely considered the father of modern Talmudic analysis. The only work he wrote was his chiddushim (insights) on the Rambam's halachic rulings, which is considered a classic of Talmudic analysis. But the complexity of the material and the analysis make it difficult for many to study. We are making available audio presentations of his writings by Rabbi Elisha Friedman of Harrisburg, PA, to help make his Torah insights more accessible.

Rav Chaim Soloveitchik - Chidushei HaRamba‪m‬ Rav Elisha Friedman

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Rav Chaim Solovetichik was one of the greatest Talmudic commentators of all time. His works are studied in-depth in all yeshivot today and he is widely considered the father of modern Talmudic analysis. The only work he wrote was his chiddushim (insights) on the Rambam's halachic rulings, which is considered a classic of Talmudic analysis. But the complexity of the material and the analysis make it difficult for many to study. We are making available audio presentations of his writings by Rabbi Elisha Friedman of Harrisburg, PA, to help make his Torah insights more accessible.

    Nedarim

    Nedarim

    Reb Chaim distinguishes conceptually between a husband affirming vs. annulling his wife’s vow

    • 31 min
    Shechitah

    Shechitah

    Reb Chaim analyzes the conceptual differences between the prohibitions to eat chelev (animal fats) and slaughtering a mother and son on the same day, as well as the mitzvas of covering slaughtered blood and gifts to the kohein

    • 21 min
    Supplement (Maachalot Assurut) - Slaughtering a treifah (injured) animal

    Supplement (Maachalot Assurut) - Slaughtering a treifah (injured) animal

    Reb Chaim (quoted by his son) explains why shechita doesn’t make a treifah kosher (with a tangent discussion of honoring parents)

    • 24 min
    Maachalot Assurut - Prohibiting forbidden taste

    Maachalot Assurut - Prohibiting forbidden taste

    Reb Chaim argues that forbidden taste is only applicable to eating prohibitions, not an inherent prohibition in itself

    • 54 min
    Maachalot Assurut - Combining Forbidden Foods

    Maachalot Assurut - Combining Forbidden Foods

    Reb Chaim explains the dispute between Rambam/Raavad whether we combine prohibited foods for the punishment if they don’t taste similar

    • 26 min
    Maachalot Assurut - Orlah Outside of Israel

    Maachalot Assurut - Orlah Outside of Israel

    Reb Chaim analyzes the dispute whether fruits of the fourth year outside of Israel have special laws, and explains how this relates to the issue of why fruits of the first three years are prohibited outside of Israel

    • 26 min

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