75 episodes

With everything happening in the world today, it’s safe to say the we as frum jews have a lot of questions on how to correctly deal with these situations that come up in and day out.

Halacha Headlines Podcast features a weekly topic drawn from current events and matzavs, and with a panel of Rabbanim, discusses the best way we- as a klal, can approach contemporary society.

Some topics include Hafganos and racism, shidduchim and dating in the era of corona, mesira, vacations, life insurance, buying and selling stocks, police and police enforcement, the Israel UAE accord- all explored from halachic and hashkafic perspectives.

Needless to say, Halacha Headlines is more than necessary these days, and has given thousands the koach to approach modern situations more educated on the halachic implications. I think this is something everyone has to check out to hear for themselves.

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    • 4.5 • 436 Ratings

With everything happening in the world today, it’s safe to say the we as frum jews have a lot of questions on how to correctly deal with these situations that come up in and day out.

Halacha Headlines Podcast features a weekly topic drawn from current events and matzavs, and with a panel of Rabbanim, discusses the best way we- as a klal, can approach contemporary society.

Some topics include Hafganos and racism, shidduchim and dating in the era of corona, mesira, vacations, life insurance, buying and selling stocks, police and police enforcement, the Israel UAE accord- all explored from halachic and hashkafic perspectives.

Needless to say, Halacha Headlines is more than necessary these days, and has given thousands the koach to approach modern situations more educated on the halachic implications. I think this is something everyone has to check out to hear for themselves.

    5/18/24 – Shiur 467 – Un-Lavish Living – why are we embarrassed to live below our means?

    5/18/24 – Shiur 467 – Un-Lavish Living – why are we embarrassed to live below our means?

    What keeps us spending when we can’t afford it?What’s the impact on children when parents have an expensive standard of living?Is there an obligation to refrain from looking at materialism which may tempt us?Can we spend on luxuries when people need tzedakah?What are the minimums required to celebrate a bar/bas mitzvah and a wedding?Can having a low-budget bar/bas mitzvah or wedding hurt our children longer-term?
    Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman
    with Rabbi Moshe Walter – Rabbi of Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah and noted author  – 10:52with Rabbi Naftali Horowitz – Managing Director at Morgan Stanley – 44:29with Dr. Shloimie Zimmerman – Renowned Psychologist, Author of “From Boys to Men” – 1:03:13

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    5/11/24 – Shiur 466 – Neurolinks and Shabbos, Alexa and Shabbos, Electronics and Shabbos

    5/11/24 – Shiur 466 – Neurolinks and Shabbos, Alexa and Shabbos, Electronics and Shabbos

    Electronics activated through brainwaves is it permissible to use them on Shabbos?Electronics activated through voice is it permissible to use them on Shabbos?with Rabbi Aharon Sorscher – Rov in Waterbury, Maggid Shiur for Oraysa – 13:33
    Using a whoop strap or a FitbitWhat is the issur of electricity?Is there an Issur of increasing current to exisitng electricity?What’s called a מעשה regarding מלאכת שבת?Binyan in Keilimwith Rabbi Tzvi Ortner – Head of Shabbos technology Dept for the OU, Rov of Linas Hatzedek in Boro Park – 44:39

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    4/20/24 – Shiur 465 – Achdus - does “Achdus” mean I am supposed to embrace Jews I really don’t agree with?

    4/20/24 – Shiur 465 – Achdus - does “Achdus” mean I am supposed to embrace Jews I really don’t agree with?

    Is Achdus a Halachic imperative, a Hashkafic concept or something else?What’s the definition of “Achdus”? Is it different from “Kiruv”?Can we outwardly express our disagreements?Should we look to have Achdus with groups and movements of Jews who have values that are antithetical to Torah?
    ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman ***
    with Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz – Renowned Posek and Senior Lecturer at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach – 15:32with Rabbi Moshe Hauer – Renowned Rabbi and EVP of the Orthodox Union – 43:09with Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb – Shul Rabbi in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Director of Tzalash https://tzalash.org/ – 1:01:43with Yoni Alon – Reservist in the IDF and works in the field of education – 1:36:16with Rabbi Shay Schachter – Rabbi and Rosh Beit Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere – 1:50:17
    Conclusion and Takeaways – 2:15:08

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    4/13/24 – Shiur 464 – Pesach – Great Divrei Torah for your Seder and beyond. Plus, lessons for today from Lavan’s attempt to destroy K’lal Yisroel

    4/13/24 – Shiur 464 – Pesach – Great Divrei Torah for your Seder and beyond. Plus, lessons for today from Lavan’s attempt to destroy K’lal Yisroel

    What's your favorite Pesach Devar Torah?Is there something unique you do at your seder?  What do you do to prepare for Pesach?Is there something memorable that has happened to you at a seder?
    ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman ***
    with Rabbi Shay Schachter – Rabbi and Rosh Beit Midrash at the Young Israel of Woodmere – 14:16with Rabbi Binyomin Wolff – shul rav and popular magid shiur in Yerushalayim – 33:48with Rabbi Aron Moss – rabbi of the Nefesh Community in Sydney, Australia – 45:04with Rabbi Dovid Ostroff – posek and teacher at many seminaries in Yerushalayim – 53:42with Mrs. Michal Horowitz – popular lecturer and teacher – 1:02:48with Rabbi Isaac Rice – Mora De'asra of Congregation Anshei Chesed, Hewlitt NY – 1:12:12with Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein – popular teacher and prolific author – 1:22:26with Rabbi David Foreman – noted lecturer and founder of Aleph Beta – 1:32:03
    Conclusion and Takeaways  - 1:49:52

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    4/6/24 – Shiur 463 – Revisiting Bachurim in the IDF: Is Shevet Levi Patur from Milchemes Mitzvah? Are all Bochurim Shevet Levi?

    4/6/24 – Shiur 463 – Revisiting Bachurim in the IDF: Is Shevet Levi Patur from Milchemes Mitzvah? Are all Bochurim Shevet Levi?

    Does Eretz Yisroel need an army or can it totally rely on Torah protection?Do we have responsibility to serve - besides the learning protection - like we find previous generations?The Bochurim who aren't learning should they go to the army?Can we have Frum battalions run according to Torah?What's are we going to do when the Chareidim are a majority?
    with Rabbi Nachum Eisenstein - Talmid Muvhak of HaRav Eliyashiv ZT"L – 22:54with Yossi Levy – Nachal Chareidi Officer – 48:08with Rabbi Shay Tahan – Rosh Kollel and Av Beis Din of Shaarei Ezra – 1:00:51

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    3/30/24 – Shiur 462 – What are our “Yeshiva bochers” struggling with nowadays?

    3/30/24 – Shiur 462 – What are our “Yeshiva bochers” struggling with nowadays?

    What are the biggest challenges, struggles and difficulties confronting our boys today?How do those challenges differ from those of the girls?What impact are technology and alcohol consumption having on the boys?Should Gemara be the focus of yeshiva learning?What’s holding the boys back from performing at their best?
    ***Guest Hosted by Ari Wasserman ***
    with Rabbi Avi Wiesenfeld – Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Dovid and posek of Kav Halacha Beis Hora'ah – 9:43with Rabbi Naftali Kaplan – zekan hamashgichim B'Eretz Yisrael, mashgiach of Yeshivat Netiv Ha’Da’at – 33:05with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan – Mashgiach Ruchani, Yeshivas Beis Yisrael – 50:09with Rabbi Daniel Mechanic – Director of Project Chazon – 1:09:30with Rabbi Aharon Spivak – Rav, Author and Therapist – 1:33:53
    Wrap-up, takeaways and lessons learned – 1:58:32

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    • 2 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
436 Ratings

436 Ratings

mecakesh613 ,

Amazing clarity

Love the shiurim! Long time listener! Always coming with clear halacha sources. Never afraid to take on hot button issues! Very interesting someone would leave a negative review because he disagrees with a show. Zionism is a very gray area. At best it’s a agadditah gemarah, as clearly explained in the show with world class talmidey chachamim. Very suprised somone would be עובר the issue of לשון הרע that is אסור מדאורייתא because of his opinion in a very gray area.

Haim12394 ,

Amazing podcast.

Great content, but please invest in studio worthy mikes!

Laffaminnit ,

Review reaction

I just downloaded and am listening for the first time. I find the content to be both intelligent and engaging. But as I read the other reviews, I was most compelled by negative reviewers blasting the contributors for being “archaic”, “close-minded”, or “pro Rav Shach”. That’s when I knew that this is the podcast for me! Congratulations on finding the right perspectives to disagree with!

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