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.
Isurei Bi’ah - One Witness for Punishment
Reb Chaim analyzes punishing a husband based on the testimony of one witness that his wife is prohibited to him
Sotah - One witness in Sotah
Reb Chaim analyzes the halachic exception that one witness is believed in Sotah cases
Na’arah Betulah - Father Collecting his Daughters Fine
Reb Chaim analyzes the halacha that a father collects his daughter’s fine from the man who forced himself on her
Na’arah Betulah - Knas (fine) to a Girl
Reb Chaim analyzes the sugya that a man doesn’t pay the fine for forcing himself on a girl if she dies before court
Yibum - Yibum for a Sotah
Reb Chaim analyzes what happens when the laws of Yibum and Sotah clash
Yibum - Witnesses for Chalitza
In this very conceptually packed piece, Reb Chaim analyzes the Rambam’s position that you don’t need witnesses inherently for chalitza - making important points about witnesses, lishma, chalitza, and more.
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Lomdus on a Podcast!
Great pieces from HaGaon HaRav Chaim Soloveitchik, explained very clear by Rabbi Friedman. Kol Hakavod!