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Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz's weekly Question and Answer sessions at Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem.
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Rabbi Dr. Yitzchak Breitowitz's weekly Question and Answer sessions at Ohr Somayach, Jerusalem.
A Project of Ohr.edu
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We'd love to hear from you at:
Podcasts@ohr.edu

    Q&A-Modern Science, Reward & Boycotting Germany

    Q&A-Modern Science, Reward & Boycotting Germany

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    00:31 - What are the Galgalim?
    9:52 - How will we do mitzvos when Moshiach comes? How will Halacha change?
    14:06 - Why does the Torah call Yitro before he converted?
    15:57 - Why do people take three steps back in the middle of kadish before the amida of mincha and maariv?
    19:40 - How do we reconcile that Chazal have made observations of the world which seem to be wrong according to modern science?
    32:33 - Did Yitro come before or after Matan Torah?
    35:00 - The Mesorah, the destroyed parts of Torah
    41:30 - Who redacted the Gemara?
    48:52 - Why did Reish Lakish become weakened right when he agreed to learn Torah?
    52:20 - A question on the Parsha
    54:45 - Why the issur of chicken and dairy but no issur on pareve ice cream and meat?
    01:00:06 - Why do we do the order of aliyos as Kohen Levi Yisroel?
    01:02:02 - Question on the Parsha
    01:07:14 - What will be of the yetzer hara when Moshiach comes? Will we wear kippahs? What Nusach will we daven?
    01:09:45 - The differences in nusachs of the Torah
    01:13:33 - What is the purpose of Moshiach if we won't have a yetzer hara?
    01:19:23 - How do we live in Emes? Nefesh Hachaim on how Man was created
    01:22:30 - Is it possible for someone to get reward for someone else's deed? Learning for the zchus of a niftar, etc.
    01:29:15 - Praying to Hashem for Yiras Shomayim
    01:32:27 - Why not just learn Shas once?
    01:36:44 - Putting time into Chumash vs Gemara
    01:38:26 - Boycotting Germany?
    Yisro 5780
    (Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Q&A-Beauty, Idolatry & Islam

    Q&A-Beauty, Idolatry & Islam

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    0:00 - Lending a car to someone, and they get a fine
    2:04 - Question on Parshas Bo
    4:24 - The Jewish view of beauty, Pirkei Avos on beauty
    8:21 - Why are there other religions/idolatry?
    13:38 - How do we decide when to follow minhagei HaGra?
    18:43 - The Cherem of the Morei Nevuchim
    24:29 - Midrash on the splitting of the sea
    28:21 - Can you postpone a bris if it might cause guests to be mechalel Shabbos?
    30:30 - To what extent do we take Agaddeta literally or not at all?
    39:39 - Question on Parshas Bo
    41:10 - Teaching Torah to a non-Jew
    48:39 - Why do some parts of the Gemara make it seem like the Amoraim had poor middos?
    54:37 - The two different quail stories
    56:54 - Do the restrictions on a king for wealth apply to people?
    01:02:30 - Did the sea split after Nachshon or after Moshe spread out his hands?
    01:04:34 - The concept of a Ben Pakuah
    01:07:40 - Does the water for Pesach Matzos have to be left overnight?
    01:09:39 - Where does Islam and its ideas come from? What will happen to the Ishmaelites in the era of Moshiach?
    01:12:17 - How could there be a place called Dan in Avraham’s time when there was not yet a shevet or person called Dan?
    (Produced by: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Q&A-Matchmaking, Homosexuality and Sotah

    Q&A-Matchmaking, Homosexuality and Sotah

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    0:00 - Making a shidduch for non-religious friends, making a shidduch for Goyim
    3:48 - Cherem of the Baal Hatanya and early Chassidus, Rebbi Nachman
    14:08 - Question on Hilchos Kiddushin: Asking a woman to marry and handing her a ring
    18:31 - Is there a yezter hara for homosexuality?
    25:11 - Relationship between Man and Wife, the effect of a woman on her husband
    29:58 - How could it be that Rabbi Yosef Caro learned with a Malach?
    36:06 How does Lo BaShamayim He make sense
    43:48 - What's special about Shabbos if you spend the whole day learning
    46:36 - Tainted money and korbanos
    50:25 - Jew reading the christian bible or apikorsus
    59:56 - Is the copper snake a graven image?
    01:02:16 - Is there a commentary on the relationship between Acher and R' Meir
    01:03:30 - Learning on Shabbos or sleeping on Shabbos
    01:04:50 - A Question on Sotah
    01:06:37 - How can an eclipse be a bad omen if the eclipses run on a cycle
    01:13:13 - The Kuzari on the copper snake
    01:13:37 - The Ramban on plowing with an oxe and a donkey together
    01:14:25 - A question on Maseches Brachos and dreams
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Q&A- Role of Evil, Negiah and Artificial Intelligence

    Q&A- Role of Evil, Negiah and Artificial Intelligence

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    0:00 Rabbi Eliezer ben Horkinus
    4:13 How do we know which hand to put tefillin on
    5:22 Chassidim on Zos Chanukah
    8:44 Growing when Moshiach comes, being without a yetzer hara
    11:37 A question on the parsha
    15:07 What's a Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai
    19:15 Shomer Negiah when working with people with Autism
    23:50 Kasha on Halacha LeMoshe MiSinai
    25:02 Referring to our parents by the first name, kasha on Yaakov referring to his parents by name
    28:17 Why Yaakov has multiple names
    31:51 Who wrote the Torah
    40:20 Significance of Aleinu
    43:45 Hierarchy of Brachos
    46:40 How are the Parshas divided
    51:51 Changing Aliyahs (Kohen/Levi)
    52:41 Middos of parents of a shidduch
    53:42 Talmud Yerushalmi on the east and the west
    57:39 Ancient Hebrew alphabet
    59:05 Question on Yirmiyahu becoming a Navi
    01:02:39 Yeridas Hadoros, Moshe Rabeinu compared to Moshiach
    01:04:38 Saving a non-Jew on Shabbos
    01:09:44 Why was there no warning on some of the plagues?
    01:14:55 Masoretic Text
    01:20:52 Dead Sea Scrolls
    01:23:29 Sabbatical Cycle of Creation
    01:30:14 What was the purpose of the Egyptians building pyramids
    01:31:54 Would a computerized brain be mutar
    01:45:10 Moshe Rabeinu almost killed
    (Produced: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Q&A-Bio,Minimalism & Secular Culture- (SPECIAL EDITION)

    Q&A-Bio,Minimalism & Secular Culture- (SPECIAL EDITION)

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    -Rabbi Breitowitz Autobiography
    -Evolution Perspectives
    -Science
    -Filling our life's mission
    -Abortion
    -Judaism approach to minimalist lifestyle
    -Teachers and Family
    -Why get challenges to keep Judaism
    -Marrying Baalei Teshuva
    -Baal Teshuva communities Pros and Cons
    -Engaging in secular culture
    -Rav Wolbe, Jean Piaget, Lord Saks
    -Which deceased Jewish personality would you want to meet most?
    -Rav Chaim Ozer
    -Torah elevating people
    -Gemara
    -Closing blessings
    (ALT 12-19)
    (Produced: CedarStudios Podcasting 2020)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Q&A-Controversy,Space Travel & Vaccinations

    Q&A-Controversy,Space Travel & Vaccinations

    Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem, discussing the most common questions about Judaism.
    To submit questions, feedback or for sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: podcasts@ohr.edu
    0:02 - Secular schooling, reading academic journals
    6:01 - Controversial ideas in Masechet Kedushin and in Gemara in general
    12:05 - Ibn Ezra controversy, additions made to the Torah, who wrote the last few pesukim
    16:35 - Discrepancies of the different versions of the Torah
    23:17 - Why Rashi and Tosfos are more mainstream
    30:57 - Rambam vs Nefesh Hachaim on Hashgacha Protis and Hashem's involvement with the world
    35:47 - Proper approach to yearning for Moshiach
    41:03 - The purpose of the Cosmos, Stars, and Galaxies, space travel, life on other planets
    49:49 - Copying and distributing from sefarim
    53:30 - Vaccinations, Vaccinating
    01:03:54 - Gam Zu Letova, Nachum Ish Gamzu, Rabbi Akiva
    01:05:08 - Why was Shmuel upset that Klal Yisroel asked for a king, the origin of Artscroll
    01:09:34 - When Halacha contradicts personal logic and reason
    01:16:40 - Staying up to date with Politics
    01:18:49 - A question on a Rambam that G-d does not have a body
    01:22:40 - Are having Gedolei Yisroel a concession for not having a Sanhedrin
    01:25:06 - Goyim as witnesses
    01:27:32 - Understanding Abaye and Rava, their relationship, Rav Yochanan and Reish Lakish
    01:36:52 - Women as witnesses
    01:37:53 - Solving Sinat Chinam
    01:46:46 - Understanding the Tower of Bavel
    (Center-Q&A-5780-Parshas Vayechi)
    (Produced: CedarTree Podcasting 1-8-2020)

    • 1 hr 51 min

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