Daled Amos - Halacha PodcastAug 29, 2023
109. A Deep Dive Into V'chol Ma'aminim
Understanding this famous piyut
108. When Should We Start Putting On Tefillin?
We train children to do all mitzvos even before they turn 13. Is there any reason that tefillin should be different?
107. Understanding the Law of the Three Weeks
An overview of the laws
106. Moshe Rabeinu Hitting the Rock
What exactly were Moshe & Aron at fault for?
105. Controversies of the Jewish Calendar
Understanding the fabric of the Jewish calendar and various challenges that it faced over the years.
Note: Ben Meir's view does indeed effect the regular 'noon' postponement.
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104. Kohanim Visiting the Resting Place of Tzadikim
Are these laws suspended for a tzadik?
103. Further Elaboration on Tefilas Haderech
Clarifying some lose ends from previous episode - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/eliyahu-rapoport/episodes/102--Tefilas-Haderech---Prayer-for-Dangerous-Journeys-If--When--How-e25777r
102. Tefilas Haderech - Prayer for Dangerous Journeys; If, When & How?
Overview of the laws pertaining to Tefilas Haderech.
101. Hilchos Cheese Cake
Halachic topics related to eating dairy on Shavuos
100. Using Hot Water on Yom Tov
For which purposes may I use the hot water faucet on Yom Tov?
99. Eiruv Tavshilin - When Ignorance Is Indeed Bliss
Overview of the underlying principles and practical application of this mitzvah.
98. Discrimination Against Disabled Cohanim?
May a cohen who wears glasses perform the service in the Bais Hamikdash?
97. Pidyon Haben & Torah Currency
The background and significance of this mitzvah and an overview of Torah's currencies.
96. The Big Revi'is Debate
An overview of the various approaches
95. The Big Kezayis Debate
How much Matza does one actually have to eat? An overview of this much debated topic.
94. Drinking Water After Afikoman
Understanding the roles of the Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch and his Siddur, and how this shapes our interpretation of the requirement to refrain from drinking after the Afikoman.
93. What Color Was The Red Heifer?
An overview of the history of para aduma and when and how we can renew its practice
92. Should Kiddsuh Be Recited Standing Or Sitting?
NOTE: The calculations at the end of this class are not 100% accurate. See beginning of next class for correction:
91. Chartering A Plane For Kiddush Levana | Part 1
Until when can one recite kiddush levana?
90. Yaakov's Blessings to Yosef
Understanding the poetry in these cryptic verses.
89. Haste Makes Waste
Why Did Reuven Lose The Monarchy? And Why Does Yehuda Deserve it?
88. Raba Adjudicates a Dispute Between G-d & The Heavenly Academy. For Real?!
Understanding the earthly & the heavenly approach to tzara'as as described in the Talmud (Bava Metzia 86a).
Can we uplift ourselves to a place where our challenges no longer threaten us?
87. WHICH PART OF A HORSE IS KOSHER?
86 Ascending, Praying & Pilgriming to the Temple Mount
A most important mitzva or something to steer clear from?
85. The Origins of Tzedaka
In this class we explore the origins of tzedaka as they are anchored in the very foundation of our nation, in the lives of Avraham Yitzchok & Ya'akov.
84. The Cause of Yitzchok's Blindness
Rashi seems to abandon the straightforward meaning of the pasuk, instead qouting 3 out of 7 possible midrashim. What is behind all of this?
82. Was Avraham Avinu Actually Considering Not Burying Sarah?
Is there a biblical mitvah to bury the dead? Are there exceptions to the rule?
81. Is Milk Kosher?
Avraham Avinu served milk and butter to the angles. Can we deduce from this that milk is kosher?
80. Drinking on Yom Kippur & Borre Nefashos on Coffee
In 1715 a woman gave birth on Tzom Gedalya and it was questionable if she would be able to fast on Yom Kippur. The Mahari"l shares a conversation that he had with his brother (the Alter Rebbe), in which the Alter Rebbe resolves a complex sugya with one simple idea. This sheds light on the laws of drinking on Yom Kippur and eases this woman's post-partum predicament.
79. Understanding Tekias Shofar
The reasons behind this mitzva
78. Are Truthful Oaths A Mitzvah Or An Aveira?
What's more compelling, a polygraph test or an oath?
77. Can I 'Do Early Shabbos' & Then Change My Mind?
What if I brought in Shabbos early and then have the opportunity to do a mitzva that belongs to Friday?
76. Must We Uphold All Minhagim?
What is the nature of our responsibility to minhag and its application to participating in a bris on Friday
75. Israel Trip Report - A Halachic Overview
Halachos relevant to traveling to Eretz Yisrael
74. Was Yehoshua a king?
In this weeks parsha we read about the investiture of Yehushua as Moshe Rabeinu's successor.
If Yehoshua is a king why was he not anointed?
73. The role of the bais din & Moshiach in the transmission of Torah
How do we know the Torah we have has been accurately transmitted?
On whom does Hashem rely?
72. Siyum HaRambam
What is the purpose of an unsuccessful messiah? & what value does Yoshke serve in the scheme of Hashem's plan for the world?
71. Exploring the nature of the mitzva to recount the exodus
How does it differ from the mitzva to remember the exodus twice daily?
70. Why don't we say a bracha on the Haggadah?
Is it really a mitzva?
69. Karpas; what's it all about?
A fascinating analysis of two approaches to Karpas and their practical halachic ramifications.
68. Is everyone observing Purim on the wrong day?
Why do some Jews in Jerusalem celebrate on the 14th of Adar?
Should the Jews of Prauge & Istanbul be celebrating on the 15th (Shushan Purim)?
Can rabbis and archeologists agree on anything?
67. May a woman read the Megilah?
The background to this depate
66. May a Bar Mitzvah boy lead the services for Musaf?
Defining the mitzvah of giving a half shekel
65. A whole month with not a single bar mitzvah anywhere in the world?!
Adar I & Adar II; which is the main one?
64. Snow on Shabbos | part 1
I came home from work just before shabbos and didn't have time to clear the snow. May I do it on shabbos?
63. Prophecy & Dreams vs. Halacha
Do they enhance each other? What do we do when they clash?
62. Prophecy, Dreams & Heavenly Voices; The Basics
Prophesy is Torah
61. Privacy Law in Halacha
What does Torah say about one's right to privacy?
60. Asara B'Teves - part 2 | Rabbi Eliyahu Rapoport
More on the ambiguous history of Asara B'Teves & 17th of Tammuz
59. Burial in Eretz Yisrael
What is the value of being buried in Eretz Yisrael? Is it something that everyone should strive for? What lesson can we take from the last wishes of Yaakov Avinu & Yosef Hatzadik? (recorded in January 2020)