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Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz



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Q&A: Hamas Free Will, Arabs & Hostage Swaps in Halacha

Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at   Questions? Comments?   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website​ whatsapp us at or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at   00:00 Does God judge Hamas l'chaf zechus?   5:35 Why do Haredim wear black and white?   10:11 What is the purpose of Uva Letzion and the importance of Kedusha?   17:28 Can one finish his Amidah while the congregation is saying the introduction to Kedusha?   22:06 How should we relate to Arabs in general, considering the verse in Psalm 105?   34:08 Why isn't a good, religious life enough of a tikkun for sins in previous lives?   39:24 How can we pray for repentance, if repentance is purely a free will action?   46:26 If a king has less free will, do prime ministers as well? How small a position has a lesser free will?   51:03 How does resurrection work if there is reincarnation?   53:40 When and how long should personal prayers be in the Amidah?   56:55 How does learning in another's merit work?   58:54 What is the halacha regarding hostage swaps?   1:06:51 What is 'kaf hakela' and what is its purpose?   1:13:23 In the story of a talmid chacham who forgot to bentsch, is it better that he didn't bentsch because he became so great?   1:19:39 Why don't yeshivos follow the curriculum in Pirkei Avos?   1:28:16 Could the Rav explain the story of the dudaim?   1:34:36 Why should a prophet, like Yosef, have to work to make his prophecy come true?   1:36:58 Are Bilhah and Zilpah specially considered in Rabbinic literature?   1:39:51 Why don't we bow with our knees anymore?           You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

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