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Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz



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Q&A: Joining the IDF, Abarbanel & Hashkafic Psak

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 What are the priorities when the Torah is going from the aron to the bimah?   04:08 Would it be lashon hara to relate information on the public record?   08:01 Is it preferable, now in the war, to join a hesder yeshiva?   14:06 Why is there a controversy about using noble titles if there is a precedent from Abarbanel?   22:37 How do poskim decide what medical advice in the Gemara becomes halacha?   39:55 Would a landlord for AirBNB need glass and stainless steel, disposable, or just notify any potential renters?   41:58 What are the halachos of learning during the rchazaras hashatz?   49:27 Why did God need three signs if they all mean the same thing?   58:19 If incest is inherently bad, how could the entire world be the product of Cain, Seth, and their sisters?   1:00:48 Is someone who was davening before the minyan arrived considered part of the minyan?   1:04:04 Is it heresy to believe that God is bound by logic?   1:12:44 Why has the value of science changed in the Jewish tradition?   1:18:10 Is there psak by hashkafa?   1:26:58 Could the Rav share his favorite gedolim stories?   1:33:34 Is there a machlokes about whether Olam Haba or Olam Hazeh is the ikar?   1:35:56 What is ruach hakodesh?   1:38:10 Is it idolatry to believe Jesus was the Moshiach, so long as one believes he was not God?   1:41:08 Why did the canonization of Torah end when it did?   1:42:00 Is it heresy to say that a mitzvah no longer applies?   1:43:23 If a hashkafic point was accepted by most communities, can one still disagree without being a heretic?   1:45:23 Does that apply to halachic opinions as well?   1:46:59 Is it true that the Chazon Ish said that it is better to die than join the IDF?   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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