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Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz



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Q&A: Death Penalty, Minhagim & Pride Flags

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 Why are there varying numbers of remembrances in davening?   07:44 Should a religious Jew support a secular death penalty?   20:51 Is there a Torah source for keeping minhagim?   26:31 Are midrashic sources in verses just to cause a student to ask, and thereby learn the Oral Torah from his rabbi?   31:00 Is it permitted to listen to a recording of a woman singing?   43:08 Is there something inherently, spiritually inferior about mamzerim?   53:24 What is the proper middle ground between acting like a prince and separating from physicality?   58:30 Could a Syrian do an annulment of vows in order to marry a convert?   1:04:09 How can prophets receive money for their prophecies?   1:11:23 How is the word for cattle related to the word for morning?   1:16:35 How can one say that some numbers in the Tanakh are not exact?   1:22:47 If a restaurant that is open on Shabbos can't get a hechsher, why can a restaurant with a pride flag receive a hechsher?   1:27:20 Why don't mashgichim tell people what the berachos are?   1:28:43 Is use of the phrase "oh my G-d" a use of Hashem's name in vain?   1:29:58 How could a hashgacha decide to deny a restaurant if the food itself is kosher?   1:36:14 Why do some Rishonim and Acharonim spend time describing the final redemption if Chazal didn't describe it in detail?   1:40:07 How could two kosher witnesses validate a marriage that is forbidden from the Torah?   1:44:38 How does the Temple Institute understand Rashi's words about the Temple?   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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