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Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz



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Q&A: Hostages, Army Manpower Shortage & Chareidi Feminism

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 Might there be concerns over endangering hostages through excessive response?   11:19 What constitutes tzedakah nowadays, and what is its relation to korbanos?   17:12 What is the nature of machlokes?   37:58 How can we guarantee an accurate transmission from Moshe to Mishnah?   44:16 What exactly is the Shechinah?   48:36 Why are kohanim today forbidden from coming near corpses if we assume everyone is already tamei meis?   57:50 Would a new, proven, scientific fact uproot a ruling of a Rishon?   1:06:55 What is the halachic international date line?   1:14:36 Is the authority of midrash equivalent with that of Mishnah?   1:17:11 Can foreign currency in a tzedakah box be reallocated to the currency's country of origin? Can one make change from a tzedakah box?   1:18:38 Since hashkafa often determines halacha, are they really different things?   1:24:35 Why did we trust Moshe's signs if we don't trust the signs of later prophets?   1:27:32 Is a service extension of drafted soldiers or a raising of the age limit of reservists enough of a manpower shortage for Haredim to serve in the military?   1:34:08 What are yichudim in Kabbalah?   1:38:44 Does it matter whether the menorah's branches are straight or curved, and is archaeology treated differently than the science in halacha?   1:41:49 Because we have archaeological evidence of an amah, can we end the debate over the size of an amah?   1:43:19 Is the recent trend of 'Haredi feminism' a good thing?   1:48:22 How applicable today is the heter of lashon hara in front of three people?   1:49:54 How does the Ramban explain the equivalence of 150 days to 5 months with the lunisolar calendar?   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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