Episodes
Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series? We'd love to hear from you : [email protected] https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu    00:00 Why can we pronounce or give people names with Hashem’s name in it (such as Raphael, Gavriel, etc.)?   01:17 Why do we say “halleluka”?   02:56 Should we be davening for a shidduch at the right time or as soon as possible?   07:51 Why is there seemingly fewer gedolim than in generations before?   15:42 Are the 13 principles of...
Published 01/19/22
Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series? We'd love to hear from you : [email protected] https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu    00:00 is it considered Avoda Zara to believe in multiple gods but only serve one?   03:16 Why wasn’t the Torah given at Creation?   09:36 Can I be mekabel maisa rishon giving to a Cohen or can I give it to a Levi?   16:53 Does the rav have any tips for remembering what we’ve learned?   23:40 Is Kol Isha applied to new music styles and...
Published 01/13/22
Comments? Feedback? Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series?   We'd love to hear from you : [email protected] https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu !   Produced by: Cedar Media Studios
Published 01/12/22
00:00 Where were the bodies from the graves in the cave of Rebbe Yehuda HaNassi taken?   01:36 Why is V’shamru considered an inturruption in some minhagim?   06:09 Why can a blood avenger kill someone with no penalty?   12:18 What are the levels of Tumah?   17:38 What are insights of Shovevim?    26:21 What did Levites who didn’t live near the Temple do?    29:20 Can you break Shabbos to save the life of a non-frum person?     33:34 Can you invite your non-religious Jewish...
Published 01/06/22
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Published 01/06/22
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-8-Rav Kook Bio II Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". (Originally Rec 2015-16) Comments? Feedback? Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series?   We'd love to hear from you : [email protected] https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu !   Produced by:
Published 12/26/21
00:00 Why do we say Kaddish?   04:28 Could you please describe the Kabbalistic middah of Malchus?    09:20 When did souls become “Jewish" souls?    17:11 Does anyone say that the Jewish transformation happened at Mt. Sinai?   18:24 Why do we stand with feet together in the Amidah?   20:13 Why are there very few Levites?   24:07 If Hashem created Teshuva for all people, how can Elisha Ben Avuya say the Acher couldn’t do Teshuva? And how do we make Teshuva for “dead and gone”...
Published 12/23/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-7-Rav Kook Bio II Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". (Originally Rec 2015-16) Comments? Feedback? Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series?   We'd love to hear from you : [email protected] https://podcasts.ohr.edu/ Visit us @ ohr.edu !   Produced by:
Published 12/19/21
00:00 How can we reconcile the Gemara in Sukkah saying that certain actions bring about eclipses and the astronomical cycle of such eclipses?   06:37 How do we reconcile the fact that we’re a light unto the nations if translating the Torah is seen as bad, and why are so many important Jews secular?   14:00 Why is Havdalah related to (the bracha of) wisdom?    22:14 Has the Rav been positively affected by secular culture?   31:10 How can a Jew be involved in a career in creative...
Published 12/16/21
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Published 12/14/21
00:00 What is the Halacha on zmanim in space?   4:59 Why do some mishnayos not have Gemaras included with them?   15:02 Did people live outside of Garden of Eden alongside or before Adam and Chava (according to a Midrash)?   19:15 How do we understand the statement “the world was created for me” (in Sanhendrin)?   25:56 Are there any issues with playing basketball on Shabbat?   29:44 How do we reconstruct musical sounds from Tehilim?   34:42 What’s the Rav’s opinion on not letting...
Published 12/08/21
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Published 12/05/21
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Published 12/02/21
Join Mentors Mission in Israel! A Booster We Can All Agree On!  December 28, 2021 - January 2, 2022 Experience of A Lifetime At the Ohr Somayach New Bais Medrash Itinerary and Packages Available on our Website Vaccination within 6 months Required Limited Time Offer - Hotel Package (Hotel Bookings before November 28th Only) Register Now to Ensure Availability www.mentorsmission.com 718-644-9037 Where did the minhag of showing tzitzis out come from? 5:38 When mashiach comes...
Published 11/27/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-6-Rav Kook Bio Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: [email protected] (Originally Rec 2015-16) (Produced by: CedarMedia Podcasting 2021)  
Published 11/21/21
00:00 Are stained glass windows chukas hagoyim? 1:17 If one of the reason of separation of a married couple each month during niddah is to create renewal, can this be applied to chavrusas of kollel? 7:25 How can someone be forgiven for all his sins with Shabbos? Why is Yom Kippur special then? 10:08 How does one counter the simple interpretation of Torah’s (seeming) incivility covered over by rabbinic analysis as an argument to Oral Torah? 15:28 How did the chet haegel happen when am...
Published 11/18/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-5-Zionism & Rav Kook Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: [email protected] (Originally Rec 2015-16) (Produced by: CedarMedia Podcasting 2021)
Published 11/14/21
00:00 Rashi on Chumash seems to be based on Sod (Kabbala), but he said it’s pashut? 2:35 One of the reasons given for Yaakov’s crying over Rochel is that he wouldn’t be buried with him. Why is this significant? 5:47 Does prophecy affect free-will? 7:44 Considering that every Jew has a neshama, why do people not have an instant connection to Yiddishkeit? 11:36 How did Adam haRishon give Dovid haMelech 70 years of his life? Would he have been born if not? 17:17 Rome is from Eisav, but how...
Published 11/10/21
00:00 The cry of Eisav and the cry of Mordechai are described the same, and it is understood that it was as a punishment. How could the Jews be punished if Yaakov was justified? 2:43 R’ Dessler described freewill relative to one’s environment. How can we know who is favorable in G-ds eyes? 8:58 Why can prayers added after those made from the Anshei Knesses haGadola had HaShem’s name? 12:17 Where does one draw the line between hishtadlus and bitachon? 18:40 What are the boundaries of what...
Published 11/03/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-4-Zionism Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: [email protected] (Originally Rec 2015-16) (Produced by: CedarMedia Podcasting 2021)
Published 10/31/21
00:00 What is the Rav’s opinion on the Rabbanut (for kashrus)? 4:51 Where does 1/60 come from in kashrus, olam haba etc.? 7:11 What is tznius for men? 13:15 Simchas Torah seems to be a holiday that developed naturally. It is a separate holiday?  18:00 Someone starting to take on mitzvos from scratch, should he start with deoreisa first, or would the Rambam disagree? 22:28 For one in Shidduchim, should he look at photos? 26:07 Is there a problem speaking Lashon haKodesh while involved in...
Published 10/27/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-3-Varieties of Zionism Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: [email protected] (Originally Rec 2015-16) (Produced by: CedarMedia Podcasting 2021)
Published 10/24/21
How is it that in the Gemara that some people have a mesora and others don’t? How does deal with feelings of guilt moving forward having grown up doing aveiros? What’s the halacha regarding a tchup? It seems like the frum world sees women place more emphasis on emunah but less with men? Why does the Torah spend time going through the generations as in Parashas Bereshis and Noach?  If there will never be a prophet as great as Moshe Rabbeinu, what should be expected from Moshiach?  How...
Published 10/22/21
Hashkafic History Series II Ohr Lagolah Rabbinic Program  5776-2-Yishuv Eretz Yisrael Rabbi Dr Yitzchak Breitowitz, of Ohr Somayach Jerusalem,  "Hashkafic History". For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities, contact us at: [email protected] (Originally Rec 2015-16) (Produced by: CedarMedia Podcasting 2021)
Published 10/17/21