Episodes
The Satmar Rav's Book Vayoel Moshe: His Thirteen Principles: Numbers 8 to 13 - May 16, 2022 - Vayoel Moshe: Ikarim (Principles) #s 8-13, p. 347 8) Important Rabbis should not move up to Israel. Demonstrate against the Soviet Union 9) Only move to Israel for holy reasons 10) Better to stay abroad and send money to schools in Israel 11) Graves in Israel are almost everywhere, same as abroad 12) Buy land and buildings from gentiles, and also from Jewish heretics 13) If you are so righteous that...
Published 05/16/22
Mishneh Halakhot: Gentile Children in Day Schools. Answering Torah Questions Asked Us by Gentiles and Teaching Them Torah. Volume 10 Responsum 200: Chicago Mikveh Built by the Federation and Used for Conservative and Reform Conversions - May 15, 2022 - Boston Kollel. R' Michel Feinstein. R' Soloveitchik: College education. Is the rabbi of a shul he created responsible for people driving to his shul? Gentile students in day schools. Making it All Work, the book by Wassermans. When is it...
Published 05/15/22
Satmar Rav's 13 Ikarim: Principle #3: Live Only Among Tzadikim. #4: Making a Decent Living is Determinant. #5: Living in Israel Akin to Tzitzit. #6: It is Galut Itself That Makes Mass Aliyah Forbidden. #7: It is Permissible to Leave Israel Nowadays - May 9, 2022 - Lubavitcher Rebbe advised different people differently on attending university. Wikipedia article on R' Rakeffet. One must only live among tzadikim. An individual may move up to Israel only if he has arranged a decent living...
Published 05/09/22
Various Issues Related to Non-Jewish Students Enrolled in a Jewish Day School: Responsa of Rav Menashe Klein and Rav Moshe Feinstein - May 8, 2022 - How R' Soloveitchik acquired the title "The Rav". Forer Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Germans who convert to make amends. Mishne Halakhot 16:129: Day school with some gentile students. How converting a child today as compared to centuries ago can differ. Maimonides School. R' Krauss and R' Hutner and the St. Louis day school. Failed attempt to...
Published 05/08/22
Designating Reform and Conservative Areas at the Kotel. Aspects of the Opposition of the Satmar Rav to the State. Satmar Attacks on Agudath Israel. R' Yitzchak Hutner's Jewish Observer Article. The Thirteen Principles of R' Yoel Teitelbaum. - May 2, 2022 - R' Rakeffet's response to his being misquoted about R' Riskin's proposal for designated Conservative and Reform areas at Kotel. Satmar Rav's Vayoel Moshe. Satmar Rav's primary position compared to the positions somewhat less important to...
Published 05/02/22
Closing of BMT. Kohain Marrying a Convert. Mishneh Halachot on Whether to Convert an Adopted Child Where the Adopting Parents are not Observant. Teaching Torah to Gentiles. Second Day Yom Tov for a Tourist in Israel. - May 1, 2022 - Tokhnit gimmel. Closing of BMT. Kohain marrying convert: R' Solveitchik, R' Feinstein, R' Klein agree. Mrs. Polhemous: The wedding. When to, ex post, make use of Melamed Lehoil where a Kohain is married to a convert. Is conversion of a child a zekhut? Child can...
Published 05/01/22
The Creation of BMT (Beit Midrash L'Torah) and the Subsequent Creation of Torah Institutions in Israel That Emulated its Methodology. - Apr 4, 2022 - Concept of Hakarat Hatov. Galut Jews must influence Torah study in Israel. R' Moshe Krone, Department for Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora. Dr. Chaim Chamiel. R' Moshe Horowitz (Whitey). Success of BMT. Machon Gold. R' Shlomo Tal. Reconciling American and Israeli cultures motivates creation of BMT. Murder of R' Eli and Dina Horowitz....
Published 04/04/22
Mishneh Halakhot Section 12: Responsa 192, 193, and 194: A Kohain is Married to a Non-Jewish Woman Who Converts After Her Sons were Born - Apr 3, 2022 - R' Hershel Schachter's dedication to teaching Torah: A story. Why Satmar Rav attacked Zionism and the State so strongly, not for the reason Jack Levenstein suggested. R' Moshe Weiner opposes any removal of one's beard. Lineage of Kohanim. Helen Seidman and her conversion: The people involved and similar cases. R' Menashe Klein is unusually...
Published 04/03/22
Vayoel Moshe by Satmar Rav: Three Oaths. Leaving Galut Prematurely. Permission of Nations of the World. Agudah in Knesset is Unjustified. Churches and Islam in Israel are a Problem. Declaration of Independence. Times Have Not Changed - Mar 28, 2022 - Kohanim married to converts. R' Immanuel Jakobovits spends Shabbat with the Queen. Were Bnei Ephraim the Dry Bones? The Rav, Kiddush Hachodesh, and the calendar. Responsum of Nefesh Chayah on calendar. The Rabbi who was called apikorus by Satmar....
Published 03/28/22
Melamed Leho'il Responsum: Kohen and Gentile Woman Married via Civil Marriage and Their Son Dies and the Wife Desperately Wants to Convert. R' Moshe Feinstein: Wife of Kohen Wants to Convert but it is the Husband Who Desperately Wants the Conversion - Mar 27, 2022 - Reasons for widespread and deep admiration of R' Kanievsky. About R' David Zvi Hoffman. Changes in German Orthodoxy due to WW I. Melamed Leho'il Part 3, Even Ha-Ezer, no. 8: Gentile woman married civilly to a Cohen desperately...
Published 03/27/22
Satmar Rav: Importance of Supporting Jews in Israel. False Messiahs Applied to Zionism. Various Attacks on Agudath Israel. When Melamaid Zechut on Jews Does Not Apply. Secular Courts in Israel. Effectiveness of Satmar Demonstrations. Corruption of Ag - Mar 21, 2022 - Kiddush hachodesh, Rambam, Tishrei, and question R' Soloveitchik could not answer. Accept the punishment of galut. Satmar Rav on the following: Supporting Jews in Israel. Minimize tachanunim. (R' Lichtenstein's lesson from the...
Published 03/21/22
R' Menashe Klein: A Brit Milah Done by a Non-Observant Mohel: Is a Hatafat Dam Brit Necessary? Melamid Lehoil: A Cohen Married a non-Jew Who Subsequently Converted. - Mar 20, 2022 - R' Chaim Kanievsky zt"l. Unusual Satmar stringency on reading Megillah. Yehuda Avner on Zionism of Chabad. Philadelphia mohel is not observant: Is there a need for hatafat dam brit? Mishne Halachot 16:84. R' Elazar Spira of Munkach author of Minchas Elazar. Chatam Sofer. Is metzitzah bepeh a substitute for hatafat...
Published 03/20/22
Satmar Rav: Demonstrating Against the State of Israel. R' Sholom Gold: Yom Yerushalayim at Ner Israel Yeshiva Toronto. Vayoel Moshe. The Three Oaths. - Mar 14, 2022 - Chabad Sheluchah was told to not accept the honor of lighting a torch on Independence Day. Chabad are simultaneously not Zionists and the greatest Zionists. Marilyn Grossman. Success of Satmar in America. Satmar demonstrations against State of Israel in New York City. Attempts to convince R' Soloveitchik to also demonstrate...
Published 03/14/22
Mishneh Halachot on a Mohel Who Publicly Desecrates Shabbat: Is Hatafat Dam Brit Necessary Later on When the Child is Older? - Mar 13, 2022 - Answers to Jack Levenstein's questions. Will Jews return to Ukraine after the war? R' Shmuel Volk. Dr. Irving Agus and his innovative view of the role and importance of responsa in terms of Jewish history. The Philadelphia mohel who drove on Shabbat. Unique importance of Shabbat. Brit milah: Which is more crucial, the result or the actual procedure? R'...
Published 03/13/22
The Crucial Difference Between the 1920s and the 1940s as to the Nature of the Torah Community in America and How This Impacted on Satmar's Influence on the Jews of Williamsburg and Elsewhere. Agudath Israel's Summer Camp and the Satmar Attack on it. - Mar 7, 2022 - Dr. Shabbos Friedman and R' Kook. Yeshivat Heichal Hatorah, Teaneck. Satmar Rav or Satmar Rebbe? Lubavitch compared to Satmar. Rabbi Shmuel (Samuel) Baskin of Temple B'nai Israel on Hewes Street. Gelatin. Moshe Osher and the wrist...
Published 03/07/22
Is Having a Beard Theologically Important? R' Moshe Feinstein Reacts to the Views of R' Moshe Nisan Weiner. Circumcision Done by Non-Jewish Doctor: Introduction - Mar 6, 2022 - Depilatory. Zohar. Besamim Rosh and R' Saul Berlin. Sochatchover Rebbe advocates burning Besamim Rosh. Besamim Rosh describes how to shave with razor blade. Electric razor by R' Shabbtai Rappaport in Techumin 13. Black hairs of Red Heifer. Shearim Metzuyanim B'Halacha by R' Shlomo Zalman Braun quotes Besamim Rosh....
Published 03/06/22
The Influence and Sometimes the Lack of Influence of the Satmar Rebbe's Ideas and Points of View on the Torah World Outside of Satmar - Feb 28, 2022 - Klausenberger Rebbe's picture with Ben Gurion. R' Israel Singer. Elya Essas. Selichot of Moshe Koussevitzky. R' Nesanel Quinn of Torah Vodaath. R' Malkiel Kotler influenced by Satmar. Seventh Chabad Rebbe not influenced. Rabbi Sholom Gold's view of Satmar's influence on the Yeshivah World. Young men and women walking together on Bedford Ave....
Published 02/28/22
R' Menashe Klein (Mishneh Halachot), Terumat Hadeshen and R' Akiva Eiger: Can the Use of Scissors for Shaving be a Problem? Consequences and Implications of Shaving Beyond the Actual Basic Violation of Halakhah - Feb 27, 2022 - R' Aharon Kotler's sister. Torah history as 500 year blocks. R' Akiva Eiger's descendants. Shaving: R' Yosef Tzvi Rimon. Terumat Hadeshen: One blade of the scissors is sharp like a razor blade. Is procedure or results determinant? R' Tzvi Pesach Frank. Rema....
Published 02/27/22
The Israeli Flag in the Williamsburg Sukkah Caught Fire. They are not from Inzerre Menschen. R' Moshe Feinstein's Responsum on Having an Israeli Flag in shul (synagogue) - Feb 21, 2022 - Oreo cookies. Why are OU-D pretzels marked dairy? R' Aharon Kotler's less known sister Devorah. Shabbat observant doctors. Why ArtScroll history books are intentionally inaccurate. R' Shmuel Shmelka Rubin was the Ropshitzer Rebbe and lived in Far Rockaway. The people who lived in the Harding Building in...
Published 02/21/22
Rav Menashe Klein: Poor Man Collecting Charity Who is Suspected of Deceiving. Shaving With an Electric Razor. A Teacher Must Realize What He Actually Does Can Have Great Influence—He Must Be Careful - Feb 20, 2022 - UK Board of Deputies and visit of MK Smotrich. Driver in car asks directions on Shabbat: R' Lichtenstein, Amshinover Rebbe. When a marriage is regarded as null and void ab initio. Achronim period has ended. Size of kipah. Mishneh Halachot: 16:69: Giving to a suspicious charity...
Published 02/20/22
A Few Examples of The Many Ways that Satmar in Williamsburg Influenced People and Changed Williamsburg - Feb 14, 2022 - Aspects of Tzomet hashgachah. A Sukkah is Burning: Remembering Williamsburg's Hasidic Transformation by Philip Fishman. Fishman's family history. R' Henoch Fishman's influence. MK Smotrich visits Britain. Philip Fishman's mother Yetta Nusbacher. Why the Fishman family moved to Williamsburg. Philip's family. R' Chaim Noble. Sigheter Rebbe. Philip's bar mitzvah. Philip's...
Published 02/14/22
Determining the Needs of the Community and the Means of Financing These Needs: Mahari Mintz and Maharam of Rothenburg. Giving to a Poor Person Without Checking His Legitimacy - Feb 13, 2022 - Reading megillot on Yom Tov in Chassidic shtiblakh. Dershowitz family. Kiddush clubs in Germany centuries ago. Editing the writings of Rishonim. Mahari Mintz on financing the needs of a community based on Maharam of Rothenburg. What are the essential needs of a community and how to determine who pays and...
Published 02/13/22
Positive and Negative Reactions to the Satmar Rebbe's Viewpoints - Feb 7, 2022 - Avraham had bullion not coins. Gush Katif vegetables. R' Shlomo Carlebach at Lakewood. R. David Hochhauser talks with surviving Jungreis brother about Kastner. Satmar Rebbe meets King Carol. Williamsburg: A Jewish Community in Transition by George Kranzler. Impact of Satmar hakafot. The woman and her picture of the Satmar Rebbe. Conflict in Lithuania today. Legends of the Hasidim by Jerome Mintz. The Conflict...
Published 02/07/22
R' Moshe Feinstein's Opinion About Community Federations Which Collect and Distribute Charity But Are Run by Members of Reform and Conservative. R' Menashe Klein Mishneh Halakhot Responsum 16:68 on the Certification of Charity Collectors - Feb 6, 2022 - R' Soloveitchik on a synagogue accepting a large donation of shares in a business open on Shabbat. Reuben Gross, Shabbat, and Israeli TV tax. How we relate to less observant. Austritt. R' Bomberg. Limud. Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:149: The...
Published 02/06/22
Kosher Wine. Lower Merion. Gush Katif Lettuce. Tzohar. How and What Girls Learned in the US. Payot. Shtreimels. Metzitzah be-Peh. Mechitzah Height. AID Dispute. The CRC. Kashrut Issues. Der Yid. Anti-Israel Demonstration. Rav Soloveitchik's Response. - Jan 31, 2022 - Wine tasting at winery tours. Lower Merion, and the Kiddush to welcome R' Rakeffet. Why Gush Katif lettuce should be preferred. Beis Rochel schools and the different way girls were taught. Payot. Shtreimels. Metzitzah be-Peh....
Published 01/31/22