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A 30-40 shiur on a Torah topic, every working day, from Yeshivat Har Etzion and the VBM.

A 30-40 shiur on a Torah topic, every working day, from Yeshivat Har Etzion and the VBM.
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A 30-40 shiur on a Torah topic, every working day, from Yeshivat Har Etzion and the VBM.

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English


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The Process of Pesak Halacha 14: Minhag as Evidence of the Correct Halacha

1/27/2020
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 14: Minhag as Evidence of the Correct Halacha, by Rav Jonathan Ziring Why and when does custom act as a data point in determining the proper halacha?

Duration:00:34:43

Shame and Secrecy on the Internet: There is a Way Out

1/26/2020
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Shame and Secrecy on the Internet: There is a Way Out, by Brad Salzman, LCSW, CSAT, Internet Addiction Therapy Expert, Director, Kivun Recovery Center Third of 3 sessions in the Mini Yom Iyun: Mental Health, The Internet and the Yetzer Harah, January 23rd, 2020 at the yeshiva for the Bnei Chul.

Duration:00:47:48

Plug Into Reality: Don't Let Yourself Be Controlled

1/26/2020
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Plug Into Reality: Don't Let Yourself Be Controlled, by Noach Levin, award-winning Strategic Digital Marketer and Business Intelligence Analyst 2nd of 3 sessions in the Mini Yom Iyun: Mental Health, The Internet and the Yetzer Harah, January 23rd, 2020 at the yeshiva for the Bnei Chul.

Duration:00:49:38

Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety

1/26/2020
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Mental Health: Depression and Anxiety, by Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, Psychiatrist, Founder of Gateway Rehabilitation Center and author of more than 60 books First of 3 sessions in the Mini Yom Iyun: Mental Health, The Internet and the Yetzer Harah, January 23rd, 2020 at the yeshiva for the Bnei Chul.

Duration:00:47:58

Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 08: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 3)

1/23/2020
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Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 08: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 3), by Rav Dovid Gottlieb How does Tosefet Shabbat work? What does it mean to "make Shabbat early" if it's still Friday afternoon? Understanding the conceptual framework of Tosefet Shabbat will help explain numerous disputes that surround this fascinating halacha.

Duration:00:31:01

Aseret HaDibbrot 11: Kriat HaTorah of Aseret HaDibbrot

1/22/2020
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Aseret HaDibbrot 11: Kriat HaTorah of Aseret HaDibbrot, by Rav Tzvi Kaye. Explaining the different customs; should one stand or sit, which tune to use, and what this teaches us about the Aseret HaDibbrot and Kriat HaTorah.

Duration:00:31:41

The Process of Pesak Halacha 13: Manuscripts in Halacha

1/20/2020
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 13: Manuscripts in Halacha, by Rav Jonathan Ziring When considering the positions of previous poskim, how does one weigh new editions or newly found Rishonim? Does one reject these new discoveries or allow them to impact the way one determines halacha?

Duration:00:35:25

The Persona of Moreinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

1/19/2020
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The Persona of Moreinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, special shiur by Rabbi Michael Rosensweig, a Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University and the Rosh Kollel of the Beren Kollel Elyon. This shiur was given to the Bnei Chul at Har Etzion on Thursday January 16, 2020.

Duration:00:51:14

The Halachic Prenup

1/15/2020
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The Halachic Prenup, Special Shiur by Rav Mordechai Willig. Rav Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva at YU, will spoke with Bnei Chul on Tuesday Jan 14, 2020, on Halachic Solutions to the Aguna Problem. Rav Willig wrote the Prenuptial Agreement that is widely used today and is one of the leading experts in the field.

Duration:01:00:33

Aseret HaDibbrot 10: Lo Tachmod

1/14/2020
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Aseret HaDibbrot 10: Lo Tachmod, by Rav Tzvi Kaye. Is the prohibition to actually take another person's property, and if so what is the difference between lo tachmod and lo tigzol, or is this a prohibition of the desire to take someone's property. If the prohibition is on the desire, what is the essential problem with having such desire?

Duration:00:32:51

The Process of Pesak Halacha 12: Halacha KeBatrai

1/13/2020
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 12: Halacha KeBatrai, by Rav Jonathan Ziring How do poskim weigh early and late poskim? Why and when are later poskim given more authority?

Duration:00:33:51

Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 07: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 2)

1/9/2020
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Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 07: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 2), by Rav Dovid Gottlieb If a husband or wife accepts early Shabbat does that obligate his or her spouse? When does a "communal acceptance" obligate individuals? Can you ask a non-Jew to do melacha for you after you have accepted Shabbat? Can you ask a fellow Jew? Can you change your mind?

Duration:00:29:17

Aseret HaDibbrot 9 - Bearing False Witness

1/7/2020
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Aseret HaDibbrot 9 - Bearing False Witness, by Rav Tzvi Kaye. Does the prohibition focus on the act of lying in court, or the abuse of the court system to attack another person?

Duration:00:34:06

The Process of Pesak Halacha 11: Choosing Authorities: Mara D'Atra Classic and Modern

1/6/2020
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 11: Choosing Authorities: Mara D'Atra Classic and Modern, by Rav Jonathan Ziring Why do certain communities follow particular poskim? How does this emerge from the category of Mara D'Atra, local rabbinic authority?

Duration:00:31:50

Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 06: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 1)

1/2/2020
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Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 06: Tosefet Shabbat (Part 1), by Rav Dovid Gottlieb Review of the laws of accepting Shabbat "early". Topics discussed include: the source, who is obligated, when and how this is accomplished.

Duration:00:30:34

Aseret HaDibbrot 8 - Theft

12/31/2019
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Aseret HaDibbrot 8 - Theft, by Rav Tzvi Kaye. What is the difference between geneiva and gezeila? Why is kidnapping and deceiving people referred to as types of geneiva?

Duration:00:38:46

The Process of Pesak Halacha 10: Ruling Based on Previous Authorities

12/30/2019
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 10: Ruling Based on Previous Authorities, by Rav Jonathan Ziring How does one determine which authorities to use for psak? Does one count the number of poskim? Look at their relative expertise? Other factors?

Duration:00:30:30

Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 05

12/25/2019
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Positive Mitzvot of Shabbat 05: Special Shiur - The Mitzvot of Shabbat Chanukah, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb How are the mitzvot of Shabbat impacted by Chanukah and how are the mitzvot of Chanukah impacted by Shabbat?

Duration:00:33:31

Aseret HaDibbrot 7 - Adultery

12/24/2019
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Aseret HaDibbrot 7 - Adultery, by Rav Tzvi Kaye. What are the differences between the prohibition on Jews and non-Jews. And what is the essence of the prohibition? Source sheet: gush.net/audios/kmtt/mekorot/aseret-hadibbrot-RTK-07-adultery.pdf

Duration:00:41:35

The Process of Pesak Halacha 09: The Ambiguity of Text

12/23/2019
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The Process of Pesak Halacha 09: The Ambiguity of Text, by Rav Jonathan Ziring Why don't poskim rely simply on their understanding of primary texts? Why do they need to take into account the interpretations of others, as well as the customs of Jews?

Duration:00:31:37