Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Very interesting full Q&A with Rav Breitowitz including topics like turning off a light that was on when electrical power has been cut off. And, how the definition of being a human being is the origin (meaning born from another human) and how that definition affect the potential future when technology allows for humans to be born from an artificial womb (fascinating discussion).
Rabbi Avraham Meyer Zajac – Very interested short video explaining why we make brachot (blessings) over food items and its parallel to the items in the Temple (may it be rebuilt speedily in our days – Amen!)
Is technology something that ideally we wouldn’t have, but now that we do, we have to use it responsibly with rules and gedarim, or alternatively is it something we should embrace and prefer, while being aware and alert of potential consequences:
Rabbi Avraham Meyer Zajac – In these two short videos, Rabbi Zajac explains the proper way to say Amen in the daily prayers and the reasons behind. This learning comes from the Alter Rebbe Shulchan Aruch.
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Shares another great Q&A session such as: Why does the man study while the woman works instead of vice versa? Can you break Shabbos to relieve someone’s suffering? Thoughts on Conservative, Reform and Egalitarianism?
Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz – Nice Q&A session with Rabbi Breitowitz on many different topics including: kaddish, ghosts, the lost tribes, and the talmud. The Torah proofs and Jewish thoughts and philosophy on these topics are fascinating. Feel free to use the time stamps posted below to listen to specific questions and answers
Question Time Stamps:
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” SITUATIONS?
29:34 HOW COME WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE LOST TRIBES ARE TODAY?
35:48 IF SOMEONE IS TRAVELING AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A SHUL, HOW DO I KNOW IT’S A KOSHER MINYAN (E.G. IF IT WERE REFORM OR CONSERVATIVE)?
43:10 WHAT DOES THE RAMBAM MEAN WHEN HE SAYS WE SHOULDN’T DO MITZVOS FOR THE SAKE OF REWARD?
48:00 WHEN DOES IT BECOME APPROPRIATE TO STUDY KABBALAH?
58:08 HOW DOES ONE KNOW WHICH VOICES TO LISTEN TO INSIDE ONESELF?
1:04:16 WHAT IS THE TORAH’S PERSPECTIVE ON GHOSTS?
1:06:00 HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN LEARNING GEMARA TO KIDS?
1:14:45 ARE WOMEN ALLOWED TO LEARN GEMARA?
1:20:53 ARE THERE MAKHLOSIM BETWEEN THE TALMUD YERUSHALMI? WHY IS THE TALMUD BAVLI MORE WIDESPREAD IF THE YERUSHALMI WAS WRITTEN IN A HOLIER PLACE?
1:30:58 WHY IS THERE NOT MORE OF A PUSH TO LEARN MACHSHAVA IN YESHIVA?
1:35:30 HOW WOULD THE RAV DESCRIBE THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A JEW AND A NON-JEW TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NO IDEA ABOUT JUDAISM?
1:39:15 HOW DO WE RELATE TO AVODA ZARA REFERENCES OR IMAGES IN LITERATURE?
1:42:45 WHY DO SOME SECTS OF JUDAISM NOT LEARN ON CERTAIN DAYS (NON-JEWISH HOLIDAYS)?