Q&A: Rosh HaShanah, Suicide & The Mezinka Tantz

Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Sep 14 2023 • 1 hr 34 mins

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00:00 Is there any effect on one's wish by telling people what you wished/prayed for?
03:10 Is it true that a bigger tzadik has a bigger yetzer hara?
06:33 Is one allowed to break Shabbos to prevent a chilul Hashem?
09:19 Is there any situation wherein suicide or assisted suicide is allowed?
17:22 How much doubt constitutes a safek?
22:44 Why are wigs so nice-looking if the point is to cover nice-looking hair?
32:27 What is the mazinka and what is its source?
34:33 Would Chazal approve of tenuous analogies from their teachings to contemporary halachic problems?
40:35 Is the story of the man who stole visa papers to escape the Holocaust a proper application of chayecha kodmin?
49:20 Is sleight-of-hand forbidden? Is speaking to the dead forbidden?
54:35 How should one spend the extra time on Rosh Hashanah?
1:01:14 What should we learn from the lynching of Emmett Till?
1:02:57 Can one use zip ties to keep the schach taut if one holds like the Chazon Ish?
1:08:01 How can there be a safek regarding something so common as blowing shofar?
1:16:57  Is there a problem with saying Machnisei Rachamim or even singing it as a song?
1:20:08 Is hope considered a good thing in Judaism or is it considered foolish?
1:25:20 Will there still be new births after techiyas hameisim?
1:27:27 If bitachon already assumes that everything God does is good, then what purpose is prayer?
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