Q&A: Leaving Israel, Hostages & Conditional Divorce

Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Oct 12 2023 • 1 hr 30 mins

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The War of the Eighth
00:00 Should we proselytize at all to our parents?
03:03 Three practical questions about saying Tehillim.
07:08 What situation would obligate one to leave Israel?
09:46 How does one balance joy from learning with pain from the war?
20:00 Is one of the arguments against joining the IDF now disproven?
34:47 Since the Islamist Palestinian enemy also prays for success and has many spiritual merits, how can we be confident in our prayers for their failure?
44:33 Are there any special effects of doing many more interpersonal commandments than commandments between man and God?
49:50 What are the obligations of a Jewish state regarding captives and POWs?
59:00 Does Hashem 'seeing' the light was good imply that He perceived post facto-- that the goodness was not guaranteed?
1:02:37 Why is the major separation between light and dark in time, not in space?
1:04:23 Is there a practical, spiritual difference between learning in Israel and learning in Chutz Laaretz?
1:07:03 How do Biblical literalists explain the age of human artifacts that are seemingly older than 5784 years?
1:11:35 Did R Hai Gaon and the Chasam Sofer give a date for the War of Gog and Magog?
1:13:39 Might Haredi opinions regarding Zionism change because of the war?
1:21:13 Is there a serious concern of lashon hara among baalei teshuva who casually mention their family situations?
1:26:53 Would conditional divorces be effective to prevent agunot in today's war?
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