Q&A: Morality, Saving Yishmael & Hamas/Amalek Status

Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Nov 2 2023 • 1 hr 39 mins

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00:00 What are the priorities regarding where to daven?
3:32 Why is secular society leading Torah society in terms of developing a healthy relationship with oneself?
08:09 Can it be said that we've already eradicated the memory of Amalek since no one knows the identity or the history of this people?
11:38 Does Hashem want us to be more self-focused than in previous generations?
18:31 Does writing B"H apply by amud or by daf?
20:05 Are AI-generated voices banned by kol isha?
23:33 What is the background of the king having pilagshim?
31:59 Is davening at sunrise better than not?
35:24 Does Aggada inspire stories in other cultures, or do all cultures share story archetypes?
42:58 How did Avraham pray for Sodom, while one who is merciful to the cruel will become cruel to the merciful?
47:21 Is there a delicate way to tell people to repent?
58:26 Is someone who does a melacha on Shabbos for the sake of a sick person allowed to benefit from that melacha?
59:40 What does Judaism say about the gallbladder?
1:01:00 What does one do when halacha and secular law are at odds on a matter of life and death?
1:05:52 Why is cheese kosher if rennet is from meat?
1:09:48 Is there an obligation to do hasbara?
1:13:36 Is it worthwhile to rectify a mausoleum burial if it would alienate family and cost a lot of money?
1:16:52 How could Lot's daughters think that Avraham was destroyed?
1:18:49 Why would Hashem save Yishmael, while we execute a rebellious son?
1:23:49 How could Moshe form a mask if such things are forbidden?
1:26:00 Why do non-Jews have a philtrum?
1:27:17 Does Hamas have the halachic status of Amalek?
1:30:33 Would there be morality without a religious society?
1:35:32 Why does one not pay more for a muad in private property than in public property?
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