Lectures

The Rav and Zionism

  1. Rav and Zionism 1
  2. Rav and Zionism 2
  3. Rav and Zionism 3
  4. Rav and Zionism 4
  5. Rav and Zionism 5
  6. Rav and Zionism 6

Modern Orthodoxy

  1. Modern Orthodoxy 1 – Rabbi SR Hirsch – Torah Im Derech Eretz
  2. Modern Orthodoxy 2 – Yeshiva University
  3. Modern Orthodoxy 3 – The Swing to the Right
  4. How the Post High School Year in Israel has Transformed the Anglo World: B.M.T.
  5. Rav Hirsch, The Rav, and Their Contrasting Views Of Yeshiva University
  6. Secular Studies in the Teachings of the Rav

Personal

  1. A Boy From the Bronx
  2. Rabbi Meir Kahane a Personal Recollection
  3. Memorial to Dr. Applebaum
  4. The art of living & teaching Torah, a eulogy for Joe DiMaggio #1
  5. The art of living & teaching Torah, a eulogy for Joe DiMaggio #2

Jewish History 2010-2011

  1. JH 01 The beginning of the reform movement
  2. JH 02 – Rituals are only Guidance
  3. JH 03 – Reformers invert rituals
  4. JH 04 – Solomon Schechter
  5. JH 05 – Louis Ginzberg
  6. JH 06 – Mordechai Kaplan and Yeshiva University
  7. JH 07 – Saul Lieberman
  8. JH 08 – Saul Lieberman and his students
  9. JH 09 – Saul Lieberman and Heschel
  10. JH 10 – Driving to shul on Shabbat
  11. JH 11 – Driving to shul on Shabbat
  12. JH 12 – winds of major change
  13. JH 13 – The defeat of Prof. Saul Lieberman
  14. JH 14 – From Rabbis to Chazaniyot
  15. JH 15 – The next step – women as aidut lekeyum hadavar
  16. JH 16 – The Mindset of an unobservant Jew
  17. JH 17 – How do we relate to YCT
  18. JH 18 – The swing to the right
  19. JH 19 – The Rebbe is ignored
  20. JH 20 – Mesorah and Prof Soloman Schechter
  21. JH 21 – New Topic – Holocaust
  22. JH 22 – The Nazi Method
  23. JH 23 – Gedolai Yisrael and Hester Panim
  24. JH 24 – The Satmar Rav
  25. JH 25 – Maimonides vs. Satmar and a Purim special from the Slobadka Yeshiva
  26. JH 26 – Ateret Kohanim vs. Torat Satmar
  27. JH 27 – Aim Habanim Smeacha
  28. JH 28 – Dual Loyalties

Jewish History 2009-2010

  1. JH 01 – Combating the new sexual morality of the NY Times
  2. JH 02 – Sanctity or disgrace
  3. JH 03 – The NY Times bows to Torah
  4. JH 05 – marriage is integral to mikvah
  5. Responsa 05 – The non-Jewish Jew
  6. JH 06 – Rav Moshe Feinstein on how to get married
  7. JH 07
  8. JH 08 – The dating game
  9. JH 09 – Mrs. Cohen
  10. JH 10 – A Good Eye
  11. JH 11
  12. JH 12 The Rakeffet Test
  13. JH 13 – Not in our community
  14. JH 14 – covering the hair
  15. JH 15 – skullcap for women
  16. JH 16 – The contemporary scandal
  17. JH 17 Divorce – a necessary evil
  18. JH 18 – Divorce – Do in in style
  19. JH 19 – paying back a debt by honoring parents
  20. JH 20 – His father’s picture
  21. JH 21 – The Legendary Rabbi Israel Gustman
  22. JH 22 – The Jewish religion – A religion for the Jews
  23. JH 23 – Doubt and Guidance

Responsa 2010-2011

  1. Responsa 01 – Agunim
  2. Responsa 02 Living Testimony and Tragedies
  3. Responsa 03 – Memorializing the holocaust
  4. Responsa 04 – The viewpoint of the Chazon Ish
  5. Responsa 05 – The Rav vs. The Rav
  6. Responsa 06 – Rabbi Saul Berlin – The Rabbi of YU or YCT
  7. Responsa 07 – Rav Ovadia Yosef meets the Besamim Rosh
  8. Responsa 08 – The problem with haskamot – The Nodah beYehuda as an example
  9. Responsa 09 – Rav Reuven Amar – defending the authority of the Besamim Rosh
  10. Responsa 10 – Prof. Saul Berlin’s last will and testament
  11. Responsa 11 – Study cancels prayer
  12. Responsa 12 – Did Mirrer Yeshiva students’ wear tzitzit
  13. Responsa 13 – The bsamim rosh challenges the creed of Maimonides
  14. Responsa 14 – Echoes of Contemporary Civil Marriage
  15. Responsa 15 – The bsamim rosh and the mitzvah of marror
  16. Responsa 16 – Is there Rabbinic Power or only Secular Authority
  17. Responsa 17 – cutting off her nose
  18. Responsa 18 – Suicide or self murder
  19. Responsa 19 – Does Studying Torah Exempt the Mitzvah of Tfillin
  20. Responsa 20 – Is there a concept of yehareg veAl yaavor
  21. Responsa 21 – normal questions that every rabbi answers
  22. Responsa 22 – War is Declared!
  23. Responsa 23 – The Printers Rule the Rabbis
  24. Responsa 24 – The Munchatzer Rebbe Bombs Berlin
  25. Responsa 25 – The controversy regarding the Besamim Rosh is revived
  26. Responsa 26 – The besamim rosh lives on
  27. Responsa 27 – Inter-ethnic marriages על פי הלכה

Responsa 2009-2010

  1. Responsa 01 – The halachik Problems after World War 2
  2. Responsa 02 – Saving the children
  3. Responsa 03 – Can we redeem the first born
  4. Responsa 04 – The remnant that survives
  5. Responsa 05 – The non-Jewish Jew
  6. Responsa 06 – The status of an apostate
  7. Responsa 07 – Acher and R’ Meir
  8. Responsa 08
  9. Responsa 09 – Cantonists to the Holocaust
  10. Responsa 10 – The ultimate revenge
  11. Responsa 11 – The Agun
  12. Responsa 12 – The Swiss Mountains
  13. Responsa 13 – unclaimed property
  14. Responsa 14 – parochet as a chupa
  15. Responsa 15 – trading the synagogue
  16. Responsa 16 – Reburial or met mitzvah
  17. Responsa 17 – can we live in Germany today?
  18. Responsa 18 – Returning to Spain
  19. Responsa 19 – who can enact ordinances today
  20. Responsa 20 – Too much is no good
  21. Responsa 21 – One kaddish for two parents
  22. Responsa 22 – Rabbeinu Gershom and post WWII

More to be catalogued…

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