Ep. 138 Kosher Kitchen Crash Course 1 – Theory and Definitions

Rabbi Yuter begins his Kosher Kitchen Crash Course with an overview of the theory of how kashrut works, focusing on examples most relevant for maintaining a kosher kitchen.

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Kosher Kitchen Crash Course 1 – Theory and Definitions

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Ep. 137 Laws of Shabbat 09 – Amira L’Akum 1

This class covers chapter 6 of Maimondes’ Laws of Shabbat, introducing the prohibition of “amira l’akum.”

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Ep. 136 Laws of Shabbat 08 – Shabbat Candles and Preparation

Rabbi Yuter’s class begins Chapter 5 of Rambam’s Laws of Shabbat, including a discussion on the liminal state of “bein hashemashot” and its halakhic implications.

Laws of Shabbat 08 – Shabbat Candles and Preparation

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Ep. 135 Laws of Shabbat 07 – Hatmana

This installment of Laws of Shabbat Chapter 4, discussing the rabbinic prohibition of hatmana.

Laws of Shabbat 07 – Hatmana

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Ep. 134 Laws of Shabbat 06

In this relatively short class, Rabbi Yuter completes chapter 3 of Rambam’s Laws of Shabbat covering the topic of leaving food to cook on Shabbat.

Laws of Shabbat 06

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Ep. 133 Current Jewish Questions 40 – Egalitarianism

Rabbi Josh Yuter presents his framework for understanding the controversial topic of Egalitarianism in Judaism, using Biblical and Rabbinic Laws to define the parameters of the Torah’s ethical imperatives.

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Current Jewish Questions 40 – Egalitarianism

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Ep. 132 Laws of Shabbat 05 – Introduction to Cooking and Shabbat

This podcast begins Chapter 3 of Rambam’s Laws of Shabbat, introducing the rules regarding food being cooked over Shabbat.

Laws of Shabbat 05 – Introduction to Cooking and Shabbat

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Ep. 131 Current Jewish Questions 39 – Gambling in Jewish Law

In this edition of Current Jewish Questions, Rabbi Yuter explores the surprisingly complicated subject of how Judaism views gambling.

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Current Jewish Questions 39 – Gambling in Jewish Law Sources

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Electricity in Jewish Law Class Series

In 2013 I regave a class series on Electricity I had done before I started recording classes. This time around I was elated to have Dr. Alan Mincer deliver an special introductory class on the science of electricity, which ought to be required knowledge for anyone discussing its halakhic ramifications.

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Ep. 130 Current Jewish Questions 38 – Electricity in Jewish Law 4 Positive Commandments

In the final installment of the sub-unit on Electricity in Jewish Law, Rabbi Yuter examines additional areas of halakhah where electricity may play a part.

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Current Jewish Questions 38 – Electricity in Jewish Law 4

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