This podcast begins Chapter 3 of Rambam’s Laws of Shabbat, introducing the rules regarding food being cooked over Shabbat.
In this edition of Current Jewish Questions, Rabbi Yuter explores the surprisingly complicated subject of how Judaism views gambling.
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.
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.
Rabbi Yuter concludes the second chapter of Maimonides’ Laws of Shabbat, discussing additional exigent circumstances where Shabbat may be violated.
Rabbi Yuter begins Chapter 2 of Maimonides’ Laws of Shabbat which discusses when Shabbat may be violated for medical conditions.
Ep. 126 Current Jewish Questions 37 – Electricity in Jewish Law 3, R. Moshe Feinstein on Microphones and Hearing Aids on Shabbat
After a brief discussion of the fire tetrahedron, Rabbi Yuter leads a discussion examining and contrasting R. Moshe Feinstein’s rulings prohibiting the use of a microphone on Shabbat while permitting the use of hearing aids.
Rabbi Yuter begins a new series on the Laws of Shabbat, following Rambam’s Mishnah Torah. This series follows the translation of R. Eliyahu Touger, whose highly recommended volumes may be found here (for the cheapest price I could find as of this post): http://www.judaism.com/mishneh-torah-9-hilchot-shabbat-1/dp/CEJBI/
Rabbi Josh Yuter’s series on Electricity in Jewish Law continues with a discussion of R. Shlomo Zalman Aurbach’s rebuttal of previous arguments.