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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Ep. 129 Laws of Shabbat 04 – Exigent Circumstances

Rabbi Yuter concludes the second chapter of Maimonides’ Laws of Shabbat, discussing additional exigent circumstances where Shabbat may be violated.

Exigent Circumstances

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Ep. 128 Laws of Shabbat 03 – Saving Lives on Shabbat

Rabbi Yuter begins Chapter 2 of Maimonides’ Laws of Shabbat which discusses when Shabbat may be violated for medical conditions.

Laws of Shabbat 03 – Saving Lives on Shabbat

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Ep. 127 Laws of Shabbat 02 – Intentional Acts and Minimum Actions

ShabbatRabbi Yuter finishes chapter 1 of Rambam’s Hilkhot Shabbat discussing additional criteria for intentional acts.

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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.

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Current Jewish Questions – Electricity in Jewish Law 3

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Ep. 125 Laws of Shabbat 01 – Introduction, Defining Terms and Intentions.

ShabbatRabbi 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/

Laws of Shabbat 01

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Ep. 124 Current Jewish Questions 36 – Electricity in Jewish Law 2

Rabbi Josh Yuter’s series on Electricity in Jewish Law continues with a discussion of R. Shlomo Zalman Aurbach’s rebuttal of previous arguments.

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Current Jewish Questions – Electricity in Jewish Law 2

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