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Iggros Moshe

(Re-Release) Pre-Pesach – Afikoman After Midnight

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 7, 2020

How does Rav Moshe feel about eating the afikoman after midnight? Rabbi Linzer finds out in our third pre-Pesach episode.…

(Re-Release) Pre-Pesach – Can A Woman Read the Haggadah for a Man?

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Rav Moshe addresses the obligations of women in the mitzvot of the night of Pesach. How far does ‘af hein hayu beoto haneis’ go? Can a woman be motzi her husband in reading the Haggadah?…

(Re-Release) Pre-Pesach – Making a Siyum on a book of Tanakh

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Rabbi Linzer looks at a teshuva about making a siyum on a book of Tanakh for Taanit Bechorot on Erev Pesach. Is it allowed? What is the source?…

Episode 42: Kashrus – Blended Whiskey

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Blended whiskey usually has some wine mixed in to raise the alcohol content. Does this treif it up? Dive into bitul in Rav Moshe with Rabbi Linzer.…

Episode 41: Kashrus – Cholov Yisroel

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Rabbi Linzer looks at Rav Moshe’s approach to cholov yisroel, and his reliance on government supervision to be sure the milk we are drinking is kosher. Rav Moshe even goes so far as to claim that all the milk in the United States is cholov yisroel.…

Episode 40: Pesach – Gebrochts

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

How binding is the minhag of gebrochts in a family? What if nobody else in your community is upholding it? Rabbi Linzer looks at a teshuvah that answers these questions.…

Episode 39: Pesach – Are Peanuts Kitniyot?

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Are peanuts kitniyot? What makes something kitniyot? Rabbi Linzer asks and Rav Moshe answers.…

Episode 38: Pre-Pesach – Afikoman After Midnight

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

How does Rav Moshe feel about eating the afikoman after midnight? Rabbi Linzer finds out in our third pre-Pesach episode.…

Episode 37: Pre-Pesach – Can A Woman Read the Haggadah for a Man?

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Rav Moshe addresses the obligations of women in the mitzvot of the night of Pesach. How far does ‘af hein hayu beoto haneis’ go? Can a woman be motzi her husband in reading the haggadah?…

Episode 36: Pre-Pesach – Making a siyum on a book of Tanakh

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Rabbi Linzer looks at a teshuva about making a siyum on a book of Tanakh for taanit bechorot on erev pesach. Is it allowed? What is the source?…

Episode 35: A Purim Special on Shehecheyanu

by Max Hollander
Posted on April 6, 2020

Why do we say shehecheyanu on Purim day but not on Chanukkah? Does the perfunctory announcement that the shehecheyanu should be on all the mitzvot of the day make sense? Rabbi Linzer explains Rav Moshe’s approach.…

Episode 34: Jewish Identity – What’s in a name?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on March 6, 2019

Rav Moshe has a series of surprising responses to questions about Jewish names, and the importance of holding onto this distinction. Rabbi Linzer explains that Rav Moshe chose a strict and rational halakhic perspective instead of giving weight to the Midrashic tradition of “lo shinu et shemam.”…