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Episode 15: Education; Rav Moshe’s Philosophy of Education

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 18, 2018

Rabbi Linzer studies a long letter that Rav Moshe wrote in teshuvah form that expresses his philosophy of education – especially when confronting the challenges of educating Jewishly in America. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/546785631-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-15-education-rav-moshes-philosophy-of-education.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:23 — 61.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 14: Denominations; Interacting with Reform and Conservative Institutions

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 14, 2018

Rabbi Linzer looks at teshuvot about interacting with Conservative and Reform institutions. Can you take a job teaching at a Conservative school? What about renting space for a minyan in a non-Orthodox shul? Lastly, can I get married in a non-Orthodox shul?…

Episode 13: Denominations; Conversions and Marriages of Conservative and Reform

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 12, 2018

Rabbi Linzer tackles a host of teshuvot about Conservative and Reform marriages and conversions. Rav Moshe often invalidated these to solve agunah problems, but on what basis? http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/544020924-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-13-denominations-conversions-and-marriages-of-conservative-and-reform.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:48 — 36.8MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 12: Denominations; Can you give kibbudim to Conservative and Reform Rabbis?

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 11, 2018

Rabbi Linzer looks at Rav Moshe’s harshest teshuvot about Conservative and Reform Rabbis, where Rav Moshe suggests that brachot from these rabbis are not considered brachot, and that it is inappropriate to give them any kibbudim. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/543457734-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-12-denominations-can-you-give-kibbudim-to-conservative-and-reform-rabbis.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:52 — 54.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 11: Conversion; Can I Convert Without Total Observance?

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 9, 2018

Rabbi Linzer unpacks two teshuvot about conversions that may not be totally kosher. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/542122371-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-11-conversion-can-i-convert-without-total-observance.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:04 — 37.7MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 10: A Chanukkah Special on lighting for another

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 6, 2018

Rabbi Linzer takes us through a long, halakhic teshuvah about which brachot to make if you are lighting on behalf of someone else. Another key question addressed – what about women lighting for men, how does their obligation compare? http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/540437139-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-9-a-chanukkah-special-on-lighting-for-another.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:56 — 12.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 9: Conversion; Conversion of a Conservative Rabbi

by Elan Stochel Posted on December 4, 2018

This week we’re finishing C is for Conversions with two more episodes and starting D for Denominations. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/539736099-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-8-conversion-conversion-of-a-conservative-rabbi.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:29 — 34.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 8: A Thanksgiving Special on Chukat HaGoyim

by Elan Stochel Posted on November 21, 2018

Is Thanksgiving kosher? A special episode of Iggros Moshe A to Z. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/533578269-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-8-a-thanksgiving-special-on-chukat-hagoyim.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:25 — 32.5MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 7: Conversion; Can a Ger be Rosh Yeshiva?

by Elan Stochel Posted on November 19, 2018

Rabbi Linzer looks at a teshuvah about whether a ger (convert) can be a rosh yeshiva or mashgiach, despite the issue of serarah, or authority, for a ger. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/532197372-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-7-conversion-can-a-ger-be-rosh-yeshiva.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:26 — 28.0MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 6: Birth Control; A Woman’s Choice

by Elan Stochel Posted on November 16, 2018

Rabbi Linzer looks at two teshuvot in which a woman insists upon using birth control to prevent pregnancy. What does halakha say about the man’s responsibility to procreate in this situation? http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/530700330-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-6-birth-control-a-womans-choice.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:57 — 32.2MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 5: Birth Control; the Condom

by Elan Stochel Posted on November 14, 2018

Rabbi Linzer debunks a common misconception – that the condom is completely taboo in halakha. Rav Moshe’s view is more nuanced, though he absolutely rejects more lenient opinions. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/529657776-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-5-birth-control-the-condom.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:29 — 31.3MB)Subscribe: Android | RSS…

Episode 4: Birth Control; the IUD

by Elan Stochel Posted on November 12, 2018

Some sensitive topics may be discussed in this episode. B is for Birth Control. Rav Moshe lived at a time of innovation in methods of birth control. In this episode, Rabbi Dov Linzer looks at a teshuvah about the IUD, a newly available device in Rav Moshe’s time.…