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Episode 10: A Chanukkah Special on lighting for another

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

Episode 9: Conversion; Conversion of a Conservative Rabbi

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

Episode 8: A Thanksgiving Special on Chukat HaGoyim

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

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

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

Episode 6: Birth Control; A Woman’s Choice

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

Episode 5: Birth Control; the Condom

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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: RSS…

Episode 4: Birth Control; the IUD

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
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.…

BONUS: Intro Episode; B is for Birth Control

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 12, 2018

Sensitive topics may be discussed in this podcast. It’s week two and B is for Birth Control. Because the topic is so vast, and Rav Moshe wrote so many teshuvot about it, we’re starting off the week with a bonus episode, a rapid fire introduction to birth control in Rav Moshe’s responsa, brought to you, of course, by Rabbi Dov Linzer.…

Episode 3: America; The Death Penalty

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 9, 2018

Rav Moshe receives a letter from a high official, asking for the Jewish perspective on the death penalty. To read the teshuvah while you listen, visit our Torah library at library.yctorah.org. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/527140818-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-3-america-the-death-penalty.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:40 — 33.6MB)Subscribe: RSS…

Episode 2: America; Tenants’ Rights

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 7, 2018

Rabbi Dov Linzer looks at a teshuva about tenant’s rights when Halakha and secular law are in conflict. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/526202601-iggrosmosheatoz-episode-2-america-tenants-rights.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:43 — 23.7MB)Subscribe: RSS…

Episode 1: America; Educational Fraud

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 5, 2018

A is for America. Introducing week one of Iggros Moshe A to Z with Rabbi Dov Linzer. The brand new Iggros Moshe podcast from YCT will cover three teshuvot a week from Iggros Moshe, addressing a new theme each week – from A to Z.…

Why Iggros Moshe A to Z?

by Rabbi Dov Linzer
Posted on November 4, 2018

Rabbi Linzer explains why Rav Moshe is the posek he wanted to dedicate a podcast to, and why his teshuvot and style are particularly relevant to the Modern Orthodox community. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/524840412-iggrosmosheatoz-why-iggros-moshe-a-to-z.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:52 — 4.7MB)Subscribe: RSS…