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01:46 What is the Torah view on liability of a self driving vehicle?
8:23 How important is pronunciation in the formula of tefilla? For example, many people don’t pronounce a moving shvah (like in Kedusha or Kaddish), or they misplace an emphasis, such as mezoinos instead of mezonos. Also, when we sing songs, like Lecha dodi or zemiros, or Shir hamalos, we might change the emphasis. Since difference nusachs exist, or people use modern Hebrew, etc…how does that work?
15:49 Do halachos of Rabbeim apply even in a time with no official smicha?
18:37 What response do we as Jews have to school shootings and how should we view gun policies?
23:03 What is the definition of divorce for non-Jews and how should we approach giving advice or otherwise?
28:30 The State of New York is attempting to strengthen oversight of Yeshiva education. Ostensibly, they want to enforce the "core" curriculum of math, science, and the like. If they were to stick to those issues, does a secular government have a right to insist on a population education in math, etc.?
35:19 How does the concept of a Shabbos Goy work?
42:14 Does maaris ayin apply in the case of eating heter mechira?
44:09 Could I put up a sign stating I’m a kosher Jew in a treyf restaurant?
47:05 How do we justify the idea that someone that has “chen” or grace, they have fear of Gd, but in Eshes Chayil, it states that chen is sheker or false?
51:18 What’s the rules on after-brachos?
54:35 How can someone understand the idea of uvdin d’chol or a “mundane activity” on Shabbos?
58:18 What is your halachic and legal take on halachic prenups? Do you think couples should get a halachic prenup? Do you think that the way people protested on social media and outside homes last spring is something that should be encouraged especially because many agunos received their gets that way?
1:10:26 There’s a new section in the Israel Museum about “magic” in Judaism and segulos—do we believe in them or not?
1:15:44 How do we understand going to a mikveh on Shabbos?
1:18:24 Why are the words RAH and REYAH so similar?
1:20:52 Where do the minhagim of black and white outfits and hats come from?
1:27:20 Why does the bracha for kiddush hat on on Friday night say “Vrozavanu” instead of “Vitzivanu” when seemingly every other bracha on a mitzvah contains the latter?
1:31:09 Why are Shabbos and kosher the main factors mentioned when discussing frumkeit?
1:34:25 Why do Talmudic rabbis use certain hermeneutical principles when inferring various laws?