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00:00 Why is there a distinction between kri and kesiv?
05:02 Do plates that become treif need to be buried?
07:55 Can one turn a light off on Shabbos if the power is off?
09:45 Did R' Chaim Vital want his seforim published?
14:42 Which kaddish is best to say if there is no mourner in the minyan?
18:35 When Chazal describes certain sins as equivalent to murder, is that considered in halacha?
25:13 Should we pray for a people like ISIS, considering that Avraham prayed for Sodom?
29:!5 If a pregnant woman is sentenced to death, do we postpone the execution until she gives birth?
30:31 Could one bring the ashes of a Jewish person to Israel and bury them?
33:05 What exactly are sheidim?
37:13 Why is there not a unified Jewish minhag now that we're all mixed together in a global community?
48:26 Why was the Chief Rabbi of England allowed to attend the coronation?
54:58 What is the origin of kissing the hand of a Rav?
56:58 How can we be held accountable for not accomplishing our purposes since we no longer have prophets to inform us of our purposes?
1:04:27 Is Sodom really localized evil? Are there not spiritual effects caused by their sins?
1:06:56 What is the source for placing rocks on graves?
1:09:21 Why bother to be a tzadik if a tzadik is held to a higher standard?
1:14:28 If scientists would eventually be able to print human DNA and place it in an artificial cell in an artificial womb, thus creating an artificial human, would this be considered a human in halacha?
1:19:22 What is the source for pidyon nefesh?
1:23:03 Why is Terumah-Tetzaveh out of chronological order?
1:25:32 Why does the manslaughterer go free when the kohen gadol dies?
1:30:03 Is headstone a halacha or a minhag?
1:31:48 How could Tamar be burned at the stake if it's not a method of execution in the Torah?
1:34:16 How is a chacham greater than a prophet?
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