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Rabbi Zalman Graus

07/12/24 - SHIUR 474 (15,410 Downloads)

Halacha: Can an aging forgetful leader be replaced? | Should you allow your daughter to go out with a boy who smokes or vapes?

Should you allow your daughter to go out with a boy who smokes or vapes?

Is a smoker Possul Lei’dus?

If your father asks you to buy him a pack of cigarettes are you allowed to listen?

When a president loses his sanity does he lose his staus as a president?

Would Halacha require an aging forgetful leader to step down?

If the population loses their trust in the president (or leader) can they Halachically oust him?

When a husband loses his sanity can his wife or children take away his business?

When a father loses his sanity can his children take from his money for their wedding expenses?

06/30/23 - SHIUR 425 (35,970 Downloads)

HOT DEAL OR HOT AIR – Ponzi Schemes Proliferating – The Halachic, legal, and monetary ramifiactions

Is it Loshon Horah to say the name of the perperators?
Is it Mesirah to report such people to the authorities?
What is the proper way to deal with the families of the perpetrators?
What’s the Halachic status of the returns that insvestors received from the swindlers?
Is there a legal requirement to report fraudsters?
How should someone invest?

06/09/23 - SHIUR 422 (25,374 Downloads)

Can AI Pasken ? Will Artifical Intelligence ever replace Rabbonim?

When perfected will you be able to rely on AI for Psak?
Do you need a human mind for Psak?
Do you need a human emotion for Psak? [Is Psak dependent on the place, questioners situation etc[
Shouldn’t we rely on a computer when it’s more knowledgeable and doesn’t make mistakes?
Can a computer be מדמה מילתא למילתא?
Is knowledge enough for Psak? Can a child Pasken? Can a Goy Pasken? Can a woman Pasken? [if they knew all the Halachos]
סייעתא דשמיא in Psak – is it needed? Can a computer have it?

08/12/22 - SHIUR 383 (22,644 Downloads)

DUI in Halacha

The alcohol epidemic in our community, what are the repercussions?
If a person gets arrested due to a DUI incident is there a Mitzva of Pidyon Shevuim?
If a person gives alcohol to legal minors, can he be held culpable?
Can a person be held accountable for giving excess drinks to adults?
Can a persom who gives alcohol to legal minors be turned over to the authorities?

A person who endangers the public can he be turned over to the authorities?
Hear an in-depth Halachic and legal analysis from renowned Rabbonim and lawyers

01/28/22 - SHIUR 356 (27,296 Downloads)

Who owns a yeshivah? Who owns a Shul?

Who owns the money of a Yeshivah?
Can a Rosh Yeshivah sell his Yeshivah in America and relocate the Yeshivah to Eretz Yisroel?
Does the administration have a right to pocket the money if the Yeshivah folds, or does the money have to be given to another Yeshivah ?
Does the donor get back his money or get to decide where the money goes?
Do the legal laws of nonprofits apply to Yeshivos – Dina d’Malchusa Dina?
Can a Rosh Yeshivah take a severance package? How much? Is 21 million dollars too much?
What happened by the dispute of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s libary

01/07/22 - SHIUR 353 (51,936 Downloads)

Don’t waste a tragedy; Chaim Walder exposé and death

Is it true? Testimony from an independent 3rd party
Was Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu correct to expose CW or was his process flawed? Some of the halchik problems; Listening to testimony without the accused present, CW desire to go to another bes din, listening to עד מפי עד
Is there a problem of lashon hara or malbin pnai chavairo? Can the books be used?
Are rabbonim listening to the victims? Is the sympathy with the victims or the perpetrators?
Is Israeli society getting the message? Should a suicide get a mass funeral and nichum availim from the chief rabbi?

11/20/21 - SHIUR 346 (28,578 Downloads)

When a Chassidus splits…

What’s the Halacha:
Can a child be thrown out of school because of a parent switching affiliations?
Is there an obligation to the child, or is a Yeshivah like any other private corporation that can do what it wants?
Can a wife be fired because of her husband’s actions?
If parents sign a document not to change affiliations, is it binding on the child?
How much damage is caused to a child when he/she is thrown out of school?
Historically, what effect does a Chassidus splitting have on family structure?

02/27/21 - SHIUR 312 (19,340 Downloads) Hosted By: Rabbi Ari Wasserman

Can we buy and sell the schar of Mitzvos? A portion in Olam Haba? Does Michael Steinhardt owe Dovid Lichtenstein $100k?

Can Mitzvos be bought and sold? Can you pay someone to take your aveiros? Is Dovid Lichtenstein’s purchase of Michael Steinhardt’s mitzvah/olam haba valid? Can either party rescind the deal in Beis Din?

02/15/20 - SHIUR 259 (25,300 Downloads)

Yerushah and Nepotism in our Mosdos Hatorah in Halacha, Hashkafah, and History

Should sons and sons in law be the Yoresh of a Chassidus, a Yeshiva, a Rabbanus, or should the Yoresh be the most qualified to replace? When did it change in our Yeshivos? What to do in a family business? Severance pay to children, and much more…

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