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Rabbi Aharon Lopiansky

12/08/23 - SHIUR 446 (23,932 Downloads)

Daas Torah In Halacha and Hashkafa

Is there a Torah idea called Daas Torah?
Can it override doctors?
Does the “Daas Torah” have to know the facts?
Can it override Shulchan Aruch?
Even if it’s not in contradiction with Halacha, must we listen to it ?
Is there such a thing as saying blanket statements without proofs that must be listened to?
Are we supposed to be using our heads?
If someone questions “Daas Torah” should he be explained the position or be branded a Kofer?
Do we believe in infallibility of Gedolim?
Can there be two “Daas Torah’s”?
Are two different people allowed to have different views, or is it my way or the highway?
How should we treat someone who disagrees with us?

10/13/23 - SHIUR 438 (24,400 Downloads)

עת צרה היא ליעקב וממנה יושע – The Torah outlook and our responsibility

Should we be sending our Bochurim to Yeshivos and our daughters to seminaries in Eretz Yisroel?
Can a Doctor go to Eretz Yisroel to help the war effort
How can we help the war effort from America?
How should we act in such times?
How do we show empathy with the Yidden in Eretz Yisroel
Should we be toning down our simchas and lifestyle in general?
How should we improve?
How are the Yidden in Yerushalayim dealing with the situation?
Words of Chizzuk
The Torah view on the situation
And much more……

01/12/23 - SHIUR 403 (17,532 Downloads) Hosted By: Rabbi Ari Wasserman

Does yeshiva prepare us for life-after-yeshiva? Should it?

What preparation is necessary to leave yeshiva/kollel and start working?
What skills do yeshiva graduates say would be helpful?
What should a yeshiva consider as its goals and responsibilities towards it’s talmidim?
How do you decide on an occupation?
Should you study a trade or go straight into business?
What are the primary challenges we need to be ready for nowadays?

07/31/21 - SHIUR 332 (26,308 Downloads) Hosted By: Rabbi Ari Wasserman

Should birthdays be celebrated? Is having a birthday cake and candles a problem of Chukos Hagoyim? Can they be blown out?

Is a birthday a day to celebrate? If so, how?
Are there more significant birthdays, like the 70th?
How should Jonathan Rosenblum celebrate his 70th this week?
Have the gedolim historically celebrated their own birthdays?
Is there a problem of Chukas Hagoyim to have a birthday cake? To have candles on it? To blow out the candles? To make a wish?

08/01/20 - SHIUR 283 (26,168 Downloads) Hosted By: Rabbi Ari Wasserman

Mashiach: What’s it all about?

What are we davening for? Will our personal problems go away? What are the signs of Mashiach’s arrival? Are we seeing them now? Who will be Mashiach? Could it be someone who already passed away? What does it mean to “believe” in Mashiach? What does it mean Ikvisa D’mishicha?

 

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