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Samuel Shafner
39:22
Would you consider the possibility that "kol chadash asur min haTorah" refers to sudden changes, as opposed to gradual ones? The Chassam Soffer recognizes in many places in his perush on Chumash that Judaism has changed. He even cites the famous Midrash where Moshe Rabbeinu lands in the back of R. Akiva's Yeshiva and it all seems foreign to him.
Adin Rayman
52:05
Do you see any actual historical continuity between the American modern orthodoxy of today and Hirsch?
Adin Rayman
52:23
Or were his approaches revived generations later after falling our of favor
Gershon Engel
57:13
At what point did Religous Zionism merge more with contemporary modern orthodoxy?
iPhone
57:24
Can you speak about the use of Yiddish and the native tongue?
Rebecca Nachmani
58:02
do you see classical sephardic judaism as a middle ground btw herschlian and mendelssonian judaism?
Michael Backman (Washington, DC)
01:00:54
How parallel do you think earlier liberal innovations in Orthodoxy like the bat mitzva are to current liberal innovations like woman clergy?
Samuel Shafner
01:03:39
Likewise, the Chasam Soffer is always praising, "HaIsh HaChassid HaKaiser." He hated French democracy.
Alex Harris
01:05:31
How does halakhic innovation operate in Modern Orthodoxy? Top-down from Poskim to lay people, bottom-up ie פוק חזי? Something else? What are the characteristics of “authentic” halakhic innovation?
Bernie Raab
01:06:29
what was their attitude toward scientific discoveries that challenged Torah descriptions?
Gershon Engel
01:11:30
Re Hida and Woman Rabbis: Like Asenat Barzani? or others as well
Kesher Israel
01:15:25
I think change is happeneing bottom up with LGBT issues before our eyes
iPhone
01:19:55
What about kitniyot?
iPhone
01:20:41
Isn’t that changing the Torah? How would that be allowed according chazan sofer?
RAB
01:22:20
You are right, not because it is difficult
RAB
01:22:47
also bc of mixed marriages
Ovadia Tuman
01:23:32
Isn't eating kitniot derivatives in line with historical halachic practice, at least in the US?
Jonathan Mansfield
01:23:33
many of my dat leumi friends in Israel eat real kitnyot outside the home and only derivative kitniyot inside the home. This is a change from 10 years ago, when they at only derivatives out and not even derivatives in the home.
Gershon Engel
01:23:38
(David Bar Hayyim is his name)
Adin Rayman
01:23:42
David bar hayim
Gershon Engel
01:24:20
A change larger than Kitnityot would be the very institution of Kashrut organizations
Jonathan Mansfield
01:25:14
no, these are maintstream, which is what is suprirsing
Jonathan Mansfield
01:25:37
mainstream dati leumi. The dati-lite are eating full kitniyot everywhere.
Jonathan Mansfield
01:26:52
for kitniyot, it seems to be changing relatively quickly rather than over generations, which has been very surprising to me. for context, mainstream dati leumi in their 20s-40s
Samuel Shafner
01:28:13
Rabbi Frank wrote a detailed analysis on the kitniyot sugya, and its history, recently in the Pesach journal for the Greater Washington community (forgot its name).
RAB
01:28:41
Thank you
Michael Backman (Washington, DC)
01:28:48
Thank you
Rabbi Gabriel Kretzmer Seed
01:28:52
Thank you,
Odelia
01:29:05
thank you