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Jewish Mash-up!

Yechezkel’s Prophecies, Premature Escape from Egypt, and more! http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/Mash423.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzidkas HaTzaddik #2

The first step in spiritual growth http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T2.mp3Podcast: Download

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New! Tzikdas HaTzaddik #1

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Between Cheerleaders and Blurred Faces: A Nuanced Look at Chumras Parshas Tazria Metzora

I’d like to begin by reading to you an article from this week’s USA Today: “The Houston Texans aren’t even bothering with the pretense. On their website is a photo gallery of the finalists from last weekend’s cheerleader tryouts, and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites. Are these action shots of the women more »

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The History and Symbolism of the Magen David

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The Jewish Mash-Up

Undeserving Tzedakkah collectors, the impact of pornography, the never-ending Mitzvah, and the world may really be coming to an end. http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/Mash416.mp3Podcast: Download

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Individual Greatness Through Community – Parshas Shmini/ Yom HaZikaron/ Yom Ha’atzmaut

In memory of my uncle, Avreimi Motzen, hy’d, a brave soldier taken too early in life, who embodied this idea of individual greatness through community About five years ago, a man by the name Aharon ran the New York City Marathon in four hours, fourteen minutes, and thirty-one seconds. That in it of itself, that’s more »

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Laws of Shabbos #168

Although moving branches that are attached (or detached) from the ground may not be done on Shabbos, according to some Poskim, one may walk regularly even if this causes the branches to move. If it is difficult to walk around the branches one may rely on this opinion.

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Laws of Shabbos #166

Although one may not eat food on Yom Kippur one may handle food on Yom Kippur and it is not Muktzah. This is because one may feed children on Yom Kippur. This would be true even for one who does not have children.

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Laws of Shabbos #165

A number of other items that fall under the category of Muktzah machmas gufo and cannot be moved at all: Money credit cards hand lotion  

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