Rischa D'Araisa Season 2 Episode 21-REVEL-ling in Past Possibilities--How America would have been different had Rav Shimon Shkop accepted the post of Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS in 1929
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Rischa's second foray into speculative what-if scenarios begins with an elaborate set-up of the Lithuanian Yeshiva -American Monies connection of the 1920's and the major role played by visionaries like Rabbi Dov Revel.Rabbi Kivelevitz provides the salient specifics of the founding and flourishing of Yeshivas Shaar HaTorah in Grodno.Rabbi Bechhofer confirms Kivelevitz's assessment of the unique skillset and persona that combined within Rav Shimon Yehuda Shkop Zt'l that made him the perfect catalyst for growth and quantitative advancement for the motivated Ben Torah of the early 20th Century and why the administration of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan made him their prime candidate in succeeding the tragically departed Rav Shlomo Polyacheck,the MeitscheterIllui.While in the real world,Rav Shimon heeded the calls of the Chofetz Chaim and Rav Chaim Ozer to return to Europe, the Rischa duo sketches the arc of probabilities had he remained.Kivelevitz and Bechhofer disagree if sans Rav Moshe Soloveichick's influential role, would his son, Rav Yoseph Dov , have become the towering influential teacher and philosopher for American generations to come.Bechhofer asks Kivelevitz to complete the fantasy with an alternate landing role for the under appreciated Gaon and Scholar, Rav Zelik Epstein,who as Rav Shimon's disciple and granddaughter's husband, might have wielded a role in Yeshiva University commensurate with his predilections and vision. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. This podcast is powered by JewishPodcasts.org. Start your own podcast today and share your content with the world. Click jewishpodcasts.fm/signup to get started.
RambaN Vs.RambaM -Episode 24-Branovich and Grodna- The 20th Century’s Great European Roshei Yeshiva Rav Elchanan Wasserman and Rav Shimon Shkop explain the basis for adherence to Rabbinic law
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The following is a letter from Rabbi Kivelevitz .Shalom Ubracha-It is quite unnecessaryto state here how stressful the last ten months have been.AsKlal Yisroel places an immeasurable value on learning and intellectual growth, many of us have weathered this storm by entrenching ourselves deeper into our rich literary heritage, discovering insight and inspiration and using the pause of hustle bustle activity to savor new texts and articulate probing questions. The tools of teleconferencing have generated thebrachaof wide attendance inShiurimand access to the world's finest Torah teachers. Energized by these positives, I am humbly offering to partner with all of you on a venture of discovery.Over twenty-five years ago, I listenedwith rapt attention as Professor Haym Soloveichick eulogized his father. He said theRambam,Maimonides, was theGirsa DaYankusaof his father, which the prodigygrew up memorizing like nursery rhymes, with all ofMishna Torahetched in his memory and flowing easily from his lip.However,it wasin that otherMoshe, Nachmanides,that the elder Soloveichickdiscovered his intellectual approach and soul.It can be assumed that Rav Soloveichick's flowering as the premier Talmudist of our times was built in great part by contrasting the words of each of these Medieval teachers in areas they had both worked on, or whereRambanlevels his often withering criticism ofRambam's position.There are scores of examples throughout Shas,and in particular in the work Nachmanides dedicated to staking his disagreements with his Egyptian counterpart-Hasagosto theRambam'sSefer HaMitzvos.In his classic toweringPerushonChumash,Rambanforcefully attacks many ofRambam's explanations ofmitzvosand interpretations of biblical events.In the coming weeks, we can together discover anew these diamond like gems ofcodification, inquiry analysis and poetic barbsthat issued from these giants.....-armed with the salient texts, and buoyed by an enthusiasm to discover, I relish the prospect of learning with you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. This podcast is powered by JewishPodcasts.org. Start your own podcast today and share your content with the world. Click jewishpodcasts.fm/signup to get started.
The enduring influence and legacy of R' Shimon Shkop is through his seforim, family and talmidim. We'll explore how his Seforim came to be written and learn a little bit about his illustrious descendants.Subscribe To Our Podcast on: PodBean: https://jsoundbites.podbean.com/Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Jsoundbites You can email Yehuda at email@example.com
Rav Shimon Shkop Vol I: From Grodno to RIETS and Back
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Jewish Historian and Tour Guide Yehuda Geberer details the storied career of the Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Torah in Grodno and author of the Shaarei Yosher, Rav Shimon Shkop and his ultimate decision to return to Europe following a year at RIETS in 1929.Subscribe To Our Podcast on: PodBean: https://jsoundbites.podbean.com/Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Jsoundbites You can email Yehuda at firstname.lastname@example.org