Jewish Heritage Tour of Russia 2019, Part 1 of 5

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Shiur given on a bus in Moscow. Rabbi Schachter discusses Rabbis Chaim Berlin, Moshe Feinstein, Yechezkel Abramsky, Moshe Tzvi Neriah, Yaakov Mazeh, Yehudah Leib Levin, and Yaakov Kleimus. Why was Rabbi C Berlin in Moscow instead of Volozhin? Why did R Moshe move to Moscow? How did R Moshe allow women to use a swimming pool as a mikveh? How did R Moshe become a expert in mathematics? Why was R Y Abramsky arrested? How did R Y Mazeh become a lawyer? How did he explain why a gentile is not considered a adam? How did he defend Judaism in the Beilis trial? Why did he like the Gr"a? Why did R Kleimus want to accept a get while the Chazon Ish refused? Where was the kingdom of the Kuzarim? Why did communists believe in spontaneous generation?

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Ruth Peyser Kestenbaum and Miriam & Alan Goldberg to mark the seventh yahrtzeit of their father, Irwin Peyser, Harav Yisroel Chaim ben R' Dovid V' Fraidah Raizel Peyser and by Harold and Sharon Lipsky in memory of Harold's parents, Ella Lipsky and Philip Lipsky and by Deena and Saul Kaszovitz in memory of Avi Blumenfeld