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Rischa Daraiisa-4 Passionate responses to issues in the Jewish Community

Season 1, Ep. 4

Rabbis Bechoffer and Kivelevitz discuss the major theories put forwatd to explain the destruction of the European Jewish world,and focus primarily on the problems surrounding the views of Rav Avigdor Miller Zatza"l

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Standing in Two Worlds with Doctor Sam Juni -Episode 11-Yom Kippur-Just trying to extract a true confession

Season 1, Ep. 11
Rabbi Kivelevitz queries Professor Juni concerning the psychological efficacy of using the standard liturgical text of the Yom Kippur confession or Vidui.The pair discuss if focusing so strongly on particular incorrect actions obscures the root causes behind sin.Kivelevitz wonders if an updated confessional is in order.Doctor Juni relates how the theory of cognitive dissonance plays out for many as they struggle to own up to negative behaviors that have been fostered within themselves.Kivelevitz asks Juni if he believes the method of self examination, Heshbon ha-nefesh,urged by Rav Yisroel Salanter is an accessible option for most serious persons.The practice consists of setting aside a portion of one’s day to critically consider one’s way of living. The general intention of this practice is that the practitioner make a thorough reckoning of his deeds and efforts, using a diary, that would breakdown his attitudes, and behaviors, develop an intimate familiarity with the nuances of his persona, strengths and weaknesses, and keep track of his progress towards better character or lack thereof.Doctor Samuel Juniis one of the foremost research psychologists in the world today.He has published groundbreaking original research in seventy different peer reviewed journals, and is cited continuously with respect by colleagues and experts in the field who have built on his theories and observations.Samuel Juni studied inYeshivas Chaim Berlinunder Rav Yitzchack Hutner, and in Yeshiva University as aTalmidof Rav Joseph Dov Soloveitchick.ProfessorJuni is a prominent member of theAssociation of Orthodox Jewish Scientists, and has regularly presented addresses to captivated audiences.Associated with NYU since 1979,Juni has served as Director of MA and PhD programs, all the while heading teams engaged in important research.Professor Juni's scholarship on aberrant behavior across the cultural, ethnic, and religious spectrum is founded onpsychometric methodologyand based on a psycho-dynamicpsychopathologyperspective.He is arguably the preeminent expert inDifferential Diagnostics, with each of his myriad studiesentailing parallel efforts in theory construction and empirical data collection from normative and clinical populations.Professor Juni created and directed NYU's Graduate Program in Tel Aviv titledCross-Cultural Group Dynamics in Stressful Environments.Based inYerushalayim, he collaborates with Israeli academic and mental health specialists in the study of dissonant factors and tensions in the Arab-Israeli conflict and those within the Orthodox Jewish community, while exploring personality challenges of second-generation Holocaust survivors.Below is a partial list of the journalsto which Professor Juni has contributed over 120 articles.Many are available on lineJournal of Forensic PsychologyJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma.International Review of VictimologyThe Journal of Nervous and Mental DiseaseInternational Forum of PsychoanalysisJournal of Personality AssessmentJournal of Abnormal PsychologyJournal of Psychoanalytic AnthropologyPsychophysiologyPsychology and Human DevelopmentJournal of Sex ResearchJournal of Psychology and JudaismContemporary Family TherapyAmerican Journal on AddictionsJournal of Criminal PsychologyMental Health, Religion & CultureAs Rosh Beis Medrash, Rabbi Avraham Kivelevitz serves asRavandPosekfor the morningminyanat IDT.Hundreds of listeners around the globe look forward to his weeklyShiurinTshuvos and Poskim.Rav Kivelevitz is aMaggid ShiurforDirshu Internationalin Talmud and Halacha as well as a Dayan with theBeth Din of America.Please leave us a review or email us at ravkiv@gmail.comFor more information on this podcast