Parshah Roundup: Emor 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL examines Tumaah and Taharah, as depicted in the Mitzvos of this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein examines why the Torah demands that the kohanim constantly strive for holiness and self-improvement: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the smell of the Esrog is equated with the smell of Torah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom suggests how we can constructively apply the lessons of Sefiras HaOmer on a communal and individual level: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why being in a state of Tumaah is incompatible with striving towards a state of Kedushah: link
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg and R Zvi Sobolofsky discuss contemporary aspects of Tumaas Kohanim, and whether a Kohen can be a doctor: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler examines various aspects of the commentary of Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon examines the connection between Sefiras HaOmer and the importance of humility: link (audio), as well as the rebbe-talmid relationship: link (audio)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explains why one of the elements of Birkas Kohanim is that the Kohen bless the Jewish People with love: link
  • R Mosheh Lichtenstein explains why the incident of the Mgadef is connected to the rest of the Parsha, and its emphasis of Kedusha and the Moadim: link
  • R Zvi Romm discusses the commentary of the Meshech Chachmah on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig examines the relationship between Shabbos and the Moadim: link
  • R Herschel Schachter reminds us of the relationship between Shemiras Shabbos and Parnassah: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why Shabbos and Yom Tov are both Mikraei Kodesh: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald reminds us that parents should serve as sanctified examples for their children and their families, especially with respect to learning Torah with their own children: link
  • R Avishai David explains why “questions don’t kill you”: link (audio)
  • Shoalim V Dorshim Shloshim Yom Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the mitzvah of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky, R Beinish Ginsburg, R Chaim Eisenstein, R Dovid Miller, R Morechai Willig , R Daniel Z Feldman, , R Dr Shnayer Leiman, Rebbitzen Tziporrah Heller, Mrs. Shira Smiles, and Mrs. Chani Newman discuss various aspects of Lag BaOmer: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio)
  • R David Brofksy examines Yom HaAtzmaut , Yom Yerushalayim, Minhagei Shavuos: link, and various aspects of Hilcos Yom Tov: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9
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    1. ZI seem to have misplaced my copy of the CI’s Maamar Matan Torah, which someone on this list forwarded me a copy of a few years ago. Could someone please post it as a PDF for me? Thanks!

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