Parashah Roundup: Korach 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL and R Mosheh Lichtensein, based on the commentaries of Ramban and Netziv, examine the roots of the revolt of Korach to halachic authority: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
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  • R Herschel Schachter explains why the Halacha rejects the view that Judaism is a DIY religion: link 1, link 2, and the 24 Matnos Kehunah: link 3 (audio), and discusses, together with R Mordechai Willig, the limits of Orthodoxy: link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link6 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein contrasts a Divine faith given to define man and a faith invented by mortal man to define God: link
  • R Yissocher Frand, based on Rashi’s comment to Breishis 49:5-6, explains why Korach’s lineage is only traced back to Levi: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom examines the roles of the Ketores and Anan in the response to the revolt of Korach and his followers: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why a Machlokes Shelo Shem Shamayim tears apart communal unity: link
  • R Yisroel Reisman, R Heshie Billet and R Efrem Goldberg propose constructive individual and communal strategies for proper use of the Internet: link 1 (video), link 2, and discuss the tension between personal autonomy and centralized authority: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig contrasts Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohen with Dasan and Aviram: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why the role of Shevet Levi in teaching Torah can be assumed by anyone: link
  • R Baruch Simon examines  what constitutes true unity: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal underscores the importance of supporting Talmidei Chachamim: link, and why there is never a concept of “too much” in spiritual growth: link
  • R Aharon Kahn discusses the view of Ramban with respect to whether Bayis Rishon could have been built sooner than when it is was constructed: link (audio)
  • R Asher Brander explores the views of Ramban, Ibn Ezra and Meshech Chachmah to the complaint of Korach: link (audio), and the Chasam Sofer’s definition of a Machlokes Lshem Shamayim: link (audio)
  • R Reuven Spolter examines the role of the Ketores in the rebellion of Korach: lik (audio)
  • R David Horwitz explains why Aharon HaKohen’s staff was not separate from the other tribes’ staffs: link (audio)
  • R Ayeh Lebowitz examines whether “ when where is a Rabbinic will” is a sufficient predicate for innovations in Halacha and Hashkafa: link (audio), and the importance of trusting trustworthy leaders.: link (audio)
  • R Avraham Gordimer explains why Jewish leadership is defined by responsibility, as opposed to positions of personal prestige: link
  • R David Gottlieb and R Daniel Z. Feldman explores the halachic perameters of the Issur of Machlokes: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
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    4 comments

    1. heshie Billet

      If you intended to post my missive on internet use, you omitted a link to it:
      R Yisroel Reisman, R Heshie Billet and R Efrem Goldberg propose constructive individual and communal strategies for proper use of the Internet: link 1 (video), link 2, and discuss the tension between personal autonomy and centralized authority: link (audio)

    2. R Billet-thanks for your note.

    3. R’ Billet,
      I only see R’ Reisman and 2 R Goldbergs?
      KT

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