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Parshah Roundup: Emor 5773


by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of Parshas Emor: link (audio), and Tumaah and Taharah as the connecting thread between the Mitzvos in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein reminds us of the special duties of Kohanim: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses Sefiras HaOmer as a dimension of Kedushas Hazeman: link, and the relationship between Shabbos and the Moadim: link
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the relationship between the Lechem HaPanim, Shemiras Shabbos and Parnassah: link, as well as Kiddush HaShem and Chillul HaShem: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses how we can enhance the Kedusha of Shabbos: link
  • R Yissocher Frand probes the double edged sword of mistaken impressions: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses Sefiras HaOmer, Aveilus , and realizing that we all have an ability to listen, even and especially to those with differing views: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, analyzes the message of Pesach Sheni: link, and why Kedushah is part of the very state of Jewish living: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, surveys the dual themes of impermanence and sharing our dwelling places with the Shechinah represented in the Sukkah: link
  • R Mosheh Lichtenstein suggests why this week’s Parsha ends with the story of the Mgadef and the Halachos of Chovel UMazik: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why Sukkos represents faith as a journey: link (PDF)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald discusses the Mitzos of Kiddush HaShem and Chillul HaShem: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy discusses how as we refrain from melacha and partake of our seuda within the context created by Kiddush, our actions become a fulfillment of mikra kodesh: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin sets forth the unique responsibilities of the Kohen: link
  • R Asher Brander analyzes the unique nature of the Korban Omer: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Issur Chadash, Sefiras HaOmer and Meleches Yom Tov: link (audio)
  • E Elchanan Adler discusses the commentary of the Ramban to this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the relationship between Sefiras HaOmer and humility: link (audio), Divrei Torah and Niggunim from his Lag BaOmer Mesibah: link (audio), and how to maintain a rebbe-talmid relationship: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the commentary of the Ramban with respect to Rosh HaShanah and Yom HaKippurim, as set forth in this week’s Parsha: link (audio), and the views of the Ramban and the Sefer HaChinuch on the meaning of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the halachic issues raised with respect to sonograms and Tumaas Kohanim: link (audio), and how act in a manner that brings Honor to HaShem and the Jewish People: link (audio), as well as Hilcos Chol HaMoed: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David explains why one can and should be able to live with questions: link (audio), and the power of speech: link (audio)
  • R Netanel Wiederblank discusses the meaning and intent of Kaddish: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the dual nature of Kriyah and the lessons of Kirah Bshaas Chimum: link (audio)
  • Lag BaOmer Special

  • R Aryeh Lebowitz discusses Halachos of Peyos HaRosh: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), and Baal Tashchis: link 4 (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman explores the relationship between Inyananei Sefiras HaOmer and Lag BaOmer: link (audio)
  • Shoalim VDorshim Section

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL discusses various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter analyzes various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio)
  • R Benzion Halberstam ZL discusses Lo Sinaf and Lo Signov: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz, and R Yonasan Sacks, and R Dovid Gottlieb discuss standing for the reading of Krias HaTorah, the Aseres HaDibros, and other controversies surrounding the Aseres HaDibros: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Lo Sachmod is the climax and culmination of the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio)

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