Parashah Roundup

Parashah Roundup: Re’eh 5773

By Steve Brizel R Yitzchak Etshalom demonstrates how this week’s Parsha is a bridge from Mitzvos to Mishpatim: link R Herschel Shachter illustrates how the opening words of this week’s Parsha serve as a source for Bchirah Chofshis: link R Zvi Sobolofsky , based on a fascinating source, discusses the power of the individual: link (audio) R Berel Wein explains ...

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Parashah Roundup: Eikev 5773

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the philosophy and origins of prayer: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and Hilcos Tefilin: link (audio), and the Tefilin of Rabbeinu Tam: link (audio) R Wein explains why actions have consequences, and that there is a guiding hand to Jewish and world history and events that will eventually reveal itself: link R ...

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Parashah Roundup: Pinchas 5773

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL explains the unique reward given to Pinchas, why we should keep our enemies far, and our friends farther away, the legal power of a rav, the giving of Semicha to Yehoshua, and the especial enmity reserved for the Midyanim, please see R David Holzer’s newly published The Rav Thinking Aloud On the Parsha Sefer ...

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Parashah Roundup: Balak 5773

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL explains the difference between Bilaam and Nevuas Moshe Rabbeinu , why loneliness is a good thing, please see R David Holzer’s newly published The Rav Thinking Aloud On the Parsha, Sefer Bamidbar, Parshas Balak, Pages 179-187 R Herschel Schachter , based on the Ohr HaChaim HaKadosh, explains why if Klal Yisroel wil be worthy, ...

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Parsha Roundup: Chukas 5773

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL, explores the mitzvah of Parah Adumah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), discusses the conflict of Chok and contemporary thinking , why Moshe Rabbeinu did not enter the Land of Israel , and the growing up of the Children of Israel please see R David Holzer’s newly published The Rav Thinking Aloud On the ...

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Parashah Roundup: Korach 5773

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL, analyzes the roots of the common sense rebellion against the authority of Moshe Rabbeinu: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) (See also For those interested in alternative explanations of the transgression of the spies of Rav Soloveitchik ZL, please R David Holzer’s newly published The Rav Thinking Aloud On the Parsha Sefer Bamidbar, Parshas ...

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