Parashah Roundup: Bo 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Michael Rosensweig examines the partnership of Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohen: link
  • R Berel Wein illustrates why Pharoah remains the archetype for all dictators unable to tolerate any criticism of themselves: link
  • R Yissocher Frand examines why Kiddush HaChodesh serves as a model for how we perform all mitzvos: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin and R Dovid Gottlieb examine why the Jewish calendar is a lunar, as opposed to a solar calendar: link 1, link 2
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses three aspects of Korban Pesach: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, and R Sir Jonathan Sacks explore the unique nature of the Plague of Darkness: link 1, link 2
  • R Ezra Bick examines the division of the Plagues in Parshas Vaera and Parshas Bo: link
  • R Asher Weiss examines many aspects of Hilcos Tefilin and discusses the Halacha of Ain Maavirin Ak HaMitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald discusses why the Egyptians willingly handed over their vessels of silver and gold to the Jewish People: link
  • R Asher Brander examines why the moment of liberation is described as Kchatzos HaLaylah ( Shemos 11:4): link
  • R Hershel Schachter illustrates why Jewish history is stranger than fiction and reminds us of the eternal nature of the Jewish People: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon analyzes how we can find Hischadshus in our Shlichus: link (audio)
  • R Yaakov Neuberger, based on the Ramban, examines the reason for Mitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig examines the partnership of Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohen and why Korban Pesach is a symbol of faith and commitment: link 1, link 2
  • R Yonasan Sacks examines the source of the Mitzvah of Zeciras Yetzias Mitzrayim: link
  • Mrs. Shifra Smiles discusses the plague of darkness and how we can actualize faith in our lives: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig discusses the sibling modela of  leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu, Aharon HaKohen and Miriam  HaNeviah: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Miller examines the views of the Rishonim and Acharonin on the Sugyos of Hanaah HaBah AlHaAdam Bal Korcho and Kol, Mareh and Reiach Ain Bahem Mishum Meilah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R David Horwitz discusses the antimony between free will and God’s predetermination: link (audio)
  • R  Avishai David examines whether Pharoah had free will and why Hakaras HaTov is a fundamental idea of Judaism: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Assaf Bednarsh discusses the interaction between Bitachon and Hishtadlus in the works of Ramban, Rabbbeinu Yonah, Chovos Halevavos, and R Dessler ZL and Bchirah Chofshis: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio)
  • R Shmuel Maybruch  and R Aryeh Lebowitz discuss the halachic issues in using the secular calendar: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal  underscores what should be the emphasis on in our  fulfillment of the Mitzvah of Simchas Yom Tov: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the Halachos of Amira Lnocri and the need for elevated speech on Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz reminds us that Yetzias Mitzyrayim , by necessity, encompassed the entirety of the Jewish People, as opposed to members of the clergy or even just Jewish males: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schechter ,  R Aryeh Lebowitz and R Zvi Sobolofsky   discuss numerous aspects of Hilcos Tefilin: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Joshua Flug discusses placing Tefilin on the weaker arm: link (audio)
  • R Soloveitchik ZL,  and R Baruch Simon discuss the Halachos of Pidyon HaBen: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • Mesorah Special

  • R Soloveitchik ZL describes the transmission of the Mesorah in his shiur in the mid 1970s: link 1 (audio)
  • R Aaron Rakkafet-Rothkoff traces the decline of a once powerful heterodox movement and its future: 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)
  • Topical Halacha Special Department

  • R Hershel Schachter and R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the Halachos of shoveling snow on Shabbos and other halachos related to snow: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
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