Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa 5771

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By Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL investigates the Episode of the Golden Calf and Moshe Rabbeinu’s queries to HaShem: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, and R Michael Rosensweig explore the individual and communal elements of the Machtzis HaShekel: link 1, link 2
  • R Yissocher Frand suggests why Moshe Rabbeinu required visual instruction with respect to the Half-Shekel coin: link
  • R Berel Wein seeks to understand why the Episode of the Golden Calf occurred occurred: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the juxtaposition of Shabbos and the building of the Mikdash: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks reminds us that the true enumeration of the Jewish People is its contributions to the world’s betterment: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the nature of Moshe Rabbeinu’s dialogue with HaShem in the wake of the Episode of the Golden Calf: link
  • R Ezra Bick analyzes the aftermath of the Episode of the Golden Calf: link
  • R Asher Weiss and Mrs. Shira Smiles analyze the Shivras HaLuchos HaRishonos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zev Leff and R Zvi Sobolofsky analyze the relationship between the Maaseh HaEgekl HaZahav and Parshas Parah: link 1 (audio), link 2
  • R Shmuel Goldin explains why the Maaseh HaEgel was and is a transgression for the ages: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explores the meaning of the 13 Attributes of Compassion: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explores the consequences of the events that led to the construction of the Egel HaZahav and the importance of Emunas Chachamim: link
  • R David Horwitz discusses R Yehudah HaLevi’s view of the Maaseh HaEgel and his defense of the Jewish People: link (audio)
  • R Asher Brander discusses how we still feel repercussions of the Episode of the Golden Calf: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses why Shabbos is the source of all blessings: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schacter and R Zvi Sobolofksy explore the development of the Torah and the relationship between Talmud Torah and other Mitzvos. She Baal Peh: link 1, 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), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio), link 13 (audio), link 14 (audio), link 15 (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon provides an introduction to learning Gemara: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Jeffrey Saks surveys the Introduction of Rambam to his Commentary on the Mishnah: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores the scope of Elu VElu Divrei Elokim Chaim: link (audio)

  • R Mayer Twersky explains how the internalization of Talmud Torah is the key to freedom, and explores the consequences of materialism on cultivating Emunah: link 1, link 2
  • R Yonasan Sacks, based on the introduction of the Avnei Nezer to Iglei Tal, explains why the study of Torah must be accompanied by enjoyment: link
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explores the meaning of Anavah and waiting between meat and milk: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses how to kasher a microwave oven: link (audio)
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