Parashah Roundup: Vayakhel 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein explores why the Halachos of Shabbos were taught in public: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig examines the relationship between Shabbos and the Mishkan: link
  • R Yissocher Frand discusses why Betzalel’s willingness to share the public light made him a leader: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explores giving generously and precision in Mitzvos: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom and R Sir Jonathan Sacks explain the unique calling of Betzalel: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon examines the roles and Midos associated with Betzalel and Ahaliav: link (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald examines the role of women in building the Mishkan: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, illustrates the unique versatility of Shabbos and the Mishkan: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin demonstrates why the repetition of the details of the Mishkan showed an intensification of the relationship between HaShhem and the Jewish People: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks delves into Binyan HaMishkan,  a dispute between Rambam and Ramban into the purpose and essence of the Beis HaMikdash and the definition of the Melacha of Hotzaah ( Lchalek Yatzas or L’lav Yatzas): link 1 (audio), link 2, link 3 (audio)
  • R Ezra Bick explores why the prohibition  of Melacha on Shabbos is reiterated in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the unique nature of the Melacha of Hotzaah: link
  • R Asher Brander examines the juxtaposition of Shabbos and the Mishkan: link
  • R Zev Leff explores the masculine and feminine aspects of Shabbos: link
  • R Mayer Twersky explains how our embrace of  Shabbos creates Kedushah: link
  • R Mordechai Willig analyzes the phenomenon of “casual Shabbos”: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Halachic issues of Shabbos, Yom Tov and Kashrus in the practice of dentistry: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Leibowitz analyzes the connections between Kedushas Beis HaMikdash and Kedushas Beis HaKnesses: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses how one calculates when it is Shabbos if one is stranded on a desert island, Meleches Borer and how to make Cholent: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • Shoalim v Dorshim Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik explores the Hashkafic aspects of Purim: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Halachic issues that arise as a result of a leap year: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the halachic obligation of women with respect to Krias HaMegilah: link (audio)
  • R David Brofksy discusses various aspects of Hilchos Purim: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
  • R Baruch Simon discusses many Halachos related to Seudas Purim: link (audio)
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    3 comments

    1. R Shlomo Riskin demonstrates why the repetition of the details of the Mishkan showed an intensification of the relationship between HaShhem and the Jewish People:

      http://www.ohrtorahstone.org.il/parsha/5768/vayakhel68.htm

    2. For those interested in why the Mitzvah of Shabbos is discussed in this week’s Parsha before the details of the building of the Mishkan , as opposed to Parshas Ki Sisa where the Mitzvah of Machtzis HaShekel and other Halacos related to the Mishkan are set forth before the Parsha of VShamru Es HaShabbos, please see one of the Meshech Chachmah’s comments at the beginning of the Parsha where R Meir Simcha analyzes the role of the Mishkan and Shabbos before and after the Maaseh HaEgel.

    3. This pasuk is just sublimely beautiful without any need for drash:

      וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה, וְכַפְתֹּר תַּחַת שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה, וְכַפְתֹּר, תַּחַת-שְׁנֵי הַקָּנִים מִמֶּנָּה–לְשֵׁשֶׁת, הַקָּנִים, הַיֹּצְאִים, מִמֶּנָּה

      To see how difficult translation is, compare it to:
      http://bible.cc/exodus/37-21.htm

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