Parashah Roundup: Tzav-Purim 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein and R Ephraim Buchwald explain why the opening word of this week’s Parsha encompasses much of the commandment centered message of Judaism and the traditions of a life dedicated to Torah: link 1, link 2
  • R Herschel Schacter explains the difference between a Mitzvah and a Horaas Shaah and that we must follow Halacha even it appears to us to be unethical and immoral: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the opening word of this week’s Parsha teaches us that each generation is confronted by its own challenges: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Etshalom, discusses why the Korban Olah is an example of fighting fire with fire: link
  • R Asher Brander explains how the Kohen Gadol must pierce his veil, and never think that he is not his clothing: link
  • R Zev Leff discusses how and why we should perform mitzvos with a full heart and joy: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger explores the meaning and message of the Shalsheles in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R David Horwitz examines the philosophical perspectives in the Korban Todah: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon explains why we must give thanks for all of our experiences in life: link (audio)
  • Shoalim v Dorshim Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the Hashkafic aspects of Purim: link (audio)
  • Rav Aharon Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Mitzvah to destroy Amalek and the message of Zachor and Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald examines the connection between Purim and Shabbos: link
  • R Avi Shafran illustrates several contemporary reminders that Amalek lives in various contemporary settings: link
  • R Dovid Hirsch discusses Mchiyas Amalek: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explores why Amalek is a constant enemy: link
  • R Mayer Twersky explains why Megilas Esther is a paradigm for all Mitzvos DRabannan: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Halachic issues that arise as a result of a leap year, hearing Mikrah Megillah from a Minyan, and why Taanis Esther is a Taanis of Simcha: link 1, link 2 (audio) and why Talmud Torah is the center of family life: link 1 (video), link 2 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the Kedushas HaYom of Purim: link (audio)
  • R David Hirsch discusses the Halachos of Taanis Esther: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the character of Taanis Esther and the uniqueness of Purim: link 1, link 2
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the halachic isssues raised by drinking on Purim and the obligation of women with respect to Krias HeMegilah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R David Brofksy discusses various aspects of Hilcos Purim: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
  • R Baruch Simon discusses many Halachos related to Seudas Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Bezalalel Rudinsky focuses on the Kabalas HaTorah aspect of Purim: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig analyzes Esther HaMalkah as a role model of initiative, continuity and Tikun, as well as the power behind the throne: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • Mrs. Shani Taragin focuses on the secondary characters in Megilas Esther: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Feldman and Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses Mishloach Manos on Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky and R Josh Flug discusses the recitation of Al HaNisim on Purim in Tefila and Birkas HaMazon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R David Horwitz discusses the role of Hester Panim in Jewish history: link (audio)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin analyzes the role of Haman in forcing the Jews of Haman to confront their Jewish identity: link
  • Dr. Michelle J. Levine analyzes stability and discord in Megilas Esther: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David discusses the Mitzvah of drinking on Purim and Tehilim 22: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the importance of considering Chinuch as a career and the relationship between Shemiras HaEnayim and Simchas Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks, R Avishai David and R Daniel Stein discuss miracles and “the way of nature”: link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Moshe Weinberger explains why the relationship between Purim and the Ultimate Redemption: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses the relationship between Purim and Bayis Shlishi: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Halachos implicated in the celebration of Purim Mshulash: link (audio)
  • Rebbetzin Shira Smiles discusses how to achieve alignment via Adar Rishon and Adar Sheni: link (video)
  • Lech Knus Kol HeYehudim Special For a contemporary example of Achdus, see here: link
  • R Chaim Eisenstein analyzes how we can transform the physical into the spiritual: link (audio)
  • R Eli Ozarowski discusses Esther HaMalkah and the Halachos of Giliui Arayos: link (audio)
  • R Aaron Rakeffet discusses the views of Gdolei Yisrael and Hester Panim: link (audio)
  • More articles on the Hashkafic and Halachic Aspects of Purim can be downloaded here: link (PDF)
  • Jewish History Special

  • Rebbitzen Abby Lerner explains why the Sereidei Aish was a Gadol for all seasons: link (audio)
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