Parashah Roundup: Vayikra 5771

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by Steve Brizel

Korbanos and Kohanim

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the connection between the Sidros and Haftaros in Sidra Vayikra: link (audio)
  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the purpose of Korbanos: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses the numerous differences between Kodshim Kalim and Kodshei Kodshim and many other Inyanei Kodshim and provides an overview to Seder Kodshim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom offers an overview of Sefer Vayikra: link
  • R Berel Wein suggests how to choose proper sacrifices: link
  • R Zev Leff explicates lessons that we learn from the Parsha in terms of our relationship with HaShem: link
  • R Yissocher Frand illustrates the connection between Leavening Agents and the Yetzer Hara: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, R Ephraim Buchwald , and R Dovid Gottlieb, explore why Leaven and Honey may not be added to a Korban Minchah: link 1, link 2, link 3 (audio)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin shows us that the Torah views no one , even the leaders of the Jewish People and the Sanhedrin,. as incapable of error: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald reminds us that one of the critical messages of Korbanos is that all Korbanos require the unity of our hearts and minds: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks and R Yaakov Haber explain how Korbanos help mankind to allow the material to be infused with the spiritual: link
  • R Avigor Nevenzal explores the element of Mesiras Nefesh in Korbanos: link
  • R Hershel Schachter explains why Vayikra is spelled with a small Alef, and reminds us that the sign of a great leader is a person who can say “eini yodea” and who is humble enough to admit on occasion that he erred: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the structure of the Asham, Olas and Chatas and why the Korban Olah is the paradygmatic Korban: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Asher Brander and R Avraham Gordimer explores the importance of intimacy and privacy in HaShem’s calling to Moshe Rabbeinu at the very beginning of the Parsha: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon explains the relationship between Korbanos and Midas HaHisbatlus: link (audio)
  • R David Horwitz, based on the writings of R David Tzvi Hoffman, ZL, explains the differences between the Korbanos in Parshas Vayikra and Parshas Tzav: link
  • R Chanan Balk explains why sacrifice is the ultimate religious experience, regardless of the presence or not of the Beis HaMikdash: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Leibowitz explores the connection between Korbanos and HaShem’s complete independence: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the practical ramifications of Nashim Somchos Reshus and Kefiya BaMitzvos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • Mrs. Ilana Saks explores the meaning of sacrifice: 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 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 and hearing Mikrah Megillah from a Minyan: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R David Hirsch discusses the Halachos of Taanis Esther: link (audio)
  • 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 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)
  • More articles on the Hashkafic and Halachic Aspects of Purim can be downloaded here: link (PDF)
  • Lech Knus Kol HeYehudim Special For a contemporary example of Achdus, see here: link
  • Jewish History Special

  • Rebbitzen Abby Lerner explains why the Sereidei Aish was a Gadol for all seasons: link (audio)
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    1. R Sir Jonathan Sacks and R Yaakov Haber explain how Korbanos help mankind to allow the material to be infused with the spiritual:

      http://www.chiefrabbi.org/ReadArtical.aspx?id=1621

      http://www.torahweb.org/torah/2001/parsha/rhab_vayikra.html

      R David Horwitz, based on the writings of R David Tzvi Hoffman, ZL, explains the differences between the Korbanos in Parshas Vayikra and Parshas Tzav:

      http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/731347

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