Parashah Roundup: Acharei-HaGadol 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Halachic structure and Hashkafa underlying the Avodas Yom HaKipurim: link (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explores the role of Seir LaAzazel and the contrasting role of the scapegoat in other societies: link
  • R Berel Wein discusses why the Parsha of Arayos is read at Mincha on Yom HaKipurim: link
  • R Yissocher Frand, based on an incident involving R Chaim Solovceitchik ZL, explores the unique nature of seeking forgiveness for transgressions of an interpersonal nature: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, reminds us that “that you shall live by them”, underscores our commitment to Chukim and Mishpatim: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald discusses how to live a sanctified life, and why the family structure is regarded in Judaism as the basic construct of society and civilization: link 1, link 2
  • R Yaakov Haber explores different rationales of the Rishonim in explaining the reasons behind the Issurei Arayos: link
  • R David Horowitz discusses the prohibition against eating blood, as understood by the Ramban: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter, R Mordechai Willig, R Michael Rosenweig and R Mayer Twersky discuss the Torah view on homosexuality: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why making a fence around the Torah is the key to Yiras Shamayim, and why Kedushah and Taharah underscore the Avodas Yom HaKipurim and Issurei Arayos: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon explores the connection between this week’s Parsha and the Haggadah: link (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of the Hagadah: link (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL surveys Hilcos Pesach, Hilcos Chametz UMatzah, Sipue Yetzias Mitzrayim and Korech: 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)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman,R Zvi Sobolofsky and R Chaim Eisenstein examine the Halacha of studying Hilcos Pesach 30 days prior to Pesach, and its application to other Yamim Tovim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R David Brofsky surveys various elements of Hilcos Pesach: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9, link 10, link 11
  • R Herschel Schachter and R Yisroel Belsky discuss numerous Halachic inquiries: link (video)
  • R Noach Issach Oelbaum and R Shmuel Marcus discuss themes of the Haggadah: link 1 (video), link 2 (audio)
  • R Daniel Feldman discusses the prohibition against owning Chametz on Pesach: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig surveys the roles of Moshe Rabbeinu, Aharon HaKohen and Miriam HaNeviah, Pesach and women, , the rise of Shevet Levi, and Sefiras HaOmer as a time for growth: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig reminds us how and why we should internalize the message of Parshas HaChodesh: link
  • R Michoel Zylberman discusses Simchas Yom Tov: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nervenzal discusses servitude and freedom: link
  • R Menachem Genack discusses R Soloveitchik ZL’s approach to the destruction of Chametz: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter explains why Matzah is the food of Emunah, and symbol of both Avdus and Geula as well as Halachos and Minhagim pertaining to the Seder: link 1, link 2, link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Aharon Kahn and R Elyakim Koenigsberg disucss Matzah Shmurah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig explores Meciras Chametz, Daled Kosos, two portions of Magid, explains why Chinuch must have elements of both Vhagadtah and Lemor, , the obligations of women on Leil Seder why Pesach is the holiday of faith: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3, link 4, link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio)
  • Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses fundamentals of the Seder Night: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Matzah is an expression of Hodaah, and the triad of Pesach, Matzah and Maror as a catalyst for faith and redemption: link 1, link 2
  • R Yonasan Sacks examines various sources and halachic ramifications of the Arbah Kosos, and Yachatz: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Hasebah and Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim: link (audio)
  • R Nissan Kaplan analyzes what may be used for Maror: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses the connection between Matzah and Maror, as well as how Pesach focuses on both Emunah and Mesorah: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon discusses Pesach, Matzah Maror and Renewal, as well as the definition of a Kos Shel Bracha and Arba Kosos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Avishai David discusses the Ten Makos and Halel on Leil HaSeder: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky analyzes many Halachos related to Karpas, Hasebah, recalling the Exodus on Seder Night, Matzah Shmurah and Acilas Matzah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio)
  • R Josh Flug discusses Karpas and Chametz SheAvar Alav HaPesach: link 1, link 2
  • Dr. Michelle J. Levine surveys the change from darkness to light and from slavery to freedom: link (audio)
  • R Josh Flug discusses Halachic issues that are encountered in a hotel stay on Shabbos and Yom Tov: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb, R Dani Rapp and R Josh Flug discuss various aspects of the Issur Melacha on CholHaMoed: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig and R Baruch Simon discuss Hilcos Sefiras HaOmer: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses Pesach issues in the workplace: link (audio)
  • R Yoel Schonfeld answers questions on Hilcos Pesach: link (audio)
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