Parashah Roundup: Kedoshim-Yom HaShoah 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the unique nature of this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL explains how we should aspire to a life permeated with Kedushah: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky explains why Kedoshim Tihiyu is the lodestar of Jewish existence: link 1, link 2
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the unique nature of Kedoshim Tihiyu and why it prefaces what Rashi describes as Rov Gufei Torah: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses how Kedoshim Tihiyu leads to Dveikus BaHaShem: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb and R Daniel Z. Feldman  discuss Lifnei Iver Lo Siten Michshol: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon  and Mrs. Shira Smiles analyze the components of Kibud Av VaEm: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Reuven Spolter analyzes the impact of social networks and the Issur of Lashon Hara: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses why Kedushah is not limited by time, place or circumstance: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky examines the theme of Morah that permeates this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explicates the meaning of Kedoshim Tihiyu: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Shabbos and kibud Av VaEm play special roles in facilitating Kedushah, and how growth in Kedushah helps us to become Jews by our own free volition: link 1, link 2
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores why “Ani HAshem” is a critical part of this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses the views of Rambam and Ramban in their understanding of the initial words of this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explores the radical notion of Kedushah set forth in the opening words of this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Issurim of Lo Tachmod, Lo Takifu, Tatoos, and the Mitzvas Aseh Btzedek Tishpot Amisecha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal  discusses  many applications of Vahavta LReacha Kamocha: link
  • R Shomoh Riskin discusses the views of Rambam and Rabbeinu Nissim on divination and soothsaying: link
  • R Zev Leff discusses the connection between  Vahavath LReacha Kamocha and Sefioras HaOmer: link
  • Yom HaShoah

  • R Norman Lamm and R Ephraim Buchwald discuss why the commemoration and study of the Holocaust in  a purely secular sense cannot and should not viewed as a positive basis for Jewish continuity: link 1, link 2
  • R Tamir Granot surveys Charedi and Religious Zionist Hashkafic approaches to the Holocaust: link
  • Sefiras HaOmer

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of Sefiras HaOmer: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig analyzes Halachic and Hashkafic themes of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores why Sefiras HaOmer is the bridge between Pesach and Shavuos: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the unique Avodah of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R Ezra Schwartz discusses the Minhagei Aveilus of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
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