Parashah Roundup: Metzora 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein analyzes the severity of the plague that settles in the walls of one’s house: link
  • R Yissocher Frand, based on the words of Rambam in Hilcos Tumaas Tzoraas 16:10, illustrates the consequences of a mistake, as opposed to an intentional act: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, demonstrates the element of Teshuvah MeAhavah that is present in both the Metzorah and Yom HaKippurim: link
  • R Zev Leff discusses the two atonements of Tzoraas: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin probes the spiritual causes and dimensions of Nega Tzoraas: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses why the Metzorah is quarantined: link
  • R Ezra Bick analyzes the stages of Taharas HaMetzorah: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald suggests why the Kohen would seem to render a Psak of Tumaah with some uncertainty. (Vayikra 14:35): link
  • R Mayer Twersky investigates the Galus of speech and how Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim offsets the destructive speech of Lashon Hara: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger demonstrates how the Teshuvah of the Metzorah is focused on the future: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks illustrates the consequence of Lashon Hara against outstanding Talmidei Chachamim throughout various periods in Jewish history: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses numerous Hashkafic applications of the Metzorah: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Hilcos Lashon Hara: 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, andits 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 Michael Rosensweig examines why Parshas HaChodesh is linked to Pesach , Korban Pesach is a symbol of faith and commitment, and why Chag HaPesach is the ideal introduction to Chag HaMatzos: link 1, link 2, link 3
  • 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
  • R Avigdor Nervenzal discusses servitude and freedom: link (audio)
  • 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 pertaining to the Seder: link 1, link 2, link 3 (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, link 3, link 4 (audio), link 5 (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: link (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 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • 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)
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    1. A fine link R Sir Jonathan Sacks illustrates the consequence of Lashon Hara against outstanding Talmidei Chachamim throughout various periods in Jewish history which is worth reqading but a phrase in the article

      ” even the late Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik of blessed memory, who was brought to court in Boston in 1941 to face trumped-up charges by the local Jewish community”

      see the following for a discussion

      http://books.google.com/books?
      id=7Fg2TiVGRQ0C&pg=PA349&lpg=PA349&dq=soloveitchik+and+kosher+meat&source=bl&ots=ZAa1wXl-FI&sig=etVU8Iv4xThSE1PNURUoPS5wAhw&hl=en&ei=J1eeTeHVJaLi0QGlqvmdBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=soloveitchik%20and%20kosher%20meat&f=false

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