Parashah Roundup: Shelakh 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Solveitchik ZL and R Michael Rosensweig   demonstrate the connection between the transgressions of Miriam HaNeviah and the spies: link 1 (audio), link 2
  • R Berel Wein suggests what went wrong in the mission and report of the spies: link
  • R Yissocher Frand and R Zvi Sobolofsky  suggest a connection between the beginning and the end of the Parsha: link 1, link 2
  • R Michael Rosensweig underscores the need for Halachic values in the wake of the transgression of the spies: link 1, link 2
  • R Mordechai Willig illustrates how the negative report of the spies still echoes in our generation: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, examines the failure of the spies to comprehend the transcendent nature of the Land of Israel: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explains how the Mitzvah of Chalah urges us to remember that in a time of economic downturn that we should never be so confident to think that our own strength and powers govern our lives: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom compares and analyzes the two versions of the account of the spies: link
  • R Mosheh Lichtenstein analyzes the identity of the spies, their mission, as well as the roles and approaches of Yehoshua and Kalev: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explores the role of Moshe Rabbeinu in the mission and report of the spies: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks suggests that the evolution from a nation of slaves to a nation of free men and women was one of the causes of the report of the spies: link
  • R Asher Brander compares the reactions of  Esau after losing his birthright and the reaction of the Jewish People to the transgression of the spies: link
  • R Asher Weiss explores many of the Halachos of Tzitzis: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses Tzitis and Mesorah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg, and R Zvi Sobolofsky discuss many Halachic issues that arise in the fulfillment of the Mitzvah of Tzitis: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon explores various aspects of Hiskdadmus HaAdam: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig analyzes the Mitzvos of Nesachim, Challah, and Seir Avodah Zarah and how each of these Mitzvos reveal the real Land of Israel: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses Trumos, Maasros and returning to Galus in America, and why Birkas Chasanim are a lesson for marriage: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb reminds us why we should always insist on true faith, Halachic issues involved in machine made Tzitis., and davening at Kivrei Tzadikim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal analyzes the meaning of true Avodah Shebalev: link (audio)
  • Mrs. Shira Smiles explores numerous perspectives in understanding the Mitzvah of Challah: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman discusses Hilcos Lashon Harah: link (audio)
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    1. Erica Brown’s book on the Three Weeks looks fascinating. I hope that I am not only speaking for myself-but I find the Parshiyos from the end of Bhalosecha thru Devarim wrenching, depressing and expressive of Hester Panim and Richuk MeHaShem in a very powerful way that is only remedied by the Seven Hafataros of Conciliation between HaShem and Klal Yisrael that build in an upward crescendo until Shabbos Shuvah.

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