Parashah Roundup: Masei 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein, the Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, R Shlomoh Riskin, and R Asher Brander suggest why the Torah enumerates the journeys of the Jewish People in the forty years of traveling in the desert: link 1, link 2, link 3
  • R Yissocher Frand cautions against trying to determine the cause of events in our lives through our knowledge: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal and R Sir Jonathan Sacks examine the purposes of the cities of refuge: link 1, link 2
  • R Hershel Schachter and R Michael Rosensweig explain why the effect of the Land of Israel on the Jewish People and the unique relationship of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel throughout Jewish history: link, and  why the Land of Israel is the national heritage of the Jewish People: link
  • R Asher Weiss explores various fast days and the halachos related to the same: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Beinish Ginsburg explores the significance of the death of Aharon haKohen in Chodesh Av and the boundaries of the Land of Israel as discussed by the Netziv: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
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    Current Issues in Kashrus

  • For those who have read the CRC’s booklet on Kashrus issues relating to purchasing products , etc from Starbucks, R Shmuel Maybruch offers the following perspective: link (audio)
  • Shoalim vDorshim Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the Halachos, Hashkafa and Kinos of Tishah B’Av: 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), link 10 (audio), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio), link 13 (audio), link 14 (audio), link 15 (audio), link 16 (audio), link 17 (audio), link 18 (audio)
  • R Aaron Solovceitchik ZL examines the purpose of Karbonos: link (audio)
  • R David Brofsky discusses the Halachos of the Three Weeks, Tisha B”Av and Hilcos Taaniyos: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8
  • R Chaim Eisenstein and R Zvi Sobolofsky  explores the Halachos and Machshavah of the Three Weeks and the Nine Days: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon examines preparation for Tisha B’Av and the Midah of Anavah: link (audio)
  • R Eliakim  Koenisgberg discusses various Issurim and Minhagim associated with the three weeks: 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), link 10 (audio), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio)
  • R Avishai David discusses personal and communal mourning: link (audio), and the nature of the Mitzvah of Ahavas  Yisrael: link (audio)
  • R Beinish Ginsburg discusses how to grow in Ruchnius during the Three Weeks: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Tzipporah Heller explores Galus and Geulah based on the writings of the Maharal: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Halachic and Hashkafic aspects of Lifnei Iver, Mitzvos Bein Adam LChavero , and Arvus: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio)
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    1. [T]he Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein… suggest[s] why the Torah enumerates the journeys of the Jewish People in the forty years of traveling in the desert:

      http://torah.org/advanced/nesivosshalom/5768/masei.html

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