Parashah Roundup: Shoftim 5771

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By Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the appointment of judges and similar
    officials: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio) as well as a
    well known dispute between Rambam and Ramban in the Sefer HaMitizvos of the
    Rambam: link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio), link 10 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein suggests why the pursuit of justice is an integral part of
    Judaism: link
  • R Baruch Simon focuses on the role of man seeking justice for oneself and
    others in this
    world: link (audio)
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the measure of a person is her or her sense
    of gratitude: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom provides numerous insights into the Mitzvah of Eglah
    Arufah: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein discusses
    the exemptions to the soldier and why this week’s Parshah is read during
    Chodesh Elul: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks examines the Torah’s attitude towards the
    establishment of a king: link
  • R Asher Weiss explores different categories of various
    mitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores the rigorous simplicity of
    Temimus: link, and
    the recitation of
    LDavid HaShem Ori VYishi: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal cautions us never to confuse the temporal king and the
    Melech Malchei
    HaMelachim: link, and explores the
    authority of the
    Sanhedrin: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman, R Dovid Gottlieb, and R Yonasan Sacks explore the
    extent of rabbinical authority: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R David Horowitz discusses the imperatives of truth and
    law: link (audio)
  • R Dr. Abraham Twerski warns us to beware the power of rationalizing our
    transgressions: link
  • Shloshim Yom Kodem Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores many aspects of Rosh HaShanah: 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 David Brofksy examines the uniqueness of Elul in Tefilah and
    Minhag: link
  • R Mordechai Willig explores the Avodah of
    Elul: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the examination of Mzuzuos in
    Elul: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explains why Elul is not a month of
    fear: link (audio)
  • R Asher Brander reminds us to distinguish between paralyzing and healthy
    fear: link
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    1. R Asher Brander reminds us to distinguish between paralyzing and healthy fear:

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