Parashah Roundup: Ki Savo 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Yitzchak Etshalom and R Jeffrey Saks examines the underlining motifs of Mikra Bikurim and Vidui Maaseros: link 1, link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses the contemporary application of the Tochacha: link
  • R Mordechai Willig, R Yissocher Frand and R Asher Brander explore how one finds pleasure in Mitzvos and the importance of Simchah in performing Mitzvos: link 1, link 2, link 3
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as prepared by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, demonstrates why Bikkurim sets forth a powerful paradigm for the Yamim Noraim and the remainder of the year: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks investigates the relationship between Mikra Bikurim and Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the unique role of Shechem, and the translation of the Torah into seventy languages: link
  • R David Horwitz examines the writing of the teaching on stone and the building of an altar: link
  • The Tochacha

  • R Hershel Shachter explains the need for the covenant in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks examines the supernatural and natural aspects of the Tochacha: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the personal and communal aspects of the Tochachah: link
  • R Mayer Twersky illustrates how the Tochacha provides a connection between suffering and redemption: link
  • R Baruch Simon examines how to receive and recognize Brachos: link (audio)
  • R Yaakov B. Neuberger and R Elchanan Adler surveys the Ramban’s commentary on the Tochacha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Avraham Gordimer compares the Tochacha in Parshas Bchukosai with the Tochacha in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • Shloshim Yom Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores and explains many Halachic and Hashkafic aspects of Slichos and Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Shachter discusses the proper time for the recitation of Slichos and Malchiyos, Zicronos and Shofros, and the Halacha of Blowing Shofar al Seder HaBrachos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss explores whether Mitzvos Tzricos Kavanah: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses what to strive for on Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R David Brofsky examines the Halachos of the Sekhach: link 1, link 2
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