Parashah Roundup: Ki Seitzei 5771

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein suggests that we use Chodesh Elul as a period of spiritual personal training to prepare for the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Issur of Eshes Yefas Toar: link (audio)
  • R Yissocher Frand analyzes why we analyze the Parsha of the Ben Sorer UMorer: link
  • R Jeffrey Saks investigates parenting secrets of the Ben Sorer UMorer: link (audio)
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlersetin, reminds us of the power of embrace of the a Tzibur both during the times of war, Elul and the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom analyzes the many Mitzvos rooted in the Jewish family. link
  • R Sir Jonatahn Sacks explains why Jewish justice should never be confused or compared with the concept of retributive justice: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explores the essence of the mitzvah of marriage: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why Chesed is a prerequisite for marriage: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger suggests that we condemn the environment that leads to many of the violations that are rooted in sexual promiscuity., and discusses the views of the Ramban on the mitzvah of Shiluiach HaKen: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Torah’s concept of marriage: link 1 (audio), as well as the religious definition of man and his social institutions: link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Tzvi Hirsch Weinreb discusses how to obtain marital harmony in contemporary society: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal and R Dovid Gottlieb discuss the spiritual warfare that we have to wage that is described in this week’s parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses aspects of the Ramban’s commentary on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig addresses how to set priorities within the family between spouses, children and oneself: link (audio)
  • R Dr Avraham Twerski discusses adolescent temptations for the benefit of parents and educators: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the interplay between Tznius and Kedusha: link (audio), and suggests means of Chizuk for the new Zman: link (audio)
  • R David Horwitz investigates the Mitzvah of gifts to the poor: link, and the Mitzvah of Shliluach HaKen: link
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explores the parameters of Lo Silbash: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein suggests that marriage is a metaphor for Torah: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses halachic responsibilities of husbands and wives: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses prenuptial agreements: link (audio) and R Shlomoh Volbe ZL’s Kuntres for Chasanim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), and the misunderstood statement of the Rambam in Hilcos Ishus: link (audio), and the obligations of husband and wives: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein explores various means of implementing Shalom Bayis: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio)
  • R Asher Brander provides hashkafic insights into the mitzvah of Hashavas Aveidah: link
  • Mrs. Mindy Eisenman discusses ten steps to a healthy relationship: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Feldman explores many aspects of Hilcos Lashon Harah: 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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  • 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), and the Kedushas HaYom of Yom Tov: link 10 (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Inyannei Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R Aharon Lichtenstein analyzes the meaning of Yom HaZikaron: link
  • R Matisyahu Solomon discusses many aspects of Teshuvah: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses what it means to live one’s life according to Ratzon HaShem: link (audio), and how to find inspiration in the age of information: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses Bchiras Yirael, Limud HaTorah and Ahavas HaShem: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Miller discusses how to create an “Am” during Chodesh Elul: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores the dual nature of Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig discusses Teshuvah and Tahara, and preparing for the Yamim Noraim: link (audio)
  • R David Brofksy examines the uniqueness of Elul in Tefilah and Minhag: link, as well as the dual experience of fear and joy of Rosh HaShanah: link
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