Parashah Roundup: Noach 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses man and society: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and the religious definition of man: link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein suggests why Noah was unable to move on with life, as opposed to being permanently traumatized by the flood: link
  • R Yissocher Frand and R Mayer Twersky investigate why the Flood is also known as the waters of Noah: link 1, link 2
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal , and R Moshe Gordon explain why the world is built on kindness: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, contrasts the approaches of Noah and Avraham Avinu: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the two versions of the flood: link, the “recreation” of the world after the flood: link (PDF), and a famous Midrash involving the early years of Avraham Avinu: link 2 (PDF)
  • R Ezra Bick explores various reasons offered for the flood, and the dispersion after the aborted building of Migdal Bavel, as well as the roles of unity and individualism in Avodas HaShem: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin suggests why Noah was not on the same spiritual level as Avraham Avinu: link
  • Mrs. Ilana Saks discusses the flight of the raven after the flood: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explains why Canaan and his descendants are cursed: link
  • R Jeffrey Saks discusses the Migdal Bavel in light of the very similar insights of Netziv and George Orwell: link (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks investigates the fact that many of the tragic events in Sefer Breishis either have their consequences or set forth in the urban setting: link
  • R Asher Weiss, and R Yaakov Neuberger discuss the Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach: link (audio), as well as abortion and saving of embryos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses Noach after the flood: link (audio) contrasts Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach and Bris Milah: link, as well as the spiritual legacies of Noah and Avraham Avinu: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Asher Brander examines contemporary parallels with the setting of Migdal Bavel: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses humility as a prerequisite for striving for greatness: link (audio), and the contemporary application of “in his generation”: link (audio)
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg discusses how to have an impact on others: link (audio), and how to choose a proper environment: link (audio)
  • R Reuven Spolter analyzes the flood in terms of its contemporary lessons with respect to humanity and sexuality: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Noach’s lack of a healthy degree of self-confidence: link (audio), and the permission to eat meat after the flood: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon examines the commentary of Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), as well as significant episodes in the life of Avraham Avinu: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein contrasts Kiddushin Shel Bnei Noach and Kiddushin Shel Yisrael: link (audio)
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    1. ERROR: The link to “Mrs. Ilana Saks discusses the flight of the raven after the flood” is going to a talk by R. Jeffrey Saks instead.

      The correct link to the Ilana Saks talk is at

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