Parashah Roundup: Chayei Sarah 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL, based on a Girsa in the opening commentary of Rashi, examines the uniqueness of Sarah Imenu: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • “Woe to the Ship that Lost its Helmsman” (Bava Basra 91a) Special

  • R Hershel Schachter explains why the life of R Nossan Tzvi Finkel ZL demonstrates that striving to become a Talmid Chacham is not an unfathomable or unreachable goal: link (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses why the Torah focuses on the seemingly ordinary problems faced by Avraham Avinu: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein contrasts the personalities, temperaments of Avraham Avinu, Sarah Imenu, Yitzchak Aveinu and Rivkah in raising and building their families. Imenu: link
  • R Yissocher Frand examines Avraham Avinu’s final test-the purchase of the Meoras HaMachpelah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom investigates the mission of Eliezer Eved Avraham: link 1, link 2
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains how Avraham Avinu was blessed with everything: link
  • R Ezra Bick analyzes the meeting between Yitzchak and Rivkah: link
  • R Azaryah Berzon, based on the commentary of the Ramban, examines why the Torah has so much extensive detail on the purchase of  the Meoras HaMachpelah: link (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses the unique legacy of Avraham Avinu of being able to rise from tragedy and build the future: link
  • R Asher Brander illustrates how Avraham Avinu lived the values that he preached: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Tumas Kohanim with respect to entering Meoras HaMachpelah: link (audio), and definitions of Kinyanim: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Mitzvos of Nichum Aveilim and Biur Cholim: link, and why Jewish values are taught by example: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the elements to be considered in choosing a spouse: link
  • R Avishai David discusses how to find the right wife: link (audio)
  • R Yakov Haber explains why Gmilus Chasadim is the cornerstone of the world and the Jewish nation: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin  explains why Chesed is the key that links the burial of Sarah Imeinu and the search for a wife for Yitzchak Avinu: link
  • R Baruch Simon explores the three character traits of the Jewish People: link (audio), and the importance of Tefilas Mincha: link(audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal reminds us that we must appreciate the value of every word of the Torah: link
  • Dating and Marriage provides a primer into issues faced by men and women seeking their spouses: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy, R Kenneth Brander, R Mayer Twersky, and R Kenneth Brander discuss dating tips for men: link
  • R Mordehai Willig discusses love , dating and marriage: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz and R Mordechai Willig explore halachic issues in Shidduchim: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter: link (audio); R Mordechai Willig: link (audio); and R Shmuel Maybruch link (audio) discuss Shalom Bayis, relationships between husbands and wives
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines Birkas Erusin: link (audio)
  • Dr Michelle J. Levine investigates the perpetual nature of the purchase of the Mesoras HaMachpelah: link (audio)
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