Parashah Roundup: Toldos 5772

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by Steve Brizel (rerunning last year’s roundup due to computer problems)

  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL explores Yaakov’s method of receiving the Brachos from Yitzchak and whether such a blessing has any significance: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein explores why  wisdom, patience, good will and common sense are the ingredients for family success and achievement: link
  • R Yissocher Frand reminds us that a Jew is not what he or she does, but what he or she is: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom analyzes the unique personality of Yitzchak Avinu: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why all means of Avodas HaShem are not created equal: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks and R Shlomoh Riskin explores the motivation behind Rivkeh Imeinu’s actions: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Brander discusses why Adam HaRishon and Avraham Avinu did not live to their full lifespan: link
  • R Asher Weiss explores Kinyan al Davar Shelo Bo L’Olam: link (audio), and Averah Lishmah: link (audio)
  • R Ezra Bick discusses Yitzhak Avinu and the possible division of the Brachos between Yaakov and Esau: link 1, link 2
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the legacy of Yitzchak Avinu: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger explains why the yeshiva and home are the two tents of education: link
  • R Mordechai Willig cautions against extremes of harsh discipline and undue permissiveness in rearing children: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks explains how and why Esav sold the Bcorah: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal contrasts the personalities of Yaakov and Esau: link, and why Yaakov epitomizes Midas HaEmes: link
  • R Avishai David discusses the struggle between Yaakov and Esau: link (audio), as well as the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Dr. David Berger discusses Israel, Esau/Edom and the True Israel in the Jewish-Christian Debate: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein analyzes the role of Gmilus Chasadim in the Halacha and Minhagim of Seudas Haavrah: link (audio), and praying for rain: link (audio)
  • R Michoel Zilberman explores the degree of the observance of the Mitzvos by the Avos: link
  • R Ezra Schwartz discusses Halachos related to telling a lie: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the  view of the Ramban with respect to the performance of Mitzvos in Eretz Yisrael: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses overcoming weakness and the need for Brachos: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb highlights the importance of spiritual continuity: link (audio)
  • Aseh Lcha Rav Special

  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the importance of finding a rebbe: link (audio)
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