Parashah Roundup: Vayeshev 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes the role of Meciras Yosef in Sefer Breishis: link (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses Yaakov’s love for Yosef: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein outlines the differences between Yosef and his brothers: link
  • R Yissocher Frand sets forth the flaw in the thought processes of Yosef’s brothers: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the difference between dreams and prophecies: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks analyzes the cause and consequences of the conflict between Yosef and his brothers: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses the rationale of Reuven’s pleas to his brothers: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin and R Mosheh Lichtenstein explain the connection between the sale of Yosef and the intervening story about Yehudah and Tamar: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Issur of Halbonas Panim: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy explains the connection between Yosef, Bnos Zlafchad and Korban Pesach: link
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses how the model of Yosef having Shem Shmayim Shagur BaPiv is a model for all Torah observant Jews in the secular workplace: link
  • R Baruch Simon explains why Yaakov Avinu sojourned in the land of his fathers: link (audio)
  • Dr Michelle J. Levine analyzes Ramban’s approach to seemingly repetitive passages in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon and R Dovid Miller discusses Ramban’s views of Yosef: link (audio), and the relationship between Yaakov and Yosef: link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb, based on the views of Sfas Emes and Pachad Yitzchak, discusses how one obtains spiritual harmony: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David explores Yeridah LTzorech Aliyah: link (audio)
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg and R Dovid Gottlieb discuss Hilcos Yichud: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R David Fohrman analyzes the episode of Yehudah and Tamar: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig discusses the roles of Reuven and Yehudah: link (audio)
  • Shoalin VDorshim Shloshim Yom Department.

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses Hilcos Chanukah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio)
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses why Channukah emphasizes Emunah and Bitachon: link
  • R David Brofsy discusses various aspects of Hilcos Chanukah: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8
  • R Dr. David Berger discusses the “historicity” of Chanukah: link
  • R Michael Rosenseweig explains why Chanukah celebrates the constancy and comprehensiveness of Jewish life: link, as well as the relationship between Halachic commitment and performance: link
  • R Hershel Schachter explains why lighting the Menorah inside our homes continues to have special relevance in our time: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal compares spiritual and physical challenges to the Jewish People: link
  • R Baruch Simon explains why Chanukah is a Tikun for Meciras Yosef: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Birkas HaRoeh: link (audio)
  • Shiurim of Current Interest

  • R Hershel Schachter surveys laws and customs of the Jewish wedding: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig analyzes evolution and change in Halacha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
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    1. R. Sacks’s title is now “R. Lord” not “R. Sir”! He was promoted

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