Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses Breishis 45:25-27, and the reaction of Yaakov avinu to the message of the brothers and his seeing the wagons sent by Yosef: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses the consequences of the incomplete reconciliation between Yosef and his brothers: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why Yosef sent wagons to transport Yaakov: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom , as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses why gravity and a serious attitude are a paradigm for effective Tefilah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom analyzes Yosef’s reactions as he is reunited with Yaakov Avinu and his brothers: link
  • R Ezra Bick explores the revitalized life of Yaakov Avinu, and his acceptance of a passive role, as the fulfillment of Yosef’s dream: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains how Yosef’s agenda facilitates the twin processes of Teshuvah and Mechilah: link, and the message sent from Yosef to Yaakov: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin suggests why Yosef did not visit Yaakov Avinu: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks examines the rapprochement between Yehudah and Yosef: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses how cried at the reunion of Yaakov and Yosef: link
  • R Hershel Schachter examines various understandings of Galus HaShechina: link, and why, based on the actions of Yosef, we should have a love for Mitzvos, as opposed to either the necessities of food or money: link
  • R Dr. Abraham J. Twerski and R Yakov Haber discusess how Yosef went out of his way not to shame his brothers , as well as preserve their dignity and the future fate of the Jewish People during the exile in Egypt: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Tefilas HaDerech: link (audio), and priorities in honoring a parent and grandparent: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler and R Avishai David discusses the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses Mesorah, guidance, grandparents and parents in Halacha: link (audio)
  • R Beinish Ginsburg discusses the challenge of the message of the Beis HaLevi’s comments on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb surveys the halachic issues involved in adoption: link (audio), and in honoring grandparents: link (audio)
  • Dr. David Pelcovitz discusses insights into Yosef’s reunion from the perspective of positive psychology: link (audio)
  • R David Fohrman discusses whether Yosef ever reconciled with his brothers: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the ascent of Klal Yisrael to Egypt: link, and the processes of learning and forgetting: link
  • R Baruch Simon reminds us of the importance of not bowing down to other forces: link (audio)
  • R Jeffrey Sacks discusses the elements of “The Lonely Man of Faith”: 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), link 10 (audio), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio), link 13 (audio), link 14 (audio), link 15 (audio), link 16 (audio)
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    1. “R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the ascent of Klal Yisrael to Egypt”

      I assume you want to change “ascent” to “descent”.

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