Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5772

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by Adina C. Brizel, for a Refuah Shleimah for Zelig ben Rachel Devora (Brizel)

  • The Rav, ztzl’on the necessity of Parshas Vayechi to culminate the story of Yaakov’s family coming to Mitzrayim: link (audio)
  • Rav Aharon Soloveitchik, ztzl, on why Vayechi is a Parsha S’tuma: link(audio)
  • Rabbi Lord Sacks discusses the themes of forgiveness between Yosef and his brothers after Yaakov Avinu’s death: link
  • Rav Asher Zelig Weiss discusses the relationship between Yissachar and Zevulun in Birchos Yaakov: link (audio)
  • Rav Asher Brander-did Yaakov ever find out that the brothers sold Yosef?: link (audio)
  • Rabbi Eliezer Zwickler at AABJ&D regarding Yosef forgiving the brothers at the end of Perek 50: link (audio)
  • Rabbi Beinush Ginsberg on the role of Yaakov in transmitting the Mesorah from the Avot to the Shvatim: link (audio)
  • Rabbi Daniel Feldman sets up connection between Parshas VaYigash and VaYechi: link (audio)
  • Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky at DRS regarding Birchos Yaakov: link (audio)
  • Transcript of shiur of Rav Avigdor Nebenzahl, shlita, regarding Yaakov’s switching of his hands: link
  • Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz discusses the role of beauty in Tanach and Jewish values: link (audio)
  • What inspired the other kings of Canaan and Yishmael to drape their crowns on Yaakov’s kever as well?: link
  • Rav Schachter, shlita, regarding the minhag of “Chazak Chazak V’Nitchazeik,” and in which other areas Chizuk are needed in Jewish practice: link (audio)
  • 17 years in Mitzrayim + 17 years in Tzippori= Strength of Torah: link (audio)
  • The importance of Sippurei Tzaddikim: link (audio)
  • Shiur on the Ramban by Rabbi Avishai David: link (audio)
  • Rabbi Wein on the “calm before the storm” of the Shibud Mitzrayim: link
  • Achdut does not equal uniformity: link
  • Rabbi Yitzchak Blau on the nature of Yaakov’s bracha to Dan: link
  • “Baruch Shem Kavod Malchuso L’Olam V’Ed”: link (audio)
  • Asara B’Tevet

  • Rav Moshe Lichtenstein on Asara B’Tevet as a day of mourning for the 6,000,000 kedoshim who were murdered in the Shoah: link
  • Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, shlita, on the roots of establishing fast days: link
  • Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, shlita, on Jewish philosophical responses to the Holocaust: link
  • Rabbi David Brofsky on the Halachos of the 4 Fasts: link
  • Rabbi Jesse Horn at Yeshivat haKotel regarding  Inyanei  D’Yoma in RBS: link
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