Parashah Roundup: Vayakhel-Pekudei-Parah 5772

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by Steve Brizel

Parshas Parah

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL (in Yiddish) discusses the centrality of Shabbos in Parshas Vayakhel: link (audio), and Parshas Parah (in English): link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses the public and private observance of Shabbos: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks: link (PDF) explores the crucial role of the women in the making of the Mishkan, as a demonstration of Ahavas HaShem.
  • R Yissocher Frand reminds us that what seems futile at the present has long term beneficial results: a href=””>link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses why the mitzvah of constructing the Mishkan had to be given a second time in such detail: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom investigates the calling of Btzalel: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses how HaShem speaks to us today: link
  • R Asher Brander explores the voluntary nature of the contributions and efforts made in the construction of the Mishkan: link
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Mitzvos LDoros and Horaas Shah: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses ends and means in the pursuit of Kedushah: link and the relationship between Shabbos and the Mishkan: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the uniqueness of the Melacha of Hotzaah: link
  • R Baruch Simon emphasizes how we can view hardships as experiences of growth: link (audio), and the importance of Seder in one’s own life: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler examines the commentary of the Ramban on Parshas Vayakhel: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb investigates the prerequisites for the building of the Mishkan: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal illustrates how Shabbos and the Mishkan are the antithesis to Amalek: link (audio), and the necessity for precision in Mitzvos and giving generously: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy examines the Halachic issues entailed with respect to Shabbos, Yom Tov, and electricity: link (audio)
  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL, and R Daniel Z. Feldman examine the relationship between this week’s Parshiyos and Parshas Parah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • Shoalin VDorshin Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of the Hilcos Pesach and the Haggadah (all English): link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), as well as in the following shiurim (all in Yiddish): link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio), link 13 (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses Hilcos Pesach: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses how to clean one’s kitchen for Pesach: link (audio)
  • RAsherWeiss: link (audio) discusses Halachos of Seder
  • R David Brofsky surveys the Halachos of Pesach: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9, link 10
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman and R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the uniqueness of the thirty day period before Pesach: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
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