Parashah Roundup: Behar-Bechukosai 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL discusses how to understand reward and punishment for Mitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald examines the Mitzvah to live in the Land of Israel, and the unique responsibilities of Jews who live in the Diaspora: link
  • R Berel Wein and R Sir Jonathan Sacks underscore the fact that Shemittah and Yovel should remind us that HaShem owns all property and territory in this world and He distributes and redistributes it amongst nations and peoples as He so desires, albeit in a moral framework: link, link
  • R Yissocher Frand illustrates how Shemittah should force us not to forget last year’s blessings: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why toiling in Torah, as understood by the Rambam, is the complete subordination of self to a life of Torah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explains why Kdoshim Tihiyu is the overriding theme of Sefer Vayikra: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explores the various contexts for the institution of slavery in the Torah and Talmud: link
  • R Yaakov Neuburger ponders the transmission of the Mesorah in the age of social media: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses why no Galus lasts forever: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks examines the Halachic concept of Kedushas HaZman: link, and the uniqueness of the Tochacha: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig, R Mayer Twersky, and R Yaakov Neuburger explore various aspects of Ameilus BaTorah: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon suggests how we can be satisfied with less: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein explores why yeshivos focus on learning Gemara B’Iyun: link (audio)
  • R David Horwitz explains, based on the commentary of the Kli Yakar, why Olam HaBaah is not mention: link in the Tochacha.
  • R Reuven Spolter examines a famous comment of the Meshech Chachmah in Parshas Bchukosai: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler explores the Ramban’s commentary on Parshas Bchukosai: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the value of time and the Mitzvos of Erechin and Pidyon HaBen: link (audio), and why man is priceless: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses why we go to doctors: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss analyzes the Issur Ribis, Dinei Onaah, and Gmar Din in Kinyanim,, and Haarama in Halacha: link (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros and Shavuos and why we read Parshas Bchukosai this Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the mitzvah of Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R David Brofksy examines Yom HaAtzmaut , Yom Yerushalayim, Minhagei Shavuos: link, and various aspects of Hilcos Yom Tov: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9
  • R Mordechai Willig and R Yonasan Sacks discuss how we can prepare for Kabalas HaTorah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig explains why we read Megilas Rus on Chag HaShavuos: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses proper attire for rabbanim: link (audio), the proper attitude and time towards learning Gemara: link (audio), and Talmud Torah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) and the history of Torah SheBaal Peh: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio)
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