Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the special Kedusha of women: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Miller discusses the Mishkan and unity: link (audio) and his experiences as a volunteer during the Six Day War: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein and R Yissocher Frand remind us why the nearly identical counting of Klal Yisrael at the beginning and end of Sefer Bamidbar prove that individuals matter greatly: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, contrasts the challenges of the generation that left Egypt and the generation that entered the Land of Israel: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald discusses how important a proper environment is when choosing where to live and establish a home: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin suggests why the Jewish People seemingly lost their spiritual direction in Sefer Bamidbar: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks examines why the desert was a moment of solidarity, midway between enslavement in Egypt and the social inequalities that would later emerge in Israel, an ideal never to be forgotten even if never fully captured again in real space and time: link
  • R Ezra Bick examines the roles of the Leviim and the first born: link
  • R Asher Weisss discusses the Avodas HaLeviim: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses how we can be soldiers in HaShem’s army: link, as well as why modesty is an eternal principle: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores Kedushas and Pidyon Bchor: link
  • R Asher Brander examines permissible and impermissible means of conducting a census of the Jewish People: link
  • R Baruch Simon explains why Emes is the prerequisite for Kabalas HaTorah: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler explores the commentary of Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb, based on the introduction of the Netziv, explains why Sefer Bamidbar is the book of transition: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal suggests how we should strive for Kedusha: link (audio), and how to find our own portion in the Torah: link (audio)
  • R Azyara Berzon and R Reuven Spolter discuss insights that we can learn from Yom Yerushalayim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig describes how the events of the Six Day War were an expression of the Divine Will: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman examines Halachic issues with respect to the centrality of Jerusalem: link (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros, Shavuos, and why we read Parshas Bchukosai this Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Mitzvah of Talmud Torah, Birkas HaTorah on Chag HaShavuos, and Safek DRabanan in Brochos: link (audio)

    R David Brofksy examines Yom HaAtzmaut, Yom Yerushalayim, Minhagei Shavuos, and various aspects of Hilchos Yom Tov: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9, link 10

  • R Mordechai Willig ,R Yonasan Sacks, and R Mayer Twersky, discuss how we can prepare for Kabalas HaTorah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio) and how Yom Yerushalayim can serve as a preparation for Shavuos: link 4 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon suggests how we can be an Am Kadosh: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig explains why we read Megilas Rus on Chag HaShavuos: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses proper attire for rabbanim: link 1 (audio), the proper attitude and time towards learning Gemara, link 2 (audio), and Talmud Torah: 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)
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom analyzes various aspects of Megilas Rus: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8
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    2 comments

    1. R Berel Wein

      http://torah.org/learning/rabbiwein/5768/bamidbar.html

      and R Yissocher Frand

      http://torah.org/learning/ravfrand/5770/bamidbar.html

      remind us why the nearly identical counting of Klal Yisrael at the beginning and end of Sefer Bamidbar prove that individuals matter greatly.

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