Parashas Roundup: Beha’alosekha 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the uniqueness of Moshe Rabbeinu, leadership, and the connection between the transgression of Miryam HaNeviah and the transgression of the Meraglim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the consolation of Aharon HaKohen: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein explores the ambivalent mood of the Jewish People as they continue towards the Land of Israel: link
  • R Yisssocher Frand explains why the assumption of Chumros must be appropriate to a person’s stage in life: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom, based on the view of the Netizv, discusses the significance of the front of the Menorah, as well as the purpose of the Shulchgan and Lechem HaPanim: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzhcak Adlerstein, reminds us that we are all commanded to build a Mishkan, but only when we are not in a period of internal darkness: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explains why the tribe of Dan travelled last: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explores the differences between technical leadership and adaptive leadership: link
  • R Asher Brander explains why the tolerance and waiting to respond to a Chilul HaShem is a Chilul HaShem in its own right: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Halachos of Ner Shabbos and Tumah Hutrah BTzibur: link (audio)
  • R Shomoh Riskin explores the sudden downward spiral that commences in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Mosheh Lichtenstein discusses the crisis of leadership that manifests itself in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Michael Rosenweig sets forth the ingredients of rabbinic leadership: link, and why Pesach Sheni provides an opportunity for spiritual opportunity and national identity: link
  • R Mordechai Willig explains why humility and/or negation of oneself. is the key to achieving greatness in Torah: link
  • R Mayer Twersky , based on the Rambam, sets forth why Moshe Rabbeinu was the greatest of all men: link, and why our actions and speech have consequences and reverberations: link
  • R Aharon Kahn discusses Yisro’s advice to Moshe Rabbeinu: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the fundamentals of Chinuch and Kiruv: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter explains Midas Anavah: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Romm discusses the commentary of the Meshech Chachmah on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explores why Aharon HaKohen received so much praise for not deviating from instructions conveyed to him: link (audio)
  • Mrs. Ora Lee Kanner discusses whether Miriam’s journey was an ascent and/or descent: link (audio)
  • Mrs. Shiras Smiles discusses the path to personal enlightenment: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David tries to find a common theme in the events in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z Feldman discusses the halachic sources of speaking Lashon Hara: link (audio), as well as the consequences of receiving Lashon Hara: link (audio)
  • R Avraham Gordimer explains the connection of Hashraas HaSchechinah to the Mitzvah of the Menorah: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses davening for someone else: link (audio)
  • R Larry Rothwachs discusses praying for a Choleh and visiting a Mkubal for a Bracha: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz discusses contemporary case studies in Lashon Hara: link (audio), and based on the approach of R Avigdor Nevenzal, the true victim of Lashon Hara: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses how to properly receive the Torah: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the halachic issues raised in using the Kotel as a shortcut: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig and R Dovid Miller learn Pirkei Avos: 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), link 17 (audio), link 18 (audio), link 19 (audio)
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    1. For those interested in understanding why certain Psukim in Chumash were understood by Chazal as not be understood literally, see Emes LYaakov on Bamidbar 11:5, and the Mareh Mkomos cited in footnote 10 thereof.

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