Parashah Roundup: Devarim-Chazon 5772

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by Steve Brizel

Oh to the world that has lost its leader, Oh to the Ship that has lost its captain (Bava Basra 91a-b): link

  • R Hershel Schachter discusses his memories of R Yosef Sholom Eliashiv ZL , the Siyum HaShas and learning Gemara:
    link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein and R Meir Goldvicht discuss lessons that we can learn from the life of of R Yosef Sholom Elyashiv ZL: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Ahron Lopiansky discusses the life and legacy of R Yosef Sholom Eliashiv ZL: link 1, link 2
  • Rabbi Herschel Welcher: link (audio). R Akiva Grunblatt: link (audio), R Leibel Lisker: link (audio), and R Aryeh Zev Ginsburg: link (audio) eulogize R Elyashiv ZL
  • R Berel Wein discusses Moshe Rabbeinu’s assessment of the journeys of Am Yisrael in the desert: link
  • R Yissocher Frand, and R Mordechai Willig remind American Jews not to be ostentatious in their way of life: link 1, link 2
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses the spiritual challenges of Sichon and Og: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom and R Sir Jonathan Sacks survey the structure and themes of Sefer Devarim: link 1, link 2
  • R Shlomoh Riskin exhorts us to remember the positive aspects of the vision of Yeshaayu HaNavi in this week’s Haftarah: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses the 38 year period of estrangement between HaShem and Am Yisrael: link
  • R Mordecahi Willig, based on a famous comment of the Netziv in ShuT Meshiv Davar 1:44, reminds us that Sinas Chinam remains a transgression that the Torah observant community must strive to overcome: link
  • R Baruch Simon explains why our redemption is in the merit of Torah She Baal Peh: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses contemporary aspects of Lo Saguru: link (audio)
  • R Aharon Kahn and R David Horwitz discuss Moshe Rabbeinu’s retelling of Yisro’s advice: link (audio), link 2 (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Halachos, Hashkafa and Kinos of Tisha B’Av: link (audio)
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses various themes in Megilas Eicha: link 1 (PDF), link 2 (PDF)
  • R David Brofksy , and R Elyakim Koenigsberg discuss the Halachos of the Three Weeks and Tisha B’Av: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8 (audio)
  • Mrs. Ilana Saks discusses the famous comment of R Akiva in Makos 24b: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Tamir Granot surveys various hashkafic approaches to the Holocaust: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the relationship between a lack of faith and the Churban: link
  • Rebbitzen Esther Farbstein and Mrs. Ruth Lichtenstein discuss spiritual resistance during the Holocaust: link
  • R D Norman Lamm and R Ephraim Buchwald remind us that the Holocaust cannot serve as a model for a positive view of Jewish identity: link 1 (Pages 259-261), link 2
  • R Moshe Ziemba discusses the role of R Menachem Ziemba HaShem Yimkam Damo , ZL with an emphasis on his Gadlus BaTorah, leadership and support of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising: link
  • For various views on how to constructively confront the issues confronting the next generation of Orthodoxy in North America, see link, link, and link
  • R D Shnayer Z. Leiman discusses a famous letter of R Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook ZL on Ahavas Yisrael, and the role of R Kook ZL, in a tragic incident that rocked the pre World War II Yishuv-the assassination of Chaim Arlosoroff ZL: link (PDF), and how R Yekutiel Yehudah Greenwald ZL spent Tishah B’Av at the University of Leipzig: link (PDF)
  • For a discussion on the drafting of yeshiva students, see the views of R Shlomoh Yosef Zevin ZL: link
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    1. Since you list 9 eulogies of Rav Eliashiv ZL, you might also want to list Rabbi Yoel Finkelman’s analysis:

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