Parashah Roundup: Pinchas 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein, illustrates how Pinchas’ actions reinforce concept of tying the past, present and future generations together: link
  • R Yissocher Frand demonstrates how Moshe Rabbeinu demonstrated the priorities of a leader of the Jewish People: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses why the Parsha of Temidim and Musafim is located in this week’s Parsha: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Pinchas’ actions serve as a model for a tikun for a decline in kedusha: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses Pinchas, Bris Milah and parenting: link
  • R Ezra Bick and R Yaakov Neuberger investigate the emphasis on the family in the census conducted in this week’s Parsha: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Brander discusses righteous women, both then and now: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin and R Sir Jonatahan Sacks discuss different types of leadership demanded from Moshe Rabbeinu by HaShem: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Yom Tov Sheni Shel Galiyos, and the Yerusha of Rabbanus: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Omer and Shtei Halachem: link
  • R Baruch Simon examines how we should properly emulate Pinchas by avoiding being overly critical of other Jews: link (audio)
  • R Ozer Glickman suggests how to act like a zealot with sensibility, sensitivity, and LShem Shamayim: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Horwitz, based on the Kli Yakar, examines the unique request of the Bnos Tzelfchad: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon explores the Ramban’s commentary on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses what is true dedication and devotion to Torah: link, and the unique nature of the Land of Israel: link
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig explores the interface of Pshat, Chazal and Parshanut in understanding the requests of Bnos Tzlefchad: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explains why formal titles and positions of leadership are not prerequisites for heroic action: link (audio)
  • R Chanan Balak explores the limits of compromise and religious zealotry: link (audio), and the roles of Eliyahu HaNavi, Pinchas and Moshe Rabbeinu: link (audio)
  • Shloshim Yom Kodem Department

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Halachos, Hashkafa and Kinos of Tisha B’Av: link (audio)
  • 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)
  • R Tamir Granot surveys various hashkafic approaches to the Holocaust: 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 1, link 2, and link 3
  • 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
  • About Steve Brizel


    1. R. Zevin’s article is behind the Tradition Magazine paywall.

    2. If you want it, buy it.

    3. The article by R Zevin ZL may also be accessible at

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