Parashah Roundup: Eikev 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the philosophy and origins of Tefilah, and Havinenu: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Yiras Shamayim is a condition and consequence of Avodas HaShem: link, and why Mitzvos Kallos are a litmus test of religious commitment: link
  • R Hershel Schachter explains why Am Yisrael was, is, and will always be considered the Am HaNivchar: link
  • R Berel Wein reminds us that so much of our fate lies in our own actions: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the Mezuzah is the silent witness to the permanent nature of HaShem and His Torah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom analyzes the composition of Birkas HaMazon: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, delves into the meaning of Dveikus BaShem: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald delves into the critical role of the Anshei Knesess HaGedolah: link
  • R Ezra Bick explores the delicate balance between total dependence on the will of HaShem and man’s own achievements: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks underscores the importance of our obligation to help the orphan, widow and stranger, in the midst of our weekday activities: link
  • R Shlomo Riskin reminds us why a Jew lives and eats: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger, based on the teachings of R Nisan Alpert ZL, suggests that Vasisa HaYashar vHaTov ( Devarim 10:12, 20) may be the underlying theme of Sefer Devarim: link
  • R Yakov Haber examines the threefold purpose of blessings: link
  • R Mordechai Willig explains why cleaving to Talmidei Chachamim and their words leads to refinement of one’s character and personality: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explains why Yiras HAshem is not insignificant: link; and why HaShem’s ways are just: link
  • R Baruch Simon explores Hashkafic implications of Birkas HaMazon: link (audio), and what should be our attitude towards doing mitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz explores the sources of the Mitzvah of Tefillah: link 1 (audio)! link 2 (audio); and saying 100 Brachos in the source of one day: link 3 (audio)
  • R David Horwitz discusses the role of Shevet Levi and a well known statement of Rambam (Hilcos Shemitah veYovel 13:13): link
  • R Josh Flug discusses various aspects of Hilcos Birkas HaMazon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Ikar and Tafel in Hilcos Brachos: link(audio)
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    1. R’ Lord Jonathan Sacks underscores the importance of our obligation to help the orphan, widow and stranger, in the midst of our weekday activities:

      http://www.chiefrabbi.org/2010/07/31/covenant-conversation-5770-ekev-greatness-and-humility/

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