Parashah Roundup: Ki Seitzei 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein reminds us that the ideal Jewish family is free from exploitation, abuse, bullies, and victims: link
  • R Yissocher Frand discusses the rewards for Shliuach HaKen and Kibud Av AEm: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlertstein , and R Dovid Gottlieb, explain why the Torah views going to war as a communal endeavor., which requires a unified and preemptive strategy: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses how to fight external and internal enemies: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Issur of Eshes Yefas Toar: link (audio)
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses the elements of the first Jewish family: link
  • Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why we are commanded to hate Amalek, but not Egypt: link
  • R Shlomo Riskin discusses the connection between wearing a Talis Gadol and marriage: link
  • R Asher Brander, based on the commentary of the Ohr HaChaim, explains why oxen and sheep are called the Jews who comprise HaShem’s holy flock: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald surveys the Halachos governing the rights and obligations of employers and employees in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Shemiras HaLashon, Aveidah MiDaas and Pruzbul: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter, based on the teachings of the Gaon of Vilna, explains the unique significance of the Parshiyos of Sefer Devarim: link, why we should avoid experimental Judaism: link and making a farce out of the Halacha link
  • R Mordechai Willig reminds us not of the consequences of negative speech based on incorrect facts or interpretations: link, and Halachic issues arising from the loss of the Israeli submarine Dakar: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses how to confront and overcome human weakness: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy explains why Chesed is a prerequisite for marriage: link
  • R Yakov Haber and R Jeffrey Saks discuss the parenting lessons that can be derived from the parshah of Ben Sorer UMorer: link 1 (audio), link 2
  • R Baruch Simon discusses watching what one says and keeping promises: link (audio), and the importance of Tznius and Kedusha in one’s life: link (audio), and the battle of the month of Elul: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses Kiddushin and marriage: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Romm analyzes the commentary of Meshech Chachmah on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz explains why Klal Yisrael are defined as Rachamanin, Bayshanim and gomlei Chasadim: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the perameters of Lo Tilbash: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the commentary of Ramban on the Mitzvah of eradication of Amalek: link (audio)
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  • R Yissocher Frand, and R Yisrael Meir Lau speak at the Twelfth Siyum HaShas: link 1 (video), link 2 (video)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of the Hashkafa and Halachos of Rosh HaShanah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter, based on the teachings of Rav Soloveitchik ZL, explains why there is a mitzvah of Simcha on Rosh HaShanah and Yom HaKipurrim in being Lifnei HaShem, which is accomplished by the Mitzvos of Shofar, and Teshuvah: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Ahavas HaShem is the Teshuvah of Chodesh Elul: link, and why we should emulate Moshe Rabbeinu’s mission in reestablishing the relationship between HaShem and Klal Yisrael after the Chet HaEgel in our own preparations for the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R David Brofsky explores the unique nature of Chodesh Elul, Rosh HaShanah and Tekias Shofar: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
  • R D Shnayer Leiman traces the origins of the inclusion of LDavid HaShem Ori in the Tefilos in Elul and Tishrei: link (audio)
  • R Noach Issac Oelbaum suggests that we use Elul in the same manner as someone who lives in an Ir Miklat: link (audio)
  • R Moshe Schwerd discusses the Din VCheshbon of Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
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    1. Looks like Rabbi Lau’s speech was truncated.

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