Parashah Roundup: Ki Savo 5772

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein discusses how we can set reasonable and reachable goals in our spiritual lives: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why gratitude is a key Torah principle: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the Mitzvah of Mikra Bikurim: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the sanctity and power of the Jewish People: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, esplains why Mikra Bikurim is  a powerful paradigm for the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald reminds us of the contemporary aspects of the mitzvah of Pidyon Shevuyim: link
  • R Shlomo Riskin, and R Zvi Sobolofsky  underscore why Mikra Bikruim is recited in  the first person singular: limi 1, link 2
  • R Yonasan Sacks explains the connection between Torah, Yisrael and Bikkurim: link and R Asher Brander explains why we emulate the requirement of reciting Mikra Bikurim with a raised voice: link
  • R Hershel Schachter explains why we are obligated to read the Tochacha on the Shabbos before Rosh HaShanah: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explores the secret of the Mitzvah of Tefilin: link, how we can create the proper mood for Rosh HaShanah: link, and how to distinguish between Simchas Kreiso and Simchas HaLev: link (audio)
  • R Azarya  Berzon asks whether the Tochacha has any words of consolation for the second Galus: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses serving HaShem in a  state of Simcha: link
  • R Mayer Twersky and R Yonasan Sacks explore various aspects of the Tochacha: link1, link 2
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why if you want to sustain freedom, you never stop telling the story: link
  • R Baruch Simon examines how to appreciate the sweetness of Torah: link (audio), dealing with missed opportunities: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler discusses the commentary of Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Hanan Balk discusses why loyalty to the Torah is viewed in Nach as a prerequisite to living in the Land of Israel: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines why happiness is the key to Torah observance: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the Avodah of Elul: link (audio)
  • Shloshim Yom Kodem Department

  • R Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of the Hashkafa and Halachos of Rosh HaShanah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio) as well as halachic and hashkafic aspects of Yom HaKipuurim and  the Avodas Yom HaKipuurim Teshuvah: link
  • 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 eight seminal events in human history that are relevant today: link,  the themes of Malchiyos, Zicronos and Shofaros, as they describe Klal Yisrael as the Am HaNivchar, and our obligations to learn Torah and love HaShem: link (audio), and how to serve HaShem His Way: link (audio), and how and when one should adopt Chumros: link (audio)
  • R Aharon Lichtenstein suggests that Teshuvah must include a rejection of the notion of the demands of religious neutrality, and a social order grounded upon a distance from HaShem: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Malchiyos, Zicronos and Shofaros: link (audio)
  • 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 as well  as a blueprint for teshuvah: link
  • R Avishai  David examines the themes of Rosh HaShanah and Slichos: link 1 (audio), link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses various aspects of Tekias Shofar: < href="">link
  • R Daniel Stein discusses the Mitzvos of Emunah and Bitachon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio)
  • 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
  • R Moshe Schwerd discusses the Din VCheshbon of Rosh HaShanah: link (audio), how to emerge from judgment victoriously: link
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    1. announcing shaar hateshuva in english from the chovos halevavos

      very powerful, especially if you go through it b’iyun

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