Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the themes in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses why this week’s Parsha is a Parsha Stuma: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses the lessons that we can learn from our great ancestors: link
  • R Yissocher Frand discusses why we try harder when we take an oath: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses the location of Kever Rachel: link (PDF)
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL , as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses how Yaakov blazed a trail: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses the function of and how to make the most of our fixed prayers: link
  • R Ezra Bick explores the contrast and tension between the land of Canaan and Egypt: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why Yosef is moved to tears so often at every encounter with his family: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the blessings given by Yaakov to the sons of Joseph: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses how the Jewish People achieve redemption in exile: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Mitzvah Lkayem Divrei HaMes and the recitation of Baruch Shem Kvod Malchuso LOlam Vaed: link (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald analyzes the blessing given to Yehudah: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig explores Yaakov’s final spiritual bequest to his children: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the legacy of Yaakov Avinu: link
  • R Hershel Schachter illustrates how the Nusach HaBracha of the blessings of Yakov Avinu and Moshe Rabbeinu illustrate a continuity to the Torah views of prior generations: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger and R Avishai David discuss how the brachos of Yaakov Avinu teach us how to appreciate and utilize the blessings of Galus, and the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1, link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses Yaakov Avinu and the strength of Torah: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the roles of Menashe and Ephraim: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses why one should honor one’s father and mother equally: link, and the relationship between truth and peace: link
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the introduction of the Ramban to his commentary on the Torah: link (audio), and the relationship between Yissachar and Zvulun: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the blessings that we give our children every Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discuses Yaakov’s fears: link (audio)
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    1. •R Yissocher Frand discusses why we try harder when we take an oath:

      http://www.torah.org/learning/ravfrand/5772/vayechi.html

    2. •R’ Hershel Schachter illustrates how the Nusach HaBracha of the blessings of Yakov Avinu and Moshe Rabbeinu illustrate a continuity to the Torah views of prior generations:

      http://www.torahweb.org/torah/1999/parsha/rsch_vayech.html

    3. •R’ Yaakov Neuberger discusses how the brachos of Yaakov Avinu teach us how to appreciate and utilize the blessings of Galus:
      http://www.torahweb.org/torah/2007/parsha/rneu_vayechi.html

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