Parashah Roundup: Beshalach 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Berel Wein discusses the spiritual effects of tasting the Mannah: link
  • R Yissocher Frand discusses why empathy for the plight of others is a plight that can be found in both the wicked and the righteous: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein,, and R Ephraim Buchwald, explain why HaShem turned the Jewish People towards the way of the wilderness: link 1 (For those interested, R Adlerstein’s first of a multi volume explication of the Nesivos Shalom can be purchased here link), link 2
  • The Netziv ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains the eternal lessons of the incident at Marah: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses why the Torah takes six chapters to take the Jewish People from the Exodus to the Decalogue: link (PDF)
  • R Ezra Bick discusses the message of manna and quail: link
  • R David Horwitz asks whether the Shiras HaYam was a human song of victory or Divine Song of Joy: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explains the unique nature of the Gilui Shechinah at the splitting of the Red Sea: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why music is the language of the soul: link
  • R Asher Brander, and R Mordecahi Willig explain how the Gvurah of Yosef HaTzadik played a major role in the exodus from Egypt: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Hachanah for Shabbos and Eruvin: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses the challenge of changing: link
  • R Mordechai Willig compares and contrasts Shiras Miriam and Shiras Dvorah, as equally appropriate role models for Torah observant women: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses how to love HaShem in many different ways: link
  • R Yakov Haber explain how our Tefilos , especially in Kaddish and Aleinu, help us realize and achieve the unity of HaShem’s Name: link
  • R Elchanan Adler explains Derech Eretz Kadmah LaTorah: link (audio), the relationship between Shabbos and Bchiras Yisrael: link (audio), and why Marah was the precursor to Matan Torah: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses Seudos Shabbos, Lechem Mishneh and Af Hein Hayu Boso Nes: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon underscores the importance of close relationships: link (audio), and various aspects of Gaavah and Anavah: link (audio)
  • R Yaakov Neuberger explores the issues raised by the commentary of the Ramban: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the power of Moshe’s mitzvos: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David examines the complaints of Bnei Yisrael: link (audio), and lack of water at Massah Merivah: link (audio), and the difference between Am Yisrael and Bnei Yisrael: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon analyzes the commentary of the Ramban with respect to the war against Amalek: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter and R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Hiddur Mitzvah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explores various elements of Bitachon: link (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes many aspects of the Halachos and Hashkafa of Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio)
  • R David Brofsky discusses numerous aspects of Hilcos Purim: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
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