Parashah Roundup: Shemos 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the episode of the burning bush: link (audio)
  • R Aaron Solovetitchik ZL compares and contrasts the roles of Mosehe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohen: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein explains why Batya is assured of an immortal role in Jewish history: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why Miriam taught the lesson of not giving up hope: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the selection and inauguration of Moshe: link 1 (PDF), link 2 (PDF)
  • The Netziv , as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains the unique nature of the Shem HaShem that was taught to Moshe Rabbeinu: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explores why Moshe Rabbeinu questioned his worthiness to lead the Jewish People out of Egypt: link (PDF)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses why Yosef was not the fourth father of the Jewish People: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explores the unique personality of Moshe Rabbeinu: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses the lessons of leadership that Moshe Rabbeinu learned at the episode of the burning bush: link
  • R Mosheh Lichtenstein and R Ezra Bick explore the development of the personality of Moshe Rabbeinu: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Weiss analyzes different aspects of Hilcos Milah, the use of English names, Chalav Akum and taking personal risks for the community: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schacter discusses the legacy of the prayer of the Jewish People during their servitude in Egypt: link
  • R Mordechai Willig analyzes the roles of Moshe and Aharon: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses Yiras Shamayim as a legacy and approach to life: link, and the contribution of the concept of the Ivri to Jewish nationhood: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky reminds us that gratitude was a key legacy of Moshe Rabbeinu: link
  • R Josh Flug analyzes gun control from a halachic perspective: link (audio)
  • R Uri Orlian discusses contemporary halachic and hashkafic aspects of the Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim in hospitals: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler explores the Shemos of HaShem and various aspects of the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the imperative of caring about others: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal explores many aspects of Hakaras HaTov: link, and the humility of Moshe Rabbeinu: link
  • R Azarya Berzon explores many aspects of the commentary of the Ramban: link (audio), and the lessons of exile: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the secret of the selection of Moshe Rabbeinu: link (audio), and Shnayim Mikra VEchad Targum: link (audio)
  • Dr. Michelle J. Levine discusses the lessons of exile and redemption: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein explores Hilcos Yichud: link (audio)
  • Bris Milah Special

  • R Moshe Tzuriel: link (PDF); Dr. Shlomoh Sprecher: link (PDF), and R Noach Issach Oelbaum present various aspects of Mitzvas Milah, especially varying views on the use of Metzitzah BaPeh: link (WMV)
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