Parashah Roundup: Ki Sisa 5773

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By Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the episode of the Golden Calf: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) and the significance of the Mitzvah of Teshuvah: link (audio) (See also Volume 16 Noraos HaRav for an in depth shiur on the revolutionary nature of the Mitzvah of Teshuvah and the unique nature of Torah SheBaal Peh).
  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses Parshas Parah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses the differences between the two sets of Luchos as representative of two different encounters with HaShem: link (PDF)
  • R Berel Wein and R Yitzchak Etshalom discuss s why the observance of Shabbos takes precedence over the building of the Mishkan: link 1, link 2
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why Moshe Rabbeinu did not let betrayal infringe upon his love for the Jewish People: link
  • TheNetziv, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, analyzes when a leader may take a risk even in the most dangerous of circumstances: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses the unique Kedushah of Shabbos: link
  • R Moshe Weinberger discusses the future redemption: link (audio)
  • R Ezra Bick discusses the aftermath of the episode of the Golden Calf: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explains why Shemiras Shabbos is a priority in Jewish life: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explains why even though we may not count Jews, every Jew counts: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses democracy in Halacha: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter , quoting R Moshe Soloevitchik ZL, explains why “Ravina and Rav Ashi will be the end of the period of horaah.”: link, and the lessons learned from the episode of the Golden Calf.
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains how Machtzis HaShekel works as a means of taking a census: link
  • R Mayer Twersky explains why Talmud Torah leads to such genuine and existential freedom: link, and the challenges of contemporary manifestations of materialism to one’s faith: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks, based on the Sefer HaChinuch and the Eglei Tal explain why we recite Birkas HaTorah before we learn Torah: link, and whether the reading of Parshas Parah is a Torah obligation: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the differences between the Luchos Rishonos and Luchos Shnios: link (audio), and why Lishmah, as a requirement for the Shemen HaMishchah, is the key to continuity: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler discusses the chronology of Moshe Rabbeinu on Har Sinai: link (audio)
  • R Ephraim Kanarfogel analyzes whether Ain Mukdam uMeuchar BaTorah: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the views of the Ramban on the covenants before and after the episode of the Golden Calf, and the message of the Parah Adumah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses how to anticipate and appreciate the gift of Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the lessons learned from the episode of the Golden Calf: link
  • R Avishai David illustrates the difference between Kedusha and Menucha: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsly discusses Tumas Mes Akum: link (audio), and the relationship between Chukim and Taamei HaMitzvos: link (audio)
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  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes various halachic and hashkafic aspects of Hilcos Pesach and Leil HaSeder: link (audio)
  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL and R Daniel Feldman discus the obligation to commence learning Hilcos Pesach 30 days before Pesach: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and various aspects of Hilcos Pesach: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R David Brofksy discusses various aspects of Hilcos Pesach see: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8
  • R Asher Weiss discusses various aspects of Hilcos Pesach: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the Mitzvos of Leil HaSeder: link (audio)
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg discusses various halachos related to Matzah Shmurah: link (audio)
  • R Shmuel Maybruch analyzes lesser known Halachos of the Seder: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman discusses Meciras Chametz: link (audio)
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    1. •TheNetziv, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, analyzes when a leader may take a risk even in the most dangerous of circumstances:

      http://www.torah.org/advanced/netziv/5772/kisisa.html

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