Parashah Roundup: Mishpatim 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explains Parshas Mishpatim was the Shabbos of the Chevra Shas and why Nezikin is the most fundamental of the six divisions of the Talmud. http://bcbm.org/; and the relationship between the Aseres HaDibros and Parshas Mishpatim: link (audio)
  • Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses various aspects of Mishpatim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Berel Wein explains why that the Written Law represents the body of the legal system while the accompanying Oral Law represents the soul and spirit of Jewish jurisprudence and Jewish societal life and its mores and behavior and why the Written Law is interpreted and tempered by the Oral Law that accompanies it, and both of these systems are Divine in origin: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why one should never confuse the ethics of Ms. Manners with Torah based ethics: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom examines the relationship between HaShem’s judgment and human judges: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlersein, explains why Shabbos has the ability to liberate a Jew from all the factors that hold him back from basking in the light of Hashem: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses why Gilui Shechinah to the great men of the generation was necessarily of a limited nature, and the primordial Torah that was in Moshe’s possession from the time of Sinai: link
  • R Ezra Bick and R David Horwitz discuss HaShem, the angel and the Jewish People: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses why Mishpatim begins with the Halacha of the Eved Ivri: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin , based on the commentary of the Ramban, explains why the Torah exhorts us so often to remember that we were strangers in Egypt: link
  • R Asher Brander explains why a lender must give back the collateral to a loan: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Tashlumei Ganav Umazik, and the validity of Minhag: link (audio), and Naaseh VNishmah: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses how to choose a rabbi: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses why Naaseh vNishma is a crucial element in developing a Torah personality: link, and the purpose of Mishpatim: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses the relationship between holiness and individuality: link, and why the Parsha of Eved Ivri reminds us that we are truly free only when we are engaged in Avodas HaShem without conforming to what is socially fashionable: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses how Tzedaka serves as a unifying element between the donor and the recipient: link
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses whether Vrapo Yerapah is the ideal or a compromise: link (audio), and the nature of the Issur of Basar bChalav: link (audio), and litigating in secular court: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal illustrates how to put one’s whole heart into Mitzvos: link (audio), and how to feel the pain and joy of others: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter and R Avraham Gordimer discuss the Gerus at Sinai: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and the meaning of Peshara: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David discusses how to show compassion: link (audio), and super values: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses why the study of monetary laws are so important: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Harari discusses Ishu MIshum Chitzo and Rodef: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein discusses the view of the Nesivos Shalom ZL with respect to attention to detail: link (audio), and the halachic issues surrounding boxing, and plastic surgery: link (audio)
  • R Ari Kahn discusses whether an “eye for an eye” is monetary compensation: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Issur of Hezek and Shibudim: link (audio), Trumos, Maaseros and Bikurim: link (audio), various aspects of Hilcos Sanhedrin. such as Edim, Shtar and Beis Din: link (audio)
  • R Barruch Simon discusses the importance of taking one step at a time: link (audio), acting Lifnim Mshuras HaDin: link (audio), the internal desire to give Tzdedaka: link (audio), and Isho Mshum Chitzav: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman discusses stealing as a practical joke: link (audio)
  • For those who missed last Sunday at half time, see the annexed link: link
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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), link 11 (audio)
  • R David Brofsky discusses numerous aspects of Hilcos Purim: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Mishloach Manos, Seudah, Simcha and Matonos LaEvyonim: link (audio)
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