Parashah Roundup: Tzav-HaGadol 5773

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by Steve Brizel

Rav Soloveitchik ZXL examines many of the themes in this week’s Parsha.

R Berel Wein explains why the opening word of this week’s Parsha is the basis for our observance of Mitzvos.

R Yissocher Frand explains why the Halachos relating to the  Korban Torah are found in this week’s Parsha.

The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein,  explains why the Korban  Olah enables us to fight fire with fire.

The Netziv ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why non-kodesh matter is brought into contact with kodesh to the extent that the former absorbs some of the latter, the non-kodesh must now be governed by the same halachos as the latter.

R Shlomoh Riskin explains why Eliyahu HaNavi is present at every at every Seder Leil Pesach and Bris Milah.

R Sir Jonathan Sacks reminds us that to be a Jew, requires us as a people and individuals, to offer thanks, and to be able to live through suffering without being defined by it

R Mayer Twersky suggests why this Shabbos is called Shabbos HaGadol

R Hershel Schachter explains the difference between Mitzvos and Nevuah., the importance of learning about Korbanos;, and how to dispense influence in a proper manner.

R Baruch Simon explains the importance of Zerizus in Avodas HaShem., why we must give thanks for all of our experiences, and why Asu Syag LaTorah has helped Klal Yisrael survive Galus.

R Efrem Goldberg discusses the holiness of taking out the garbage.


R Avigdor Nevenzal examines the relationship between the Korban Todah and Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim.

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Rav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes various halachic and hashkafic aspects of Hilcos Pesach and Leil HaSeder.

Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL and R Daniel Feldman discus the obligation to commence learning Hilcos Pesach 30 days before Pesach.;, and various aspects of Hilcos Pesach,;;;

R Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg ZL explains how not to confuse Pesach cleaning and spring cleaning.

R David Brofksy discusses various aspects of  Hilcos Pesach , Chol HaMoed and Sefiras HaOmer. see;;;;

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R Asher Weiss and R Mordechai Willig discuss various aspects of Hilcos Pesach.;, as well as Kitnios and Meciras Chametz.

R Hershel Schachter discusses the Mitzvos of Leil HaSeder., the themes of Pesach and Shavuos., and the issues involving hand and machine shmura matzah.

R Noach  Issac Oelbaum discusses themes of the Hagaddah. javascript:popupMsg(‘f=media/Rabbi/Noach_Isaac_Oelbaum/2011-04-04/Themes_of_the_Haggadah/Rabbi__Noach_Isaac_Oelbaum__Pesach_Themes_of_the_Haggadah__2011-04-04.wmv’)

R Eli Ozarowski analyzes numerous question that arise in the course of preparing one’s kitchen for Pesach.

R Elyakim Koenigsberg discusses various halachos related to Matzah Shmurah.

R Shmuel Maybruch analyzes lesser known Halachos of the Seder.

R Daniel Z. Feldman discusses  Meciras Chametz.

R Azarya Berzon discusses mixtures of Chametz, and the three part meaning of the Bracha of Shecheyanu.,_Part_II;_and_understanding_the_three-part_praise_of_Birchat_Shehechiyanu

R Michael Rosensweig and R Baruch Simon explore Korban Pesach and  various aspects of the  Haggadah.קרבן_פסח-_כל_בן_נכר_לא_יאכל_בו;;

R Yonasan Sacks discusses Tashbisu and Bitul,, Sippur versus Zecirah, and Hasebah and the Four Cups.

R Aryeh Leibowitz discusses the commentaries of the Netziv ZL to the Hagadah.;, , and the Nesivos ZL

R Zvi Sobolofsky  discusses Pesach in the workplace.

R Shmuel Maybruch discusses medicines, toiletries and other non-foods with respect to possible Halachic issues raised by their use on Pesach.–_Medicines-_Toiletries-_and_Non-Foods_On_Pesach

R Chaim Eisenstein analyzes the Mitzvah of Tashbisu.

R Asher Brander surveys some of the elements of the Seder.,–a-mini-reflections-haggadah-old-and-new, and discusses the meaning of freedom

R Reuven Spolter discusses two types of contemporary  sederim and slavery

This year’s Pesach to Go offers the following Divrei Torah from Talmidim of Rav Soloveitchik ZL into the following aspects of the Haggadah and Hilcos Pesach:

1)R Hershel Schachter –the absence of a bracha on Charoses;

2) R Hershel Reichman-the dual nature of Arba Kosos

3) R Michael Taubes  and R Dr Aston Holzer-insights into Magid;

4) R Yosef Adler discusses the meaning of HaMakom

5) R Netanel Wiederblank-the  redemptive nature of the Seder meal

6 ) R Reuven Brand- the fundamental elements of Judaism

7) R Kenneth Brander-R Akiva’s seder table-

7) R Menachem Genack-the absence of the Bracha of Shecheyanu on the Mitzva of Sefiras HaOmer.

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  1. R Shlomoh Riskin explains why Eliyahu HaNavi is present at every at every Seder Leil Pesach and Bris Milah:

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