Parashah Roundup: Vayikra 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchikl ZL examines the connection between the Parshiyos and Haftoros in Sefer Vayikra: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks and R Hanan Balk examine why the last letter of the opening word of this week’s Parsha and the name of Sefer Vayikra is traditionally written in small print: link 1 (PDF), link 2 (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon examines the purpose of Korbanos: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Ephraim Buchwald explains how we can achieve spiritual ascendance through sacrifice: link
  • R Berel Weig suggests that we properly utilize the means of prayer, good deeds, honest repentance, and improvement, as an alternative to the absence of sacrifices: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, and R Yissocher Frand explains why Chametz is associated symbolically with the Yetzer HaRa: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Hashavas Gezeilah: link (audio)
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom provides a survey of Parshiyos Vayikra and Tzav: link
  • R Avraham Walfish surveys the themes of Sefer Vayikra: link
  • R Ezra Bick analyzes Haktara: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses why confession of one’s guilt is a painfully difficult process: link
  • R Hershel Schachter reminds us that the diminutive size of the letter “Alef” in the first word of this week’s Parsha is to remind us that the presence of humility in a Talmid Chacham is based on the assumption that the more humble the individual is, the better the chance he has to discover the deep truths of the Torah: link
  • R Mordechai Willig suggests that we always remind ourselves of the difference between selflessness and selfism: link
  • R Elchanan Adler discusses the Hakdamah of the Ramban to this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky suggests that the intent that was incumbent when one brought a Korban for an unintentional transgression are of contemporary value in creating an atmosphere atmosphere and lifestyle that is less likely to result in actions that require atonement: link
  • R Elchanan Adler discusses the Hakdamah of the Ramban to this week’s Parsha: link (audio), and Shyiva Ymei Miluim: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the Asham, Olah and Chatas: link
  • R Yisrael Kaminetsky discusses how to serve HaShem through the Korbanos: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal reminds us that teshuvah was the main purpose of Korbanos: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon examines how Tefilah connects us to HaShem: link (audio), and the relationship between Korbanos and Midas HaHisbatlus: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines Kfiah B’Mitzvos: link (audio)
  • Shoalim V Dorshim Shloshim Yom Department

  • 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 Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg ZL explains how not to confuse Pesach cleaning and spring cleaning: link (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 and Hilcos Yom Tov: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9 and Hilcos Chol HaMoed: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5
  • R Asher Weiss and R Mordechai Willig discuss various aspects of Hilcos Pesach: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the Mitzvos of Leil HaSeder: link (audio), the themes of Pesach and Shavuos: link (audio), and the issues involving hand and machine shmura matzah: link (audio)
  • R Eli Ozarowski analyzes numerous question that arise in the course of preparing one’s kitchen for Pesach: 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)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses mixtures of Chametz: link (audio), and the three part meaning of the Bracha of Shecheyanu: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig and R Baruch Simon explore Korban Pesach and various aspects of the Haggadah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses Tashbisu and Bitul: link (audio), Sippur versus Zecirah: link (audio), and Hasebah and the Four Cups: link (audio)
  • R Aryeh Leibowitz discusses the commentaries of the Netziv ZL to the Hagadah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and the Nesivos ZL: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses Pesach in the workplace: link (audio)
  • R Shmuel Maybruch discusses medicines, toiletries and other non-foods with respect to possible Halachic issues raised by their use on Pesach: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein analyzes the Mitzvah of Tashbisu: link (audio)
  • R Reuven Spolter discusses two types of contemporary sederim and slavery: link (audio)
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    1. The Nesivos Shalom, ZL as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein,

      http://www.torah.org/advanced/nesivosshalom/5768/vayikra.html

      and R Yissocher Frand

      http://www.torah.org/learning/ravfrand/5770/vayikra.html

      explain why Chametz is associated symbolically with the Yetzer HaRa.

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