Parsha Roundup: Parashas Pekudei 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses Shabbos and other human situations: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein examines why this week’s Parshiyos focus on the theme of accountability: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why initiative is the key to success in endeavors: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses the calling of Betzalel: link, and an overview of Sefer Shemos: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Aderstein, discusses why each of the Arbah Parshiyos is fundamentally important as a step towards Dvekus BeHaShem Yisborach: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Aderstein, explains why the position of the Kapores for the short trip to the Kodesh ha-Kodashim, only hinted at in the text, turns out to describe the longest epoch to date in our history as a people: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald , based on the commentary of the Sforno, contrasts the voluntary unity demonstrated in the building of the Mishkan and endowed the Mishkan with special qualities that were not present either in Bayis Rishon or Bayis Sheni: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks, based on the commentary of Rashi, explains why the donation by the women of their mirrors, was a form of passionate love, which when offered as a gift to HaShem,was and remains the most precious love of all: link
  • R Asher Weiss discuses Grama on Shabbos and in the context of Mitzvos Aseh, Netilas Yadayaim and Korbanos: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses the difference between a Mitzvah LDoros and Horaas Shaah: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the relationship between the building of the Mishkan and the construction of the Mishkan: link, as well as means and ends in the pursuit of Kedushah: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the uniqueness of the Melacha of Hotzaah: link, the lesson of the Tzitz: link, the dual challenge of the Shulchan and the Menorah: link and holiness from above and below: link
  • R Mayer Twersky explains why the wellspring for human creativity in the realm of kedusha is Shabbos: link
  • R Mordechai Willig examines Kavod V’Oneg Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the symbolism of the position of the Keruvim: link
  • R Baruch Simon explores what spiritual benefits we can derive from our own Maaseh Yadayim: link (audio)
  • R Efrem Goldberg examines whether exile is a geographic or a metaphysical description: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the importance of giving generously and precision in the performance of mitzvos: link
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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 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: 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
  • 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)
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