Parsha Roundup: Tazria-Metzora-Yom HaAtzmaut 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Sidras and Haftoras in Sefer Vayikra link (audio), and insights into Parshas Tazria: link (audio)
  • R Hershel Schachter discusses why a Metzora is form of Aveilus: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses the Eretz Yisrael factor in Ngei Batim: link, and how to overcome human pettiness: link
  • R Berel Wein examines the decision making process of the Kohen: link
  • R Yissocher Frand discusses how the Torah rewards faithfulness: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses Tzaaras HaBeged, Tzaraas HaBayis and Jewish statehood: link
  • TheNetziv , ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains when Tzaraas is contagious: link
  • R Ezra Bick discusses Taharas HaMetzora: link 1, link 2
  • R Asher Brander discusses Tumaas HaYoledes and Tumaas Nidah: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofksy discusses how to bring the Shechinah into our homes: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Sefiras HaOmer: link (audio)
  • R Elchanan Adler explores the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses how to turn the Nega of Tzaras into Oneg Shabbos: link (audio), and how to use our speech properly: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb explauins why Tzaraas is an opportunity for greatness: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discuses positive and negative speech: link (audio), and how to keep one’s mouth holy: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z Feldman explores various halachic aspects of Hilcos Lashon Harah including Internet usage, Purim shpieles, matters of public knowledge, shidduchim and medical confidentiality, kabalas Lashon Harah, and Lashon Harah liToeles: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio)
  • Yom HaShoah

  • R Tamir Granot surveys the following hashkafic approaches to the Holocaust: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald warns against the limitations and inherently negative message of relying on the message of the Holocaust as a means of instilling Jewish continuity: link
  • Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut

  • R Dovid Miller , R Aryeh Weiss and R Eli Ozarowski discuss Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaHaAtzmaut: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Aharon Lichtenstein discusses the integration of the past, present and future into the observance of Yom HaAtzmaut: link, and the uniqueness of living in the Land of Israel: link
  • R Hershel Schacter discusses Aveuilus, Sefirah and Hallel, the significance of the State of Israel and the celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut: link 1, link 2 (audio), why the establishment of the State of Israel and the liberation of Jerusalem confirm that the covenant between HaShem and Am Yisrael is an eternal covenant: link, and why even though we may be dissatisfied with the memshala (the individuals running the Israeli government), we are overjoyed and thankful to have a Jewish medinah in Eretz Yisrael: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig discusses why Eretz Yisrael serves as a framework for Kedushah and spiritual opportunity: link
  • R Shlomon Riskin , based on Kol Dodi Dofek , an essay by Rav Solovceitchik ZL, explains why redemption is a work in progress: link
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the transgression of the spiritual Metzora, and whether it is permissible to criticize the State of Israel: link (audio)
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