Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar-Yom Yerushalayim 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the census in this week’s Parsha: link (audio) and the special Kedusha of women: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein discusses the significance of each tribe’s count: link
  • R Yissocher Frand , based on the Mesilas Yesharim, discusses when Mishkal HaChasidus is appropriate: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, based on the Seforno, analyzes why the census focused on individual names: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Sefer Bamidbar consists of three different books: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains that the census taken in Bamidbar reflects the notion of spiritual equality, and sovereignty under Divine Authority: link
  • R Hershel Schachter explains the connection between the Haftorah and this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Ezra Bick discusses the roles of the Leviim and the firstborn: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin suggests why Halacha neither can ossify nor become totally malleable: link
  • R Asher Brander discusses the proper means of counting Jews: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig analyzes Kedushas and Pidyon Bchor: link
  • R Mordechai Willig reminds us why this week’s Parsha is read on the Shabbos before Shavuos: link, of the timeless principle of modesty, link, and how we can all serve as soldiers in the army of HaShem: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains how a person can be a Kohen and a king: link, why guarding the Beis HaMikdash is a model for Yiras HaShem: link, and why an observant Jew is referred to as a Shomer Torah Umitzvos: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses how Klal Yisrael can become an Am Kadosh: link (audio), and why Emes is the prerequisite to Kabalas HaTorah
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the introduction of the Ramban to Sefer Bamidbar: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal and R Avishai David discuss how to strive for Kedusha: link 1, link 2 (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb, based on the commentary of the Netzviv ZL, explains why Sefer Bamidbar is the book of transition: link (audio)
  • Yom Yerushalayim Special

  • R Hershel Schachter: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), R Zvi Sobolofsky: link (audio), R Dovid Miller: link (audio), R Baruch Simon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), R Assaf Bednarsh: link (audio), R Avishai David: link (audio), R Mayer Twersky: link (audio), and R Azara Berzon: link (audio) discuss various aspects of Yom Yerushalayim.
  • Shoalim VDorshim Section

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL discusses various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig and R Yonasan Sacks discuss preparing for Kabalas HaTorah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains how we can also aspire to a Kohen and a Melech: link
  • R Hershel Schachter analyzes various aspects of the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio), and whether the Torah was forced upon Klal Yisrael: link, and Hilcos Gerus: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Benzion Halberstam ZL discusses Lo Sinaf and Lo Signov: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz, and R Yonasan Sacks, and R Dovid Gottlieb discuss standing for the reading of Krias HaTorah, the Aseres HaDibros, and other controversies surrounding the Aseres HaDibros: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Shavuos celebrates human responsibility and involvement in the giving and receiving of the Torah: link and why Lo Sachmod is the climax and culmination of the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio)
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig explains why Megilas Rus is read on Shavuos: link (audio), and discusses the road to leadership and Malchus: link (audio), and Megilas Rus describes the ultimate mother in law and daughter in law relationship: link (audio)
  • R Josh Flug and R Shmuel Maybruch discuss Halachic issues surrounding staying up all night on Shavuos , and Birkas HaTorah on Shavuos morning: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Chaim Eisenstein explains why so much time is spent in yeshivos learning Gemara B’iyun: link (audio), and the ideal way of learning: link (audio)
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