Parashah Roundup: Pinchas 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL explains the unique reward given to Pinchas, why we should keep our enemies far, and our friends farther away, the legal power of a rav, the giving of Semicha to Yehoshua, and the especial enmity reserved for the Midyanim, please see R David Holzer’s newly published The Rav Thinking Aloud On the Parsha Sefer Bamidbar, Parshas Balak, Pages 197-225 ,and examinees halachic and hashkafic themes of Tisha B’Av: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio), link 11 (audio), link 12 (audio), link 13 (audio)
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Minhag of a Taanis for a Chasan and Kallah: link (audio), Yerusha of a rabbinic position: link (audio), and Kedimah in Mitzvos: link
  • R Berel Wein explains why people count the most: link
  • R Yissocher Frand suggests that we “play it safe” by doing exactly what the Torah commands: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the sequence of the Parsha of Timidin and Musafim: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, suggests how we can kasher our homes for Elul: link
  • The Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, examines the transmission of authority to Yehoshua: link
  • R Ezra Bick investigates the family rooted census in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks examines the role of the zealot, and explains why a zealot cannot be chosen as a leader: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin explains why Pinchas’ actions were crucial in saving the Jewish People: link
  • R Asher Brander suggests why the halachic inquiry of the daughters of Tzeelfchad follows the census in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Yaakov Neuberger analyzes the confrontation between Pinchas and Zimri: link, and the interdependence of generations that is manifested in the inheritance and division of the Land of Israel: link
  • R Reuven Spolter discusses why tribal divisions are maintained in the division of the Land of Israel: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb suggests that Pinchas’ prior obscurity was a major factor in the reward that he received from HaShem: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses true dedication and devotion to Torah: link, the significance of the Land of Israel: link, and how we should yearn for the redemption: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses how not to be critical of other Jews: link (audio)
  • R Dovid, Horwitz, based on the famous analysis of the Kli Yakar, explains the unique love of the daughters of Israel for the Land of Israel: link (audio)
  • R Hanan Balk discusses the limits of compromise and zealotry: link (audio)
  • Mizmor L’Dovid-Memories and Reflections of Rav Dovid Lipshitz ZTL

  • R Zvulun Charlop, R Yitzchak Cohen, R Moshe Weinberger and R Benjamin Yudin recall their memories of Rav Dovid Lipshitz ZTL: link (audio)
  • Shoalim V Dorshim Section

  • R David Brofksy examines various aspects of Hilcos Taaniyos and Tisha B’Av: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why the Beis HaMikdash is the ultimate unifying force of the Jewish People: link
  • R Michael Rosensweig analyzes the unique nature of Tishah B’Av: link
  • Rebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig analyzes the interface of Pshat, Chazal and Parshanut in the episode of the daughters of Tzelfchad: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig suggests that conspicuous consumption can have disastrous consequences: link
  • R David Horwitz discusses Rambam’s Thirteen Principles of Faith: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio)
  • R Assaf Bednarsh discusses Elu v Elu Divrei Elokim Chaim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio)
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