Parashah Roundup: Eikev 5773

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by Steve Brizel

  • Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the philosophy and origins of prayer: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), and Hilcos Tefilin: link (audio), and the Tefilin of Rabbeinu Tam: link (audio)
  • R Wein explains why actions have consequences, and that there is a guiding hand to Jewish and world history and events that will eventually reveal itself: link
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the Land of Israel is the supernatural land: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses the structure of Birkas HaMazon: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains the centrality of Dveikus BaShem in Jewish life: link
  • The Netziv ZL , as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses various means of Avodas HaShem: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the relevance of blessing the fruit of the Land of Israel and the need for the respect for cultural diversity: link
  • R Ezra Bick discusses the overarching theme of the results of keeping the Torah, as a covenant between God and His people: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses why HaShem loves us: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the Mitzvah of Tefilah: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter explains why the Jewish People are still the Am HaNivchar: link
  • R Michael Rosenweig explains why Mitzvos Kallos are a litmus test of religious commitment: link, examines Yiras Shamayim as a condition and consequence of Avodas HaShem: link, and why the Parsha of Vhayah Im Shamoa as understood by Chazal and Rishonim, sets forth an approach to the Mitzvah of Talmud Torah: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses why we should cleave to Talmidei Chachamim: link, and various aspects of Hilcos Tefilin: 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)
  • R Mayer Twersky explains why the Land of Israel, as emphasized in this week’s Parsha and the Mitzvah of Birkas HaMazon becomes the source whence blessing emanates for the rest of the world: link
  • R Baruch Simon discusses the proper approach to Shmiras HaMitzvos: link (audio), and how to observe Mitzvos in a manner that are pleasant both to HaShem and one’s fellow man: link (audio)
  • R Azarya Berzon discusses Tefilah at a time of crisis: link (audio)
  • R Avraham Gordimer discusses the reason why the Mitzvah of Birkas HaMazon is in this week’s Parsha: link
  • R Aryeh Lebowitz discusses the Halacha of saying 100 Brachos each day: link (audio)
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal examines why attaining true Yiras HaShem is no small matter: link
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses Ikar and Tafel in Brachos: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David and R Josh Flug discusses various aspects of Hilcos Birkas HaMazon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Larry Rothwachs discusses Birkas HaOreach: link (audio)
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