Parashah Roundup: Re’eh 5773

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By Steve Brizel

  • R Yitzchak Etshalom demonstrates how this week’s Parsha is a bridge from Mitzvos to Mishpatim: link
  • R Herschel Shachter illustrates how the opening words of this week’s Parsha serve as a source for Bchirah Chofshis: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky , based on a fascinating source, discusses the power of the individual: link (audio)
  • R Berel Wein explains why seeing is believing: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald discusses the unique nature of the relationship between the Jewish People and God: link
  • R Daniel Stein discusses various aspects of Emunah and Bitachon: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7
  • Understanding the Tempter and the False Prophet

  • R Asher Brander explains why the Torah provides such a harsh penalty for the tempter: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the lure of the false prophet: link
  • Finding Oneself a Rav

  • R Baruch Simon explores the many dimensions of the statement that one should find oneself a rav: link (audio)
  • Hashkafic and Halachic Dimensions of Tzedaka

  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Tzedaka , when given with a frown, compromises the entire mitzvah: link
  • Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks discusses the Rambam’s famous eight levels of Tzedaka: link
  • R Shmuel Maybruch discusses various halachic aspects of Tzedaka: link (audio)
  • R Yissocher Frand explores the different dimensions of Tzedaka: link
  • Various Aspects of Kashrus

  • R Hershel Shachter and R Menachem Genack discuss the transmission of a Mesorah for Kosher birds and the eating of a kosher animals by the identification of signs of kashrus without a Mesorah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Daniel Z. Feldman discusses the prohibition of cooking meat and milk: link (audio)
  • R Nossan Goldberg analyzes the definition of a kosher chicken: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the kashrus of the turkey: link (audio)
  • R Seth Mandel discusses the pheasant: link (audio)
  • R Chaim Loike discusses the kashrus of the duck, turkey and other New World species: link (audio)
  • The Prohibition of Bal Tosif

  • R Yonasan Sacks explores the individual aspects of the prohibition of Bal Tosif: link (audio)
  • The Destruction and Uprooting of Avodah Zarah

  • R Shlomoh Riskin reminds us of the Divine Promise that our personalities will not be adversely affected by the waging of an unrelenting battle against Avodah Zarah: link
  • Edus, Drishos vChakiros U Shtaros

  • R Avraham Gordimer explains the nature of the seven inquiries posed by the Bes Din to witnesses , the answers to which either validate or invalidate a shtar: link (audio)
  • Yerushalayim and Yiras Shamayim

  • R Baruch Simon, based on the Bnei Yissascher, explores the connection between Yerushalayim and Yiras Shamayim: link (audio)
  • Simchas Yom Tov

  • R Avigdor Nevenzal and R David Horwitz illustrate the meaning of Simchas Yom Tov: link 1, link 2 (audio)
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