Author Archives: Steve Brizel

Parsha Roundup: Chukas 5771

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the relationship between the Parshiyos of Shelach, Korach and Chukas, as well as many of the events in the Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) R Mosheh Lichtenstein discusses the leadership of Moshe Rabbeinu and the transmission of leadership: link R Berel Wein discusses why the Parah Adumah is representative of Mitzvos ...

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Parashah Roundup: Shelakh 5771

by Steve Brizel Rav Solveitchik ZL and R Michael Rosensweig   demonstrate the connection between the transgressions of Miriam HaNeviah and the spies: link 1 (audio), link 2 R Berel Wein suggests what went wrong in the mission and report of the spies: link R Yissocher Frand and R Zvi Sobolofsky  suggest a connection between the beginning and the end ...

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Parashas Roundup: Beha'alosekha 5771

by Steve Brizel (Due to the short week, a rerun from last year) The Reassurance of Aharon HaKohen R Yissacher Frand , based on a reading of Rashi, suggests that Aharon HaKohen was depressed over his not being able to participate in a mitzvah: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, illustrates why we should always remember ...

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Parashah Roundup: Naso/Yom Yerushalayim/Shavuos 5771

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein discusses why the Leviim were counted separately: link R Hershel Schacter and R Yissocher Frand discusses the connection between the Parshiyos of Sotah and Nazir: link 1, link 2 R Avigdor Nevenzal presents two approaches to understanding Nezirus: link The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, illustrates how each of us can ...

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Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar 5771

by Steve Brizel R David Horwitz discusses Ramban’s introduction to Sefer Bamidbar: link R Berel Wein reminds us that numbers are necessary, but that individuals matter greatly: link R Yaakov Haber suggests why the counting was rooted in the family: link R Yissocher Frand discusses why the Leviim were not counted during the census: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated ...

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Parashah Roundup: Bechukosai 5771

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein suggests why this week;s Parsha contains gory details and glorious blessings: link R Yissocher Frand discusses why the Torah inverts the order of the Avos in the Tochacha: link The Nesivos Shalom, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein , investigates why Rashi focuses on Ameilus BaTorah and Talmud Torah: link R Yitzchak Adlerstein analyzes ...

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Parashah Roundup: Behar 5771

by Steve Brizel R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses how to understand reward and punishment for Mitzvos: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses why this week’s Parsha begins with the word Behar: link R Yissocher Frand suggests why the Torah uses the verbs “do” with respect to Chukim and “guard” with regard to Mishpatim: link R Yitzchak Etshalom , and the ...

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Parsha Roundup: Emor-Yom HaZikaron-Yom HaAtzmaut

by Steve Brizel / R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses how Tumah and Taharah are a theme of many of the mitzvos in this week’s Parsha: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses why the Kohen Gadol and all Kohanim are required to adhere to additional Issurim in their personal lives: link R Michael Rosensweig examines the relationship between Shabbos and the Moadim: link

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Parashah Roundup: Kedoshim-Yom HaShoah 5771

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the unique nature of this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio) R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL explains how we should aspire to a life permeated with Kedushah: link (audio) R Mayer Twersky explains why Kedoshim Tihiyu is the lodestar of Jewish existence: link 1, link 2 ...

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