Author Archives: Steve Brizel

Parsha Roundup: Parashas Terumah 5771

by Steve Brizel R Michael Rosensweig provides an overview of Parshiyos Terumah through Pekudei: link (audio) R Berel Wein illustrates the benefit and reward of giving Tzedakah wholeheartedly: link R Yissocher Frand explains why we must have the dreams and goals before we can seek Divine Assistance in achieving them: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, ...

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Parashah Roundup: Mishpatim 5771

by Steve Brizel R Soloveitchik ZL examines the relationship of the mitzvos in this week’s Parsha with the Aseres HaDibros: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses the relevance of Jewish law today: link R Yissochher Frand warns against parents presuming that they can be arbiters of the tests that their children will face in life: link The Nesivos Shalom, as ...

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Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5771

by Steve Brizel Due to technical problems, we are rerunning last year’s roundup Moshe’s Encounter with Yisro R Berel Wein, based upon Moshe’s acceptance of Yisro’s advice as to the arrangement of the judicial system, urges all “insiders” in the Torah to accept the insights of the “outsiders”: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why ...

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Parashah Roundup: Beshalach 5771

R Berel Wein discusses the pattern of victories, triumphs, frustrations and disappointments that the Jewish People experienced during the exodus: link R Yissocher Frand analyzes why the Jewish People complained about the quality of the miracle that they experienced as they left Egypt: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, and R Baruch Simon, discuss why HaShem directed the path of the Jewish People via the wilderness: link 1, link 2 (audio) R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses the route from Egypt to Sinai: link (PDF) R Shlomo Riskin explores the significance of the victory of HaShem over the gods of the Egyptians at the Red Sea: link

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Parashah Roundup: Bo 5771

by Steve Brizel R Michael Rosensweig examines the partnership of Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohen: link R Berel Wein illustrates why Pharoah remains the archetype for all dictators unable to tolerate any criticism of themselves: link R Yissocher Frand examines why Kiddush HaChodesh serves as a model for how we perform all mitzvos: link R Shlomoh Riskin and R Dovid ...

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