Author Archives: Steve Brizel

Parashah Roundup: Bereishis 5773

by Steve Brizel (Five years of Parashah Roundups! Congratulations Steve and thank you. -Gil) Adam I and Adam II Rav Soloveitchik ZTL discusses the two creation passages in the Torah and the difference between majestic man and covenantal man and the spiritual message of Breishis: link 1, link 2 (audio) R. Dr. Abraham J. Twerski urges us to remember that ...

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Parashah Roundup: Ha’azinu-Sukkos 5773

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein and R Ephraim Buchwald explain why Parshas Hazinu is a survival guide for the Jewish People: link 1, link 2 R Yissocher Frand, based on the views of the Menachem Tzion, stresses that we must apply the lessons of history balanced with an understanding of generational changes and needs: link R Yaakov Etshalom and ...

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Parashah Roundup: Vayeilekh/Shuvah/Yom Kippur 5773

by Steve Brizel The Transition from Moses to JoshuaR. Yissocher Frand shows us the tension that exists and surfaces when a disciple succeeds his mentor: link R. Berel Wein shows us that even on his last day on earth, Moshe Rabbeinu was concerned about the welfare of each and every member and unit of Klal Yisrael: link R. Baruch Simon, ...

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Parashah Roundup: Nitzavim 5772

by Steve Brizel R Hershel Schachter explains the halachic and hashkafic difference between a Goy and a Mishpacha: link R Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why the covenant between HaShem and Am Yisrael is binding on each and every generation: link (PDF) R Berel Wein reminds us that we are called upon to stand and proud in our loyalty to tradition ...

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Parashah Roundup: Ki Savo 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein discusses how we can set reasonable and reachable goals in our spiritual lives: link R Yissocher Frand explains why gratitude is a key Torah principle: link R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the Mitzvah of Mikra Bikurim: link R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses the sanctity and power of the Jewish People: link The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated ...

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Parashah Roundup: Ki Seitzei 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein reminds us that the ideal Jewish family is free from exploitation, abuse, bullies, and victims: link R Yissocher Frand discusses the rewards for Shliuach HaKen and Kibud Av AEm: link The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlertstein , and R Dovid Gottlieb, explain why the Torah views going to war as ...

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Parashah Roundup: Shoftim 5772

By Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the appointment of judges and similar officials: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio) as well as a well known dispute between Rambam and Ramban in the Sefer HaMitizvos of the Rambam: link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link ...

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Parashah Roundup: Re’eh 5772

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 ...

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Parashah Roundup: Eikev 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the philosophy and origins of Tefilah, and Havinenu: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio) R Michael Rosensweig explains why Yiras Shamayim is a condition and consequence of Avodas HaShem: link, and why Mitzvos Kallos are a litmus test of religious commitment: link R Hershel ...

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Parashah Roundup: Va-eschanan/ Nachamu 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZTL analyzes various aspects of the Mitzvah of Krias Shema: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio) R Soloveitchik discusses aspects of Jewish education: link (audio) Kibud Av Vem: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio) R Berel Wein ...

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