Author Archives: Steve Brizel

Parashah Roundup: Mishpatim 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the connection between the Aseres HaDibros and Parshas Mishpatim: link (audio), and the importance of learning Nezikin: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses the ongoing   relevance of Jewish civil law: link R Azarya Berzon discusses the commentary of Ranban to the opening verses of the Parsha: link (audio) R Dovid Gottlieb explores ...

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Parashah Roundup: Yisro 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Aseres HaDibros: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio) and the appointment of judges: link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio) R Ahron soloveitchik Zl discusses the Parshiyos of Bshalach and Yisro: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) R  Berel Wein discusses the proper ...

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Parashah Roundup: Beshalach 5772

By: Adina Brizel (for the continued Refuah Shleimah of Zelig ben Rachel Devora Brizel) Rav Osher Zelig Weiss on Eruvin (audio) Rav Goldwicht on the foundations of Emunah via SHirat HaYam (audio) Rabbi Wein on the power of Shirah Rabbi Frand on Bnei Yisrael’s varying attitudes towards the Mahn Rabbi Ezra Bick on the connection of Mahn to the rest ...

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Parashah Roundup: Bo 5772

by Adina C. Brizel (for the continued Refuah Shleimah of Zelig ben Rachel Devora Brizel) Rav Osher Weiss on Tefillin (audio) Rabbi Michael Taubes gives the Rav’s perspective on Tefillin (audio) Rav Meir Goldwicht on the need for doorways at Korban Pesach (audio) Rabbi Ari Zahtz asks why all the riches are needed? (audio) Rabbi Ezra Bick on the division ...

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Parashah Roundup: Va’era 5772

By: Adina C. Brizel (as a zechus for the continued Refuah Shleimah of Zelig ben Rachel Devora Brizel) Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky asks why the wheat wasn’t destroyed by the hail Rabbi Yaakov Haber explains the logic behind Pharoah’s second-guessing the Makkot Rabbi Yonasan Sacks discusses the idea of hakarat hatov and the Makkot Rabbi Avishai David explores Ramban on Parshat ...

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Parashah Roundup: Shemos 5772

by Adina C. Brizel (May this be a zechus for the continued Refuah Shleimah for my father, Zelig ben Rachel Devora) Rav Hershel Schachter on Pharoah’s lack of Hakarat HaTov in forgetting Yosef (audio) Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb asks why, of all the names he received in his lifetime, did “Moshe” remain the one used by the Torah? (audio) Rabbi Azarya ...

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Parashah Roundup: Vayechi 5772

by Adina C. Brizel, for a Refuah Shleimah for Zelig ben Rachel Devora (Brizel) The Rav, ztzl’on the necessity of Parshas Vayechi to culminate the story of Yaakov’s family coming to Mitzrayim: link (audio) Rav Aharon Soloveitchik, ztzl, on why Vayechi is a Parsha S’tuma: link(audio) Rabbi Lord Sacks discusses the themes of forgiveness between Yosef and his brothers after Yaakov ...

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Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses Breishis 45:25-27, and the reaction of Yaakov avinu to the message of the brothers and his seeing the wagons sent by Yosef: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses the consequences of the incomplete reconciliation between Yosef and his brothers: link R Yissocher Frand explains why Yosef sent wagons to transport Yaakov: link The ...

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Parashah Roundup: Miketz-Chanukah 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein illustrates how salvation and redemption come from comes from unforeseen: link R Yissocher Frand discusses Yosef’s thinking in naming one of his sons Menashe: link R Yitzchak Etshalom explores why Yaakov sent   ten of the brothers to Egypt: link The Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses the minimum daily ...

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Parashah Roundup: Vayeshev 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes the role of Meciras Yosef in Sefer Breishis: link (audio) R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses Yaakov’s love for Yosef: link (audio) R Berel Wein outlines the differences between Yosef and his brothers: link R Yissocher Frand sets forth the flaw in the thought processes of Yosef’s brothers: link R Yitzchak Etshalom explores the ...

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