Parashah Roundup

Parashah Roundup: Matos-Masei 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein suggests that Parshas Maasei symbolizes our wanderings as a people through history, as well as the consequences of our decisions of the past with respect to their impact on the future as individuals: link R Yissocher Frand and R Dovid Gottlieb investigate the misplaced priorities of the tribes of Gad and Reuven: link 1, ...

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Parashah Roundup: Pinchas 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein, illustrates how Pinchas’ actions reinforce concept of tying the past, present and future generations together: link R Yissocher Frand demonstrates how Moshe Rabbeinu demonstrated the priorities of a leader of the Jewish People: link R Yitzchak Etshalom discusses why the Parsha of Temidim and Musafim is located in this week’s Parsha: link The Nesivos ...

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Parashah Roundup: Balak 5772

by Steve Brizel R Berel Wein reminds us not to overlook the role of Balak as the instigator of Bilaam’s actions, and how his  legacy throughout Jewish history: link R Yissocher Frand illustrates how not to confuse the Angel of Mercy with the Satan: link The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Dveikus between Klal ...

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Parsha Roundup: Chukas 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL discusses the Mitzvah of Parah Adumah: link (audio) R Hershel Schachter discusses the interplay between ego and humility in the Mitzvah of Talmud Torah: link, Sof Tummah LaTzes, Hazaas Shishi VSshvii: link (audio) R Daniel Z. Feldman explores various aspects of Parah Adumah: link (audio) R Berel Wein illustrates why finite man can never ...

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Parashah Roundup: Korach 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL and R Mosheh Lichtensein, based on the commentaries of Ramban and Netziv, examine the roots of the revolt of Korach to halachic authority: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)

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Parashah Roundup: Shelakh 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL and Yivadleinu LCVhaim,. R Avigdor Nevenzal discuss the connectuion between Chet Miryam and Chet HaMeraglim: link (audio) R Berel Wein discusses why the basic right of the Jewish people to live in the Land of Israel under Jewish sovereignty is not given to discussion and argument: link RYissocher Frand, based upon a comment of ...

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Parashas Roundup: Beha’alosekha 5772

by Steve Brizel Rav Soloveitchik ZL explores the uniqueness of Moshe Rabbeinu, leadership, and the connection between the transgression of Miryam HaNeviah and the transgression of the Meraglim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio) R Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the consolation of Aharon HaKohen: link (audio) R Berel Wein explores the ambivalent mood of the Jewish People ...

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Parashah Roundup: Bemidbar 5772

by Steve Brizel R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the special Kedusha of women: link (audio) R Dovid Miller discusses the Mishkan and unity: link (audio) and his experiences as a volunteer during the Six Day War: link (audio) R Berel Wein and R Yissocher Frand remind us why the nearly identical counting of Klal Yisrael at the beginning and end ...

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Parashah Roundup: Behar-Bechukosai 5772

by Steve Brizel R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL discusses how to understand reward and punishment for Mitzvos: link (audio) R Ephraim Buchwald examines the Mitzvah to live in the Land of Israel, and the unique responsibilities of Jews who live in the Diaspora: link R Berel Wein and R Sir Jonathan Sacks underscore the fact that Shemittah and Yovel should remind ...

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Parshah Roundup: Emor 5772

by Steve Brizel R Ahron Soloveitchik ZL examines Tumaah and Taharah, as depicted in the Mitzvos of this week’s Parsha: link (audio) R Berel Wein examines why the Torah demands that the kohanim constantly strive for holiness and self-improvement: link R Yissocher Frand explains why the smell of the Esrog is equated with the smell of Torah: link R Yitzchak ...

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