Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Parashah Roundup: Lekh Lekha 5768

by Steve Brizel

The Significance of Abraham

  • Dr. Yiriyahu Malhi explores Land, Destiny and Chosenness: link
  • R. Herschel Schachter explores the significance of Ma'aseh Avos Siman L'banim in Halakhah, Minhagim and Hashkafah: link
  • R. Zev Leff discusses Avraham's battle against idol worship: link
  • R. Avigdor Nevenzahl discusses the uniqueness of each of the Avos in their approach to spreading monotheism: link
  • R. Yissachar Frand investigates the Divine Nature of Chesed and how Avraham exemplified Chesed: link
  • R. Yeshoshua Shapira shows us the differences between Avraham and all of his predecessors: link

Avraham and the Land of Israel
  • R. Berel Wein shows us Avraham and Sarah's trials and tribulations are symbolic of the relationship of the Jewish People with the Land of Israel: link
  • Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explains the meaning of sacrifices and their relevance to the Land of Israel: link
  • R. Shlomo Riskin evaluates and compares what happened to Avraham and Yaakov: link

Avraham's Response to the Battle of the Four vs the Five Kings
  • R. Shlomo Wolbe zt"l shows us that we should learn from Avraham's response to engage in chinuch properly and in an age appropriate manner: link (DOC)
  • R. Efraim Buchwald, with the help of Nechama Leibowitz z"l explores Avraham's response link

Sarah and Hagar
  • R. Ezra Bick and R. Elchanan Samet explore the dynamic between Sarah and Hagar: link, link

Yishuv HaAretz and Kibud Av V'em
  • R. Mordechai Willig attempts to resolve conflicting halachic considerations link

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