Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Parashah Roundup: Tzav-Purim 5768

by Steve Brizel

Vayikra and Tzav

  • R. Yitzchak Etshalom examines many of the differences between the Torah's presentation and focus on Korbanos in both Parshiyos: link

  • Rashi's Comment on the Korban Olah
  • R. Yissachar Frand suggests that Rashi quotes the Tanna R Shimon's comment of Zrizus with respect to the Korban Olah because of the loss of money: link

  • Click here to read moreThe Ner Tamid
  • R. Berel Wein shows how the flame of the Ner Tamid symbolizes the light of Torah and the warmth of a traditional Torah life: link
  • HaRav Drash Viyun [the Reisha Rav, R. Aaron Levine - GS] (as quoted in Maayanah Shel Torah) and as prepared by R. Eliezer Kwass, points out that the flame of the Ner Tamid requires us to have Ahavas and Yiras HaShem even and especially in strange locales: link

  • The Korban Todah
  • R. Zev Leff and R. Jonathan Sacks explore four different aspects of the Korban Todah: link 1, link 2

  • The Issur Kares
  • R. Ephraim Buchwald discusses the various meanings of the Issur Kares in the Rishonim and suggests that its severety acts as a means to ensure that we adhere to the mitzvos: link

  • Parshas Tzav and Purim
  • R. Baruch Simon, in his weekly shiur, discusses the connections between Purim and Parshas Tzav: link (audio)
  • R. Zvi Sobolofsky discusses the halachos involved in Purim Meshulash: link (audio)

  • Purim and Shmitta
  • R. Shlomo Brin discusses the halachic issues that arise with Mishloach Manos during a Shmittah year: link

  • Purim/Shushan Purim Department
  • R. Shlomo Wolbe zt"l examines the concept of Pirsumei Nisah in an age of Haster Panim: link (RTF)
  • Dr. Boaz Spiegel discusses numerous explanations of a seemingly cryptic verse in Megillas Esther (Esther 5:12-13): link
  • R. Herschel Schachter emphasizes that the custom of wearing costumes is to remind us that we must always look below the surface and in between the lines to gain the insights of the Torah SheBaal Peh: link
  • R. Moshe Taragin provides numerous insights into the two days of Purim: link
  • R. Menachem Liebtag reveals the hidden message of Megilas Esther: link
  • R. Aharon Lichtenstein explains what was the sin of the Jewish People that led to the rise of Haman and what we learn from Esther's moral development: link 1, link 2
  • R. Mordechai Greenberg shows us how the mitzvah of destroying Amalek and the Land of Israel are integrally interrelated: link
  • R. Yaacov Haber (Torahlab) emphasizes that the message of Purim is that we should all find our place within the Jewish People and make ourselves count: link

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