Friday, July 25, 2008

Parashah Roundup: Matos 5768

by Steve Brizel

The Fulfillment of Promises

  • R. Berel Wein, R. Yissocher Frand and R. Michael Rosensweig tells us why the Halachos of Nedarim were given to the leaders of the tribes: link 1, link 2, link 3
  • R. Asher Brander proves from the Halacha of Mufleh Samuch L'ish why the Torah, emphasizes that what which leaves a person's mouth, especially for a minor, is seemingly more important than what enters their mouthes: link
  • R. Yitzchok Adlerstein, based upon the Nesivos Shalom (as explicated by R. Eliezer Kwass), reminds us that we have the potential to sanctify our speech via Talmud Torah and Tefilah: link 1, link 2

  • Click here to read moreMoshe Rabbeinu and Other Prophets
  • R. Shlomo Riskin offers a fascinating explanation why Moshe Rabbeinu was different than all of the other Prophets: link
  • R. Mosheh Lichtenstein poses Moshe Rabbeinu and Yirmiyahu as representing two distinct models of prophecy: link

  • The Misplaced Priorities of The Children of Gad and Reuven
  • R. Hershel Shachter reminds us that we should always place the Torah education of our children as our foremost priority: link
  • R. Jonathan Sacks demonstrates why Moshe's objections to the objectives of Bnei Gad and Bnei Reuven was predicated on the importance of Jewish education and why Jewish education has been and should be a critical societal goal for every Jewish community: link

  • Tevilas Kelim
  • R. Asher Weiss and R. Dovid Gottlieb review the halachos of Tevilas Kelim: link 1 (MP3), link 2 (audio)

  • Hilchos Tisha B'Av
  • R. Yonasan Sacks reviews many of the Halachos of Tisha B'Av and how we are to relate to, understand and internalize the Churban HaBayis link

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