Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Parashah Roundup: Ki Seitzei 5769

by Steve Brizel

An Overview of The Parsha-The Jewish Family

  • R Yitzchak Etshalom provides with a guide to the various mitzvos in the Parsha and the theme of the Parsha: link

  • Yefas Toar and Overcoming Human Weakness
  • R Michael Rosensweig , R Yakov Haber and R Asher Brander demonstrate how the Mitzvah of Yefas Toar serves as a means of confronting and overcoming human weakness: link 1, link 2, link 3

  • Click here for moreThe Rebellious Son
  • R Ephraim Buchwald and R Berel Wein explore the seemingly theoretical Halacha of the rebellious son.and its practical applications to our generation: link 1, link 2

  • Man and Animal
  • R Dr Sir Jonathan Sacks explores the many halachos that govern man's relationship with animals as part of God's commandments in forming an ethical society: link

  • Fighting the War in the Proper Manner
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, reminds us that it is always preferable to strive for Kedusha as part of a community, as opposed to an individual: link

  • The Prohibition on Converts from Moav and Ammon
  • R Yissocher Frand, based upon an insight of R Nisson Alpert, ZTL, explains why the Torah prohibits converts from Moav and Ammon: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal examines the differences between the transgressions of Moav, Ammon and Amalek, and how to correct our outlook and character as we approach the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky reminds us that the complete absence of Chesed in Moav and Ammon serves as a reminder to us of the antipathy of a Jewish marriage, that is built on Chesed: link

  • Marriage and Divorce
  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL discusses the Biblical Philosophy of Marriage: link
  • R Mordechai Willig and Dr. David Pelcowitz discuss Shidduchim and Dating: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines Halachos and Minhagim of Shanah Rishonah: link (audio)
  • R Shlomoh Riskin discusses the purposes and goals of the Mitzvah of getting married: link
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses Prenuptial Agreements: link (audio)

  • Gifts to the Poor
  • R Dovid Horwitz, based upon the views of Rambam, Ramban, Sefer HaChinuch as well as Nechama Leibowitz, Zicronah Livracha, examines the purpose and rationale of mitzvos concerning gifts to the poor: link

  • Building a Protective Railing
  • R Asher Weiss discusses the mitzvah of Maakeh: link

  • Lo Silbash
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines the perameters of this Torah prohibition: link (audio)

  • Fighting the War Against Amalek in a Successful Manner
  • R Avraham Gordimer examines the relationship between the successive parshiyos about honesty in business and the war against Amalek: link
  • R Yehudah Henkin reminds us of the ultimate purpose of the war against Amalek: link

  • Shloshim Yom Department
  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL, discusses the halachos and hashkafa of Selichos and Rosh HaShanah: link
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses many of the unique Halachos of Tefilah that are part of the Tefilos of Rosh HaShanah and reminds us of the true source of happiness: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3
  • R Michael Rosensweig suggests that Ahavas HaShem is the true goal of the Teshuvah of the month of Elul: link
  • R Baruch Simon examines the nature of the battle of the month of Elul and the necessity of discovering the soul and essence of man, as belonging to HaShem: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Shmuel Marcus explores the essence of Selichos: link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the Halachos of Rosh HaShanah that occurs on Shabbos: link (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky discusses how Tefilah serves as a means of defining our relationship with HaShem: link (audio)
  • R Yitzchak Breitowitz discusses why Teshuvah provides man with the ability to return to himself: link (audio)

  • Last year's roundup: link

    Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Favorites More