Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Parashah Roundup: Ki Savo 5769

by Steve Brizel

Havas Bikurim, Mikra Bikurim and Vidui Maasros

  • R Yitzchak Etshalom provides an overview as to Havas Bikurim, Mikra Bikurim and Vidui Maasros: link
  • R Yissocher Frand , based on the Sforno, discusses the unique nature of Vidui Maasros and why we offer the first, as opposed to the best offerings: link
  • The Nesivos Shalom, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Bikurim is a paradigm for the Yamim Noraim: link
  • R Ephraim Buchwald challenges us to look at the Mitzvah of Bikurim as a model for us to share in the happiness of others: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses a Machlokes in Kiddushin 66b involving a Korban offered by a Kohen Ben Grushah or Ben Chalutzah ( i.e. Kohen Chalal): link (audio)
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses a Machlokes Rishonim whether Hafrashah and Havaah are one or two mitzvos and the relationship between Sipur Yetzias Mitzrayim and Bikurim: link 1, link 2, link 3
  • R Baruch Simon explains why Bikurim is a Tikun for the Sin of the Spies: link (audio)

  • Click here for moreBirchas HaMitzvos
  • R Dovid Gottlieb examines when and why a Bircas HaMitzvah is necessary: link (audio)

  • Reward for Mitzvos and the Sanctity and Power of the Jewish Nation
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses reward for Mitzvos and the unique nature of the Jewish Nation: link 1, link 2

  • The Tochacha
  • R Berel Wein reminds us that the ultimate message of the Tochacha is that the Jewish People will survive, no matter how severe their spiritual and physical challenges: link
  • R Sir Jonathan Sacks explores numerous views of the understanding of and hashkafic approaches to the Tochacha and its consequences: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin investigates the nature of and how one attains being in a state of Simchah: link
  • R Asher Brander reminds us that we live in a generation that where one may be physically in the daytime and still feel blinded, confused, and without direction and purpose: link
  • R Avraham Gordimer investigates the disparities between the Tochacha in Bchukosai and the Tochacha in this week's Parsha: link

  • Shoshim Yom Department
  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL, discusses Selichos, and Halachic and Hashkafic aspects of Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R David Brofsky discusses Hilcos Yom HaKippurim and many aspects of Kol Nidre: link
  • R Dr. Avraham Twersky reminds us that we must combine Yiras Shmayim with Shmiras HaMitzvoslink
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses Rosh HaShanah that occurs on Shabbos ,Tekios D'Meyushav and Tekios D'Meumad, and the two themes of Rosh HaShanah, and Nusach HaTefilah on Yom Tov: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio)
  • R Elyakim Koenigsberg discusses Halachos of Selichos and Erev Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsy discusses the halachic and hashkafic aspects of Tekias Shofar and Tefilah: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Feldman discusses Simcha on Rosh HaShanah and Yom HaKippurim: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses many halachos and hashkafic insights into the Halacha of Tekios Al Seder HaBrachos in the Musaf of Rosh HaShanah: link (audio)
  • R Eli Baruch Shulman investigates the various Shitos HaRishonim with respect to Shevarim Teruah Bneshima Achas: link (audio)
  • R Avraham Gordimer elaborates upon selected Minhagim of Rosh HaShanah: link

  • Last year's roundup: link

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