Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Parashah Roundup: Vayikra 5770

by Steve Brizel

Korbanos and Kohanim

  • R Herschel Schachter explains the great humility of Moshe Rabbeinu was the key to his being the greatest Torah scholar of all times and why humility should remain high on our list in selecting a person for a leadership position: link
  • R Avraham Gordimer, based upon the Medrash, discusses the unique means of communication between HaShem and Moshe Rabbeinu: link
  • R Dovid Horwitz, based upon the writings of R Dovid Tzvi Hoffman, ZL, explains the structure of the first seven chapters of Sefer Vayikra: link
  • R Yitzchak Etshalom provides a view of Parshiyos Vayikra and Tzav and explores their relationship to Pesach and Shavuos: link
  • R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses why HaShem wants us to bring Korbanos: link

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  • R Berel Wein explores the standards set for Kohanim in the Torah: link
  • R Herschel Schachter and R Asher Brander discusses the differences between the Olah and Shelamim, especially in light of the differences between Kodshei Kodshim and Kodshim Kalim: link 1 (audio), link 2
  • R Yissocher Frand explains why the Torah refers to the word “Nefesh” only with respect to the Korban Mincha: link
  • R Shlomoh Riskin reminds us that the Korbanos offered by the Kohen Gadol, Sanhedrin and Nasi emphasize that no one is exempt from confessing his guilt, no matter how high and exalted their position: link
  • Chief Rabbi Sir Lord Jonathan Sacks and R Ephraim Buchwald explore the reasons why and when a Kohen Gadol brings his special sin offering: link 1, link 2
  • R Baruch Simon focuses on the significance of the Psul of a Korban offered at the entrance of the Ohel Moed: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the Halacha of Kefiya B'Mitzvos: link (audio)

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  • The Nesivos Shalom, based upon the Zohar, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Bedikas Chametz symbolizes the search for and eradication of the Yetzer HaRa within each of us: link
  • Rav Soloveitchik ZTL discusses many of the halachic and hashkafic themes of the Seder and Pesach: link (audio)
  • R Herschel Schachter discusses the Halachos of the Seder , various aspects of the Haggadah, and reminds us of the unity of Yachatz and the Afikoman: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3
  • R Joshua Flug discusses the Mitzvah of Bedikas Chametz: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the obligation of women with respect to Mitzvos that are marked by Pirsumei Nisah:
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  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Chag HaPesach is the ideal introduction to Chag HaMatzos: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks explores numerous sources for the Four Cups in the Talmud Yerushalmi (Pesachim 10:1) and the Medrash Rabbah (Shemos 6:4) and the omission of any such reasons in the Talmud Bavli: link
  • R Asher Weiss discusses Birkas HaMitzvos and Hilcos Pesach with respect to the Seder: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig explains why the Torah rejects both the disciplinarian and discipline-free approaches of parenting: link
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky explains why Pesach accentuates the sanctification of time: link
  • R Baruch Simon explains why Chesed and Emunah are part of the necessary preparation for Geulah: link (audio)
  • R Mordechai Willig discusses the halachic ramifications of the change to Daylight Savings Time: link (audio)
  • R Dovid Gottlieb discusses the role of the Four Cups with respect to the Mitzvah of Chinuch: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses how much Karpas one must eat at the Seder: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon explores how Pesach, Matzah and Maror aid in our individual and national renewal: link (audio) and why Kol Marbeh Lsaper Harei Zu Mshubach: link (audio)
  • R Michael Rosensweig explains why Mitchilah and Avadim Hayinu are complimentary expressions of a single theme: link (audio)
  • R Daniel Z Feldman discusses the Mitzvah of Hachnasas Orchim: link (audio)
  • R Avishai David and Mrs. Shira Smiles explore the Ten Plagues: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses numerous highlights of Magid: link (audio)
  • R Shalom Rosner and R Dovid Hirsch discuss the nature of Hallel on Leil HaSeder: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Mayer Twersky explains the relationship between Matzah and Maror: link
  • R Yonasan Sacks discusses the obligation of eating Matzah on Leil Seder: link (audio)
  • R Baruch Simon discusses what may be eaten with Matzah at the Seder: link (audio)
  • R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses how much Maror one must eat at the Seder: link (audio)
  • R Aharon Soloveitchik ZL discusses the halachic and hashkafic aspects of Korech: link (audio)
  • R Kenneth Brander analyzes the content, structure and meaning of Chad Gadyah: link (audio)
  • R Michoel Zylberman discusses the Mitzvah of Simchas Yom Tov on Yom Tov: link (audio)
  • R Larry Rothwachs discusses whether there is a Mitzvah to eat Matzah all of Pesach: link (audio)
  • R Aharon Soloveitchik ZL discusses Hilcos Chol HaMoed: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
  • R Josh Flug analyzes the issue of writing on Chol HaMoed: link (audio)

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