Thursday, April 03, 2008

Parsha Roundup: Tazria-HaChodesh 5768

by Steve Brizel

The Link Between Parshas Shmini and Parshas Tazria

  • The Chasam Sofer, as elucidated by R. Eliezer Kwass, and R. Yisrael Salanter, as explained by R. Ephraim Buchwald, show why Parshas Tazria follows Parshas Shmini link 1, link 2

  • Kedushah, Tumah and Taharah
  • R. Mordechai Greenberg, based upon a Sifri and a statement in the Kuzari, discusses why Tumah and Taharah are uniquely Jewish concepts: link

  • Click here to read moreThe Causes of Tzaraas
  • R. Yaacov Haber (Torahlab) discusses the unusual nature of the purification process of Tzaraas: link
  • R. Yissachar Frand, based upon the Chiddushei HaRiM, contrasts the cause and the remedy of Tzaaras-a Tzaras Ayin and a Tuv Ayin: link

  • The Sequence of Tumah
  • R. Amnon Bazak (welcome to Kew Garden Hills!) reviews and elaborates upon the sequence of the Tumah of the person, garment and house: link

  • Halachic Consequences of Tumas Metzorah
  • R. Hershel Schachter explores the halachic consequences of Tumah in the Land of Israel and various sectors therein: link (audio)

  • Halachic Aspects of Lashon Hara
  • R. Dovid Gottlieb (Moreh Dasra of Shomrei Emunah and Baal Mechaber Sefer Ateres Yaakov) reviews many of the halachic and hashkafic aspects of Lashon Hara: link (audio)

  • Bris Milah and Korban Pesach
  • R. Yonason Sacks discusses the interrelationship and similarities in Onesh between Bris Milah and Korban Pesach: link (audio)

  • Bris Milah as the Os Bris
  • R. Jonathan Sacks asks why Bris Milah is the sign of the covenant: link

  • Bris Milah and Tumas Leidah
  • R. Shlomo Riskin discusses why the Parshah of Bris Milah precedes the Parsha of Tumaas Leidah: link

  • Tumas Leidah
  • Dr. Itamar Wahrhaftig reviews and offers a reason for Tumas Leidah: link

  • Parshas Metzorah and Parshas HaChodesh
  • R. Baruch Simon, in his weekly shiur, explores the connections, especially as set forth by many Baalei Chasidus, between Parshas Metzorah and Parshas HaChodesh and why the Korban Olah precedes the Karban Chatas: link

  • Parshas HaChodesh Department
  • R. Michael Rosenzweig explores the links between Parshas HaChodesh and Pesach: link

  • Shoalin v'Dorshin Department
  • R. Ari Waxman emphasizes, based upon a Maamar of R Yitzchak Hutner zt"l, that one most have a sense of the Pachad of Pesach and a desire to perform, as opposed to delaying the performance of Mitzvos: link (audio)

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