Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Parashah Roundup: Bechukosai 5768

by Steve Brizel

Reward and Punishment

  • R. Aharon Lichtenstein suggests that we employ a sophisticated, as opposed to a simplistic approach to issues of Scar Vonesh and similar issues and avoid theodicy-tinged and based considerations: link

  • Maaser Sheni and Chinuch
  • R. Ephraim Buchwald explores the relationship between Maaser Sheni, Chinuch and Jewish continuity: link

  • Click here to read moreThe Tochachah
  • R. Mayer Twersky suggests that striving in Torah growth is part and parcel of man being mobile, as opposed to being stationary: link
  • R. Yissocher Frand, based on the Ohr HaChaim, suggests that one should try to learn Torah, even by listening to a tape, suggests why a Vav is missing from Yaakov and the connection between the Tochacha and the Mitzvah of Erachin: link
  • R. Berel Wein explains the multiple messages of the Tochacha: link
  • R. Jonathan Sacks underscores the importance of hope as a key factor in the survival of the Jewish People: link

  • Lag BaOmer
  • R. Dovid Miller discusses the importance of Lag BaOmer as Kabbalas HaTorah of Toras HaSod: link (audio)
  • R. Yitzchak Breitowitz explores the contemporary application of a well known Machlokes between R Yishmael and R Shimon Bar Yochai: link 1, link 2
  • R. Asher Meir and R. Shlomo Riskin investigates why R Shimon Bar Yochai went back into the cave: link 1, link 2

  • Yom Hashoah Followup
  • R. Tamir Granot discusses different Charedi Hashkafic reactions to the Holocaust: link

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