Parashah Roundup: Vayishlach 5773
by Steve BrizelRav Soloveitchik ZL, sets forth the limitations inherent in interfaith ecumenical theological dialogue: link (PDF). For those interested in the background to and effect of “Confrontation“, see see Community, Covenant and Commitment: Selected Letters and Communications of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (ed. Nathaniel Helfgot, Ktav, 2005) at Pages 247-252, 257-258, 259-267R Walter Wurzburger ZL justifies and explains the limitations on interfaith ecumenical theological dialogue: linkR Aaron Soloveitchik ZL explains why this week’s Parsha has an eternal message in dealing with the various manifestations of Esau in Jewish history: link (audio); as well as a guide to dealing with Esau and Gentiles: link (audio)R D David Berger emphasizes why “Confrontation” remains of vital importance: linkR Berel Wein explains why Yaakov Avinu did not rely solely on Tefilah: linkR Yissocher Frand explains why the name of the Angel of Esau did not reveal his name to Yaakov: linkR Yitzchak Etshalom explores the actions of Shimon and Levi in response to the violation of Dinah: linkThe Netziv, as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, analyzes the motivations of the actions of the Shevatim: linkThe Nesivos Shalom. as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein,, explores the mixed messages of Yaakov to Esau: linkR Ezra Bick analyzes Yaakov’s building of an altar at Beit El: linkR Michael Rosensweig sets forth Yaakov’s principled pursuit of principle: linkR Shlomoh Riskin discusses the elements of continuity and destiny: linkR Asher Brander discusses the components of spiritual heroism: linkR Asher Weiss analyzes the Issur of Gid HaNasheh: linkR Yaakov Neuberger , R Elchanan Adler, and R Azarya Berzon discuss issues raised by the commentary of the Ramban: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio)R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses how to act LShem Shamayim: linkR Asher Weiss: link (video), and R Pesach Krohn provide Chizuk to the residents of Far Rockaway and the Five Towns: link (video)R Dovid Miller explains why unity is a prerequisite for Tefilah: link (audio)Dr. David Pelcovitz discusses how to deal with the emotional trauma of rocket attacks in Israel and the aftereffect of Hurricane Sandy: link (audio)R Baruch Simon discusses Tikun HaPrat VHaKlal: link (audio)R Avishai David analyzes the contrast between Yaakov and Yisrael: link (audio)
Shoalim VDorshim DepartmentRav Soloveitchik ZL examines various halachic and hashkafic aspects of Hilcos Chanukah: link (audio)R Asher Weiss and R David Brofksy discuss various aspects of Hilcos Chanukah: link 1 (audio), link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8, link 9R Dr. David Berger discusses the “historicity” of Chanukah: link
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