Parashah Roundup: Miketz-Chanukah 5773
by Steve BrizelRav Soloveitchik ZL explains why the mitzvah of Teshuvah is a common themes of the Parshiyos from Vayeshev to the end of Sefer Breishis and Chanukah: linkR Berel Wein illustrates why the interpretation of dreams requires a certain intuition, self-confidence, and certainty of spirit that is found in all great people: linkR Yissocher Frand discusses the elements of being a person who is wise and discerning: linkR Yitzchak Etshalom examines the behavior of Yosef’s brothers in Egypt: linkThe Netziv, ZL as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Reuven made the first suggestion to send Binyamin to Egypt: linkThe Nesivos Shalom ZL , as elucidated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, sets forth the daily minimum Avodah: linkR Asher Weiss discusses making a bracha on a minhag: link (audio)R Asher Brander examines Yosef’s reaction to his being summoned by Pharoah: linkR Shlomoh Riskin explores why Yosef did not notify Yaakov of his being appointed a very influential person in Egypt: linkR Sir Jonathan Sacks illustrates why Yosef was successful in his efforts when he remembered HaShem: linkR Ezra Bick examines the rise of Yehudah as the tribe of leadership and kingship: linkR Yonasan Sacks examines the character and compassion of Yosef: linkR Mordechai Willig examines when seeking to compromise is a reprehensible mistake: linkR Baruch Simon discusses seeking Kedusha and its effect on our lives: link (audio), and the relationship between Chanukah and understanding ourselves: link (audio)R Azarya Berzon discusses numerous issues raised by the Ramban in his commentary on this week’s Parsha: link (audio), link (audio)R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses bias is illustrative of moral blindness: link (audio)R Hanan Balk discusses why the events surrounding Yosef and his brothers were a seminal event in the formation, exile, and redemption of the Jewish People: link (audio)R Mordechai Willig surveys the roles of Menashe and Ephraim: link (audio)
Shoalim VDorshim DepartmentR Michael Rosensweig examines why Neros Chanukah is a cherished expression of Kiddush and Ahavas HaShem: link, a celebration of the consistency and comprehensiveness of Jewish life: link, and a holiday of idealism and maximalism: linkRebbitzen Smadar Rosenweig discusses the themes of restoration and rededication in Zecaryah and the Haftorah for Shabbos Chanukah: link (audio)R Yosef Elefant discusses various aspects of Chanukah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), and various themes in R Shlomoh Volbe ZL’s sefer Alei Shur: link 4 (audio)R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses where and when to light Chanukah candles: link (audio)R Netanel Wiederblank discusses the relationship between Chanukah and Torah She Baal Peh: link (audio)R Shalom Rosner explores the relationship between Hadlakas Neros Chanukah and Hadlakas Neros BaMikdash: link (audio)
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