Parashah Roundup: Vayigash 5773
by Steve BrizelRav Soloveitchik ZL explores various themes in this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)Rav Aaron Soloveitchik ZL discusses the confrontation of Yosef and Yehudah: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio) as well as the value of life: link (audio)R Ron Yitzchak Eisenman discusses how to make sense of the insensible, and reminds us that must feel the pain of our fellow Americans; we must beseech Hashem to end this plague of violence and we must work hard to insure that all of our own actions are befitting the descendants of Avraham Avinu: linkR Berel Wein explains why Yosef identified himself in a seemingly simple manner: linkR Yissocher Frand discusses why parents love children more than children love parents: linkThe Netziv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses why the arrival of the Shevatim was a cause for a celebration in Egypt: linkThe Nesivos Shalom, ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Yehudah’s plea before Yosef is a paradigm for Tefilah: linkR Yitzchak Etshalom examines what caused Yosef to lose control over his emotions in front of his brothers, as well as Yosef’s intent with respect to both Yaakov and his brothers: linkR Sir Jonathan Sacks explains why Yehudah is the first Baal Teshuvah: link (PDF)R Ezra Bick examines the twilight years of Yaakov: linkR Michael Rosensweig discusses Yosef’s agenda and the degree of Yosef’s reunification with his brothers. http://www.vbm-torah.org/parsha/11vayig.htm, and the message that Yaakov sent to Yaakov: linkR Shlomoh Riskin explains why Yehudah’s actions were the key to the reunification of the brothers: linkR Asher Brander explores the reunion of Yosef and Yaakov: linkR Asher Weiss discusses priorities in honoring parents and grandparents , as well as the responsibility of someone who designates a messenger: linkR Hershel Schachter discusses the concept of Galus HaShechinah: link, why a Jew who loves Mitzvos, as opposed to being merely observing the mitzvos: link, and why Yaakov sent Yehudah ahead to Mitzrayim: link (audio)R Yaakov Haber, based upon a famous comment of the Beis HaLevi, suggests that we emulate Yosef as a means of increasing Ahavas Yisrael: linkR Mayer Twersky discusses free will and Divine Providence in the context of the reunion of Yosef and his brothers: linkR Yosef Elefant explores the reaction of Yosef’s brothers to their meeting Yosef, and the feeling of Bushah: linkR Elchanan Adler and R Yaakov Neuberger explore issues in the commentary of the Ramban on this week’s Parsha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)R Baruch Simon demonstrates why Binyamin is the example of how not to bow down to outside forces: link (audio)R Azarya Berzon discusses the Chasam Sofer’s unique insight to the proper response to suffering: link (audio)R Avigdor Nevenzal discusses why honoring Talmidei Chachamim and the Torah enable all of us to learn more intensively: link (audio)R Dovid Gottlieb and R Yonasan Sacks analyze the halachic status of grandchildren, and the responsibilities of Kibud Av vaEm: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)R Shalom Rosner and R Baruch Simon discuss the relationship of this week’s Parsha with Asara BaTeves: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)
Special Post Chanukah ChizukR Mordechai Willig discusses the contemporary cultural conflict between Judaism and Hellenistic values: linkR Dovid Miller explores R Shimshon Pinkus ZL’s Shabbos Malkesa: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio)
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