Parashah Roundup: Tetzaveh-Zakhor 5773
by Steve BrizelR Hershel Schachter, based on a drasha from Rav Soloveitchik ZL, explains why Moshe Rabbeinu’s name is not in this week’s Parsha: link (audio)R Berel Wein suggests how to restore the Urim vTumim in our lives: linkR Yissocher Frand explores why the goal of parents and teachers is to render themselves obsolete to their children: linkR Yitzchak Etshalom and R Ezra Bick discuss the purpose of the Olas Hatamid: link 1, link 2The Nesivos Shalom ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, discusses how the Menorah serves to shine a light of Divinity into the heart of each and every Jew, regardless of his station in life: linkThe Neztiv ZL, as explicated by R Yitzchak Adlerstein, explains why Moshe, more than anyone in his generation, was dependent upon the Menorah in his study., and the differences in the styles of Talmud Torah of Moshe Rabbeinu and Aaron HaKohen: linkR Mordechai Willig discusses how to emulate the Midos of Aharon HaKohen and avoid chilul HaShem: linkR Michael Rosensweig discusses the unique functions of the Mizbeach Haketores and the Tzitz: link 1, link 2R Ephraim Buchwald explores why the name of Moshe Rabbeinu does not appear in this week’s Parsha: linkR Sir Jonathan Sacks explores the role of the aesthetic in Judaism: linkR Shlomoh Riskin explains how we can all act as Kohanim: linkR Asher Weiss discusses the Urim vTumim and Zciras Maaseh Amalek: link (audio)R Baruch Simon explores the connections between this week’s Parsha and Parshas Zachor: link (audio), as well as Ameilus and Ahavah in Talmud Torah: link (audio)R Zvi Sobolofsky discusses lessons in Hasmadah that can be derived from the Ner Tamid: link (audio)R Avigdor Nevenzal why Torah is the ultimate in Kedusha: linkR Eklyakim Koenigsberg discusses the relationship between Talmud Torah and the Korban Tamid: link (audio)R Azarya Berzon explores the view of the Ramban as to the purpose of the Mishkanhttp , the Bigdei Kehunah and the concept LTzorech GaVoha: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio)R Dovid Gottlieb explores the dual function of the Bigdei Kehunah: link (audio)R Asher Brander explains the connection between the Bigdei Kehunah, the Choshen, and the Ephod: link (audio)R Shalom Rosner explores the views of the Sefer HaChinuch on the Bigdei Kehunah and the Chiddushei HaRim on the meaning of Tamid: link (audio)
Shoalim V Dorshim Shloshim Yom DepartmentRav Soloveitchik ZL analyzes many aspects of the Halachos and Hashkafa of Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (audio), link 3 (audio), link 4 (audio), link 5 (audio), link 6 (audio), link 7 (audio), link 8 (audio), link 9 (audio), link 10 (audio) R David Brofsky discusses numerous aspects of Hilcos Purim. http://vbm-torah.org/archive/moadim69/14-69moed.htm”>link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5R Asher Weiss discusses Mishloach Manos, Seudah, Simcha and Matonos LaEvyonim: link (audio)R Hershel Schachter discusses the relationship between Purim and the Geulah: link (audio)R Mordechai Willig discusses the elements of gladness ( simcha) and jopy ( sason) that mark the celebration of Purim as a form of Kabalas HaTorah: linkR Michael Rosensweig examines the role of peace and truth in the survival of the Jewish People as depicted in Megilas Esther: linkRebbitzen Smadar Rosensweig discusses the Pshat and Drash levels of Megilas Esther: link (audio)R Joshua Flug examines the relationship between Matanos L’Evonim and Mishloach Manos: link (PDF), and why we don’t recite Halel on Purim: link (PDF) R Mordechai Willig and R Yona Reiss discusses the notion of intoxication on Purim: link 1 (audio), link 2 (PDF)R Yonasan Sacks reminds us that Purim teaches us to recognize and appreciate the yad Hashem in times of hester panim: linkR Moshe Schwerd discusses why Kabalas HaTorah is the essence of Purim: linkFor those who wish to begin reviewing Hilcos Pesach on Purim: link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4, link 5, link 6, link 7, link 8
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