Rabbi Azriel Chaim Goldfein

Rabbi Azriel Chaim Goldfein established and headed the first Yeshiva in South Africa, the Yeshivah Gedolah of Johannesburg. Rabbi Goldfein studied in Telz Yeshiva, under great rabbonim who survived the Holocaust, and was a lifelong talmid muvhak of Rabbi Mordechai Gifter. During this time, he developed a "love of and profound knowledge of" the writings of the Maharal of Prague. With his wife Clarice Goldfein, he came to South Africa from the United States in 1972, "with a mission to establish an authentic, world-class yeshiva... for the training of South African rabbis for South Africa", and "Yeshivah Gedolah" was established the next year, originally based at the Yeshiva College of South Africa. The Yeshivah's derech is built on "Telshe derech", stressing Mussar and Derech eretz alongside Talmud study. In a complementary fashion, the derech of the Maharal influences the Yeshivah's approach to learning, and more particularly, its Hashkafa.
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Trumah-(2 of 6*) The mitzvahs which are directly or indirectly related to loshen horah (slander)-*see comment for next Part Terumah 82 min
Tetzaveh - "And you shall make garments of sanctity for your brother Aaron for honor and beauty." The virtue of physical beauty and perfection Tetzaveh 68 min
Tetzaveh - "Just as the sacrifices atoned, so did the priestly garments atone." Tetzaveh 64 min
Tetzaveh - (2 of 2*)The beauty, perfection, and wisdoms of the physical world- (*see comment for next Part) Tetzaveh 89 min
Tetzaveh - Commitment, consistency and stability in the service of the A-mighty Tetzaveh 70 min
Tetzaveh - Stability - consistency - continuity Tetzaveh 61 min
Tetzaveh - The garments of the Kohen Gadol (high priest) and the Chosen Mishpat (breastplate of judgment) Tetzaveh 70 min
Tetzaveh - The garments of the Kohen Gadol: As the sacrifices atoned, so did the garments atone Tetzaveh 75 min
Tetzaveh - The Menorah Tetzaveh 64 min
Tetzaveh - What was the purpose of the garments of the Kohen Gadol? Tetzaveh 61 min
Tetzaveh 1981 - Untitled (VPQ - very poor audio quality) Tetzaveh 71 min
Ki Sisa - "The giving of the Torah to Moshe and Yisrael is likened to the giving of a kallah to her chosson" Ki Sisa 65 min
Ki Sisa - Guest Lecturer Rabbi Kook Ki Sisa 74 min
Ki Sisa - Sanctity and the secularisation of the world Ki Sisa 81 min
Ki Sisa - Shabbos Ki Sisa 71 min
Ki Sisa - Shabbos Kodesh - "It is a sign between myself and yourselves..." Ki Sisa 60 min
Ki Sisa - The evil eye and the qualities of modesty and privacy Ki Sisa 83 min
Ki Sisa - The Golden Calf Ki Sisa 69 min
Ki Sisa - The golden calf and Purim Ki Sisa 55 min
Ki Sisa - The golden calf and the yetzer harah (the force of evil in man) Ki Sisa 69 min
Ki Sisa - The golden calf and what one can learn from this Ki Sisa 85 min
Ki Sisa - The half-shekel Ki Sisa 64 min
Ki Sisa - The power of the yetzer harah (the evil inclination) Ki Sisa 63 min
Ki Sisa - The power of the yetzer horah (the evil inclination) Ki Sisa 83 min
Vayakheil - "And the bringing of the requirements of (shekolim) for the Mishkan (sanctuary) was sufficient ...more than sufficient." The unique mitzvah of tzedakah (charity) Vayakhail 84 min