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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Pekudei - The Mishkan (Sanctuary) and the Torah Pekudei 56 min
Pekudei 1981 - Untitled (VPQ - very poor audio quality) (beginning of shiur cut off) Pekudei 65 min
Vayikra - Korbanos (sacrifices) Vayikra 82 min
Shemini - "This is the animal that you shall eat...." The Torah perspective towards kashrus Shemini 67 min
Shemini - Boshes - the quality of bashfulness/shyness Shemini 74 min
Shemini - Forbidden Foods Shemini 77 min
Shemini - Forbidden foods - a Torah perspective Shemini 82 min
Shemini - The death of the sons of Aaron and the strange fire which was not commanded Shemini 76 min
Shemini 1981 - Untitled Shemini 60 min
Acharei Mos - "Kedoshim teheyu" - sanctify yourselves even in that which is permissible to you Acharei Mos 67 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - "Sanctify yourselves for I am kedoshim (sanctified)." What is the meaning of this? Acharei Mos 70 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - "You shall not place a stumbling block before the blind." Acharei Mos 69 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - "You shall separate yourselves from the nations - to be for Me." "Your separations & mitzvahs shall be for me." Acharei Mos 71 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - Promiscuity Acharei Mos 56 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - Rechilus (tale bearing) Acharei Mos 78 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - The mitzvah to admonish and redirect your fellow man Acharei Mos 83 min
Acharei Mos-Kedoshim - You shall love your fellow man as yourself - this is the great principle of the Torah Acharei Mos 70 min
Kedoshim - You shall judge every man with favor Acharei Mos 81 min
Emor - "You shall not desecrate My holy name, and you shall sanctify Me amongst the children of Israel." Emor 61 min
Emor - (1 of 2*)Korban Todah (Thanksgiving offering)(*see comment for other Part) Emor 50 min
Emor - Chilul Hashem and Kiddush Hashem (the desecration and sanctification of the A-mighty's name) Emor 76 min
Emor - How Rabbi Akiva viewed the greatness of man, of Yisrael and of Torah Emor 59 min
Emor - Lag B'Omer - instructions from Rabbi Akiva on how one may preserve his physical and spiritual possessions Emor 67 min
Emor - Lag B'omer - Rabbi Akiva's ability to rise up against all challenges Emor 65 min
Emor - Mitzvahs of Sefiras Ha'omer and Lag B'omer - the greatness of Rabbi Akiva Emor 82 min