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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Behar-Bechukosai - Why did the disciples of Rabbi Akiva die? Because they did not accord proper honor one to another Behar 75 min
Behar-Bechukosai - You shall not hurt your fellow man with your words Behar 75 min
Behar-Bechukosai 1983 - Untitled Behar 71 min
Bechukosai - "The righteous fall seven times and rise." Hardships and challenges Bechukosai 82 min
Bechukosai - How man must confront afflictions, hardships, and difficulties Bechukosai 75 min
Bechukosai - How the great Rabbi Akiva viewed man, Israel and the Torah - and their bond to the A-mighty Bechukosai 66 min
Bechukosai - Rabbi Akiva - Sefiras Ha'omer - Lag Ba'omer Bechukosai 76 min
Bechukosai - The brachos (blessings) Bechukosai 51 min
Bechukosai - The source of bracha and affliction Bechukosai 70 min
Bechukosai - The teachings of Rabbi Akiva: How to safeguard the balance and perfection of man Bechukosai 71 min
Bechukosai - To honor Torah and its wise Bechukosai 77 min
Bechukosai - You shall labor in Torah Bechukosai 70 min
Bechukosai 1981 - Untitled Bechukosai 66 min
Bamidbar - in honor of Shavuos - the mitzvah of lo sachmod (coveting); the pursuit of wealth...or to enjoy the fruits of one's hands Bamidbar 67 min
Bamidbar - The divisions of the banners in the desert Bamidbar 72 min
Bamidbar 1981 - Untitled Bamidbar 61 min
Naso - "Seek peace - and pursue it!" Naso 74 min
Naso - "Turn it over and over - for all is contained in it." Naso 61 min
Naso - (2 of 3*) Rabbi Meir says, "All who study Torah for its own sake...the entire world is indebted to him..."-(*see comment for next Part) Naso 53 min
Naso - Birchas kohanim Naso 65 min
Naso - How great is peace Naso 62 min
Naso - R' Simloe Expounded: "613 Mitzvahs were dictated to Moshe - 365 negative commandments corresponding to the days of the sun; 248 Positive commandments corresponding to the parts of the Human Being." Naso 43 min
Naso - Rabbi Meir says, "All who study Torah for her own sake will merit many gifts." Naso 57 min
Naso - The 48 attributes necessary for the acquisition of Torah (5th of a series): Nos. 31-35 Naso 66 min
Naso - The 48 attributes necessary for the acquisition of Torah (6th of a series): Nos. 36 (one should distance himself from honor) Naso 56 min