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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Beha'aloscha -(3 of 3*) Rabbi Meir says, "All who study Torah for its own sake merits many things..."-(*see comment for other Parts) Beha'aloscha 54 min
Beha'aloscha 1981 - Untitled Beha'aloscha 45 min
Beha'aloscha(1 of 2) - "And when war will come into your land ... you shall blow the trumpets." Beha'aloscha 61 min
Beha'aloscha(2 of 2) - "And when war will come into your land ... you shall blow the trumpets." Beha'aloscha 66 min
Shelach - "...And you shall make tzitzis on the corners of your garments..." Shelach 79 min
Shelach - "They were all men of stature, the heads of the sons of Israel." Shelach 73 min
Shelach - (1 of 2)The power of the tongue Shelach 65 min
Shelach - (2 of 2)The power of the tongue Shelach 68 min
Shelach - (2 of 2*)"And when you go to war in your land...You shall blow on the trumpets." -(*see comment for other Part) Shelach 68 min
Shelach - Ayin Tovah (a good eye) Shelach 48 min
Shelach - Loshen horah (slander) - the evil tongue Shelach 74 min
Shelach - Mitzvas tzitzis Shelach 61 min
Shelach - The 12 Nasiem (Princes)(3 of 6*): Ephraim, Menashe, Binyamin- (*see comment for next Part) Shelach 63 min
Shelach - The episode of the spies - and the many principles we can learn from this Shelach 73 min
Shelach - The mitzvah of tzitzis Shelach 60 min
Shelach - The power of speech Shelach 61 min
Shelach - The principles we can learn from the incident of the spies - a three day journey which turned into a forty year tragedy Shelach 69 min
Shelach - The spies Shelach 76 min
Shelach - The Spies Shelach 83 min
Shelach - Three great principles one can learn from the episode of the meraglim (spies) Shelach 84 min
Shelach - Through the act of the spies the decree was sealed that our forefathers would not enter the land of Israel Shelach 78 min
Shelach - What did the spies see? Shelach 60 min
Shelach 1981 - Untitled Shelach 74 min
Shelach 1983 - Untitled Shelach 77 min
Shelach-(4 of 6*) The mitzvahs which are directly and indirectly related to loshen horah (slander)-*see comment for next Part Shelach 75 min