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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Korach - "And you shall not be like Korach and his congregation." Korach 74 min
Korach - Korach challenges Moshe Rabbeinu: How great is peace; how hated is dissension Korach 85 min
Korach - Strife Korach 72 min
Korach - The unity of Yisrael Korach 113 min
Korach 1981 - Untitled Korach 70 min
Korach 1983 - Untitled Korach 73 min
Chukas - "And he struck the rock..." The link between the undesirable quality of anger and "...you did not believe in Me." Chukas 79 min
Chukas 1983 - Untitled Chukas 54 min
Balak - A good eye, a humble spirit, and contentment are the qualities of the disciples of our father Avraham. An evil eye, an arrogant spirit, and discontentment are the qualities of the disciples of Bilam the evil one Balak 64 min
Balak - The brachos of Bilam Balak 69 min
Balak - The qualities of Avraham - a good eye, a humble spirit, satisfaction with one's lot - versus the qualities of Bilam Balak 67 min
Balak 1981 - Untitled Balak 67 min
Pinchas - "One lamb you shall offer in the morning, the other lamb you shall offer in the afternoon." The prayers were designed and structured in accordance with these sacrifices Pinchas 68 min
Pinchas - A Leader in Israel: The appointment of Yehoshua Pinchas 77 min
Pinchas - Korbanos Hamoadim - the national sacrifices that were brought at pre-established times Pinchas 82 min
Pinchas - Moshe to Yehoshua: The continuity and qualities of leadership Pinchas 82 min
Pinchas - Pinchas the son of Elazer the son of Aaron HaKohen Pinchas 62 min
Pinchas - Pinchas the zealot Pinchas 66 min
Pinchas - Pinchas' zeal and militancy and Aaron's pursuit of peace Pinchas 75 min
Pinchas - Principles of leadership Pinchas 72 min
Pinchas - Qualities of leadership - a leader in Israel Pinchas 69 min
Pinchas - Rosh Chodesh - the New Moon Pinchas 82 min
Pinchas - The appointment of Yehoshua, the servant of Moshe Pinchas 70 min
Pinchas - The Daughters of Tzlofchad Pinchas 68 min
Pinchas - The individual identity and sanctity of Israel - Intermarriage and Assimilation Pinchas 61 min