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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Ma'asei - The taking of innocent lives Massai 84 min
Ma'asei - The value of human life from the Torah viewpoint Massai 78 min
Ma'asei 1981 - Untitled Massai 72 min
Va'eschanan - "And Jerusalem and the Beis Hamikdash shall fall into the hands of a king." Va'eschanan 55 min
Va'eschanan - "Let me cross the Jordan and see the land of goodness (Eretz Yisrael), the mountain of goodness (Yerushalayim) and the Levonan (The Beis Hamikdash)." Va'eschanan 66 min
Va'eschanan - "Shema Yisroel, Hashem Elokeinu, Hashem Echad." Va'eschanan 79 min
Va'eschanan - "There were never such days of Yomim Tovim for Yisrael as the 15th of Av and Yom HaKippurim..." Va'eschanan 68 min
Va'eschanan - Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel), Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), and the Beis Hamikdash (Temple) Va'eschanan 63 min
Va'eschanan - Talmud Torah (the study and teaching of the Torah) Va'eschanan 76 min
Va'eschanan - The great mitzvah of Talmud Torah - the study of the Torah Va'eschanan 65 min
Va'eschanan - The mitzvah of "You shall teach your children." Va'eschanan 79 min
Va'eschanan - The mitzvah of kri'as shema with an emphasis on the concept of "Yichud Hashem" (the underlying fundamental principle of the "oneness of Hashem") Va'eschanan 73 min
Va'eschanan - The mitzvah of teaching Torah to your children Va'eschanan 76 min
Va'eschanan - There were never such days of rejoicing for Israel as the 15th of Av and Yom Hakippurim Va'eschanan 65 min
Va'eschanan - Tinokis shel beis raban. "And you shall teach your children." Va'eschanan 73 min
Va'eschanan - Veshenantam levanecha (And you shall teach your children) Va'eschanan 72 min
Va'eschanan - When a person should be afraid and when he should place his trust in Hashem Va'eschanan 57 min
Va'eschanan - You shall love the L-d your G-d with all of your heart... Va'eschanan 66 min
Va'eschanan 1981 - Untitled Va'eschanan 68 min
Eikev - "All is in the hands of Heaven - except the fear of Heaven." Eikev 56 min
Eikev - "All is in the hands of heaven - except the fear of heaven." Eikev 80 min
Eikev - "All is in the hands of heaven except the fear of heaven." The unique ability given only to man to choose between good and evil Eikev 71 min
Eikev - "Lest you become arrogant and forget..." The qualities of arrogance and humility Eikev 78 min
Eikev - "There were never such days of yomim tovim for Yisrael as Yom Hakippurim and the 15th of Av" Eikev 62 min
Eikev - "You shall eat and be satisfied and bless the Lord your G-d." The obligation to show appreciation Eikev 85 min