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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Vayeira - "All mitzvahs Israel accepted upon themselves with joy - as, for example, Bris Milah - they still fulfil with joy." Vayeira 70 min
Vayeira - "And the people of Sodom were very evil and sinful." Vayeira 71 min
Vayeira - "Ten generations from Adam to Noach....Ten generations from Noach to Avraham." Vayeira 66 min
Vayeira - Akeidas Yitzchak - the binding of Isaac Vayeira 73 min
Vayeira - Avraham - the father of a multitude of nations Vayeira 71 min
Vayeira - Avraham - The pillar of love Vayeira 66 min
Vayeira - Chesed and chasidus. The qualities of loving-kindness and saintliness Vayeira 78 min
Vayeira - Explanations and insights into the following three principles: 1. The quality of chesed - loving-kindness; 2. The righteous say little but do much; 3. The bringing of peace and harmony between man and wife and the mitzvah to say an untruth fo Vayeira 67 min
Vayeira - Hagar and Yishmael Vayeira 82 min
Vayeira - Harbatzas HaTorah - Expanding the light of Torah Vayeira 77 min
Vayeira - Many mitzvahs and laws that one can learn from the visit of the three angels to Avraham Vayeira 76 min
Vayeira - Mitzvas bikkur cholim - caring for the sick Vayeira 79 min
Vayeira - Mitzvas chesed Vayeira 63 min
Vayeira - The binding of Yitzchak Vayeira 76 min
Vayeira - The chesed of Avraham Vayeira 73 min
Vayeira - The chesed of Avraham - the quality of giving of oneself: what we can learn from this regarding ourselves and our children Vayeira 75 min
Vayeira - The great mitzvah of bikur cholim - visiting and caring for the sick Vayeira 77 min
Vayeira - The great mitzvah of receiving wayfarers Vayeira 76 min
Vayeira - The wisdom of derech eretz Vayeira 76 min
Vayeira - The wisdom of derech eretz (the way of the land) Vayeira 68 min
Vayeira - With ten great trials our forefather Avraham was tested Vayeira 78 min
Vayeira 1979 - Untitled Vayeira 63 min
Vayeira 1982 - Untitled Vayeira 55 min
Vayeira- (1 of 3*) Moshe Rabbeinu-The beginnings of the great redeemer-(*see comment for next Part) Vayeira 58 min
Chayei Sara - "And Avraham was old, well advanced in years and G-d blessed Avraham with everything." Chayei Sarah 59 min