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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Re'eh - How relevant is idolatry today? Re'eh 82 min
Re'eh - Idolatry and atheism - rejection of the yoke of the A-mighty (VPQ very poor audio quality) Re'eh 94 min
Re'eh - Idolatry and foreign influences Re'eh 75 min
Re'eh - Mitzvas Tzedakah Re'eh 77 min
Re'eh - Strengthen oneself in mitzvahs; the reward of mitzvahs Re'eh 52 min
Re'eh - The 12 Nasiem (Princes)(4 of 6*): Don- (*see comment for next Part) Re'eh 77 min
Re'eh - The belief in alien ideologies. Re'eh 95 min
Re'eh - The exile, the redemption, and the seed of David Re'eh 76 min
Re'eh - The great mitzvah of charity - why is it called "tzedakah"? Re'eh 68 min
Re'eh - The mitzvah of simchas yom tov (rejoicing on the festivals) Re'eh 71 min
Re'eh - The Three Chagim Re'eh 65 min
Re'eh - You shall walk after your Lord: The obligation of perfecting one's character and personality Re'eh 70 min
Re'eh 1981 - Untitled (end of shiur cut off) Re'eh 70 min
Shoftim - "A single witness shall not stand up to testify against his fellow man." Shoftim 89 min
Shoftim - "We are not to pay heed to voices from heaven - the Torah has already been given to us from Mount Sinai." Shoftim 66 min
Shoftim - "You shall not cut down a fruit tree." The prohibition and concept of wanton destruction Shoftim 77 min
Shoftim - "You shall not destroy the tree..." Wanton Destruction Shoftim 55 min
Shoftim - A single witness shall not stand up against any man Shoftim 49 min
Shoftim - Faith versus wisdom; principles of decision making Shoftim 74 min
Shoftim - Monarchy Shoftim 77 min
Shoftim - Rabbi Meir says, "Whoever learns Torah for its own sake merits many things." Shoftim 57 min
Shoftim - Sorcery and superstitious practices Shoftim 93 min
Shoftim - Talmid Chochem Shoftim 63 min
Shoftim - The 12 Nasiem (Princes)(5 of 6*): Asher -(*see comment for next Part) Shoftim 64 min
Shoftim - The judges, the great court, and the king Shoftim 66 min