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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Shoftim - The mitzvah of the eglah arufah (the calf which is killed) and of escorting a wayfarer Shoftim 81 min
Shoftim - The pursuit of justice Shoftim 57 min
Shoftim - The rebellious judge Shoftim 68 min
Shoftim - To walk with the A-mighty in full trust Shoftim 68 min
Shoftim - Torah and magic Shoftim 85 min
Shoftim - You shall place judges throughout your cities Shoftim 63 min
Shoftim - You shall walk with full and complete trust in the A-mighty Shoftim 83 min
Shoftim 1981 - Untitled Shoftim 68 min
Ki Setzei - "...and you see amongst the captives a beautiful woman..." The Torah has considered the human weaknesses of man Ki Setzei 73 min
Ki Setzei - "Amon and Moav shall not be allowed to enter into the congregation of G-d; but you shall not deny entry to an Egyptian..." Ki Setzei 82 min
Ki Setzei - "And they did not fear Hashem." Is it necessary to fear Hashem, or just to be "good"? Ki Setzei 88 min
Ki Setzei - "And you see amongst the captives a beautiful woman...." Ki Setzei 71 min
Ki Setzei - "One mitzvah draws another mitzvah; one transgression draws another transgression." Ki Setzei 75 min
Ki Setzei - "Remember what the Lord did to Miriam on the way, as you came forth out of Egypt" Ki Setzei 65 min
Ki Setzei - "You shall send away the mother (bird) and the children take for yourselves." The reason for mitzvahs Ki Setzei 68 min
Ki Setzei - (1 of 2)The mitzvah of gemilus chesed (acts of kindness) Ki Setzei 62 min
Ki Setzei - He who causes others to act sinfully, and he who causes others to act meritoriously Ki Setzei 61 min
Ki Setzei - Health - the mitzvah of protecting one's health and self discipline over one's body Ki Setzei 78 min
Ki Setzei - How great is the respect for the human being which takes precedence over many mitzvahs of the Torah Ki Setzei 81 min
Ki Setzei - Human dignity and honor Ki Setzei 75 min
Ki Setzei - Loshen horah (slander) and tale bearing Ki Setzei 83 min
Ki Setzei - Loshen horah, slander, and tale-bearing Ki Setzei 75 min
Ki Setzei - Marriage, Home, Children Ki Setzei 68 min
Ki Setzei - Mitzvas Yifas To’ar - the beautiful captive; The Torah addresses human weaknesses Ki Setzei 95 min
Ki Setzei - Rechilus (tale bearing) Ki Setzei 75 min