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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Ki Savo - The unique mitzvah of "walking in His ways" Ki Savo 66 min
Ki Savo - To serve the A-mighty with joy and a full heart Ki Savo 83 min
Ki Savo - To serve the Almighty with joy Ki Savo 76 min
Ki Savo - When you bring the first fruits, you should proclaim with a loud voice... Ki Savo 82 min
Ki Savo - Which world is better: this world or the next world? Ki Savo 63 min
Ki Savo 1981 - Untitled Ki Savo 57 min
Ki Savo- (6 of 6*) The mitzvahs which are directly and indirectly related to loshen horah (slander)-*see comment for other Parts Ki Savo 61 min
Nitzavim - "This mitzvah (the understanding of the Torah) is not beyond you...but very close to you in your mouth and your heart to fulfil." Nitzavim 60 min
Nitzavim - All of Yisrael are responsible for one another. Nitzavim 73 min
Nitzavim - It is concealed from all life - even from the Creatures on high, but it is revealed to Israel. Nitzavim 74 min
Nitzavim-Vayelech - "Behold today I have placed before you life and goodness; death and evil." The power of free choice Nitzavim 75 min
Nitzavim-Vayelech - The teaching of Torah Nitzavim 61 min
Pesach - And you shall eat the Pesach (paschal lamb) in great haste. Pesach 67 min
Pesach - And you shall sanctify for me all of your firstborns... Pesach 69 min
Pesach - Arbah koses - the four cups of wine Pesach 96 min
Pesach - Egypt's enslavement of Israel and Moshe Rabbeinu Pesach 95 min
Pesach - If the A-mighty would have taken us out of Egypt and not have judged the Egyptians, it would have been sufficient (dayeinu) Pesach 89 min
Pesach - Moshe Rabbeinu - Moshe our teacher Pesach 86 min
Pesach - Remember this day on which you went out of Egypt from the house of slavery... Pesach 66 min
Pesach - Roots - Identity - Individuality Pesach 83 min
Pesach - Serving the A-mighty with zeal and motivation Pesach 67 min
Pesach - The children of Israel were fruitful, increased abundantly, multiplied and waxed mighty. The great mitzvah of having children Pesach 83 min
Pesach - The forces of zrisus - zeal; enthusiasm; motivation; and their relationship to chairus - freedom Pesach 82 min
Pesach - The mitzvah of the four cups of wine Pesach 59 min
Pesach - The splitting of the Red Sea Pesach 88 min