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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Shavuos 1982 - Untitled Shavuos 89 min
Shavuos 1986- The 48 qualities one must possess to acquire the Crown of Torah (selected) Shavuos 98 min
Shavuos 1986- The 48 qualities one must possess to acquire the Crown of Torah (selected) Shavuos 93 min
Tisha B'av (end cut off) 1981 - Untitled Tisha B'Av 93 min
Tisha B'av - And after seven years the descendant of David will come. Tisha B'Av 67 min
Tisha B'av - Anti-Semitism Tisha B'Av 73 min
Tisha B'av - Eretz Yisrael - Yerushalayim - Beis Hamikdash Tisha B'Av 79 min
Tisha B'av - Eretz Yisrael and the Mikdash Tisha B'Av 95 min
Tisha B'av - Groundless hatred - slander - quarrels Tisha B'Av 80 min
Tisha B'av - Jerusalem was destroyed because of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza Tisha B'Av 66 min
Tisha B'av - Kamtza and Bar Kamtza II Tisha B'Av 77 min
Tisha B'av - Rabbi Akiva and the son of Yosef Tisha B'Av 93 min
Tisha B'av - The generation in which the son of David will come Tisha B'Av 80 min
Tisha B'av - The great prohibition of slander (loshen horah) Tisha B'Av 105 min
Tisha B'av - The greatness of our Beis Hamikdash and the hatred of the nations towards Yisrael Tisha B'Av 69 min
Tisha B'av - The speech of man Tisha B'Av 71 min
Tisha B'av - The story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza Tisha B'Av 78 min
Tisha B'av - When will the fallen one come The birth pangs of Moshiach Tisha B'Av 61 min
Tisha B'av 1982 - Untitled Tisha B'Av 83 min
Tisha B'av 1983 - Untitled Tisha B'Av 87 min
Rosh Hoshana - Because you did not serve the Lord your G-d with joyfulness and gladness of heart when all was abundant. Rosh Hashanah 65 min
Rosh Hoshana - Fortunate is the nation who understands the sound of the shofar. (end of shiur cut off) Rosh Hashanah 91 min
Rosh Hoshana - Man was created imperfect - so that he may use his life seeking perfection Rosh Hashanah 70 min
Rosh Hoshana - Man was created to stand upright - with the ability to bow downward Rosh Hashanah 76 min
Rosh Hoshana - Out of the depths I have called upon You. The power of prayer Rosh Hashanah 73 min