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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Rosh Hoshana - The disciples of Rebbe Zakkai asked, In what merit have you lived so long Rosh Hashanah 92 min
Rosh Hoshana - The Jewish quality of charity (tzedakah) Rosh Hashanah 94 min
Rosh Hoshana - The Kingship of the A-mighty Rosh Hashanah 62 min
Rosh Hoshana - The unborn child is forced to take an oath, You shall be righteous and you shall not be wicked. (PQ poor audio quality) Rosh Hashanah 80 min
Rosh Hoshana - The unending expanse of a person's soul Rosh Hashanah 67 min
Rosh Hoshana - To David the Almighty is my light - this refers to Rosh Hoshana Rosh Hashanah 90 min
Rosh Hoshana - To David the Almighty is my light...whom shall I fear Rosh Hashanah 60 min
Rosh Hoshana - What is the upright path that man shall choose for himself Rosh Hashanah 88 min
Rosh Hoshana - Which world is greater Rosh Hashanah 73 min
Rosh Hoshana - Who is the wise person Who is the strong person Who is the wealthy person Who is the honored person Rosh Hashanah 69 min
Rosh Hoshana - Yitzchak was named because of laughter Rosh Hashanah 84 min
Rosh Hoshana 1980 - Untitled Rosh Hashanah 75 min
Rosh Hoshana 1981 - Untitled Rosh Hashanah 82 min
Rosh Hoshana 1982 - Untitled Rosh Hashanah 85 min
Rosh Hoshana 1984- The phenomenon of prayer Rosh Hashanah 100 min
Rosh Hoshana 1997- The phenomenon of prayer (tefilah) Rosh Hashanah 90 min
Yom Kippur - ...We declare it lawful to pray together with those who have transgressed. A love which is independent of all factors will never cease. Yom Kippur 66 min
Yom Kippur - A good heart - A pure heart. Mitzvahs of the heart Yom Kippur 96 min
Yom Kippur - David and Batsheva Yom Kippur 92 min
Yom Kippur - Even those of you who are 'empty from mitzvahs' are full of mitzvahs like the pomegranate is full of seeds. Yom Kippur 92 min
Yom Kippur - Give heed to the direction in which you walk. Yom Kippur 75 min
Yom Kippur - I have seen those who continually grow...but they are few and far between. Yom Kippur 92 min
Yom Kippur - On the tenth day of the seventh month shall be Yom HaKippurim.... What is the significance of the seventh month, of the tenth day, of all numbers Yom Kippur 91 min
Yom Kippur - On this day the A-mighty shall cleanse you and purify you from all of your sins... Yom Kippur 69 min
Yom Kippur - Rabbi Yehudah the Prince taught What is the upright path a person should choose for himself One which is beautiful and honorable to himself and is beautiful and honorable to others... Yom Kippur 67 min