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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Yom Kippur - The child in his mother's womb is folded over like an account book and in the position of a thinker Yom Kippur 83 min
Yom Kippur - The distinction of man - the power of speech Yom Kippur 101 min
Yom Kippur - The letter of the Vilna Gaon Yom Kippur 105 min
Yom Kippur - The power of teshuvah Yom Kippur 65 min
Yom Kippur - The sanctification and desecration of the A-mighty's name Yom Kippur 94 min
Yom Kippur - The unique mitzvah of chesed (loving kindness) Yom Kippur 86 min
Yom Kippur - To come close to the A-mighty Yom Kippur 68 min
Yom Kippur - To what the child is likened in the womb of his mother Yom Kippur 95 min
Yom Kippur 1980- Untitled Yom Kippur 79 min
Yom Kippur 1981 - Untitled Yom Kippur 80 min
Yom Kippur 1982 - Untitled Yom Kippur 86 min
Chanukah - An eight day miracle Chanukah 81 min
Chanukah - And those who wish to beautify the mitzvah Chanukah 80 min
Chanukah - The Greek Empire challenges Yisrael - the miracle of Chanukah Chanukah 83 min
Chanukah - The light of Chanukah Chanukah 87 min
Chanukah - The struggle between the wisdom of the Greek Empire and the wisdom of Toras Yisrael Chanukah 93 min
Chanukah - The struggle of Israel against the Greek Empire Chanukah 80 min
Chanukah - The wisdom of Torah Chanukah 69 min
Chanukah - To make public the miracle of Chanukah Chanukah 81 min
Chanukah - What is Chanukah Chanukah 84 min
Chanukah - Why did the miracle of Chanukah last for eight days Chanukah 76 min
Chanukah 1980 - Untitled (end cut off) Chanukah 90 min
Chanukah 1981 - Untitled Chanukah 85 min
Purim - And it was contemptible for Haman to harm Mordechai alone, for he was told which nation Mordechai was from. Purim 64 min
Purim - And they brought Haman with a great hurriedness. An insight into the miracle of Purim Purim 83 min