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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Purim - And to the Jews there was light. (Esther 816) Purim 79 min
Purim - And you shall erase the name of Amalek from beneath the heavens. Do not forget. Purim 85 min
Purim - Esther Purim 79 min
Purim - Esther the queen Purim 77 min
Purim - For the Jews there was light, gladness, joy and honor. Purim 69 min
Purim - How beloved is Yisrael - to all the places of their exiles, the shechinah accompanied them Purim 99 min
Purim - Serving with trust and faith Purim 85 min
Purim - Some unique points in the danger of Haman and the miracles of Purim Purim 83 min
Purim - The antithesis of Amalek to Israel Purim 110 min
Purim - The days of Purim shall never cease from the Jewish people Purim 86 min
Purim - The origin of Haman Purim 87 min
Purim - The royalty of Mordechai and Esther Purim 88 min
Purim - The source of Haman - the tree of knowledge of good and evil Purim 72 min
Purim - There was a man from Yehudah...and from Binyamin... Purim 85 min
Purim - Two opposing forces - Mordechai & Esther from the tribe of Binyamin - and Haman from Esav & Amalek Purim 75 min
Purim - Where do we find Haman written in the Torah Purim 80 min
Purim 1982 - Untitled Purim 72 min
Purim 1983 - Untitled Purim 83 min
Purim I 1981 - Untitled Purim 84 min
Purim II 1981 - Untitled Purim 72 min
Shushan Purim - Notes of Megillas Esther Purim 45 min
Shushan Purim - Observations and insights into Megillas Esther Purim 62 min
Shushan Purim - Whoever repeats something over in the name of the one who said it, brings redemption to the world, as it is said, 'And Esther said to the king in the name of Mordechai.' Purim 52 min
Shushan Purim 1982 - Untitled Purim 61 min
Shushan Purim 1996- Observations and insights into Megillas Esther Purim 46 min