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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Shushan Purim 2000 - Untitled Purim 60 min
80th Yartzeit of Rav Elazer Gordon, zl, Rav of the town of Telshe and founder and head of its yeshivah Machshava 46 min
A decade ends - a new one dawns Machshava 26 min
A world in trouble Machshava 49 min
And you shall be an empire of princes and a sanctified nation. Machshava 46 min
Are women succeeding in their unique roles of leadership and influence A Torah Perspective Machshava 63 min
Ecology - The crumbling of environment - whose responsibility - a Torah perspective Machshava 68 min
Eighteen women who changed the course of history Machshava 63 min
Faith, Trust & Optimism - those unique and motivating powers of the Jewish people Machshava 74 min
Have the Liberals of the West gone too far Machshava 82 min
Hespid for two leaders of the generation - R' Yaakov Kaminetsky, zl, and R' Moshe Feinstein, zl Machshava 102 min
Jewish Survival - To Survive As a Jew Machshava 59 min
Just how important is shalom bayis Machshava 63 min
Letter of the Vilna Gaon (abbreviated; see Yom Kippur - The letter of the Vilna Gaon) Machshava 61 min
Our Lithuanian Torah Heritage Machshava 64 min
Positive thinking - positive living Machshava 55 min
Profiles of Leadership Machshava 45 min
Reflections as a student of the Telshe Yeshivah from 1953 to 1962 Machshava 66 min
Rosh Chodesh Dinner - The Teachings of Rav Mordechai Gifter, zl, the late Telzer Rosh HaYeshivah (for the full hespid for Rav Gifter, see" The Teachings of Rav Mordechai Gifter, zl, the late Telzer Rosh HaYeshivah") Machshava 53 min
Suicide, abortion, manslaughter, murder - the value of human life - the Torah viewpoint Machshava 94 min
The breakdown of marriage and the home - its roots and causes Machshava 104 min
The Holocaust Machshava 109 min
The Indian Ocean Earthquake (the Tsunami) - The day the waters came out of the sea Machshava 106 min
The Liberated Woman - A Torah Perspective Machshava 111 min
The Polarization of the Jewish People - Its Benefits & Dangers Machshava 58 min