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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Vayeitzei - Yaakov - the pillar of Torah Vayeitzei 74 min
Vayeitzei 1979 - Untitled Vayeitzei 72 min
Vayishlach - "And Dinah, the daughter of Leah...went out to see the daughters of the land." Vayishlach 69 min
Vayishlach - "There was yet another holiday which would take place in Rome once every 70 years..." Vayishlach 61 min
Vayishlach - And a man wrestled with Yaakov...and he injured his thigh. Additional insights and clarification on the subject of the struggle of Yaakov with the prince of Esav (continues from PH86, but may be listened to independently) (PQ poor audio qual Vayishlach 73 min
Vayishlach - Esav's hatred for Yaakov Vayishlach 63 min
Vayishlach - Frumkeit or Erlichkeit; Frumkeit or Torah Vayishlach 80 min
Vayishlach - The 12 Sons of Yaakov - An explanation into the six sons of Leah Vayishlach 83 min
Vayishlach - The confrontation of Yaakov with Esav Vayishlach 79 min
Vayishlach - The meeting of Yaakov and Esav Vayishlach 91 min
Vayishlach - The struggle of Yaakov with the prince of Esav Vayishlach 71 min
Vayishlach 1979 - Untitled Vayishlach 66 min
Vayeshev - (1 of 2*)Yosef and Yehudah(*see comment for other Part) Vayeshev 72 min
Vayeshev - And Yisrael loved Yosef from all of his sons, because he was the son of his old age, and he made for him a cloak of many colors Vayeshev 70 min
Vayeshev - Joseph and his Brothers Vayeshev 69 min
Vayeshev - Yosef and Binyamin Vayeshev 71 min
Vayeshev - Yosef the righteous Vayeshev 69 min
Vayeshev 1979 - Untitled Vayeshev 79 min
Vayigash - Yosef revealing himself to his brethren; the eighth day of Chanukah Vayigash 73 min
Vayigash -(2 of 2*)Yosef and Yehudah - (*see comment for other Part) Vayigash 84 min
Shemos - From Yosef to the Exodus Shemos 79 min
Shemos - The birth of Moshe Rabbeinu and his youth Shemos 61 min
Va'era - The ten plagues Va'eira 59 min
Va'era - The Ten Plagues(1 of 4*): ‘Blood, Frogs, Lice, Wild Beasts.' (*see comment for next Part) Va'eira 86 min
Va'era - Various observations on the sedrah - including: Why did the A-Mighty prolong the process of the Exodus for a full year Va'eira 71 min