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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Bereishis (1 of 6) - Notes on the 7 days of creation. Bereishis 65 min
Bereishis (2 of 6)- 1. The naming of the wildlife by Adom; 2. It is not good for man to be alone...; 3. The serpent was the wisest of all wildlife Bereishis 72 min
Bereishis (3 of 6)- And the woman said, "We are not allowed to eat nor touch the fruit of the tree..." Bereishis 64 min
Bereishis (4 of 6)- The tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil Bereishis 64 min
Bereishis (5 of 6)- "And the A-mighty called to man and said, where are you?" Commentary on this section, as well as on the punishments that were given to the serpent, the woman, and the man Bereishis 80 min
Bereishis (6 of 6)- The sons of Adom and Chavah - Kayen (Cain), Hevel (Abel), and Shes - and their generations. Bereishis 90 min
Bereishis - (1 of 5) Creation - "In the beginning G-d created the Heaven and the earth" Bereishis 79 min
Bereishis - (2 of 5) Creation - "And the earth was without form and void - and darkness was on the face of the depths - and the spirit of G-d hovered over the face of the waters." Bereishis 83 min
Bereishis - (3 of 5) Creation - Day 2: The creation of the firmament. The separation of the lower waters from the higher waters. Day 3: The gathering together of the waters to form the sea and the dry land. Bereishis 69 min
Bereishis - (4 of 5) Creation - Day 4: "Let there be lights in the heavenly sky to divide between the Day and the Night." Day 5: "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures and fowl fly above the earth ..." Day 6: "Let Bereishis 63 min
Bereishis - (5 of 5) Creation - the creation of man Bereishis 89 min
Bereishis - Adom & Eve and the Garden of Eden Bereishis 65 min
Bereishis - Noach - Lech Lecha 1981 - Untitled Bereishis 63 min
Noach - Noach, the flood, and the ten generations that preceded him Noach 82 min
Noach - The Tower of Bavel and the generation that became divided Noach 77 min
Lech Lecha - "And there shall be light." This refers to Avraham Lech Lecha 69 min
Lech Lecha - 1) The blessings which were bestowed on Avraham and his seed; (2) His individual distinction Lech Lecha 64 min
Lech Lecha - Avraham & Sarah - teachers of Torah and builders of people Lech Lecha 63 min
Lech Lecha - Bris bein habesarim (the covenant between the parts of the animals) Lech Lecha 67 min
Lech Lecha - Bris Milah: "And this is my covenant...every male amongst you shall be circumcised." Lech Lecha 60 min
Lech Lecha - In the merit of Avraham the world was created Lech Lecha 74 min
Lech Lecha - The brachos given to Avraham, and the bracha "And I will make your name great." Lech Lecha 72 min
Lech Lecha - The covenant and mitvah of Bris Milah Lech Lecha 78 min
Lech Lecha - The greatness of Avraham Lech Lecha 65 min
Lech Lecha - Why does the Torah begin with the creation? Why was the word "good" not said on the second day of creation? Why was Noach permitted to consume flesh? Avraham - the root of Yisrael. Lech Lecha 53 min