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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Vayakheil - "And the Princes brought the Shoham Stones ..." The quality of enthusiasm and the qualities of laziness and sluggishness Vayakhail 59 min
Vayakheil - "Go to the ant, lazy one - study her ways and become wise." Vayakhail 89 min
Vayakheil - Mahatzis-Hashekel - The Half-Shekel Vayakhail 61 min
Vayakheil - Motivation - achievement vs. idleness Vayakhail 67 min
Vayakheil - Shabbos Kodesh Vayakhail 67 min
Vayakheil - The copper fountain and the copper mirrors Vayakhail 64 min
Vayakheil - The copper mirrors that were brought for the Mishkan - the sanctity of unity of marriage Vayakhail 82 min
Vayakheil - The relationship between Shabbos and the sanctuary Vayakhail 67 min
Vayakheil - The role of women in leadership Vayakhail 77 min
Vayakheil - Those who are drawn too much to the physical world; or too much to the spiritual world Vayakhail 72 min
Vayakheil - Utilising one's yetzer horah (the evil inclination) in the service of the Almighty Vayakhail 86 min
Vayakheil-Pekudei - "Go unto the ant, lazy one, see her ways and become wise." Vayakhail 82 min
Vayakheil-Pekudei - "Six days work shall be done." "Love work and hate lordship." Vayakhail 64 min
Vayakheil-Pekudei - "Six days you shall work ..." The blessing and dignity of work. Vayakhail 62 min
Vayakheil-Pekudei - (2 of 2*)The Copper Altar (Mizbayach)-*see comment for other Part Vayakhail 64 min
Vayakheil-Pekudei-(3 of 6*) The mitzvahs which are directly or indirectly related to loshen horah (slander)-*see comment for next Part Vayakhail 75 min
Pekudei - "Bezalel the Son of Uri the Son of Hur from the tribe of Yehudah - and the completion of the Mishkan" Pekudei 75 min
Pekudei - Bracha and ayin horah (the evil eye); High profile - Low profile Pekudei 60 min
Pekudei - Modesty and privacy Pekudei 75 min
Pekudei - Physical perfection and beauty Pekudei 83 min
Pekudei - The "Mieal" (2nd Robe) of the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) atoned for loshen harah (evil tongue). Pekudei 58 min
Pekudei - The 48 attributes necessary for the acquisition of Torah (1st of a series): An explanation of the first 10 attributes. Pekudei 62 min
Pekudei - The contribution of the heart Pekudei 77 min
Pekudei - The good eye and the evil eye - a study on the powers of the human eye Pekudei 73 min
Pekudei - The level of serving the A-mighty with love Pekudei 72 min