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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Toldos - Esav who is compared to the swine and the wild boar Toldos 75 min
Toldos - Sarah and Rivkah Toldos 64 min
Toldos - Sarah and Rivkah - Two women who defended the destiny of Israel Toldos 69 min
Toldos - The A-mighty said of Esav: "He might be great in your eyes, but he is very small and insignificant in My eyes." Toldos 53 min
Toldos - The birth and growth of Yaakov and Esav Toldos 74 min
Toldos - The distinction between Yaakov and Esav Toldos 69 min
Toldos - The power of Esav Toldos 84 min
Toldos - The three forefathers: Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov Toldos 73 min
Toldos - Yaakov & Esav: "There was yet another holiday which would take place in Rome once every 70 years..." Toldos 66 min
Toldos - Yaakov and Esav Toldos 77 min
Toldos - Yaakov and Esav: Israel and Rome Toldos 93 min
Toldos - Yitzchak - the pillar of fear and awe Toldos 73 min
Toldos 1979 - Untitled Toldos 70 min
Toldos 1981 - Untitled Toldos 67 min
Vayeitzei - "And Yaakov went out of Beer Sheva." Vayeitzei 71 min
Vayeitzei - "Therefore, she (Rochel), called his name Don." The first of the sons of the maidservants Vayeitzei 79 min
Vayeitzei - 1) The profound influence an individual has on his community; 2) Business integrity Vayeitzei 86 min
Vayeitzei - And Leah called his name Reuven "because Hashem has seen my suffering and now my husband will love me." Vayeitzei 84 min
Vayeitzei - And Yaakov left Be'er Sheva and went to Charan Vayeitzei 64 min
Vayeitzei - Avraham brought old age to the world; Yitzchak brought physical affliction; and Yaakov brought sickness. Vayeitzei 67 min
Vayeitzei - Our tefillos (morning, afternoon, and evening prayer) were enacted by our forefathers Vayeitzei 91 min
Vayeitzei - Rachel and Leah - both who built the House of Israel Vayeitzei 79 min
Vayeitzei - The great principles of the ladder Vayeitzei 52 min
Vayeitzei - The perfection and totality of Yaakov Vayeitzei 82 min
Vayeitzei - The qualities and completeness of Yaakov Vayeitzei 75 min