Impurity in Life and Death
by Rav Yoel Bin Nun
The laws of impurity in the Torah all relate in some manner to death. In this shiur, we will analyze the laws of impurity in our parasha in light of medical knowledge, since the Torah does not distinguish between health of the body and health of the soul.
If a Woman has Conceived Seed
by Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein
The mitzva of circumcision relates to man within the context of the animal world but also above it.
Thursday April 27th, 1 Iyar, on the second yahrzeit of Moreinu Harav Aharon zt"l, we will have two special shiurim in the beit midrash in Harav's memory, by Rav Meir Lichtenstein and Rav Shmuel Shimoni. (Mincha at 3pm, followed by the shiurim until 17:00). A bus will then leave for the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery, where we will gather at 18:15 at Harav's gravesite. (Area 51, Lot 1). Yehi zikho barukh.
Moreinu HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l would host a 'Seudat Mashiach' as is the hassidic custom on 'Shvei Shel Pesach.' Here is the Niggun 'Yam LeYabasha' that the Rosh Yeshiva ztl would sing at that seuda.
In commemoration of the second yahrzeit of
Moreinu v'Rabeinu, HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l,
the Etzion Foundation is hosting 3 special events in the NY/NJ area.
With Rabbis Helfgot, Fridman, Taragin, and Taubes.
Wednesday Evening, April 26 in Teaneck
Thursday Afternoon, April 27 in Manhattan
and Thursday Evening, April 27 in Bergenfield
Click here for details and registration.
תנו כבוד לתורה
We invite you to participate in a hachnasat Sefer Torah, donated by the Katsch Family, whose sons, Shaltiel '01, Yishai '07 and Itamar '11 learned in yeshiva.
The Sefer Torah is dedicated in memory of Moreinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, and in memory of their grandfather, Reb Machlouf Hayoun.
The ceremony will take place on Lag Ba'Omer, Sunday May 14th, at the yeshiva, following the 3pm mincha.
To make a donation in their honor, click here.
BACK IN PRINT!!
In this volume, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein explores the development of the religious personality. He advocates a life centered on the service of God, but recognizes multiple paths to this goal. Acknowledging that both the Jewish value system and human experience are multifaceted, he examines the relevant issues from an unusually wide perspective.
Rabbi Lichtenstein’s essays reflect not only a staunch commitment to Halakha and a firm grounding in rigorous Torah study, but also a deep spirituality, a profound moral sensitivity, and a keen awareness of both the challenges and opportunities of modernity. While being enlightened by Rabbi Lichtenstein’s penetrating analyses and wide-ranging learning, the reader will also be inspired by the beauty of his vision of the religious life.
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Read about the remarkable Darkaynu program, whose male division takes place in Yeshivat Har Etzion.
What's Happening in Israel
Visits to Har Etzion by the most elite instructional institution in the IDF - The IDF Command and Staff College ("Pum") - seem to have become a tradition. Brigadier General Commander Noam Tivon explains why: "I consider Rav Medan a leader, an ideological leader, but also a leader who seeks ways to build bridges, and therefore it is so important to hear him."
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2 NEW BOOKS BASED ON VBM SERIES