Tanakh

R. Yoel Bin Nun86x86The Yabok Crossing

by Rav Yoel Bin Nun

The commentators debate a number of questions regarding the events at the beginning of our parasha. In this shiur, we will discuss their differing views regarding the identity of the "malakhim," Yaakov's ultimate plan, and the meaning of the struggle by the Yabok stream.      

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HaRav Yaakov Medan86x86The Pillar at Rachel's Tomb

by Harav Yaakov Medan

Yaakov expressed his love for Rachel after her death in two main ways: through the pillar that he set up on her grave and through the special love that he showed to her sons, Yosef and Binyamin. In this shiur, we examine these two elements in our parsha and those that follow. 

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 RABBIS DOVID GOTTLIEB AND MOSHE TARAGIN

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SHABBAT PARSHAT VAYISHLACH, DEC 13-14, 2019

HOPING TO SEE YOU!

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We started this month with the tragic news
of our alumnus Ephraim Rimel ’02H. 
We mourn the loss of his wife Tzipi and daughter Noam Rachel.  Ephraim and his son Itai still need your tefillot.

Please click here to join the group recitation of Tehillim.

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SHABBAT Nov. 22-23, 2019 in Teaneck, NJ.
It was great getting together!

Yom Iyun Honoring the Memory of
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ztl

"Women's Contribution to the World of Torah"

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VIDEOS and AUDIOS of the event! 
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Dinner2019Conference iconThis year's Annual Etzion Foundation Dinner was preceded by an Education and Leadership conference.

Faculty, alumni and alumnae in communal leadership positions addressed the contemporary challenges impacting the Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora today. Audio recordings of these sessions are now available here.
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What opportunities are there for special-needs high school graduates who also want to have a year in Israel - and a fulfilling life after that?
Read about the remarkable Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program, whose male division takes place in Yeshivat Har Etzion.

"The perspective you get from them is unique," says alumnus Dovi. "In fact, it puts in perspective why you are learning at all."
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SUMMER 2019 ETZION UPDATE!!
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AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS OF THIS SUMMER'S GALA YEMEI IYUN BE'TANAKH  ARE AVAILABLE HERE, ENJOY!

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE ENGLISH SHIURIM ARE AVAILABLE HERE!


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Gush Shana Alef Talmidim Elul 2019 
sitting near our favorite tree - The Oak of Return - symbol of The Gush!


BAR MITZVA DAY:
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(30 CHESHVAN) NOV 28, 2019

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BAT MITZVA DAY!
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(5 TEVET) JAN 2, 2020.

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Digest format of weekly divrei Torah,
especially designed for
dispersal 
in your local synagogue.
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WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE an updated version of The Writings of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l is now available on the VBM.  Please note that many hundreds of hyperlinks to articles have been added, such that now nearly 90% of the articles in the bibliography are just a click away. 

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Does your library
include these titles? Contact Ktav and Koren Publishers.

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a life steady and whole

Recollections and Appreciations of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, zt"l
Edited by Elka Weber and Joel B. Wolowelsky

Available online here. 

    "In his absence, as in his lifetime, we continue to ask ourselves what he would think about the way we contend with our everyday challenges and what he would say about our struggle against torpor and faithlessness." - Rabbi Shalom Carmy
 

TO REGISTER FOR THE ISRAEL KOSCHITZKY VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH,
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YESHIVA COMPLETE ARCHIVE

                   

We have created a youtube playlist of Nigunei
Yeshivat Har Etzion for the Yamim Noraim.

ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון



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Yeshivat Har Etzion Library Celebrates 35 Years! Read more...




In Memory of Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
(movie prepared by Har Etzion talmidim
Yehonatan Weinberger and Ehud Roth)