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"After the doings of the land of Egypt… you shall not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan… you shall not do" –  The Three Stories of the Matriarchs Taken to the King

by Rav Gad Eldad

The Torah records three episodes in which one of the forefathers travels to a foreign country and his wife is taken or may be taken from him. In this shiur, we will compare these stories, with the goal of understanding the persona of Avimelekh in this week's parasha.

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Yitzchak's Meal

by Harav Yaakov Medan

In the Torah's account of the blessing that Yitzchak wished to give to Esav but was, through deception, given to Yaakov, there is an inordinate emphasis on food. What is the explanation for this, and what does it reflect about Yitzchak's character?

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YESHIVA BEGINS TO CELEBRATE ITS 50TH YEAR!

Machzorim 1 and 2 are invited to come learn in the yeshiva on Gimel Kislev,
commemorating the establishment of the yeshiva in Kfar Etzion,
Gimel Kislev 1968. For details....


Yeshivat Har Etzion's Annual Alumni Shabbaton
will take place on November 17-18 - Parshat Toldot
at Congregation Rinat Yisrael
389 W Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, NJ
with Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein,
Eli Weber and Rav Mordechai Friedman

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COMPLETE SCHEDULE...

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2017 Migdal Oz Shabbaton

with Esti Rosenberg, Shayna Goldberg and Racheli Schmell December 1st and 2nd - Parshat Vayishlach
at Congregation Rinat Yisrael
389 W Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, NJ

Click here for details and registration.

Guess Who was in New Rochelle for Shabbat Vayera? 
Rav Moshe Taragin

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November 3-4 at the Young Israel

And Rav Menachem Leibtag with a 10-day LineUp!!

R. Menachem Leibtag 175x175Shabbat Vayera [Nov. 3-4]
at University of Maryland Hillel.
Motzei shabbat @ Woodside Synagogue
8pm, Silver Spring.
Sunday morning @ Kemp Mill Synagogue  9:35 am, Silver Spring.
Monday Nov. 6th
12:15 pm @ Queens College Hillel.
6pm @ University of Penn Hillel.
Tuesday Nov. 7th
6:30pm @ Harvard Hillel, 9:30pm @ Brandeis.
Wed Nov. 8th @ 5pm, Columbia Kraft Center, NY.
Shabbat Chayei Sara [Nov. 10-11] @ SIR in West Orange, NJ.
Sunday Nov. 12 @ 8:45 am, Rinat, Teaneck, NJ.

HOPE YOU MANAGED TO CATCH UP WITH HIM!!



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"Some people’s Torah is to be found in their books, for others, in their lives,” my late, revered teacher, Rav Yehuda Amital once shared with me.
Here as always, his brief, aphoristic, seemingly simple words carried a world of meaning. His Torah was centered on embracing life and taking responsibility before God—and for one another—in our everyday lives.

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NEW SEFER BY MOREINU
HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN zt"l


Harav Aharon Lichtenstein ztlKEDUSHAT AVIV is the latest in a series of Torah Literature by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, this one on the subject of holiness. Harav worked on this sefer in his lifetime, and it was completed posthumously by incorporating manuscripts and recordings of his lessons.  

What is the nature of holiness? What is theKedushat Aviv difference between the sanctity of Shabbat and the sanctity of Yom Tov? What is the connection between the sanctity of the Land of Israel and Jerusalem? The Temple and the Holy of Holies? How is holiness created and how is it uprooted?

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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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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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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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SUMMER 2017 ETZION UPDATE!!
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Let us know and we will update our records!

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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.

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YEMEI IYUN BE-TANAKH 2017

We will post next year's dates as soon as they become available!!

We hope you were able to join us! But if you missed this gala event, click here for a selection of this year's shiurim!!

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE ENGLISH SHIURIM GIVEN
IN 2016!


Click here for a selection of videos
of past shiurim in hebrew

A visible expression
of the explosion of biblical commentary

that has emerged in “the Gush” - Read more

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
congratulates Herzog College
for their 20 years of Yemei Iyun
and speaks of his special connection to Tanakh
(english translation)  

A sample of English shiurim - audio files


MEET THIS YEAR'S DINNER HONOREES!!


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


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BAR MITZVA DAY
May 18th 2017
TO SEE PICTURES...

BAT MITZVA DAY
June 8th 2017
TO SEE PICTURES...

Congratulations to one and all!


 We thought you would enjoy this:

 


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

     


Listen to an Interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler

on 5 recent Har Etzion volumes
that should be on your bookshelf! 

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Yet Another Sefer
For Your Library Shelf!

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Torah and Western Thought: Intellectual Portraits of Orthodoxy and Modernity – in-depth essays on ten luminaries of Modern Orthodoxy, 20% of whom are rashei Yeshivat Har Etzion!  With contributions by YHE alumni Alan Jotkowitz, Yehudah Mirsky, Itamar Warhaftig, Reuven Ziegler and Shlomo Zuckier.
Read a sample chapter...



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