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The Leviim and the Firstborn

by Rav Ezra Bick

The opening parasha of Sefer Bamidbar is famous for being mostly a series of censuses, some quite detailed, of the entire Jewish people, of the individual tribes, of the Levites, and of the firstborn.  The usual understanding of the divisions is that God likes to count the Jews (based on the Rashi to the opening verse), the firstborn were meant to be the servants of the mishkan and are here being switched with the Levites, because of their respective roles in the sin of the golden calf, and the Levites are not included in the general census because they are sanctified in place of the firstborn. I would like to show that these assumptions are either wrong or at least incomplete, and that is the theme of today's shiur.

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The Day of Jerusalem's Liberation

by Rav Yaakov Medan

Yom Yerushalayim celebrates our salvation from our enemies, our recapture of the Kotel, and most of all, our return to Jerusalem, the heartbeat of our nation.

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Yom Yerushalayim 2017 - Celebrate With Us!!

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Yom Yerushalayim Sameach
- a Message from Rosh Yeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi

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       תנו כבוד לתורה     

We here in yeshiva were thrilled to participate in a hachnasat Sefer Torah, donated by the Katsch Family, whose sons, Shealtiel '01, Yishai '07 and Itamar '11 learned in yeshiva.

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The Sefer Torah was dedicated in memory of Moreinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, and in memory of their grandfather, Reb Machlouf Hayoun.

The ceremony took place on Lag Ba'Omer, Sunday May 14th, at the yeshiva, following the 3pm mincha.  To view more pictures of this event...
 

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 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.

Click here to read introductory chapter. To order...

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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 Darkaynu program, whose male division takes place in Yeshivat Har Etzion.
 
 
"The perspective you get from them is unique," says Shana Bet talmid 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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YEMEI IYUN BE-TANAKH

July 23rd thru July 27th 2017

We hope you will join us!

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



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.
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Please share your personal stories, condolences, eulogy, audio or video file of Moreinu veRabbeinu Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l via this form. We will be posting a selection of these items.




BAR MITZVA DAY
May 18th 2017
Congratulations to one and all.
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UPCOMING BAT MITZVA DAY!!
THURSDAY JUNE 8TH 2017
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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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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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