Divine Command and Human Initiative
by Rav Yonatan Grossman
Our parasha opens with the laws of vows: "If a man should make a vow to God… he shall not break his word; all that his mouth has uttered he shall do" (30:3). The obvious question is, why does the Torah introduce this law specifically here?
The Tribes who Remained in Israel
by Harav Yaakov Medan
Rav Medan's reading of Divrei Ha-yamim leads to an innovative theory regarding the tribe of Menashe, its large numbers and large territory, and the meaning of the covenants upon entering the land.
BARUCH DAYAN HA-EMET
We join in mourning the loss of our dear friend Marcos Katz z"l,
leader and philanthropist. Marcos Katz and his wife Adina
have demonstrated their commitment to the Jewish People
through their magnanimous support of institutions and projects
in Israel, Mexico and the United States.
May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Be Strong and Courageous!
Tzetchem LeShalom to all!
Shavua Tov and May We Share Good News
Gush Brits 2015-16!
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First Yahrzeit for Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
Click here to see videos of the shiurim that preceded the main event.
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.
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."
Gush Lone-Soldiers (June 2016)
2 NEW BOOKS BASED ON VBM SERIES