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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.

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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.

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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.

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       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.

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Congratulations to Rav Daniel Rhein and Racheli Schmell (Rhein) upon receiving a well-deserved, Dor l'Dor Award, at the Etzion Foundation Annual Dinner. Thank you both!!

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Jeffrey and Michelle Greenberg Kobrin - Alumnus of the Year

Simcha and Barbara Hochman - Parents of the Year

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To make a donation in their honor, click here.

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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.

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

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."

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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Yeshivat Har Etzion Library Celebrates 35 Years!

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July 23rd thru July 27th 2017

We hope you will join us!

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.
Read a sample chapter...

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.

November 10th 2016
Congratulations to one and all.



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

ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון

 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!