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Moshe's Blessing to the Jewish People

by Rav Yoel Bin Nun

Parashat Vezot Haberakha contains two sets of blessings, one for Israel as a whole and one for individual tribes. In this shiur, we will examine the significance of Moshe's parting message and consider it in light of Ya'akov's blessing and the history of the Jewish people. 

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The Fallen Sukka of David

by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

During the entire Sukkot holiday we are accustomed to say this prayer in the blessing after meals, based on the verse, “On that day I will establish the fallen sukka of David” (Amos 9:11). Why is this image chosen to represent the people of Israel?

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 

5778 classes of the
Israel Koschitzky
Virtual Beit Midrash
IS NOW OPEN!
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LEIL HOSHANA RABBA WITH HAR ETZION REBBEIM

@Heichal Shlomo

Shiurim in both Hebrew and English

Entrance free for Har Etzion talmidim and alumni
with no need to register!

Click here for the complete schedule.  To see pictures...
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Gush talmidim woke before dawn to say Selichot and Daven in Maarat HaMachpela near the Avot. Selichot and Tefilla were followed by shiurim from HaRav Yaakov Medan, Rav Doniel Schreiber and Rav Moshe Taragin. Gmar chatima tova.

HOPE YOU JOINED US @ THE
ASSERET YEMEI TESHUVA
YOM LIMUD AT THE YESHIVA
Thursday Sept 28th.

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Click here to listen to shiurim.

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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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Yehudah Mirsky's review...


SHAVUA TOV FROM OUR SHANA BET TALMIDIM
after Shabbat at the home of Eli and Elka Weber!


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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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and a sample chapter.


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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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The Gush's Torah Library serves as an active, meaningful and living memorial to Gush talmidim who fell in active duty. Each fallen talmid's sefarim are taken from his makom in The Beit Midrash and moved to a special bookcase in his honor in the Gush's Torah Library. 44 years after the Yom Kippur War, the Noiman family added more of Raphael Noiman's z'l personal sefarim to his bookcase in The Gush Torah Library this year. Current talmidim learn from these sefarim on a daily basis. Remembering Raphael Noiman HY"D, Gush Talmid who fell in the Yom Kippur War. רפאל אהרן בן טובה שלמה נוימן הי"ד


SUMMER 2017 ETZION UPDATE!!
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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!


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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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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.