A Short Series Exploring
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l's Thought


with Eli WeberEli Weber

at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, NJ
8:45 pm in the Old Main Shul

Monday, July 27th ,
Thursday July 30th and
Monday August 3rd

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Remembering Harav Aharon zt"l - by Rav Avraham Stav

On my first Tisha Ba’av at Yeshivat Har Etzion, I couldn’t understand who had brought their child to the reading of Eicha and left him in the Beit Midrash despite the fact that he would cry out every few minutes.

It took me some time to understand that the cries were coming from Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, ztz”l, and from that point on the tremulous reading of Eicha by Rav Medan, combined with the heart-wrenching cries of Rav Lichtenstein, became a deep spiritual experience that I never missed. 

After midday, Rav Lichtenstein, even at age 80, would give a deep analytic Shiur for two pure hours, comparable in its beauty only to the night of Yom Kippur.

Many were confused, and asked: “But it’s prohibited to learn Torah on Tisha Ba’av!” And they gave all sorts of answers, reasons, and justifications. But for anyone who heard Rav Lichtenstein’s cries at morning Kinnos, this question never was really troubling.

BEIN HA-METZARIM AT THE VBM

 

  Tuesday July 14th, 27 Tammuz 5775

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Click here for a collection of resources about Harav Amital

Yehi zikhro barukh.

Congratulations and Yishar Koach to Our Alumni

48 Rabbis were recently elected to official Rabbinic Positions throughout the country; of them 7 are our alumni, and one other is the husband of a Migdal Oz alumna - giving Har Etzion affiliates the largest chunk of the pie! Our congratulations to them all!

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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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Watch: Har Etzion Recruits Bridge Army and Torah


With Rabbi Daniel Rhein and talmidim 
Yitzchak Weber, Matanya Harow, and Asher Manning      



YEMEI IYUN BE-TANAKH

July 19th thru July 23rd 2015

We hope you joined us!

Click here for a selection of videos
of this year's shiurim

And for a selection from last year...

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)  

Videos of past summers' shiurim
 available on Ynet 

A sample of English shiurim - audio files


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.



Special Issue of Tradition: Essays on the Thought and Scholarship of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein is available for download here: http://traditiononline.org/ 



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WINTER 5775/2015


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YESHIVA COMPLETE ARCHIVE

 Audios of the Week



 YESHIVA PUBLICATIONS

BAR MITZVA DAY
April 30th 2015
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BAT MITZVA DAY
THURSDAY JUNE 4TH
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We have created a youtube playlist of Nigunei
Yeshivat Har Etzion for the Yamim Noraim.

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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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