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R. Yair Kahn 86x86The Yom Kippur Service

by Rav Yair Kahn

The Yom Kippur service is unique in many ways. One of its features is the special offering of the ketoret (incense), which was normally burnt on the golden altar, but on Yom Kippur was placed on a pan in the Holy of Holies. The Torah is explicit regarding the central role played by this ketoret as a factor that enables Aharon to enter the Holy of Holies.     

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Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 86x86"What is This Service to You?" 

by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

The Torah describes the question that children will one day ask their parents after settling in the Land of Israel: "What is this service to you?" By understanding this question and the answer prescribed by the Torah, we can learn the appropriate response to similar questions in our own day and age.  

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We stand in shock and in pain upon hearing official word of the identification of our talmid, Sergeant Zecharia Baumel HY"D. Zach went out to war, together with his friends from our beit midrash, to fight in the battle of Sultan Yacoub 37 years ago. His remains return to us now. May this be a consolation for his dear family. Yehi zichro baruch.

 
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COME JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF SHIURIM IN HONOR OF THE FOURTH YAHRZEIT OF MOREINU VE-RABBEINU HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZT"L.

Shiurim by our alumni Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot and Rabbi Menachem Genack.

Rosh Chodesh Iyar - Sunday May 5th at Congregation Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, NJ. For details, click here.
Dinner2019Conference iconThis year's Annual Etzion Foundation Dinner was preceded by an Education and Leadership conference. Faculty, alumni and alumnae in communal leadership positions addressed the contemporary challenges impacting the Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora today. We will post links to these sessions soon. Click here for details.

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Congratulations to our 8 current and former Kollelnikim
upon receiving Semicha this month! 

Yeshiva Ram Rav Yishai Jeselson; Former madrich bnei chul Ariel Brounstein ’05H; Uriya Dor ’09H; Yaniv Elmaliach ’09H; Gatacho Barhano ’13K; Yehuda Baras ’08H; Dvir Baris ’09H; Daniel Reutlinger ’13K. Yishar Koach!

Zman Choref has begun with a palpable level of excitement, talmidim experiencing the thrill of learning, building off the momentum of the Yamim Noraim, and recharged from the short bein hazmanim right before the zman.

This year in particular we are on a particular high due to the special programming during Bein Hazmanim.

The excitement does not stop and we invite you 
to watch this taste of the day's festivities!!

On Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot more than 4000 people ascended to Yeshivat Har Etzion for a day geared for the whole family.  From 12-5 there were shiurim, panels, and parent-child learning, as well as activities for younger children including 7 bouncy castles, pita baking, and more. At 5 all the alumni gathered in the Beit Midrash and heard a “5-minute” talk from all 3 Roshei Yeshiva about their vision for the future of the yeshiva. After that, everyone walked over to the nearby municipality hilltop for the ending ceremony.

CLICK HERE FOR SHIURIM AND PANELS

CLICK HERE FOR THE VISION OF THE YESHIVA'S FUTURE

The ending ceremony was a very moving event, including songs by the choir, short remarks from the 3 Roshei Yeshiva and Yeshiva founder Moshe “Moshko” Moskovic, and a few short presentations, as well as 5 short videos.  It is an interesting reflection of our values as they were: 1. A video about the deep and long-lasting friendships formed in Yeshiva, 2. A tribute to alumni serving in the Rabbinate, 3. A salute to Har Etzion overseas alumni who made aliya, 4. A tribute to the Yeshiva’s dedicated office, kitchen, and maintenance staff, and 5. A video about the founding Roshei Yeshiva: HaRav Yehuda Amital zt”l and HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l. 

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It also included a video of the Yeshiva's Kululam - Beron Yachad Song Fest of our Favorite Songs (made in Elul of Yeshiva talmidim and bogrim singing Yeshiva niggunim in the Beit Midrash.) If you couldn't participate, or even if you did - relive it now!

 

CLICK BELOW FOR THE GALLERY OF PICTURES OF THIS SPECIAL EVENT! 

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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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WINTER 2019 ETZION UPDATE!!
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Let us know and we will update our records!

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WE ENJOYED
THE BAR MITZVA DAY

(7 KISLEV) NOVEMBER 15, 2018 

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AND OUR
BAT MITZVA DAY

(12 TEVET) DECEMBER 20, 2018

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Congratulations to one and all!


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Digest format of weekly divrei Torah,
especially designed for
dispersal 
in your local synagogue.
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WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE an updated version of The Writings of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l is now available on the VBM.  Please note that many hundreds of hyperlinks to articles have been added, such that now nearly 90% of the articles in the bibliography are just a click away. 

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Does your library
include these titles? Contact Ktav and Koren Publishers.

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a life steady and whole

Recollections and Appreciations of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, zt"l
Edited by Elka Weber and Joel B. Wolowelsky

Available online here. 

    "In his absence, as in his lifetime, we continue to ask ourselves what he would think about the way we contend with our everyday challenges and what he would say about our struggle against torpor and faithlessness." - Rabbi Shalom Carmy
 

TO REGISTER FOR THE ISRAEL KOSCHITZKY VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH,
CLICK HERE.


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 2018

We hope you were able to join us this summer. But if you missed that gala event, click here for shiurim in English, and here for shiurim in other languages!!

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO RECORDINGS
OF ENGLISH SHIURIM GIVEN DURING

HERZOG COLLEGE'S TANAKH STUDY DAYS!


Click here for a selection of videos
of past years' 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)  

Additional English shiurim - audio files



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Yeshivat Har Etzion Library Celebrates 35 Years! Read more...



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