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First Yahrzeit for Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l


Main event speakers included Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, Rav Chaim Sabato, Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Rav Oded Mittelman. 
Complete program details...  Pictures

Click here to see videos of the shiurim that preceded the main event.

 

 

By His Light
Video tribute prepared for the First Yahrzeit of Moreinu VeRabbeinu HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ztl

First shown at the Etzion Foundaton 2016 Dinner. 
The evening began with a special tribute
in memory of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l.

 

Shloshim for Moreinu VeRabbeinu HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ztl

First shown at the Sheloshim Program
in memory of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
held at the Jewish Center, NY on June 1st, 2015 

 

 
For a list of memorial events, click here.
 
Complete listing of Tikun Leil Shavuot shiurim in honor of Moreinu veRabbeinu

 

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.

 

Hundreds of Divrei Torah by Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein - available on the Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash.

 

To read some of Harav Lichtenstein's seminal works, click here.

 

TORAT CHESSED: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF HARAV AHARON'S WRITINGS, English and Hebrew

 

 

STUDIES IN THE THOUGHT AND SCHOLARSHIP OF RABBI AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZT”L - Special Edition of Tradition Magazine

 

Videos of Harav Lichtenstein's Life and Work

 

Memories of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, by Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig - shared with the talmidim of Har Etzion in November 2016

Eulogies and Divrei Torah uploaded to Har Etzion's Ki Mitzion Tetze Torah / KMTT audio site

Video of the Levaya 

 

 

Rav Dov Karoll '95, Radio Interview with Voice of Israel - An Insider's Look at Torah Giant Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein  
 
Rav Moshe Taragin '83, Video Interview with Arutz 7 - Love of the Torah and Love to a Fellow Jew
 
Shock and Emptiness - Students Eulogize Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Video Interview with Arutz 7
 
"Wise and Righteous" - Funeral of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, Arutz 7 Interviews the Mourners

Video: Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon, Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Yom Limud in Memory of Harav Aharon, Friday May 8th, Beit Knesset Alon Shevut Darom

Video: Hespedim for Rav Lichtenstein זצ״ל by Rabbi Yosef Blau, Rabbi Nati Helfgot '81 and Rabbi Dr. David Berger, @Azkarah at Ohab Zedek, NY [85:55] . Click here for an audio file.

Video: Classic Chinuch - Stuie Hershkowitz '75 speaks about Two Incidents with Harav Aharon Lichtenstein that Made a Lasting Impression

Video: Rabbi David Silber - Reflections on My Teacher

Video: Rav Tabory and Rav Bick talk about Harav Aharon (May 2013)

Video: Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue, Toronto - Azkara April 26th with Rav Michael Rosensweig, Rabbi Seth Grauer, Rabbi Chaim Strauchler

Video: Finchley United Synagogue in Kinloss, London - Azkara April 26th with Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, David Pruwer , Rabbi Daniel Epstein, Rabbi Daniel Roselaar, Rav Yair Kahn

Video: Maayanot HS Azkarah for Rav Aharon Lichtenstein - Mrs. Esther Krauss

Video: Maayanot HS Azkarah for Rav Aharon Lichtenstein - Rabbi Gedalyah Berger

Video: Maayanot HS Azkarah for Rav Aharon Lichtenstein - Rabbi Benzion Scheinfeld

Video: Akiva Hebrew day school in Southfield, Michigan -  R.Yochanan Schrader, alumnus of Yeshivat Yerucham

Video: Rabbi Noach Gardenschwartz Hesped for Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Video: Rabbi Abraham ("Avi") S. Robinson '97speaking to the students at the Hebrew High School of New England (HHNE) near Hartford, Connecticut

Video: Hespedim given at Yeshiva College South Africa, by Rabbi Daniel Kaplan'03MTA, the National Shaliach of Bnei Akiva South Africa, and by campus Rabbi, Rabbi Ilan Raanan '89MTA

Video: Rabbi Dr. Aaron Adler '72, Hesped

Video: An Evening in Beloved Memory of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, at the Yeshurun Synague, Jerusalem, Sunday June 14th. With Rabbi Jeffrey Bienenfeld, Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Rabbi Daniel Tropper, Rabbi Dov Frimer. For details. Click here to view. Click here for audio.

 

Eulogies uploaded to yutorah.org - audio files - hebrew and english (including Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein H'95, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks, Rabbi Yedidya Berzon, YU-Torah miTzion Toronto Kollel, Rabbi Jesse Horn '96, Rabbi Shalom Carmy, Rabbi Moshe Taragin '83, Rabbi Noah Gardenswartz '02, Rabbi Aharon Kahn, Rabbi Dovid Miller, Rabbi Marc Penner '88, Rabbi Michael Rosensweig '73, Rabbi Michael Taubes '77, Rabbi Aaron Cohen, Rabbi Yonason Sacks, Rabbi Mordechai I. Willig, Rav Yehuda Susman '81 and Rabbi Dovid Ebner, Rabbi Yechezkel Yakovson, Rabbi Eliezer Lerner '75, Rabbi Michael Siev '95, Rabbi Reuven Taragin '88, Rabbi Eytan Feiner, Rabbi Avishai David, Rabbi Menachem Linzer '95PC, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff, Rabbi Assaf Bednarsh '88, Rabbi Dovid Miller, Mordy Weisel '07, Rav Mordechai Schnaidman, Noach Lerman '04 and Rabbi Ezra Schwartz '11, David Roth '07, Rabbi Menachem Schrader '72, Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank, Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, Daniel Fridman '02, Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky, Rabbi Aryeh Lebowitz, Rabbi Michael Taubes '77, Rabbi Chaim Jachter '81, Rabbi Aaron Segal '99, Professor Aaron Koller '95, Rabbi Ari Kahn '80, Rabbi Eliav Silverman '95, Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky '98, Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon H'86, Rav Shlomo Hochberg, Rabbi Julius Berman, Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider, and others)

 

Manchester UK Hespedim by Rabbi Benjy Rickman '96 and Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz '93 - Click here.

Eli Weber '81, Radio Interview with Zev Brenner - In Tribute to Harav Lichtenstein zt"l

 
 

 

Yitzchok Adlerstein, Reflections of a non-Talmid

Ben Atwood '14, Aharei Mot haRav Aharon

Harav Shlomo Aviner, The Upright and Proper Gaon

Rav Aharon Adler 72, Majesty and Humility

Rav Joshua Amaru 85, A Deliberateness of Speech

Rav Avi Baumol '88, A Eulogy for my Rabbi, Rav Aharon: Rudderless

Prof. David Berger, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Michael Berkowitz '77, My Thoughts on R. Aharon Lichtenstein

Rabbi Julius Berman, A Personal Reminiscence

Rabbi Scot Berman '77, Reflections on HaRav HaGaon Aharon Lichtenstein, ztvk”l

Rabbi Yosef Blau, The Loss of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Rabbi Moshe Bleich, Reflections on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein Zatzal and Kabbalat haTorah 5775

Rabbi Yossie Bloch '95, My Rebbe is Gone 

Rabbi Nasanayl Braun '92, The Death of Rabbi Akiva's Students

Rabbi Nasanayl Braun '92, Acts of Love and R. Aharon Lichtenstein, zt”l

Rav David Brofsky '90, “Since R. Aharon’s passing, not a day, an hour, barely a moment passes in which I do not feel a sense of loss…” 

Rav David Brofsky '90, A Year Later

Rav Shlomo Brin, Shloshim Azkara at the Jewish Center, transl. by Dr. Kalman Neuman

Rabbi Shalom Carmy, On Complexity and Clarity

Rabbi Shalom Carmy, A Personal Perspective

Rabbi Shalom Carmy, The Mantle of Elijah

Herb Cohen, I was a student in Rabbi Lichtenstein’s class in 1965-66

Rafi Cohen H'98, What My Rabbi's Death Means to Me

Jeremy Cooper '12, The Massive Influence One Man Had

Nathan Diament, An Approachable Giant

Rabbi Ori Einhorn H'90, A Tribute by a Minor Student

Michael Eisenberg '89, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein (מורי ורבי), Yehi Zichro Baruch

David J. Eisenman '82, Divrei Zicharon L’Moreinu v’Rabbeinu Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman '79, A Gentle Giant of Torah

Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman '79, Rebbe Zt”l

Rabbi Zvi Engel '92, A Personal Reflection on the Loss of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, ztl

Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom '83, Written from the Heart, Dictated by Tears

Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Finkelman, A Memory of My Late Teacher

Rabbi Joel Finkelstein '81, All That We Aspire To

Rabbi Elli Fischer '99Kollel, Who Was Aharon Lichtenstein?

Rabbi Daniel Fridman '02, For This You Have Been Created

Rav Binny Freedman '81, Rav Lichtenstein zt”l: ‘We have lost the greatest of us’

Rav Binny Freedman '81, We have Lost the Greatest of Us - unabridged

Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rav Aharon: An Appreciation for Complexity

Rabbi Menachem Genack, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein: A Personal Reminiscence 

Alan Jay Gerber: Rav Lichtenstein: A Jewish Communal Tribute

Alan Jay Gerber, A Sheloshim Tribute

Chaim Goldberg '11, A Grandfather Figure

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, What is the Legacy of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein?

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, "Happy is he who saw this, even if only a portion thereof"

Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l: Four Vignettes

Rabbi Alan Haber '86, Gedol HaDor

Rabbi Nati Helfgot '81, Divrei Azkarah

Dr. Aton M. Holzer '95, This week has been a very difficult one.

Rabbi Sam Iser '06C, Thoughts and Reflections on a Life of Simplicity

Aliza Israel,"What Does Rav Aharon Say?"

Rav Alex Israel '85, Lessons from Rav Lichtenstein z"l on the First Yahrzeit

Rabbi Chaim Jachter '81, Father has died.

Elie Jesner '95, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein: A champion of spiritual sensitivity

Rav Ari Kahn '80, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Rav Gustman, and the Legend of the Milkman

Rav Ari Kahn '80, The Life and Learning of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Rabbi Avi Kannai H'86, "I Have Set the Lord Before Me, Always "

Rabbi Maury Kelman '83, An Appreciation - Rav Lichtenstein: A Man of Truth

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, Bearing the Weight of a Complex World

David Koppel '77, It Was Signed Aharon Lichtenstein

Rabbi Benji Levy '04MTA, Be Among the Students of Aharon

Rav Paul Lewin '90MTA, My Rebbe

Rabbi Menachem Linzer '95, Principal Hillel Torah, In Mourning the Passing of our Gadol Hador 

Rabbi Dr. Gil Perl '96, The Searing Silence ;  Gadol HaDor - audio

Rabbi Benjy Rickman, '96 A Personal Recollection

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, Geshem vTal

Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig '73, Divrei Hesped given at Shloshim, Jewish Center, NY
 
 
 

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, The Finest Exponent of Torah ve-Chokhmah in our Generation

Prof. Chaim Saiman '96PC, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein: The Impassioned Moderate

 
 
Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schnaidman, In Memoriam: Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, 1933-2015
 
Raphael Z. Schwartz '88, His Example is Compelling
 
 
 
Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan '88, Our Captain Lies Dead

Rabbi BenTzion Spitz, Chief Rabbi of Uruguay, My Lodestar, My Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Moshe Stavsky '99, In Memory of Harav Lichtenstein zt"l

Nadav Steindler '04PC, How to Say Nothing in 500 Words on Rav Lichtenstein

Rabbi Chaim Strauchler '95, The Legacy of Rabbi aharon Lichtenstein

Rav Moshe Taragin '83, My Rebbe: A Unique Blend Of Intellect, Piety And Humility

Rabbi Michael Taubes '77, "Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom is the spirit of God?"

Rabbi Michael Taubes '77, Divrei Hesped on the Occasion of his First Yahrzeit

Rabbi Kalman Topp '90, My Rebbe and Mentor

Adrian Treger '97, My Rav

Avraham Wein '12, Of Sensitivity and Humility: An Exposition of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein’s Approach to the Suffering of Others

Nathan Weissler '12, My Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein z"l

Jonathan Wiesen '99, I don’t know what we will do at the next Gush Shabbaton without R’ Ahron to carry our tune

Rabbi David Wolkenfeld '07, From Aharon to Aharon: Immediate Reflections on the Death of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l

Rav Eliyahu Yaniger '78, Rav Lichtenstein Thoughts

Rabbi Yonatan Ziring '06, Some Thoughts From, and About, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

Rabbi Yonatan Ziring '06, Eliyahu's Mantle: Some Thoughts from the Eulogies

Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier '05, Rav Lichtenstein and Intensity

Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier '05, A Piece of Lomdus on Avelus for One's Rav

 

YU News, YU Mourns Passing of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

The Orthodox Union, The Enduring Legacies of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

Tablet Magazine, Yair Rosenberg '06, American-Raised Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Wins the Israel Prize

Tablet Magazine, Yair Rosenberg '06, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a Leader of Modern Orthodoxy, Dies at 81

Jerusalem Post, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein - Modern Orthodox Visionary, Dies at 81

The Times of Israel, Renowned Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Dies at 81

Atlanta Jewish Times, Rav Lichtenstein, a Jewish Leader of Rare Value

Israel National News, Ari Soffer '07, Leading Religious-Zionist Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein Passes Away

 

An assortment OF PERSONAL ANECDOTES AND WORDS OF CONDOLENCE.

 

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 16 - A SPECIAL ISSUE IN HONOR OF HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

Special Issue of OU's Jewish Action: Remembering Rav Aharon Lichtenstein. Volume 76, No. 1 (Fall 5776/2015)

Special Issue of Tradition: Essays on the Thought and Scholarship of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein. Volume 47, No. 4 (Winter 2014) 

An Interview with Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, transcribed by Rav Dov Karoll

In anticipation of Rav Lichtenstein's being honored at the RIETS Annual Dinner of Tribute on November 13th, 2011.

 

Special Section of Jewish Action - Spring 2004

"In this section, we celebrate the seventieth birthday of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein. Rav Lichtenstein’s impact upon thousands of his talmidim is not due solely to his encyclopedic Torah knowledge. It is also due to his special sensitivity and refinement, which provides a model of an ish hashalem. In the pages ahead, Shalom Carmy provides a taste of the Brisker method of lomdus and Rav Lichtenstein’s significant contribution to the unfolding of that derech halimmud (methodology).Yitzchak Blau provides a window into Rav Lichtenstein’s thought. Both of these writers—who are disciples of Rav Lichtenstein and talmidei chachamim in their own right—enhance our appreciation of this eminent Torah personality." 

 

"And they also prophesied" by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, A Tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein

 

“Humanism, Democracy, and Individual Rights in the Thought of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein,” by Prof. Aviad HaCohen and Prof. Eliezer Hadad (Hebrew)

Beis Yitzchak Vol. 47 (RIETS) included a large section on the Torah of Rav Lichtenstein (Hebrew).

Halakha and Humanism: Essays on the Thought and Scholarship of Rabbi Aharon LIchtenstein. Ed. by Rabbi Yitzchak Blau, Dr. Alan Jotkowitz, and Rabbi Reuven Ziegler. For more info, click here.

 

ARCHIVE OF SHIURIM BY HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZTL - AVAILABLE ON YUTORAH.ORG

 

In order to help courses and self-study in the thought of Rav Lichtenstein zt"l, Rabbi Yaakov Bieler has developed a series of educational units based upon the primary sources that R. Aharon quotes in his essays. The primary sources are translated and presented with guiding questions and questions for further thought.  The essays themselves are available online.  The website is here:https://rayanotyaakov.wordpress.com/studying-the-essays-of-r-aharon-lichtenstein/

 

Exploring the Thought of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein