The British Friends of Yeshivat Har Etzion enjoys
an outstanding shabbat (Parshat Vayetze) 
with Rav Mordechai and Harav Mosheh

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1 university campus, 2 batei medrash, 6 shuls, 9 minyanim, 18 separate events, at least 700 unique participations and well over 1000 participations in total!

And thank you Rav Mordechai
for accepting this well-deserved honor.

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HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein addressing the Cambridge University Jewish Society (Nov 2014) 

The Rosh Yeshiva spoke on the topic of: "Compromise, Cooperation and Conflict - 
The Role of Religion and Interfaith Relationships in the Middle East Conflict"

 

 

 

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Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Yaacov Medan visiting Gush Isuf Kravi soldiers.

The Combat Intelligence Collection Corps is the newest of the IDF GOC Army Headquarters' five corps. They are tasked with collecting combat intelligence and maintaining observation networks. 

Army visits need to be coordinated through IDF command. When the commanding officer received a request for a visit from HaRav Medan, he asked that the Rosh Yeshiva speak with the entire battalion!

 


Yehi Zichram Baruch.

In light of the terrorist attack this past week in a synagogue which killed 4, including Rabbi Moshe Twersky HY"D, grandson of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Rav Amnon Bazak pointed out the utterly tragic yet painfully relevant passage in Rabbi Soloveitchik's "Kol Dodi Dofek - Listen, My Beloved Knocks" (1956). In this passage, Rabbi Soloveitchik is explaining the 6 "knocks" (blessings) granted to us by God through the State of Israel. The fifth "knock" includes the following passage:
"The fifth knock of the Beloved is perhaps the most important. For the first time in the annals of exile, Divine Providence has amazed our enemies with the astounding discovery that Jewish blood is not cheap!... God did not seek honor and recognition. He wanted Pharoah, Moses' contemporary, to know that he must pay a high price for his edict that "Every male child born shall be cast into the river" (Exodus 1:22), His present desire is that the blood of Jewish children who were slain as they ** recited the eighteen benedictions of the daily [Amidah] prayer ** shall also be avenged. When God smote the Egyptians, He sought to demonstrate that there will always be accountability for the spilling of Jewish blood."

The British Friends of Yeshivat Har Etzion presents
An Evening of Recognition for Rav Mordechai Friedman

in the presence of
Rosh Hayeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein

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Motzaei Shabbat 29th November 2014 at 7.30pm
with Guest Speaker - Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz
(Rabbi of Borehamwood US and Gush Alumnus 1993)

For more details

 

 

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 For details, click on the picture above.
Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Dinner and Learn
with Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

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Rabbi Menachem Leibtag, an internationally acclaimed bible scholar and pioneer of Jewish Education on the Internet, is well known in the Jewish community for his essays on the weekly Bible portion. His vibrant thematic-analytical approach blends the methods of modern academic scholarship with traditional Jewish approaches to the Biblical text. 

 

 

CTL Fellowships Winter Break in The Gush!

Every year, we are pleased to welcome back a significant number of alumni who choose to spend their winter break in Yeshiva.  Last year, we piloted a program specifically catering for visiting alumni who are currently in College, with fellowships provided by CTL (The Yeshivat Har Etzion Center for Torah Leadership) and are excited to inform you that the program and fellowships will once again be on offer this year.

For more information, click here today. The deadline is fast approaching!

Looking forward to seeing you,  

Rabbi Eli Weber, Director of Overseas Program
Danny Mirvis, Director of CTL

 

 

THE GREATEST TORAH IS THAT
WHICH IS CONNECTED TO REALITY

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- Rav Jonathan Ziring, a member of the Kollel Gavoah

 

When studying Talmud, it’s easy to be desensitized to the real-life implications of even the most sensitive issues — rape, for example.

 

So, as we at Yeshivat Har Etzion study the third chapter of the Talmudic tractate Ketubot, a chapter devoted to the crimes of rape and seduction, it’s easy to forget (especially when using the Hebrew terms) that “ones u-mefateh” are not just legal categories, but traumatic events that affect real people.

To combat that, my yeshiva arranged two presentations to ensure that I and the other students fully grasp what’s at stake in discussions of rape and sexual assault. 

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ANNOUNCING A NEW HAR ETZION INITIATIVE:

Gush Remote!

Yeshivat Har Etzion is proud to announce Gush Remote, a new long-distance chavruta service, in which you can learn in chutz la’aretz with a Gush Kollel fellow via Skype, PolyCom, or Google Chat.

This will be a great way to continue or refresh your relationship to the yeshiva while tapping into the tremendous resource that is the Yeshivat Har Etzion Kollel.

This is an opportunity to have a high-level chavruta to tackle some iyun or bekiut learning, or to learn an obscure masekhet that you always wanted to learn but couldn’t find an appropriate chavruta. You can also learn an area of Tanakh, halakha, or machshava that you want to delve into with a chavruta.  

This is your chance to have a consistent chavruta before work, during your lunch break, or on weekends.

Chavrutot can be in English or Hebrew.  There is also the availability for women in chutz la’aretz to learn with the women in the Migdal Oz advanced Talmud study program.

Contact Yonatan Shai Freedman at YFreedman@etzion.org.il to arrange the logistics of your chavruta and to find you an appropriate chavruta for your schedule and what you want to learn. 

COMING HOME
Welcome to Har Etzion Elul 5774

Our thanks to the Maccabeats for the inspiration and music!

 

 

 
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These words of Torah are dedicated in memory of
our beloved parents, grandparents and great grandparents
Abraham Gontownik z"l
whose 15th Yahrzeit will be observed on the 29th day of Kislev and
Zina Gontownik z"l
whose 8th Yahrzeit will be observed on the 28th day of Elul.
The Gontownik Family

May we merit a good year.

 

We are happy to make available to you
a sample of shiurim given in English
in this past summer's Herzog CollegeTanakh Study Days.


These shiurim have been dedicated
in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l,
a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz,
a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, 
by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.


CONNECTING TO TANAKH: 
INTELLECTUALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

Thousands once again attended the annual Herzog College's Tanakh Study Days held at the yeshiva in the summer. The conference spanned across five full days and included dozens of lectures, given simultaneously from morning to late afternoon by a wide variety of academics and rabbis, including a choice of 10 lectures in English.

Arutz Sheva interviewed Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein and alumnus Rav Yuval Cherlo, to hear their thoughts on the Conference, in light of the situation [to read more...]

 

 

And on the home front...

While our talmidim and alumni join the armed forces, Yeshivat Har Etzion generously opened its doors to host 15 young families and their children from the Gaza perimeter (Moshav Shuva).

We take this opportunity to thank the yeshiva management and maintenance personnel who have gone out of their way to welcome these families. And are proud to note the remarkable volunteering by our Alon Shevut youth who give of their time and energy to entertain the youngsters!! Tizku lemitzvot!!

On the fourth yahrzeit of Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
we will convene in the beit midrash to honor his memory

Thursday 26 Tammuz - July 24th @18:30

Shiur: "Waging War on Shabbat: In light of Rav Amital's Torah"
Rav Michael Edrei

In memory: Rav Amichai Gordin

Mishnayot and E-l Maleh Rachamim

Aliya la-kever: Friday 27 Tammuz - July 25th @10:30
Har HaMenuchot 
Block 32 Section 3 Row 10

 

With deep sorrow we join in mourning the brutal murder of

Yaakov Naphtali Fraenkel, Ayal Yifrach,
and Gil-ad Michael Shaer, HY"D,
son of our alumnus Ofir and Bat-Galim.

There are no words.

WE TURN TO HAKADOSH BARUKH HU
FOR COMFORT, FOR THE FAMILIES,
AND FOR KLAL YISRAEL.

 


CONNECTING TO TANAKH: 
INTELLECTUALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

Thousands attend the annual Herzog College's Tanakh Study Days held at the yeshiva each summer. The conference spans across five full days and includes dozens of lectures, which are given simultaneously in seven classrooms from morning to late afternoon by a wide variety of academics and rabbis.

Arutz Sheva interviewed Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein, to hear his thoughts on the Conference:

 

 

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Please pray for the safe return of Yaakov Naphtali ben Rochel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, Ayal Ben Iris Teshurah

  SICHA BY HARAV MOSHEH LICHTENSTEIN in hebrew

TO JOIN IN TEHILLIM

We hope you were able to joing us! Chag sameach!

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THE TORAH MIETZION SERIES IS NOW COMPLETE!!

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Click here to see Table of Contents and additional details.
The latest volume - Bemidbar - is now available for purchase in the United States.

Bereishit, Shemot, Vayikra, and Devarim - available in Israel, Bemidbar coming soon!



Listen to an interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler on the Nachum Segal Network
about Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, his contribution to Torah literature, the Israel Prize, and the importance of the just-completed Torah MiEtzion series. ["By the Book" 05 06 2014]


ASHREI ADAM OZ LO BAKH

FORTUNATE THE PERSON WHO FINDS STRENGTH THROUGH YOU


THE ISRAEL PRIZE CEREMONY
(which took place on Yom HaAtzmaut in Jerusalem)
can be viewed @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PoGb0q-7tQ (awarding Harav Lichtenstein)
http://www.iba.org.il/program.aspx?scode=1673232 (the entire program)

Talmud Scholar Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein wins Israel Prize
by Professor Alan Jotkowitz '82


Who Is Aharon Lichtenstein? Introducing the extraordinary rabbi who next week will receive Israel’s highest honor 
by Elli Fischer
  '99


 

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HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENT OF THE 
ISRAEL PRIZE
IN TORAH LITERATURE

AND AUTHOR OF MINCHAT AVIV

Rosh Chodesh Iyar  (May 1st 2014) at the Yeshiva 
with Rav Re'em HaCohen, Prof. Yaakov Blidstein, 
Judge Neal Hendel, Prof. Aviad HaCohen
& Rabbanei HaYeshiva
with hundreds of alumni and friends attending.

Listen to the celebration speeches.
See pictures of the event.

To watch videos of the event, click here.

Here is the video screened in Rav Aharon's honor:

 Yishar koach to our talmid Betzalel Cohn and his dedicated team
for investing countless hours in producing this video.

OVER 550 TRULY ENJOYED
THIS WONDERFUL EVENT.

A WARM MAZAL TOV TO OUR HONOREES!

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We hope you able to join us for the One-day Conference
for Har Etzion and Migdal Oz Alumni in the Rabbinate and Chinuch

leading up to the Etzion Foundation's annual Dinner

that evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC.

Rabbi Mirvis-webChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis '76 accepted our invitation to speak at this year's conference on his first trip to America since being appointed the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Additionally, we were joined by several members of the faculties of both Har Etzion and Migdal Oz.

This year's conference provided our alumni as well as their wives valuable opportunities for learning, networking and connecting. This year's conference was once more generously sponsored by CTL (The Yeshivat Har Etzion Center for Torah Leadership) and was free of charge.  


To see the schedule, please click here.  

And For our Alumni Who Couldn't Get out of Chicago...

YHE and Congregation Or Torah
hosted a shiur with

Rav Moshe Taragin

"Ten Makkot: Plagues or Lessons"

at the home of
Lynn and Irv Shapiro
Tuesday, April 1st @8:30pm
8852 Lowell in Skokie

Thank you Rav Taragin!

 

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This is the design the talmidim developed and created for the back of the hoodies they will bring to Poland. It is the "Alon Shevut" – The Lone Tree, symbol of hope, renewal and continuity, sitting on a "Ner Neshama." 
May the talmidim and staff merit to have a meaningful trip. 



Moreinu VeRabeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein:
An Anglo with Extraordinary Impact on Israeli Society


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Moreinu VeRabeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 
will receive the Israel Prize for Jewish Religious Literature
on Yom Ha'atzmaut!

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Yeshivat Har Etzion is proud and honored that the Torah teachings produced by Rav Lichtenstein, now being acknowledged and valued by the State of Israel, originated in classes delivered in the yeshiva, and were subsequently published by the yeshiva. No one appreciates his unique contribution to the Torah world and to current Torah literature more than us.
In addition to the joy of Rav Aharon, his family, and his students, at the recognition of his achievements, we believe there is great importance to the fact that the State of Israel acknowledges Torah literature as a significant cultural and spiritual asset, and the yeshiva is delighted to have taken part in that accomplishment.
We warmly congratulate Rav Lichtenstein for this great honor, and wish him good health and many years of continued impact on the world of Torah and education.
With great joy, excitement, and appreciation,
Yeshivat Har Etzion

Overseas Alumni Return to the Yeshiva
Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel - February 14-15

40 overseas alumni, who learned at the yeshiva between 1972 and 1983, returned with their families to spend Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel at the yeshiva! Many of the current Ramim, in fact alumni themselves, were present. The alumni report a good atmosphere, and a Shabbat full of content, but the crowning moment was certainly the impromptu meeting with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, who B"H joined them for davening on Shabbat morning, followed by Kiddush. Ashreinu that we merited!

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It is good to give thanks
to the Lord
and to sing praise
to Thy Name...


Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein (Rav Aharon ben Bluma) returned to the beit midrash this morning, February 10th, having been released from the hospital last week, and with his condition much improved. We continue to look forward to his complete recovery.

To see more pictures.

To see a video of the event

To hear Rav Aharon
addressing the talmidim

The talmidim greeted the rosh yeshiva with song and dance and the reading of Tehillim perakim 103 and 30. Due to the private nature of Tehillim, that part of the morning was not filmed.

More on Rav Lichtenstein's condition.

 

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WELCOME MTA 2014!
OUR TALMIDIM FROM S. AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA HAVE ARRIVED.
MAY THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL YEAR... 


Hope you joined us!


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gave shiur at the home of
Raphi '93 and Yonit Schorr
125 Tappan Street, Brookline, MA
Monday January 27th, at 8pm.
The Halachic Snow Man 


Rav Mordechai spent Shabbat at the University of Pennsylvania
Shabbat Parashat Terumah
January 31st and Feb 1st
ALL alumni were welcome to join.
For the complete Shabbaton schedule, click here.

 



Ostensibly, the world could exist even without snow. Rainfall would suffice to water the soil, for trees, flowers, vegetables and fruits to grow. But if the world did not have snow, to what else could a person compare the natural human desire for purity, cleanliness, repair and repentance? Does the world have a more appropriate image than "Purify me with a hyssop, and I will become pure; wash me, and I will become whiter than snow"? Is there a greater promise than "If your sins prove to be like crimson, they will become white as snow"? It is good that in God's world, especially in the wonderfully temperate climate of Israel, we occasionally are granted a phenomenon whose single value is pure beauty and its impact on the heart and soul of man. 

[Thanks to Rav Amnon Bazak. 9Tevet 5774] Click here for more pictures!

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The Yeshiva is absolutely delighted to have hosted MTA alumni
(bogrim from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) on Shabbat Parshat Yitro.
Beruchim HaShavim - thank you so much for coming home!

 


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THANK YOU HARAV  MOSHEH, ELI WEBER AND RABBI RHEIN.

AND TO OUR WONDERFUL BOGRIM WHO JOINED,
Shabbat Parshat Shemot at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS AS MUCH AS WE DID!



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WITH ROSH HAYESHIVA
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IN MANHATTAN!!


Wednesday, December 18th, Downtown Lunch & Learn, 12:30-1:30pm

Yitaka Beshofar Gadol: Deciphering the Haftora of Shmot
and its Relationship to Contemporary Society

Hosted by Hillel Silvera ('91) 
Fried Frank, One New York Plaza, (Conference room 27 South A)


Wednesday, December 18th, Midtown Dinner and Learn, 5:45-6:45pm
Bezekhut Nashim Tzidkanyot:
Miriam as an Expression of Leadership in Egypt and the Wilderness

Hosted by Terry Novetsky ('80)  
Kaye Scholer, 425 Park Avenue , (Conference Room 19E)


Thursday, December 19th, Midtown Lunch & Learn , 12:00-1:00pm
Reflections upon Iyov in Light of his Relationship to his Children
Hosted by Dan Schwartz ('85) 
York Capital Management, 767 5th Avenue (59th St, 17th floor)

Thank you Harav Mosheh!


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WITH ROSH HAYESHIVA
HARAV MOSHEH LICHTENSTEIN
IN MANHATTAN!!


Wednesday, December 18th, Downtown Lunch & Learn, 12:30-1:30pm

Yitaka Beshofar Gadol: Deciphering the Haftora of Shmot
and its Relationship to Contemporary Society

Hosted by Hillel Silvera ('91) 
Fried Frank, One New York Plaza, (Conference room 27 South A)


Wednesday, December 18th, Midtown Dinner and Learn, 5:45-6:45pm
Bezekhut Nashim Tzidkanyot:
Miriam as an Expression of Leadership in Egypt and the Wilderness

Hosted by Terry Novetsky ('80)  
Kaye Scholer, 425 Park Avenue , (Conference Room 19E)


Thursday, December 19th, Midtown Lunch & Learn , 12:00-1:00pm
Reflections upon Iyov in Light of his Relationship to his Children
Hosted by Dan Schwartz ('85) 
York Capital Management, 767 5th Avenue (59th St, 17th floor)

Thank you Harav Mosheh!


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WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS AS MUCH AS WE DID!


HOPE YOU COULD JOIN US...

Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Shabbat Parashat Shemot at 
Bais Medrash of Bergenfield
371 South Prospect Avenue, Bergenfield

"The Split Second Transformation from Pshat to Drash"
after Mussaf of the 9am Minyan (approximately 10:40am)

Harav Mosheh also spoke at the home of
Karen and Michael Raskas
65 Valley Road, New Rochelle

"Reflections upon Rav Ovadia Yosef's
Halakhic Methodology and Legacy"


Motzaei Shabbat, December 21st @ 8pm

 

 


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HAR ETZION PARENTS

WERE INVITED TO a meeting with
Eli Weber, Director of Overseas Talmidim,

and Rabbi Danny Rhein, Mashgiach Ruchani. 


Motzaei Shabbat December 21st, 7:30pm
at the home of Joy and Barry Sklar
(parents of Yosef '13)
Sklar Home: 95 Norfolk Street, Bergenfield, NJ

 

At this meeting, both Eli Weber and Rabbi Rhein gave an update from the Yeshiva and were available to answer parents' questions. This was a nice opportunity to meet with representatives of the Yeshiva and connect with fellow parents. There was no solicitation of funds at this program. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 212-732-4874.  
Yoel Weiss, Sharon Rifkind, Shirley Schuster, The Etzion Foundation

Happy to stay connected!


Yemei Iyun Chanuka 2013 
Dor LeDor Yabia Omer

Studying the Legacy of Rishon LeTzion Harav Ovadya Yosef zt"l

December 4th-5th (1-2 Tevet). Shiurim with Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Yaakov Medan, Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi, Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Rishon LeTzion Harav HaRashi Harav Yitzchak Yosef, Rishon LeTzion Harav Shlomo Moshe Amar, Rav Binyamin Lau, Rav Shlomo Levi, Rav Daniel Gudis HaLevi, Dr. Moshe Halperin, Dr. Nissim Leon, Rav Yaakov Tzikotai, Rav Shmuel David, Rav Yoel Bin Nun and Rav Zeev Weitman. For details, click here. 
                    To see pictures of the event    To hear recordings     


Faith in Complexity: 
The Life and Teachings of Rav Yehuda Amital

This presentation by Har Etzion alumnusrya-mirsky-lecture-2013-web
Dr. Yehudah Mirsky
continues the Torah in Motion series
"The Thought and Worldview of Influential Jewish Thinkers."

7:30PM  November 23rd, 2013
Motzaei Shabbat Vayeshev
Where: Yeshiva Bnei Akiva Or Chaim, North York, ONTARIO

For more information... 



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November 15th@8:15pm

Har Etzion's
Overseas Program Director Eli Weber
shared his thoughts about
"Ethics, Morality and Obedience: Thoughts on Sefer Bereishit
and our Relationship with God"

followed by a tisch @9:15 for alumni,
high school students and the entire community.

Where: Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, NJ

Eli also gave the Minchat Chinuch shiur
Shabbat morning in Beis Midrash after Sefard 8:30 Minyan

Click for more information 


"The Prophet that Stole Chanuka" 
Shiur by Rav Menachem Leibtag

Hope you were able to join us at the Tuesday Night Learning ProgramTNLP Leibtag-chanuka5774-web

at Congregation Ohab Zedek 
118 West 95th Street 
New York City

Tuesday Night November 12th
at 8:15pm
For more information click here.



Winter Break in Yeshiva!

Every year we are pleased to welcome back a significant number of bogrim who choose to spend their winter break in Yeshiva. This year we are excited to put together a program specifically catering to visiting bogrim who are currently in college;
 
AND, there are even fellowships available from CTL!
(The Yeshivat Har Etzion Center for Torah Leadership).
 
Looking forward to seeing you here,
Rav Doniel Schreiber, Dean and Founder, CTL
Eli Weber, Director, Overseas Program
 
Click here for more information.

Rav Yair Kahn on College Campuses in the USA

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Wed Oct. 16 - Princeton
Thur Oct. 17 - NYU
Shabbat Oct 19 - YU
Sun Oct. 20 - Columbia
Mon Oct. 21 - Penn

For more information how best to contact
Rav Kahn, or to register for the shabbaton at Yeshiva University,
Shabbat Parshat Vayera, October 18th-19th,
please click here.

BARUCH DAYAN HA-EMET

Yeshivat Har Etzion joins in mourning
the passing of Gadol HaDor

Maran Harav Ovadia Yosef zt"l

May the rebuilding of Jerusalem 
bring us solace.


Shiur le-iluy nishmato

Hespedim (in Hebrew) by Harav Baruch Gigi, Harav Shlomo Levi
and Harav Aharon Lichtenstein     audio    video


TIKUN LEIL HOSHANA RABBA

The Kol Dodi Congregation invites you to an evening of learning
le-iluy nishmato shel Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

at the Beit Sefer Luria, Jerusalem
(79 HaPalmach, entrance at end of Aharoni)

התורה ניתנה לבני אדם
המפגש בין תורה א-לוהית לחיים אנושיים

20:45 ערבית

21:00 אש דת למו 
מצוות התורה במציאות האנושית
הרב שלמה ברין, ר"מ בישיבת הר עציון

22:00 ברכת משה איש הא-לוהים
הרב יואל בן נון


GMAR CHATIMA TOVA TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

As the sun rises over Maarat HaMachpela in Chevron, Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Medan leads Gush talmidim in Selichot. It's a miracle in our times. Talmidim from all over the world, saying selichot on Aseret Yemei Teshuva in Maarat HaMachpela in Chevron. Talmidim davened by Yitzchak Aveinu's kever. HaRav Medan gave a short shiur after davening.

 


Over 100 Alumni and Friends of the Yeshiva,
participated in an incredible opportunity:

Special Learning Program

in preparation for Yom HaKippurim 
here at Yeshiva,
Thursday, Asseret Yemei Teshuva.

A section of the day was dedicated
lezekher our talmidim HY"D
who fell during the Yom Kippur War.
A video is available.

 


"Those who fell in the Yom Kippur War left a book of memories that is occasionally opened. They live on within us, and we pass on everything we learned from them." - Rav Yehuda Amital zt"l

 (Excerpted from “By Faith Alone: The Story of Rabbi Yehuda Amital” )

Read more...

Click here for Rav Amital zt"l's and Rav Lichtenstein's hespedim

שמונה נסיכי אדם


NEW BOOKS BY HAR ETZION ALUMNI
Rav David Brofsky '90   Rav Alex Israel '85
BASED UPON VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH SHIURIM!

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Read review.                                      Read review. 

SPECIAL SALE NOW UNTIL CHANUKA ON THESE AND ALL OTHER MAGGID HAR ETZION TITLES, CLICK  FOR DETAILS. 


Shabbat Learning with Rosh HaYeshiva
Harav Mosheh and Dr. Michal Lichtenstein
at the Green Road Synagogue, Beachwood, OH
Shabbat Parshat Ki Tavo August 24th

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For complete details of the shiurim
and/or to RSVP for lunch, click here.
Have a wonderful Shabbat!

Rav Mosheh will also be giving a shiur on Sunday morning following the 8:30am minyan in the Stark Beit Midrash at Young Israel of Greater Cleveland.


YESHIVAT HAR ETZION WELCOMES OUR NEWEST TALMIDIM AND OUR RETURNEES:
MAY WE ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL YEAR!

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Rabbi Danny Rhein giving a sicha to our newest talmidim in the Beit Midrash


For more pictures...

CONNECTING TO TANAKH: 
INTELLECTUALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

Thousands attended the annual Herzog College's Tanakh Study Days held at the yeshiva this week. The conference lasted all week long and included dozens of lectures, which are given simultaneously in seven classrooms from morning to late afternoon by a wide variety of academics and rabbis.

Arutz Sheva interviewed Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein, to hear his thoughts on the Conference:

 

 


LOCAL GUSH ETZION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CELEBRATES 40TH YEAR

AND RENAMES ITS UPPER BOYS DIVISION
IN MEMORY OF HARAV YEHUDA AMITAL ZT"L

For more on this story... 

 

 

Our Talmid Daniel Shibley
reflects on his year in The Gush!


While Har Etzion is known for its devotion to the intellectually rigorous study of Torah, it does not receive enough recognition for the significance of side streaming with Yeshivat Darkaynu (English speaking special needs program).... These fabulous young men live among and learn with us, sharing meals, holidays, and goofy yeshiva moments, we are better for their presence and hopefully they are better for ours....read more here!
 

 

Torontonians - Please Join Us
Tuesday evening, May 28th at 8:00 pm

Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein

 will participate in a Panel Discussion 

on the life and impact of Rabbi Joseph Ber Soloveitchik z"l.

 Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto Congregation (BAYT) 

613 Clark Ave, West, Thornhill

We hope to see you there. Click here for the program flyer.


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New Yorkers - Please Join Us

Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein
and
Rav Shlomo Brin, Ram and Chairman-Designate

will be in NYC on May 29th and 30th.

You are invited to three programs at various locations and we encourage your participation. RSVP is required to attend any of the programs - click here for details and to reserve your seatNot a

 

Not a Torontonian nor a New Yorker - perhaps you would like to catch Rav Brin for a shiur & BBQ in Merion Station, PA

Wednesday night May 29th. For details...

 

 


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JOINED US IN HONORING
MOREINU VE-RABBEINU
HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

on Friday May 10th, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 
here at the yeshiva!

The six Lichtenstein "children" each gave shiur in his honor!  Click for details.

 SEE THE VIDEO PREPARED IN HARAV AHARON'S HONOR

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NEARLY 200 ALUMNI PARTICIPATED IN A UNIQUE EVENING 
WITH HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN
on Thurs night, the 25th of April, in Ra'anana.

This evening was dedicated in memory of Rav Aharon Shmuel ben Yitzchak Yaakov Gelman z"l by the Gelman Family.

 

 

 
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JOIN US FOR A UNIQUE EVENING WITH MOREINU VERABEINU

HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

Where: Ra'anana

When: Thursday night 25th of April, 2013

This evening is dedicated in memory of Rav Aharon Shmuel ben Yitzchak Yaakov Gelman z"l by the Gelman Family.

 

 HAR ETZION RAMIM IN RA'ANANA

Shabbat Parshat Acharei Mot - Kedoshim

with Rav Moshe Taragin and Rav Michael Edrei

 

FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS CLICK HERE

 

 


Thanks to our honorees, alumni, parents and friends, the Etzion Foundation Dinner was a tremendous success.

Five hundred people joined together to honor Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, Heshe & Harriet Seif and Rabbi Yehuda '95 & Dr. Michelle Sarna.

We encourage you to view the inspirational and moving videos about our honorees which were shown at the Dinner by clicking on the picture below.

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If you wish to make a donation or pay your pledge, you can do so by clicking here.



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GUSH RABBINIC ALUMNI: 
Were you a part of this year's
Rabbinic Conference?


Sunday March 10, and Monday March 11, with the Annual Dinner Sunday evening. We hope you were able to join us for the conference, as well as the dinner, as we honored Rav Aharon Lichtenstein sh'lita in celebration of his upcoming 80th Birthday.

 

 

HAR ETZION in AMERICA - KEEPING IN TOUCH!

Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Baruch Gigi in N. Woodmere 

Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (March 8-9th) 

Rav Yair Kahn in the Boston Area 

 Shabbat Parshat Yitro (February 1st -3rd) 

Rav Mordechai Friedman at the Univ of Pennsylvania

Shabbat Parshat Beshalach (January 25-26th)

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Nearly 100 Rabbis have dedicated this week to divrei Torah of Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, in honor of his upcoming 80th birthday. A meaningful and substantive tribute indeed! Click on the picture to see the entire list.

This year's dinner was truly a special event!

For more information click here.

 
Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Baruch Gigi in N. Woodmere 

Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (March 8-9th)

We hope you joined us:

Friday night 8:45 pm Tisch at the home of Nicole and Simcha SolomonHarav B Gigi86x86
790 Sherwood Street, North Woodmere

Shabbat day Drasha at Bais Haknesses of North Woodmere
649 Hungry Harbor Road, North Woodmere
(Minyan starts at 8:30am)

4:15 pm Pre-mincha shiur at Young Israel of North Woodmere
634 Hungry Harbor Road, North Woodmere
The National vs. The Communal: Issues in the Philosophy of Halakhah


 

 

 

 

 

 

 WE HOPE YOU HAD A FREILICHEN PURIM!

 Click here for pictures of this year's Purim festivities!

 

 

 
Rav Yair Kahn in the Boston Area 

February 1st -3rd

We were happy to see you there!

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Is There Such a Thing as Half a Torah Scroll? Parshat Yitro,
and the Rav's Vision of Kriyat HaTorah 
Maimonides Minyan - 34 Philbrick Road

Seuda Shlishit - Shiur and Sicha - 4:50pm
The Institution of Reading the Torah through a Ba'al Koreh
Young Israel of Brookline, 61 Greene Street 

Sunday, February 3rd - (Shacharit at 8am) (Shiur at 8:45am)
Birkhat HaTorah - A Biblical Paradigm for the Rabbinic Institution of Berachot?
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah - 35 Morseland Avenue, Newton

 

 

 

 

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A BRAVERY FIERCER THAN DEATH:
The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion


35 Haganah soldiers gave their lives in January 1948 trying to bring much needed supplies to the kibbutzim in the besieged Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem. "I don't know if there was any company in the Israel Defense Forces or in any army in the world that assembled such splendid manpower, pure bravery, and spiritual abundance as this company, who will forever be known by our people as the "lamed hey" (the thirty-five)...These lions of Israel were a mix of youthful spirit and glory, superior wisdom...and bravery fiercer than death." - David Ben Gurion

Moshe Pearlstein zl 1948-webThe death of 23 year-old Moshe Pearlstein z"l from New York, an alumnus of Yeshivat Etz Chaim and YU, must have created a wave of shock. He was the first American to be killed here. Yeshivat Har Etzion is privileged to honor his memory with a plaque hanging on our walls.
Yehi zichram baruch.   

 

 


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 Congratulations to Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein upon being awarded the 
Rav Kook Award for Original Torah Literature

This award is in recognition of "Shiurei Harav Lichtenstein" - seven volumes to date.
Our congratulations and appreciation go also to Rav Daniel Wolf,
whose tireless efforts and erudite scholarship brought this project to fruition.

Mazal tov as well to our Hesder alumnus Prof. Simcha Emanuel
upon receiving the award for Research Literature and Religious Reference Books.

The award ceremony took place on Sunday December 30th,
in the presence of the Mayor of Tel Aviv Yafo Mr. Ron Chuldai
and the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yafo Harav Yisrael Meir Lau.

 Read the judges' reasons for choosing Harav Lichtenstein and Prof. Emanuel.
Click here to hear a recording of the ceremony.

 

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GUSH RABBINIC ALUMNI: 
You too can be a part of this year's
Rabbinic Conference!


Save the Date: Sunday March 10, and Monday March 11, with the Annual Dinner Sunday evening. We hope you will be able to join us for the conference, as well as the dinner, as we honor Rav Aharon Lichtenstein sh'lita in celebration of his upcoming 80th Birthday.

Please mark your calendar. More information to follow. 
If you would like to be involved, please click here.

 

 


Rav Mordechai Friedman90x120Rav Mordechai Friedman at the Univ of Pennsylvania! 
When: The Shabbat of January 25th & 26th

The Penn community was thrilled to host
this very succesful shabbaton! 
Click here for the complete schedule. 

 

 Thank you - Eli '85 and Cheryl Sanders for hosting Rav Friedman's shiur - "Audio and Visual Aids in Halacha". 

The shiur dealt with the halachic validity of electronically reproduced sounds (via speakers, hearing aids and implants) and visual images (via video cameras and retinal implants) in the fulfillment of mitzvot and berachot. Monday night January 28th, at 8:30pm, hosted by the Sanders Family, Brookline.

Congratulations toRabbi Ephraim Mirvis-web
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis '76
upon being appointed Chief Rabbi
of the United Hebrew Congregations
of the Commonwealth!

Congratulations as well to his wife Valerie, and to his children
Althea & (Rakaz Bnei Chul) Danny Mirvis (2003-current), 
Melanie & Hillel Mirvis (2001-2002), Noam Mirvis (2005),
and Eitan Mirvis (2007-2008).


 

 
Congratulations to Har Etzion Alumnus
Rabbi Ezra Frazer '96
 

2nd place winner
in the International Adult Bible Contest

 To view the contest in its entirety

 
revavaThe Chanuka 5773 Study Days
 

The Israeli Judicial System and the Torah Judicial System: Can the Two Meet?

 Tuesday-Wednesday 27-28 Kislev (Dec 11-12) between 8:30 and 4pm

Recordings will be available shortly. Click here for the complete schedule.

 

 
Proud to be part of the 20%...
 

disabled iconAn investigative report by Kipa News found that only 20% of religious zionist Yeshivot are handicapped accessible. This is our opportunity to thank our alumni and friends who made sure that Yeshivat Har Etzion would B'H be part of the 20%!

We are happy to announce on this - The International Disabled Persons Day - December 3rd - that we are a 100% handicapped accessible Yeshiva.

Here is a link to the report: https://www.kipa.co.il/family/49951.html

 
Save the Date: HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein in Teaneck
 

When: Shabbat Parshat Vayigash, December 21-22nd, 2012

Why: Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumni Shabbaton,
sharing delicious meals, shiurim and sichot together. 

Who: Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
together with Eli Weber, Director of the Overseas Students Program

Click here to register!

 

Are You a Gush Parent in the NY/NJ Area?

Meet with Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Eli Weber,
Motzaei Shabbat December 22nd, at the home of Roni and Einath Zolty (parents of Yoni '12).

This is an amazing opportunity not only to hear divrei Torah,
but also to meet the leadership of the yeshiva, while connecting with fellow parents.

7:45 pm at the Zolty home, 1260 West Laurelton Pkway, Teaneck, NJ
Click here to register! There will be no solicitation of funds at this event.

Rav Moshe Taragin, Scholar in Residence in NJ

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Where: Beis Medrash of Bergenfield, 371 S. Prospect Avenue

Bogrim and prospective talmidim enjoyed a shiur on Friday nite at 8pm, "Geulat Yisrael and Secular Zionism", followed by an oneg and Q&A.
Rabbi Taragin also delivered the pre-Mussaf derasha, as well as spoke at Seuda Shelishit on "Wings of Angels and Hearts of Humans - Does Religion Displace our Humanity?" It was great [re-]connecting!



אשרנו ששמת חלקנו מיושבי בית המדרש 
How Blessed are We to be a Part of this Beit Midrash!

whose soldiers went out to defend their land and their people,
students volunteered to help beleaguered citizens,
and rabbis joined to give both spiritual and material support.

May Hakadosh Baruch Hu continue to have mercy
upon His People and upon His Land.

 

 

MAY HAKADOSH BARUCH HU HAVE MERCY 
UPON HIS PEOPLE AND UPON HIS LAND

שִׁיר לַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי: עֶזְרִי מֵעִם ה' עֹשֵׂה שָׁמַיִם וָאָרֶץ 
אַל יִתֵּן לַמּוֹט רַגְלֶךָ אַל יָנוּם שֹׁמְרֶךָ: הִנֵּה לֹא יָנוּם וְלֹא יִישָׁן שׁוֹמֵר יִשְׂרָאֵל 
ה' שֹׁמְרֶךָ ה' צִלְּךָ עַל יַד יְמִינֶךָ: יוֹמָם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ לֹא יַכֶּכָּה וְיָרֵחַ בַּלָּיְלָה 
ה' יִשְׁמָרְךָ מִכָּל רָע יִשְׁמֹר אֶת נַפְשֶׁךָ: ה' יִשְׁמָר צֵאתְךָ וּבוֹאֶךָ מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם

 

 

 

 Congratulations to Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein upon being awarded the 
Rav Kook Award for Original Torah Literature

This award is in recognition of "Shiurei Harav Lichtenstein" - seven volumes to date.
Our congratulations and appreciation go also to Rav Daniel Wolf, whose tireless efforts and erudite scholarship brought this project to fruition.

 

 

Rav Mordechai Friedman in London

Rav Mordechai Friedman90x120When: Shabbat Parshat Vayetze, November 24th, 2012

Bogrim and prospective talmidim are invited to a tisch
on Leil Shabbat, graciously hosted by the Schimmel Family. 


Har Etzion bogrim and their families are invited as well
to reconnect with Rav Mordechai over lunch 
 at Ner Yisrael.

For more details, click here.

Director of the Overseas Program Eli Weber in Teaneck

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When: Shabbat Parshat Toledot, November 16th, 2012

Eli spoke on Leil Shabbat @8pm
at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun about
"Conflicting Commandments: History, Halacha, and Henry VIII"

Followed by a tisch @9 in the Social Hall. A wonderful event,
enjoyed both by alumni and high school talmidim!

 
Save the Date: HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein in Teaneck
 

When: Shabbat Parshat Vayigash, December 21-22nd, 2012

Why: Yeshivat Har Etzion Shabbaton

Who: Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
together with Eli Weber, Director of the Overseas Students Program

More details to follow soon!

 
NOW IS THE TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH!

WITH THOUSANDS OF "STUDENTS" OF ALL AGES ATTENDING

15 shiurim are being offered in English, and another 15 in Hebrew, 
in 
Tanakh, Talmud, Philosphy and Halakha, with an assortment of renowned teachers.

Keep up your learning. Do not miss out.

Read more on the 5773 curriculum and how to subscribe.
The new courses are beginning this coming week! 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Kehillat Alei Tzion of London, England was proud to host Rav Moshe Taragin, Thursday night October 11th through Shabbat Parshat Bereshit.
Rav Taragin's many speaking arrangements included a keynote lecture Shabbat afternoon "Divine Redemption and Secular Zionism" as well as a Motzaei Shabbat panel on "The Religious Enounter of the Modern Orthodox Jew." Click here for a complete schedule of events.

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To access the Rosh HaShana messages
of the Roshei Yeshiva and Rosh Midrasha,
please click here.

 

As we approach the Yamim Noraim, please consider the Yeshiva and Migdal Oz among the primary recipients of your tzedaka this year. It is your financial contributions that allow us to continue to provide such an incredible, meaningful and unforgettable Israel learning experience to our talmidim and talmidot, and provide an important address for Modern Orthodoxy in Israel and around the world. To make a gift to support Yeshivat Har Etzion and/or Migdal Oz, please click hereWe thank our alumni, parents and friends for their continued support.

 

  

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE EVENTS WITH HARAV BARUCH GIGI
LUNCH AND LEARN or DINNER AND LEARN with HaRav Baruch Gigi Wednesday September 5 - Whether you were in midtown or downtown Manhattan, or you prefer lunchtime or dinnertime, we had a shiur for you. Click here for details.

With HaRav Gigi in Washington Heights, Shabbat Ki Tavo September 7-8 offered many opportunities to connect with Harav Gigi, and fellow bogrim and bogrot. Click here for details.

Live in Chicago? Hope you attended the shiur by Harav Gigi at the Goldberger home on September 6th.

  
 
YESHIVAT HAR ETZION WELCOMES OUR NEW TALMIDIM
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ROSH CHODESH ELUL 5772 IN YERUSHALAYIM
With Rav Menachem Leibtag
 

 

 

 

 

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THE TANAKH STUDY DAYS HERE WERE AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS

WITH OVER 6000 "STUDENTS" OF ALL AGES ATTENDING

Keep up your learning, with the latest volume of
Torah MiEtzion - Sefer Devarim!

Read more on how to order -
Koren is offering our readers a 30% limited-time discount.
Do not miss out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE SECOND YAHRZEIT OF MOREINU HARAV AMITAL ZT"l
WE CONVENED IN THE BEIT MIDRASH TO HONOR HIS MEMORY

Tuesday 27 Tammuz - July 17th
15:00 Mincha; 15:15 Shiur by Rosh Kollel Harav Shlomo Levi: Lifnim MiShurat HaDin
Words in his memory, by Rav Hillel Rachmani; Tehillim by Rav Mordechai Fogelman
18:30 Aliya leKivro - Block 32 Section 3 Row 10

 

 

 

 

 

 
SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM IN TEANECK, NJ
WITH DIRECTOR OF OVERSEAS TALMIDIM ELI WEBER 
 

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Eli Weber is giving a series of shiurim this summer on Rashi and Ramban:
History, Philosophy and How We Learn Chumash

Starting Tuesday, July 17th and continuing July 24th, 31st and August 7th @ 9:15 pm at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, followed by Maariv. He will also be giving the Minchas Chinuch shiur after the 8:30am Beit Midrash Minyan, Shabbat mornings, July 14, 28, and August 4th.

 

 
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DEAREST SHOSH,
WHAT SHOULD WE WISH YOU
AT THE END OF AN ERA?

 

After 40 years, Har Etzion's office manager Shosh Tal is leaving her post. We thank her for her devoted work and loyalty throughout these many years, and wish her all the best.

In the picture: Moreinu Harav Lichtenstein together with Moreinu Harav Medan, Rav Brin, Moreinu Harav Gigi, Rav Freidlich and Rav Levi. 

 

LEARN AT LUNCH OR DINNER !
WITH ROSH HAYESHIVA HARAV MOSHEH LICHTENSTEIN

When: Tuesday, June 26th 2012
Where: The Carnegie Hall Tower, 152 West 57th Street NYC

 

12:30-2pm: Exploring the Haftarah: The Tragedy of Yiftach and the Silent Revolution in Sefer Shoftim; 6-7:15: A Gigantic War - The Significance of the Battle with Og Melech Habashan

 

 

 

With great concern and profound distress, 
Yeshivat Har Etzion acknowledges that our talmid, 
zbaumel-diskit-logoZachary Baumel
has been missing for 30 years 
since the Battle of Sultan Yaqub in 1982.

We invite you to join with us at a gathering
next Thursday, June 7 at 17:30
in the Beit Midrash. For more details.

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  This year, in conjunction with our annual dinner, we hosted a two-day
                                   RABBINIC ALUMNI CONFERENCE
for YHE alumni professionally employed in either Jewish education and/or the rabbinate. The two day conference was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on May 20-21, with Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein, Rav Baruch Gigi, Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Migdal Oz Rosh Beit Midrash, Mrs. Esti Rosenberg, and other prominent rabbis associated with the Yeshiva. For complete schedule. We thank CTL for sponsoring this event.

RAL and DTLNearly 600 alumni and friends of the yeshiva came to hear Harav Aharon and his wife Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein speak about "Education and Family in the Modern World".

The event, held in Congregation Ohel Ari, in Ra'anana, and moderated by Rav Benni Lau, was sponsored by the Gelman Family in honor of the 16th yahrzeit of their beloved father Rabbi Aaron S. Gelman z"l. To view the event. For audio file only. Note: language is hebrew.

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Check out these new titles by staff and alumni
of Har Etzion.

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פֶּן תִּשְׁכַּח אֶת הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ וּפֶן יָסוּרוּ מִלְּבָבְךָ כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ וְהוֹדַעְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ וְלִבְנֵי בָנֶיךָ

 

Our talmidim have returned 
from their trip to Poland.  
Read a sample of their impressions...

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Dinner and Learn at University of Penn Thursday March 22nd 6:30 pm, Harrison Library: The Machloket about Erev Pesach that Falls on Shabbat - A Basis for Understanding the 2 Main Ways Tannaim Learned Torah. Look forward to seeing you - click for details!

Please join us for a shiur at 8:30pm at the Lower Merion Synagogue, Bala Cynwyd, followed by dessert and conversation at the home of Rabbi Yehuda and Orit Seif. For more information and to RSVP.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeshivat Har Etzion and Migdal Oz Shabbaton with 
Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Yaakov Medan 

Shabbat Parshat Vayikra, March 23-24 -
at Columbia University.  For more details and registration

 

 

HAR ETZION AND MIGDAL OZ PARENTS
IN THE NEW YORK METRO AREA:
YOU ARE INVITED!

Please join us for a meeting with Harav Yaakov Medan, on Sunday morning, March 25th, at 9:45, at the home of Robin and Joshua '84 Rochlin (parents of Michael '11), in Teaneck, NJ.

You will have an opportunity to hear some words of Torah from Rav Medan and an update from the Yeshiva and Migdal Oz. Read more.

CANADIAN FRIENDS OF HAR ETZION
YOU TOO ARE INVITED!

Please join us for a shiur (in basic Hebrew) by Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Yaakov Medan,
Sunday evening, March 25th at the home of Sara and Ron Goldberg of Thornill, Ontario:

"The Haggadah - Practical Lessons for All Generations" 
Thoughts to Share at the Seder Table

RSVP's are appreciated. Click here.
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South Africa Welcomes
Rav Baruch Gigi
 
This past week Harav Gigi gave shiurim to our bogrim in Johannesburg and Cape Town. 
Meir Perez '01: "It was such a refreshing and inspiring experience hearing words of Torah from the Rosh Yeshivah. For me personally, Rav Gigi's annual trip to Johannesburg is a highlight of the year and It was really great reconnecting with him."
 
 
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Har Etzion hosted a 2-week learning seminar in January for bogrim from South Africa & Australia. The program included a serious seder boker of in-depth learning, an afternoon seder of chugim including discussions of contemporary halakhic and hashkafic issues, and an optional seder erev which included tishim, panel discussions on leadership and community service, and tiyulim. In the photo, V'Shavu Banim participants met with Moreinu HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein.
 
Rav Moshe Taragin Scholar in Residence
 
 
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Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim February 17-18
at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ
 
 
 
This program is sponsored by Abby and Aaron Steifel and Susan and Mark Wiesen of Teaneck.
 
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Beruchim HaBaim to our new MTA - Midreshet Torah veAvoda - talmidim from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand who arrived in the yeshiva this week!
 
 
We are working hard to ensure that all our Down Unders feel at home!!
 
 
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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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Rav Kahn was Scholar in Residence Shabbat Parshat Yitro in Brookline, giving shiurim Friday night, Shabbat morning and seuda shlishit, as well as Sunday morning in Newton. For details

The community was also invited to a melave malka and shiur in memory of Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l - "The Torah wasn't Given to Heavenly Angels," motzaei Shabbat, February 11th at the home of Raphi '93 and Yonit Schorr - Thank you Raphi and Yonit for your hospitality!

 

 

Revisiting Gush Katif

rebuilding-then_and_nowIn September 2005 - a month after 8,600 residents of Gush Katif were evicted - talmidim of Yeshivat Har Etzion and their ramim volunteered to rebuild Gush Katif Greenhouses. Now, six years later, enjoy seeing the fruits of their labour. Tu Bishvat Sameach!

"In all thy ways, acknowledge Him" (Mishlei 3:6) 

rstrous-azivotofskyHar Etzion alumni Dr. Yisrael Strous '98 Kollel and Rabbi Dr. Ari Zivotofsky '80 have apparently disproved the claim that the process of stunning animals before slaughter is humane and minimizes their suffering. "Introducing stunning, as we know from the experience in psychiatry on humans, defeats the objective of more humane slaughter,” they wrote. The “stunning bill” which was already passed in the lower house in the Netherlands, was delayed in the upper house due to much lobbying – including academic input, such as the Strous-Zivotofsky research. Read more. 

 
R._Yair_Kahn_86x86February 
2012
 
Rav Yair Kahn will be visiting in the United States to give bechinot to prospective talmidim.
Here is his planned schedule: Tuesday, February 7 – SAR; Wednesday, February 8 – Yeshivah of Flatbush; Thursday, February 9 – Frisch; Shabbat in Boston; Monday, February 13 – Fuch Mizrachi School Cleveland; Tuesday, February 14 - Ramaz. Contact Rav Kahn by email or phone 216-702-7922.
  

Thursday January 19th, 24 Tevet

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Har Etzion was honored to host President of Yeshiva University Richard Joel here at yeshiva. Following shacharit, President Joel joined our overseas students for a festive breakfast, and from there continued on to visit the Midrasha students at Migdal Oz. 
To see pictures of the visit 

 

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rziegler-majesty-and-humility-webMAJESTY AND HUMILITY - The Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, by Reuven Ziegler. 
Rav Ziegler '86 will be speaking about his new book at the YU Seforim Sale, as well as in Boston and Ra'anana. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
rml-rdr-webJanuary 
2012
 
Rosh HaYeshiva Mosheh Lichtenstein
and Menahel HaRuchani Daniel Rhein
 
reconnected with alumni and friends of the yeshiva all across North America, with a shabbaton in Teaneck, NJ, and numerous shiurim in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Columbus and Thornhill, Ontario.    
 

Sunday Morning Shiur and Breakfast
with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

"Leadership in Times of Crisis: 
Moshe Rabbeinu in Egypt"

Sunday Jan 8, 2012 at Fifth Avenue Synagogue, NYC
For more information 

 

 
 Evenings with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
 and Rav Daniel Rhein 
 

"Memories of Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l"

Sunday, January 8th, at 7:30pm
at the home of
 Ron and Cheryl Nagel 9444 Oakmere Road, Los Angeles, CA
and
Wednesday, January 11th, at 7:30pm
at the home of Nathan and Michele Herrmann 123 Gailcrest Circle, Thornhill, Ontario 
We hope to see you there!!
 

 

 
  
Shabbaton with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Rav Daniel Rhein

Shabbat Parshat Vayechi (Jan 7, 2012)
at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ
Rav Rhein can be reached at 201-289-3682

Register now!


 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
Chanuka 5772 Study Daysrevava_eng_-_webbox-grey

on the topic of:

 “Leadership and Vision”

took place at the yeshiva on Wednesday and Thursday, December 21-22, 2011, (25-26 Kislev) between 8:45 -16:00. Click to see the schedule.

Recordings have been uploaded to our hebrew audio website. Enjoy!

 

 

 
 

mevakshei_panekha-webHarav Aharon Lichtenstein 
with Rav Chaim Sabato

On Monday evening, January 2, at 8 PM, Yediot Sefarim in cooperation with The Jerusalem Great Synagogue, is sponsoring a program - in Hebrew – with Harav Aharon and Rav Sabato. Israel's Justice Minister, the Hon. Yaakov Neeman will give words of greeting. The program is in celebration of their recently published book Mevakshay Panecha. Call to reserve a spot...

 

Yishar Koach to our MTA Alumni 

These are some of the MTA alumni (Midreshet Torah veAvodah) who are madrichim at Bnei Akiva Machane on Mossel Bay, Dec 2011. Alu VeHatzlichu!! 

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Back row L to R: Josh Gordon, Netanel Block, Jonty Tuchten, Danny Mirvis, Neal Daskal, Oren Katzeff, David Gordon, Matthew Tucker. Middle row L to R: Asher Marcus, Kevin Levy, Daniel Lazarus, Michael Glass, Yehuda Rabinowitz, Daniel Winer. Front row L to R: Jonathan Sidney, Dovi Flax, Elan Milwid, Josh Victor, Dani Freidus. Click to enlarge picture.



 

 
Shabbaton with Rav Mordechai Friedman
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Some forty alumni as well as the broader Columbia community spent Shabbat Parshat Vayeshev (Dec 16-17) with Rav Mordechai at Columbia University.

"Not only did we enjoy a fascinating shiur on Kindles and Shem Hashem… it was also a great opportunity to catch up with each other. Thank you so much."


Shiur with Esti Rozenberg and Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein

 Mothers and Sons in Sefer Bereishit:
An Inter-generational Dialogue


Following the annual Migdal Oz shabbaton, held this year on Parshat Vayera in Teaneck, NJ, alumnae, parents and supporters of Migdal Oz enjoyed a discussion of parent-child relationships in Sefer Bereishit, at a Sunday brunch graciously hosted by Laurence and Daniela Schreiber.  To listen to the shiur (introduced by Etzion Foundation's Development Associate Sharon Rifkind and Migdal Oz alumna Ilana Barta).

 

 

 

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In London to speak with prospective talmidim, Shabbat Parshat Toldot found Rav Mordechai reconnecting with alumni at an Oneg Shabbat hosted by Har Etzion parents Jacob and Vered Schimmel, 6 Oakfield Road. A festive Shabbat lunch was enjoyed at Ner Yisrael.

For more information, email alumnus Ben Thwaites or Adam Gaventa

 

 

 
 
 
Melave Malka for Gush Alumni with

 RAL-EW
Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

  Eli Weber, Director of Overseas Talmidim

Motzaei Shabbat November 12th at 8 PM

    Cong. Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ 

 

 
  

Shiur by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

  "Minhag Yisrael: On the Nature and Scope of Custom in Jewish Law"


Congregation Netivot Shalom (811 Palisade Ave. Teaneck, NJ)
 
Sunday morning, November 13, 2011 at 8:45 AM
immediately following Shacharit services at 8:00 AM

For details, Rav Nati Helfgot '81

 

 

 
  
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Tuesday November 7th found Rav Yair Kahn lecturing on Faith and Morality, to the Orthodox Society at Cambridge, and later enjoying a guided tour of the Cairo Geniza.  From Cambridge Rav Yair moves on to Manchester where he will address the Yavneh Boys and Girls, alumni and their parents. Back to London from Thursday through Shabbat, with shiurim at Immanuel College, Kinloss Kollel, Hasmonean Mishmar, Alei Zion, Ner Yisrael, and more. For the complete itineray and contact information  

 

 
 
 NEW SEFARIM FROM HAR ETZION 3-new-volumes

Varieties of Jewish Experience, by Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Torah MiEtzion New Readings in Tanach - Bereshit, by Yeshivat Har Etzion

In His Mercy, by Rav Ezra Bick
 

 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION, including links to significant discounts!

 
 

Listen to an interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler on five recent Har Etzion volumes that should be on your bookshelf ! 5-har-etzion-volumes

 

 

New Incoming Overseas talmidim have arrived... in spite of the hurricane! elul5771-incoming

 

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 Save the Date:
Sunday Sept.18th, 9:45am

Yom Iyun Jointly Sponsored by
Jewish Center -  Kehilath Jeshurun -  Yeshivat Har Etzion
Dedicated in Memory of Menachem ben Bezalel Stern z”l

Ve-taher Libeinu – “Purify Our Hearts”

The Teachings of Harav Amital zt”l on the Days of Awe

with Harav Baruch Gigi, Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein, Rav Menachem Leibtag
Location: The Jewish Center 131 W. 86 St. New York, NY 10024

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Upon the first Yahrzeit of Moreinu Harav Amital zt"l,
Yeshivat Har Etzion - its rabbis, students,
alumni and friends, assembled
at the yeshiva
on the 26th of Tammuz, Thursday July 28th, 5pm - 9pm,
for an Erev Limud veZikaron to honor his memory.
Recordings of the event
Aliya le-kever on Friday the 27th of Tammuz, at 11am.
Complete details of the Erev Limud

Interview with Harabanit Miriam Amital (hebrew)
Interview with Rav Shlomo Brin (hebrew)
 
 Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
 

Memorial Evening in South Africarya-rpc-web

Thursday night, 28 July, The Beit Mordechai Campus Kollel and Friends of Gush SA hosted an evening of learning in memory of HaRav Yehuda Amital zt”l. The Kollel had the great privilege of having Rav Pini Cohen as their guest speaker for the evening. Rav Pini went on MTA in 1994 to Yeshivat Har Etzion and has been studying in the Yeshiva ever since. Rav Pini had the great Zechut of sitting next to HaRav Amital zt"l for more than 10 years and in that time, they developed a very special bond. Mincha: 5.15 Yhortzeit Program: 5.30 Maariv: 6.15. For more information



 

 

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Shiur Bet enjoyed a barbecue at the home of Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mosheh and Dr. Michal Lichtenstein, on Wednesday  11 Tammuz, in anticipation of their upcoming induction into the army, at the end of July.
Yishmor Hashem tzetchem u-voachem mei-ata ve-ad olam.

 

 

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The Vilna Gaon Exhibition at Yeshivat Har Etzion Library - Revelations of Eliyahu in Torah and Redemption officially opened on the evening of the 18th of Sivan, 20.6.11.  This exhibit was made possible through the generous loan of many special items from the private collection of Mr. Yeshayahu Vinograd of Yerushalayim, to whom we are very grateful.  The opening event, including both a tour of the exhibit by Head Librarian and Curator Aharon Bejell, as well as an Erev Iyun with three special lecturers, was well attended, with over 120 participants from the Gush Etzion area and beyond. For the full story and links to recordings and video

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rav Moshe Taragin had an inspiring Shabbat