CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALUMNUS

MOSHE MARK BANE  '77

UPON HIS BEING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE ORTHODOX UNION

In a recent interview, he describes what he learned from Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l: "He was the most articulate proponent of Torah Judaism, a moradike iluy and the quintessential anav." Read more...

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SPECIAL OFFER VALID UNTIL FEB 9TH 2017
FROM USA & CANADA ONLY

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Rav Moshe Taragin will be the scholar-in-residence this Shabbat at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah in Newton, MA, the shul of Rabbi Benjamin Samuels ’86.  

Shabbat Shirah - Parashat Beshalach - Tu B'shevat

Come hear Rabbi Taragin at the Community Dinner on Friday the 10th, and at Shabbat morning derasha / seuda shelishit.

Don't miss these opportunities!!

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Rav Moshe Taragin will be the scholar-in-residence this Shabbat, Parashat Bo 5777, at the Boca Raton Synagogue. 

Come hear Rabbi Taragin at the Friday Night chabura, Shabbat morning post hashkama chabura, afternoon Rabbi's class and at seuda shelishit.

Don't miss these opportunities!!

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A Wonderful Opportunity - Be Sure Not to Miss It!

 

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Aside from our Roshei Yeshiva and Ramim,
Look at our Lineup at the
Revava Chanuka Yemei Iyun! 

Dr. Dore Gold - 11th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations

Rav Chaim Yeshayahu Hadari -
one of the founding Roshei Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hakotel                                                

Rabbi Yochanan Fried - Director of the Torah Education Department in The Israel Ministry of Education, Editor and Founder of the Halacha B'rura Institute

Member of Knesset - Rabbi Yehuda Glick

Rosh Yeshiva of Mercaz HaRav - HaRav Yaakov Shapira

Natan Sharansky - Executive Chairman of The Jewish Agency

Head of Machon Mishpat LeAm - Dayan Ariel Bareli

 chanuka lineup

 Tuesday and Wed., Dec 27-28, 2016. To see pictures...

For the complete program!   Watch here...   Listen here...

 

 

 

 This Week: Rabbi Mordechai Friedman in the USA! 

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Rabbi Friedman will be giving a shiur

at the home of 

Eli '85 and Cheryl Sanders
454 Washington Street, Brookline

 Thursday, January 26th at 8:00 pm

 "Wine, Whiskey and Beer in Mitzvot"

 There will be no solicitation of funds
at this program.

 RSVP's are appreciated - please click here.

 

Rabbi Mordechai Friedman will be spending

Shabbat Parashat Va'era,
January 27-28, 2017

at the University of Pennsylvania

Alumni from all colleges are invited to join him.

If you have any questions 
contact Josh Glahn or Ariel Sasson . To sign up...

We hope you enjoy this special opportunity...

 

THE ALON SHVUT COMMUNITY MOURNS THE MURDER

OF EREZ ORBACH HY"D
Beloved son of Karen and Uri,
Beloved grandson of Miriam and Moshe.

May they be comforted among the mourners of Tzion veYerushalayim.

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Friday and Shabbat Parashat Vayigash,
January 6-7, 2017

at The Kohelet Yeshiva Beit Midrash

With sessions for the general public as well as for high school students! Details here...

If you have any questions contact,
Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky .

We hope you enjoyed this special opportunity.

 

Wishing a Tzetchem LeShalom to Gush MTA 2016
who departed from The Yeshiva today

Alu VeHatzeechu BeDerech HaShem.

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We are missing you already!

 

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Shabbat Parashat Vayetze,
December 9-10th, 2016

at Kehillat Chovevei Tzion

Rabbi Taragin gave derashot before Maariv, at an Oneg Shabbat, after Shacharit, and again at Seuda Shelishit. Click here for a complete listing of the topics!

We hope you enjoyed this special opportunity.

 

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Wednesday night December 7th 2016,
Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb gave a shiur in the YI of Woodmere at 9:00pm
as part of their Bais Medrash Program.

The topic: 
Structured and Spontaneous:
Finding the Right Balance in Our Tefillos

We hope you were able to attend.

 

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Rabbi Eli Weber and Rabbi Moshe Taragin will be speaking this Shabbat at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck

Click for more information

 

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Rabbi Leibtag is coming soon!

Shabbat Dec. 2-3rd

Young Israel of West Hartford - [Rabbi Tuvia Brander ‘06]

Sunday Dec. 4th

Rinat in Teaneck at 8:50 am; Harvard Hillel [Boston]  at 6pm; Brandeis Bet Midrash at 8:30 pm 

Monday Dec. 5th

Young Israel of Oceanside at 7:45 pm

Tuesday Dec. 6th

Keter Torah [Romer]  at 11am; U of Penn Hillel  at 6:30pm; Lower Merion Synagogue  at 8:30pm 

Wed. Dec. 7th

Lower Merion Synagogue at 12:30 pm (cancelled)

Thurs.  Dec. 8th

8pm KMS in Silver Spring (cancelled)WONDERFUL

Shabbat Dec. 9-10

at BAYT in Thornhill Toronto (cancelled)

Sunday Dec 11th 9:30 & 10:30

Kollel Yom Rishon / Midreshet Yom Rishon at YUv(cancelled)

 

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Yeshivat Har Etzion extends a warm mazal tov to our boger

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman (1987)

upon his selection as
President of Yeshiva University.

We wish Rabbi Berman much success in this new position,
one which affords him the opportunity
to spread Torah and wisdom, 
with a deep attachment to the State of Israel.

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Recordings from this event coming soon.

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Registration for the 5777 year of VBM classes

is now open!

Go to our website for a complete list of shiurim
and explicit instructions
how to sign up.

Don't miss out.
Register today!!

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We hope you joined us
for a Dinner and Learn
Wednesday, November 17th @6pm

"Jews and Palestinians -
the Beer Sheva Accords between the Avot
and the Plishtim"

or for the Lunch and Learn
Thursday, November 18th at 1pm

"Magen Avraham - Reflections upon Avraham's                                           Avinu's relationship with Hashem"

THIS PAST SHABBAT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENT!

The Annual Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumni Shabbaton with
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein,
Eli Weber and Rabbi Danny Rhein

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November 18-19 Parashat Vayera @ 
Congregation Rinat Yisrael
389 W Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, NJ

The program included shiurim, sichot, tisch, meals
and much more. 



Current Gush Parents!
We hope you attended our meeting at the home of
Bruchie and Moshe Goldstein of Teaneck, NJ.

Motzaei Shabbat Nov 19th @8pm

It was a wonderful opportunity to meet the staff and connect with fellow parents, as well as get an update on your sons in Yeshiva. 


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One avid reader of Harav Amital's When God is Near
was so taken by the book that he opened a public Facebook learning group, to review the book together between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur. To date, 60 have joined!!
Click here...

Be Strong and Courageous!

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Lishkat HaGiyus - Har Etzion Talmidim at the Recruitment Office July 25, 2016!

Tzetchem LeShalom to all!

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 For articles on Sukkot, click here.

We hope you

and your entire family

had a wonderful Chag!

Yeshivat Har Etzion

Selichot with the Avot Tishrei 5777 

RECENTLY WITH MIGDAL OZ!!

The Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women 

invited its alumni and friends to an

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IN TEANECK, NJ

First Night of Selichot - Motzaei Shabbat September 24th

with Racheli Schmell, Overseas Director of Migdal Oz

and

Rav Dr. Judah Goldberg, Ram,
Advanced Talmud Learning Program at Migdal Oz

For details, click here...


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 For articles on Yom Kippur, click here.

Ketiva veChatima Tova!!

We hope you enjoyed these opportunities to hear Harav Gigi

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8pmHarav B Gigi86x86

with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi

at Columbia University

                                         For more info, contact Adam Mann

 

Later that evening Harav Gigi
spoke at YU in the Rubin Shul.  

Following the shiur he stayed to deliver
the chizzuk @ chulent & chizzuk!

For more info about the shiur at YU, contact Avraham Wein

 

Shabbat Parashat Ki Tetze (Sept 13-14, 2016)  
on the Upper West Side

Rav Gigi was the scholar-in-residence
at the West Side Sephardic Synagogue.

He spoke many times throughout Shabbat
and there were even group meals.  For more info: www.wsssynagogue.com/event/shabbat-with-rav-gigi-at-wsss.html

 

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8pm

with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi

Shiur Pesicha at the Beit Knesset of North Woodmere
649 Hungry Harbor Road.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7pm

with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi

at Stern College  

For more info contact Jen Van Am

Lunch and Learns in New York City

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:30pmHarav B Gigi86x86

with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Baruch Gigi

"On My Way to You" On Man's Encounter
with God in Elul and Rosh Hashana

at the office of Hillel (Harry) Silvera '91
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
 200 Park Avenue, 46th Floor, MPR1

This shiur was given in Hebrew.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:30pm Yael Ziegler 86

with Dr. Yael Ziegler

Tanach Lecturer, Herzog College / Migdal Oz

"Elijah the Zealot and Elijah the Penitent"
A Biblical and Rabbinic Portrayal

at the office of Daniel Schwartz '85
York Capital
767 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor

Men and Women were invited to join both shiurim!

 

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They have arrived! - Welcome to Yeshiva!!
For more pictures...

   
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Shabbat Nachamu 2016



Speaking on the Following SIX Topics
over the course of Shabbat:




Moshe's Final Plea to Enter Israel

Rav Lichtenstein and the Labor of Religion

Defining Ahavat Hashem and Yirat Shamayim

Can It Be a Mitzva to Lie?

Keriyat Shema and the Anthem of Jewish History

Rav Amital: Striving to be an Angel but Accepting our Humanity

Click here for the complete schedule!!

 

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The 27th of Tammuz is the 6th yahrtzeit of
Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l.
To learn more about his life, worldview, and teachings,
see these wonderful titles

(available now at special discount!):

- When God is Near

- By Faith Alone

- Torah and Western Thought

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BARUCH DAYAN HA-EMET

We join in mourning the loss of our dear friend Marcos Katz z"l,
leader and philanthropist. Marcos Katz and his wife Adina 
have demonstrated their commitment to the Jewish People 
through their magnanimous support of institutions and projects 
in Israel, Mexico and the United States.
May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Shavua Tov and May We Share Good News
Gush Brits 2015-16!

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Click here to enlarge photo.



BARUCH DAYAN HAEMET

With great sadness, Yeshivat Har Etzion joins in mourning the horrific murder of our dear alumnus, Rabbi Michael Mark Hy”d (’87 H), director of Yeshivat Otniel, who devoted his life to spreading Torah, light, goodness and love. May Hashem send a refua sheleima to his wife, son and daughter, and comfort to his family, community, and all those he touched.  Yehi zikhro barukh.

We stand with our neighbors to the south, mourning as well the horrific murder of Hallel Yaffa Ariel HY"D, and pray that their prayers be answered swiftly.



FAITH AFTER THE HOLOCAUST -
Prof. Elie Wiesel together with Harav Yehuda Amital

   
Yehi zikhram barukh.

SHAVUOT WITH HAR ETZION!
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Hope you didn't miss these wonderful opportunities!

Rabbi Moshe Taragin
in Johannesburg

Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb
in North Woodmere, NY
and at the YI of Lawrence-Cedarhurt

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag
in Teaneck and Englewood

May we have many more learning opportunities to share!

HAR ETZION IN THE USA

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4 Opportunities To Reconnect!!
Starting Shabbat Parshat Bechukotai

 

Rav Amnon Bazak was the scholar-in-residence 
at Etz Chaim of Kew Garden Hills,
and is speaking in 
Brooklyn on Sunday
in honor of Yom Yerushalayim.

Rav Shlomo Brin was the scholar-in-residence
at Rinat Yisrael and Beth Abraham in New Jersey.

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein was the scholar-in-residence
at Or Torah in Skokie.

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In addition, 
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00PM

There will be a Lunch-n-Learn in Manhattan with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein and Rav Shlomo Brin on: "Can We Learn to Love Learning Torah That Was Given in Fear?"

at the office of Harry (Hillel) Silvera, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, 200 Park Avenue, 47th Floor, New York City. Registration is required.

Honoring Our Olim - Yom Yerushalayim 2016

We were proud to honor 18 of our olim at the
Yom Yerushalayim Mesiba in the Yeshiva!


And in honor of Yom Yerushalayim and our talmidim
who serve in Tzahal!

We would particularly like to mention our three "Lone Soldiers"
who swore their allegiance this past week
at the Paratroopers Ceremony held at the Kotel.

Wishing Seth, Sam and Yishai - Chazak VeEmatz!!

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEOS OF THIS EVENT


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

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The Legacy of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
An evening in memory with Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Rav Ezra Bick, Rav Chaim Kanterovitz, Rav Daniel Roselaar and Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon
Audio file available here

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For a list of shiurim given in the
New York / New Jersey area le-iluy nishmato, click here.
Rabbi Michael Taubes: Shiur in memory - audio file
Rabbi Nati Helfgot: Shiur in memory - audio file

On Wednesday, April 13 2016, over 400 alumni, parents and supporters celebrated and attended the Etzion Foundation Annual Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC.  The evening began with a special Tribute in memory of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l followed by the dinner with videos of and award presentations to this year's Guests of Honor:

Gary and Hildee Weiss, Parents of the Year Award

Hillel '91 and Saritte Silvera, Alumnus of the Year Award

Rabbi Gidon Rothstein '82 and Elizabeth Holland, Dor L'Dor Award

Click here to view
the tribute video for Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l 
and the honoree video presentations.

See also the addresses delivered at the Tribute to Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l by Terry Novetsky '80 and by Rabbanit Tonny Mittelman.

If you haven't contributed yet to the Annual Dinner campaign or wish to increase your support, donations can be made by clicking here.

On behalf of the Yeshivat Har Etzion and Migdal Oz family
we want to thank you for your support.  

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Thank you for honoring Chairman of the Board Mr. Moshe Moshkovitz
while supporting the continued educational endeavors of the yeshiva!
Yeshivat Har Etzion Dinner
Monday November 23rd 2015 11 Kislev 5776
at the Kedma Hall, Neve Ilan

About the Roshei Yeshiva zt"l

About Moshko - Moshe Moshkovitz

Pictures of the event

A summary of the evening (8:54)       The main event (1:23:12)

Panel discussion with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Panel discussion with Harav Baruch Gigi

Panel discussion with Harav Yaakov Medan

darkaynu-article
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."

  

CHAG KASHER VE-SAMEACH!!


MiSheNichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha!!

Rav Menachem Leibtag coming to the USA

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April 7th - April 16th

Click here to see his itinerary!

With stops stretching
from New York to Seattle,

you have numerous opportunities
to hear a shiur. Don't miss out!!


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This year marks the 30th yahrzeit of Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l, who passed away on Taanit Esther, 13 Adar Bet 5746. What follows are Rav Aharon Lichtenstein’s impromptu remarks to the yeshiva upon learning of Rav Moshe Feinstein’s passing. 

Woe to us for we are shattered...
   

May HaKadosh Barukh Hu have mercy
upon His people and upon His land.

 

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Shavua Tov from Gush Shana Bet! 
from the home of Rav Dovid Gottlieb, Beit Shemesh!


“Differences of opinion are welcome, they do not pose a danger and threat. Rabbi Yaakov Medan, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion, objects to the Tanakh Project 929 on principle, and nevertheless he writes an article for them. This week is the week to promote constructive debate, and there is no better example of that culture of debate in the Jewish tradition.” [Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin Feb 14, 2016]  

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“This piece is written by an avid opponent of 929... But love covers all crimes. My great appreciation of Rav Benny Lau and his love for Israel lead me to give up my principles which I hold dear and support his principles, with my writing this article." [Harav Yaakov Medan Feb 13, 2016].


             Click here
to listen to Harav Yaakov Medan on Project 929.

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MTA 2016 WELCOME TO YESHIVA!

Gush Talmidim came streaming out of the Beit Midrash to welcome
The New MTA Talmidim besever panim yafot! There was even dancing"VeShavu Banim" in the yeshiva parking lot!
May you have a wonderful year!!


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Tuesday, February 2 thru February 9th

Tuesday, February 2
Lunch at Yale - Aseret Hadibrot or the Ten Commandments
Harvard - 6/7 PM - The Legacy of Sinai Brandeis –
later that night - Understanding Kriat HaTorah

Wednesday,
February 3
Queens - 12:15 – Sinai: Moshe and the Nation

Columbia - 8 PM - Sinai and the Tension Between the Ideal and the Real

Thursday, February 4
NYU - 7:45 - Piecing Together the Sinai Puzzle

YU 10:15 PM - Revelation at Sinai and the Judicial System

Shabbat Kodesh, February 6
Philadelphia –
Scholar-in-residence at the Lower Merion Synagogue

Monday, February 8
Maryland - 11:30
  When Moshe Went Up to the Heavens
Penn - 7 PM - The Institution of Semikha - Then and Today

Tuesday, February 9
Princeton - 
5:30 schmoozing/dinner
6 PM until 7 PM maariv - The Halakhic Definition of Adar Alef
Rutgers - 8 PM - Identifying the “Book of the Covenant”

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Shabbat Parshat Mishpatim, 

Rabbi Taragin was the scholar-in-residence at Congregation Israel of Springfield, NJ, 

as the guest of Rav Chaim Marcus ’92.

On Monday Feb 8, he gave a joint lecture with Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, Mashpia at YU, on The Relevance of Chassidut to the Modern Jew. This past Shabbat, Parashat Teruma, he was scholar-in-residence at the Young Israel of Paramus.


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Thursday January 28th through
Monday February 1st!

Cambridge JSOC > Hendon Beit Midrash > Bridge Lane Shul > Alumni Tisch @the Schimmels > Ner Yisrael > Magen Avot > Alei Tzion > Alumni Lunch @the Roselaars > Ner Yisrael > UK Mizrachi Conference

Click here for more details about
Harav Mosheh's speaking schedule.



Rebbetzin Lauren Levin in Conversation with Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein  and Rav David Stav on the topic of Women in Orthodoxy, Motzaei Shabbat Yitro. 
For more information...
To watch the event (begin at 54 minutes into the recording)  
To listen to the event






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This past Shabbat, Parashat Mishpatim,
Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb was the 
scholar-in-residence 

at The Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach.

Rabbi Gottlieb spoke three times over Shabbat.

  For more information...


Welcoming Back all our visiting Alumni!!

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It's VeShavu Banim 2016!!

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It was a week full of learning and an opportunity to reconnect, refresh and rejuvinate. — with Matthew Lichtig, Zak Josefsberg, Richy Gold, Alon Esterman, Hillel Solomon, Ariel Poyurs, Tadhg Seamus Cleary, Yoram Schwartz, Nathan Seidman and Brandon Eli Davis. Our MTA (South African, Australian and New Zealand) alumni who returned to the Yeshiva this week for the Shavu Banim Program that included A BIG MTA Alumni Shabbaton. We loved having you here!!


RAV MORDECHAI FRIEDMAN @The Univ of Penn

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RAV MORDECHAI FRIEDMAN IN BROOKLINE, MA

Rav Friedman will be giving a shiur at the home of  

Yitzi '01 and Rachel Ehrenberg

50 Winchester Street, #302, Brookline

Monday, January 25th at 8:00 pm

"What printed material requires geniza and why?"

 There will be no solicitation of funds at this program.

 We hope to see you.

RSVP's are appreciated - please click here.

 Remembering Dr. Brayer success web

A challenge matching grant was generously offered
to match all new and increased donations
through the end of December 
to the Dr. Meyer Brayer z"l Scholarship Fund 

Dr. Brayer would be thrilled to hear
that we have reached our goal!! Thank you everyone.

Click here for more information


Come listen to a panel on

Modern Orthodox Education
in 21st Century Israel & America


with Rabbanit Esti Rosenberg

together with YU Pres. Richard Joel ER100 132
and Rav Dr. Meir Soloveitchik


Moderated by Rav Assaf Bednarsh

Heichal Shlomo, Friday January 15th 9:30-11:30

PLEASE RSVP by clicking here.

Please join us for a Lunch and Learn
with
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

"Time and Time Again - The Halakhic Dateline in Theory and Practice"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:30 PM - 2:00PMHarav Mosheh 175x175

at the office of Harry (Hillel) Silvera
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP,  200 Park Avenue,
47th Floor, New York City

Registration is required.

To RSVP please click here.


Rabbi Moshe Taragin in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Shabbat Parshat Vayechi (Dec. 25-26, 2015)

Shiurim throughout Shabbat

"Our Historical National Anthem"
"The Secret Password of Jewish History"
"Reuven: The Disappearing Brother"

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity.
Click here for more details.


Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb in LA and Woodmere

We hope you enjoyed these shiurim.

Friday night 12/18 – Speaking at Young Israel of Century City, Los Angeles 
on Friday night before Maariv

Shabbat morning 12/19 – Speaking at Beth Jacob at their 8:30 minyan

Shabbat morning 12/19 – Also speaking at Young Israel of Century City on Shabbat morning at the 9:30 minyan.

Tuesday 12/22 – Asarah B’Tevet, speaking between Mincha and Maariv
at the Young Israel of Woodmere.


Rabbi Moshe Taragin in West Hempstead, NY

Shabbat Parshat Vayigash (Dec. 18-19, 2015)

Shiurim throughout Shabbat
as well as a Tisch for the community @7:45pm
and another one for High School Boys @9:15pm

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity.
Click here for more details.

May Hakadosh Baruch Hu have mercy

upon His people and upon His land.

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Revava Study Days - Chanuka 5776
On the Legacy and Torah of Moreinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
Wednesday and Thursday Dec 9-10. For program details...
To listen...

 Dinner 5776

Thank you for honoring Chairman of the Board Mr. Moshe Moshkovitz
while supporting the continued educational endeavors of the yeshiva!
Yeshivat Har Etzion Dinner
Monday November 23rd 2015 11 Kislev 5776
at the Kedma Hall, Neve Ilan

Pictures of the event         Videos aired at the event


Lunch and Learn

with Rav Menachem Leibtag

The 'Prophet' who Stole Chanuka

The Biblical Roots of the First Rabbinic Holiday

Thursday, December 3rd @12:45 PM - 2:00PM

at the office of Terry Novetsky, Kaye Scholer,  
250 West 55th Street, 
New York City.


Baruch Dayan HeEmet

With extreme sorrow we mourn
the tragic loss of our alumnus

Rav Yaakov Don HY"D (machzor 17)

and join the Sharon MA community
in mourning the loss of
18 year old Ezra Schwartz HY"D

murdered by terrorists outside of Alon Shevut.

Our thoughts are with their families.

Rav Don's levaya took place in the Kfar Etzion cemetery
on Friday November 20th at 10:30am.

May Hakadosh Baruch Hu have mercy
upon His people and upon His land.

 Dinner 5776

Join us in honoring Chairman of the Board Mr. Moshe Moshkovitz
while supporting the continued educational endeavors of the yeshiva!
Yeshivat Har Etzion Dinner
Monday November 23rd 2015 11 Kislev 5776
at the Kedma Hall, Neve Ilan

For more information... 

 

Tanakh

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Arami Oved Avi

by Rav Yair Kahn

In this week’s parasha, Yaakov, the grandson of Avraham, travels to the house of Lavan, the grandson of Nachor. Although Yaakov marries two of Lavan’s daughters and father’s his grandchildren, the relationship between them is strained and complex...

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Machshava

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Yaakov's Love for Rachel

by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Why did Yaakov love Rachel? And what were the complex dynamics of the relationship between Rachel and Leah after they married?

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Please join us!
The Annual Yeshivat Har Etzion Alumni Shabbaton
with Harav Baruch Gigi, Eli Weber and Rav Danny Rhein

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November 20-21st Parashat Vayetze
at 
Congregation Bnei Yeshurun
641 W Englewood Avenue, Teaneck, NJ

The program included shiurim, sichot, tisch, meals
and more. Harav Gigi will also be giving a shiur (in basic hebrew) on Sunday morning @8:50 at Rinat Yisrael 
יפה תורה עם דרך ארץ
For more information


 We hope you joined us for a Lunch and Learn

with Harav Baruch Gigi

'כי אב המון גויים נתתיך' - בין ישראל לעמים

A Perspective of the Ideal Relations Between
the Jewish people and the Nations

Thursday, November 19th @12:45 PM - 2:00PM

at the office of Terry Novetsky, Kaye Scholer,  
250 West 55th Street, 
New York City.

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 Harav Yair Kahn visiting our talmidim/chayalim - Cheshvan 5776

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Click here for a Hesped by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

 Dinner 5776

Join us in honoring Chairman of the Board Mr. Moshe Moshkovitz
while supporting the continued educational endeavors of the yeshiva!
Yeshivat Har Etzion Dinner
Monday November 23rd 2015 11 Kislev 5776
at the Kedma Hall, Neve Ilan

For more information... 

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Lunch and Learn
at the office of Terry Novetsky
Kaye Scholer, 250 W 55th St, NYC
Wed Oct 28th @12:45
"Abraham's Journey -
The Transition from Avram to Avraham"


HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein was a Scholar in Residence @ Lincoln Square Synagogue on Shabbat Parashat Vayera (October 30th-31st).  He spoke there multiple times throughout Shabbat.  A full schedule is available here.  
We hope you had an opportunity to attend.
 

On Thursday night, October 29th, at 5:45 PM, there was a (pizza) “Dinner-and-Learn” with Rav Mosheh at Yeshiva University, Glueck room 416.  All Gush alumni were invited. 

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Shabbat Parashat Vayera

in Cleveland, Ohio

We hope Alumni and friends in the area that Shabbat made use of the opportunity to reconnect and enjoy a wonderful shiur!

A full schedule is attached. 

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Shabbat Parashat Lekh Lekha
at the Young Israel of Woodmere

  The Bais Medrash of Bergenfield (371 South Prospect Ave in Bergenfield, New Jersey) was privileged to host a Shiur by Rabbi Schreiber at Seuda Shelishit Shabbat Parashat Noach.

He spoke on "Thirty Years of Halachic Guidance from Rav Lichtenstein zt"l: A Talmid's Perspective".

Hope you enjoyed the shiur!

 

 2 NEW SEFORIM FROM THE HAR ETZION BEIT MIDRASH!  

rya when god is near icontabory the weekly mitzva 3d iconWhen God is Near: Bringing together Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l’s wisdom, sensitivity, humanity, and uncompromising search for truth, this volume guides readers on the path to sincere prayer and true repentance. Click here to read Table of Contents and Sample Chapter. Read a review by Har Etzion alumnus Rav Ari Kahn.   

The Weekly Mitzva
enables readers to bring Rav Binyamin Tabory’s special Torah to their own Shabbat table discussions. Click here to read Table of Contents and Sample Chapter.
                                               
                     For more information see Koren's website

 

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              our course catalogue online now. 

Register for a new semester of great classes on the VBM 

Courses in Tanakh, Halakha, Talmud, Philosophy and Holidays.
Click here for registration details.


 

 Ketiva veChatima Tova to you and your family

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from the Har Etzion Family here in Gush Etzion!

Click here for a taste of Selichot

 
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 Board Chairman Rav Shlomo Brin Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Yaakov Medan Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Baruch Gigi Rosh Hayeshiva Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein Rosh Midrasha Rabbanit Esti Rozenberg
Duration 8:25 (H) Duration 05:57 (H) Duration 5:54 (H) Duration 14:58 (E) Duration 10:29 (E)

Click on the pictures to hear divrei beracha.

These words of Torah are dedicated in memory of
our beloved parents, grandparents and great grandparents
Abraham Gontownik z"l
whose 16th Yahrzeit will be observed on the 29th day of Kislev and
Zina Gontownik z"l
whose 9th Yahrzeit will be observed on the 28th day of Elul.
The Gontownik Family

May we merit a good year.

 

 2 NEW SEFORIM FROM THE HAR ETZION BEIT MIDRASH!  

rya when god is near icontabory the weekly mitzva 3d iconWhen God is Near: Bringing together Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l’s wisdom, sensitivity, humanity, and uncompromising search for truth, this volume guides readers on the path to sincere prayer and true repentance. Click here to read Table of Contents and Sample Chapter.    

The Weekly Mitzva
enables readers to bring Rav Binyamin Tabory’s special Torah to their own Shabbat table discussions. Click here to read Table of Contents and Sample Chapter.
                                               
                   For more information on how to order, click on the pictures above.

 Welcome Shana Alef 2015!
Looking forward to a wonderful year!

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 Scholar in Residence

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Rabbi Daniel Wolf
for an instructive and inspiring Shabbat, including lectures on
The Life and Thought of
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
as well as other topics.

"It was so wonderful how very well Rav Wolf captured the essence of Rav Lichtenstein zt"l and the lessons we can learn about how to live our lives to serve Hashem in the best possible way..."

The event took place at Congregation Ohr Torah, Highland Park, NJ Shabbat Parashat Ki Tetze August 28-29th, 2015. Click here for more details.

 Migdal Oz Erev Shira veHitorerut 

 
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Please join us

for an evening of

Song and Inspiration

with guest speaker

Mrs. Shayna Goldberg.

Motzaei Shabbat
September 5th

@Ma'ayanot Yeshiva HS, Teaneck, NJ

 

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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.
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Divrei Torah and Hespedim, Pictures, Audio and Videos

For a list of memorial events...

Harav Aharon zt"l on Chodesh Elul

 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

For details click here.

 

  Tuesday July 14th, 27 Tammuz 5775

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Click here for program details.

Click here for a collection of resources about Harav Amital

Yehi zikhro barukh.

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 Click on the picture above.

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 Click on picture for more details.

To view the event.    To listen to the event.

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein portrait webThe Etzion Foundation hosted
a Shloshim Program

in memory of 

Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Monday June 1st 2015

with Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig

Rav Shlomo Brin

at the Jewish Center, West 86th St, NY

TO VIEW THE EVENT

To Listen to the Event                      

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Click on the picture above

TIKUN LEIL SHAVUOT IN MEMORY OF MOREINU
HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZT"L

We are all mourning the passing of Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, who taught us the ways of Torah and the ways of life. Rav Lichtenstein was taken from us during the days of Sefirat HaOmer, the period during which we prepare ourselves for receiving the Torah. More than ever before, this year we feel the urgent need to fortify ourselves with his teachings and his legacy, in a united fashion.

 

We appeal to you to take part in a global Tikkun Leil Shavuot that we have initiated in memory of Moreinu Harav Lichtenstein zt”l. In the framework of this initiative, each participant will dedicate divrei Torah, whether a talk, a class, or a private Torah study session, in memory of Rav Lichtenstein, and thereby spread the teachings of Torah and Yir’at Shamayim to which Rav Lichtenstein dedicated himself his entire life.

 

FOR DETAILS                   CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

  

 

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein portrait webThe Etzion Foundation invites you to a Shloshim Program

in memory of 

Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l

Monday June 1st 2015

Mincha 7:00 Program 7:15

with Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig

Rav Shlomo Brin

at the Jewish Center, West 86th St, NY

Please RSVP by clicking HERE

 

Tanakh

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The Person, the Garment, and the House

by Rav Amnon Bazak

Leprosy on clothing – concerning which there is no mention of any process of atonement – is indeed fundamentally different from leprous sores on human flesh or on houses. 

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Machshava

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The Impurity of a Birthing Mother

by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

If all impurity is related to death, then how is this state related to a woman who is in the process of creating new life?

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The levaya took place on Tuesday 2 Iyar 5775 April 21st at 10am at the yeshiva.

 

 

An Evening of Hespedim and Remembrances in English
On the Eve of the Last Night of Shiva - at Yeshiva - to listen

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An evening of Hespedim and Remembrances in Hebrew
April 26th at Yeshiva / Givat Shmuel
For details click here

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We are proud to announce that the VBM, after months of preparation, has launched its new website. 

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So proud of our talmidim dancing with Am Yisrael while visiting Poland.

You can recognize some of The Gush talmidim
by the unique design on the back of their hoodies.
The design was created by talmid Matthew Silkin.
More photos from the trip to Poland.

והיא שעמדה לאבותינו ולנו

Congratulations to our Etzion Dinner Honorees!

Mindy Kolatch and Diane Kolatch '04 MO
Donny '02 and Arielle Rosenberg
Rabbi Dr. Aaron '92 and Tzipora Ross
The '93, '94 and '95 Machzorim

Click here for pictures of this outstanding event!

 

 

HAR ETZION COMES TO ATLANTA!

R. Daniel Wolf175x175Rav Daniel Wolf lectured at the New Toco Shul on Shabbat Shemini, April 17-19

The community enjoyed Rav Wolf's divrei Torah three times over the course of Shabbat:

 Shabbat Morning Drasha at 11:00am:
The Eternal Curse of Eli the Kohen Gadol

 Shabbat Afternoon Shiur at 6:30pm:
Can Hazal Be Right Even When They Are Wrong?
Scientific Error and Psak Halacha

 Sunday Rosh Chodesh Brunch at 9:30am: Modern Applications of Ribbit,  The Prohibition on Loans With Interest

An exceptional opportunity - Thank you Rav Wolf!

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!

Yom HaZikaron 2015

We join the larger Gush Etzion community in remembering Gilad, Naftali and Ayal, HY"d among all those who have given their lives al kedushat Hashem. Yehi zichram baruch.



To read about our talmidim HY"d who have fallen in defense of their country...

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Shabbat Parshat Vayikra with Harav Baruch Gigi! 

 

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at the 
West Side Sephardic Synagogue
270 West 84th Street, NYC
 
Rosh Chodesh 
Shabbat Parshat Vayikra 
March 20th & 21st

 

For the complete schedule of shiurim, click here. 

NEWEST VOLUME OF THE BE'ER MIRYAM CHAGIM SERIES

PURIM

 
See Table of Contents

To order on line

To call in your order,
dial 1212-732-GUSH [4874]
Or email the yeshiva office.

Purim sameach!!

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Gush Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Dr. Yonatan Grossman! 

 

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at the offices of Daniel Schwartz ('85)

 York Capital Management, 767 5th Avenue, NYC

Tuesday February 24th,  12:30 PM 

Rabbi Dr. Yonatan Grossman (Hesder, Machzor 21), a Yeshivat Har Etzion alumnus, is one of Israel's brightest young Bible scholars. Through careful literary analysis of the biblical narrative, Dr. Grossman is able to derive modern, meaningful insights from words embedded in the Torah. His approach is on the one hand intellectually rigorous and on the other hand spiritually uplifting. Dr. Grossman, earned his M.A. in Jewish Philosophy from Hebrew University (1997) and his PhD in Bible from Bar-Ilan University (2006). He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Bible, Bar-Ilan University and at the Department of Bible, Herzog College. Dr. Grossman is currently writing a new commentary of the Chumash ('The Noam Series'). In addition to the new publication 'Abraham - A Story of a Journey' (Yediot Sfarim), Dr. Grossman is also the author of 'Esther -The Outer Narrative and the Hidden Reading' (Eisenbruans). You can find many of his shiurim on our Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash website.

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Shavua Tov from Har Etzion in Tzefat - Shabbat Parashat Mishpatim 

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MTA 2015 has arrived!!
Welcoming our newest Talmidim from South Africa and Australia!

Click here for more photos...

 

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!

Rav Yair Kahn Coming to the University Near You!

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Jan. 25 - 20:00 Columbia

Jan. 26 - Rutgers in the evening

Jan. 27 - 18:00 - Harvard  22:00 - Brandeis

Jan. 28 - 18:00 - Yale

Jan. 29 - 18:30 - Queens    20:00-22:00 - NYU      23:00 - YU

Feb. 2 - 12:00 - 14:00 - Maryland    Penn - in the evening

Feb. 3- 17:00 - Princeton

AND FOR THE TORONTONIANS: LOOK OUT FOR RAV YAIR ON SHABBAT JAN 31st
PARSHAT BESHALACH, GIVING SHIUR AT OR CHAIM AND AT SHAAREI SHOMAYIM!!

Welcome to our South African and Australian alumni who are back in Yeshiva in the Veshavu Banim Program 2015

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in the Jerusalem Botanical Garden, 
with Rav Pini Cohen

Wishing a Tzetchem LeShalom to our MTA (South African and Australian) talmidim who recently left the Yeshiva

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Rav Pini Cohen mentioned to MTA that he would like to publish a revised, updated and expanded version of his sefer on Kashrut. As a parting gift, MTA talmidim donated the money to fund this project! Alu VeHatzlichu, MTA 2014!

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 Rav Moshe Taragin in Woodmere
Dec 26-27 Parshat Vayigash

For more information

WE HAD A SPECIAL 2 DAY PROGRAM OF STUDY

Chanuka 5775, Wednesday and Thursday

Al Gerei HaTzedek veAleinu:
Conversion in our Times 

Sponsored by
The Riva Koschitzky z"l Torah Enrichment Program

For the full program, click here.

To hear the shiurim (hebrew), click here.

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with Rosh Hayeshiva 
Harav Baruch Gigi and Rabbi Rhein
IN THE USA!
 


Comm
unity Shiur in Southfield, Michigan, Monday December 8th at the Young Israel. Click here for details. 

Chanuka shiur in Silver Spring, MD
Tuesday December 9th at the Mayberg Family Conf Space
Click here for details.

Pizza and Learn with Rav Gigi and Rav Rhein
at the Univ of MD, Email for details.

Catch them at the Berkowitz Lounge of the Penn Hillel!
Wednesday afternoon 2:15-3:15. Email for details.

Lunch and Learn
at the new offices of Meir Nordlicht '86, Manhattan, NY
Thursday December 11th
Click here for details

 

 

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

R. Menachem Leibtag 175x175In the honor and merit of Ilan Rasooly z"l, Rabbi Menachem Leibtag spoke on "Be Fruitful & Multiply - A 'commandment' or a 'blessing'?" The lecture took place on Sunday, November 9 at the Harvard Hillel. 

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. 

Read more

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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Duration 12:59 Duration 05:57 Duration 12:45 Duration 16:14 Duration 04:52

Click on the pictures to hear divrei beracha.

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...]

 



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