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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. 


Preparing for the Yamim Noraim with When God is Near web

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!

   sukkot journal

 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...


SKA Migdal Oz for Women "Selichot Schedule" 5777

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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.  

 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

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.

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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...

Read More

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?

Read More

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. 

Shiurim with Rav Amnon BazakR. Amnon Bazak
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. 

 Shiur with Rav Doniel SchreiberRavDSchreiber CTL
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
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 Welcome Shana Alef 2015!
Looking forward to a wonderful year!

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 Scholar in Residence

Rav Daniel Wolf200Thank you
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?

Read More

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!

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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

VeshavuBanim5775-web Here they are visiting the brand new Shmitta Visitors Center
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"

 

RML meeting with Isuf Kravi Nov2014

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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 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 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...]

 

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

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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

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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!

Shabbat, February 2nd : Shiur after Kiddush (approx 11:20am)Rav Yair Kahn90x120
Is There Such a Thing as Half a Torah Scroll? Parshat Yitro,
and the Rav's Vision of Kriyat HaTorah 
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