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The Speech of the Torah

by Rav Yair Kahn

The principle of lo dibra Torah ela keneged yetzer ha-ra seems to imply that the Torah lowers its moral standards in certain situations, such as the case of the beautiful female captive in our parasha. How can we accept and understand such a radical statement?

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Relating to our Surroundings

by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

We must prepare ourselves intensively for the Yamim Noraim and engage in soul-searching, but at the same time remain aware of and sensitive to what is going on around us.

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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.     The Weekly Mitzva enables readers to bring Rav Binyamin Tabory’s special Torah to their own Shabbat table discussions. For more information click on each picture.

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

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 Scholar in Residence

Rav Daniel Wolf200Come hear Rabbi Daniel Wolf
on The Life and Thought of
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
as well as other topics

 at Congregation Ohr Torah,
Highland Park, NJ

Shabbat Parashat Ki Tetze
August 28-29th, 2015

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

 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.

Divrei Torah and Hespedim, Pictures, Audio and Videos

For a list of memorial events...

Harav Aharon zt"l on Chodesh Elul

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."

What's Happening in Israel

Visits to Har Etzion by the most elite instructional institution in the IDF - The IDF Command and Staff College ("Pum") - seem to have become a tradition. Brigadier General Commander Noam Tivon explains why: "I consider Rav Medan a leader, an ideological leader, but also a leader who seeks ways to build bridges, and therefore it is so important to hear him."

Watch: Har Etzion Recruits Bridge Army and Torah

With Rabbi Daniel Rhein and talmidim 
Yitzchak Weber, Matanya Harow, and Asher Manning      


July 19th thru July 23rd 2015

We hope you joined us!

Click here for a selection of videos
of this year's shiurim

And for a selection from last year...

A visible expression
of the explosion of biblical commentary

that has emerged in “the Gush” - Read more

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
congratulates Herzog College
for their 20 years of Yemei Iyun
and speaks of his special connection to Tanakh
(english translation)  

Videos of past summers' shiurim
 available on Ynet 

A sample of English shiurim - audio files

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

Special Issue of Tradition: Essays on the Thought and Scholarship of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein is available for download here: http://traditiononline.org/ 


WINTER 5775/2015


 Audios of the Week


April 30th 2015
Congratulations to one and all.



We have created a youtube playlist of Nigunei
Yeshivat Har Etzion for the Yamim Noraim.

ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון

 We thought you would enjoy this:


In Memory of Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
(movie prepared by Har Etzion talmidim
Yehonatan Weinberger and Ehud Roth)


Listen to an Interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler

on 5 recent Har Etzion volumes
that should be on your bookshelf!