A Short Series Exploring
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l's Thought
with Eli 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
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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.
Tuesday July 14th, 27 Tammuz 5775
5th Yahrzeit of Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l
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Click here for a collection of resources about Harav Amital
Yehi zikhro barukh.
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!
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.
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."
End of the Year Slideshow 2014-2015
2 NEW BOOKS BASED ON VBM SERIES