Ethical Ascent through Prayer
by Rav Elyakim Krumbein
Rav Nachman of Breslov believed that the intellect could only take a person so far. To make the leap into fuller redemption and ascent, he developed the concept of hitbodedut...
Moshe's Religious Inclination Prior to God's Revelation
by Rav Amnon Bazak
Many of the leaders of Am Yisrael are presented in Tanakh with no introduction that would explain why God chose them; we know nothing about them until the moment they become leaders. In contrast...
3 OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN
WITH ROSH HAYESHIVA
HARAV MOSHEH LICHTENSTEIN
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)
RSVP is required to attend any of the programs.
For more information, click here.
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!
PLEASE JOIN US...
Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
will be speaking 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
RSVPs are appreciated. Please click here to respond.
HAR ETZION PARENTS
Please join us for 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 will give an update from the Yeshiva and also will be available to answer your questions. This is a nice opportunity to meet with representatives of the Yeshiva and connect with fellow parents. Please register by clicking here. There will be 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
We look forward to seeing you there!
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
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;
Rav Doniel Schreiber, Dean and Founder, CTL
Eli Weber, Director, Overseas Program
Faith in Complexity:
The Life and Teachings of Rav Yehuda Amital
7:30PM November 23rd, 2013
Motzaei Shabbat Vayeshev
Where: Yeshiva Bnei Akiva Or Chaim, North York, ONTARIO
Leil Shabbat Parshat Vayishlach
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
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"The Prophet that Stole Chanuka"
Shiur by Rav Menachem Leibtag
Tuesday Night November 12th
For more information click here.
NEW BOOKS BY HAR ETZION ALUMNI
Rav David Brofsky '90 Rav Alex Israel '85
BASED UPON VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH SHIURIM!
Read review. Read review.
SPECIAL SALE NOW UNTIL CHANUKA ON THESE AND ALL OTHER MAGGID HAR ETZION TITLES, CLICK FOR DETAILS.
Rav Yair Kahn on College Campuses in the USA
Wed Oct. 16 - Princeton
Thur Oct. 17 - NYU
Sun Oct. 20 - Columbia
Mon Oct. 21 - Penn
"It was incredible! Thank you for coming!"
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!
OVER 1000 ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
JOINED US IN HONORING
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.
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.
Proud to be part of the 20%...
An investigative report by Kipa News found that only 20% of religious zionist Yeshivot are handicapped accessible. This is our opportunity to thank our alumni and friends who made sure that Yeshivat Har Etzion would B'H be part of the 20%!
We are happy to announce on this - The International Disabled Persons Day - December 3rd - that we are a 100% handicapped accessible Yeshiva.
Here is a link to the report: https://www.kipa.co.il/family/49951.html
"Education and Family in the Modern World"
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein and his wife Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein address this important issue,
with nearly 600 alumni and friends of the yeshiva in attendance.
The event, held in Congregation Ohel Ari, in Ra'anana, and moderated by Rav Benni Lau, was sponsored by the Gelman Family in honor of the 16th yahrzeit of their beloved father Rabbi Aaron S. Gelman z"l. To view the event. For audio file only. Note: language is hebrew.
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 Vilna Gaon Exhibition at Yeshivat Har Etzion Library - Revelations of Eliyahu in Torah and Redemption This exhibit was made possible through the generous loan of many special items from the private collection of Mr. Yeshayahu Vinograd of Yerushalayim, to whom we are very grateful. The opening event, including both a tour of the exhibit by Head Librarian and Curator Aharon Bejell, as well as an Erev Iyun with three special lecturers, was well attended, with over 120 participants from the Gush Etzion area and beyond.
For the full story and links to recordings and video
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."
CHANUKA - OUR OVERSEAS TALMIDIMAT THE BLUMENTHAL CHILDREN'S HOME
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
New Readings in Tanach - Devarim
Rav Ezra Bick
Rav Yaakov Beasley