Tanakh

R. Weitman86x86Give Truth to Yaakov

by Rav Zeev Weitman

An objective reading in Parashat Toldot raises difficult questions about the behavior of Yaakov and Rivka his mother, precisely - and especially - in the field of truth and honesty.

Read here

Machshava

HaRav Yaakov Medan86x86Love Instead of Jealousy

by Harav Yaakov Medan

The relationship between David and Yonatan -- a love based on selflessness -- is the key to understanding the conflict between Esav and Yaakov.

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BARUKH DAYAN HA-EMET 
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt"l

Just as Avraham's work did not cease with his death, but continued with Yitzchak, so we are confident that Rabbi Sacks' teachings will continue to inspire and guide us long into the future. "The righteous in their death are called living."

           For shiurim by Rav Sacks as well as tributes to him, click here...

YHE in The Time of Corona

Yeshivat Har Etzion in The Time of Corona:

The re-opening in May in a capsule system
Returning its overseas students all summer long.
Shana Alef Zman Elul in quarantine.
Gush soldiers drafting, including 10 lone soldiers in The Time of Corona
Zman Kayitz and Zman Elul 2020

And finally, the rest of the Beit Midrash returns!

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In a shiur klali by Rosh Yeshiva Rav Baruch Gigi.

Our Israeli students have 
left zoom
 and joined the overseas talmidim for winter zman study
in the renewed beit midrash!

Glad you are back in good health. 
We pray that the coming months be filled with Torah!

Can't Join Us in The Beit Midrash Now? That's OK!!!

The Gush Virtual Beit Midrash.... serving up Torah Online
for 25 years!! 

Registration is Open for Zman Choref Online

For shiurim in English>>
For shiurim in Hebrew>>


Kol Yehuda sichot on the parshaWe are pleased to announce the publication of the book 'Kol Yehuda' by Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital, sichot on the weekly parashot. The book was edited by Rav Yaakov Fischer. "There was a simple and great truth in the things he told us, sobriety and wisdom of life. Things came out of the week's parasha, but they always touched our lives, were relevant and illuminating as a doctrine of life, and had full internal coverage. They were said as if to himself. In deep faith the conversations were said and with sincerity, and they fell lovingly on listening ears and thirsty hearts, arousing our trust and faith." (From the editor's introduction) 

To purchase your copy>>> 
or write to michals@haretzion.org.il

 


Excited to open Elul Zman at yeshiva!

The yeshiva staff has prepared for the new school year while thinking hard about solutions that would meet the challenges of Corona.  As part of these preparations, great efforts have been made to bring in students from abroad and isolate them on the yeshiva campus. About two weeks ago, the first group of talmidim arrived in Israel, going straight to solitary confinement until Rosh Chodesh morning (Thursday Aug 20th). The shana bet students who arrived at the yeshiva early chose this in order to start the Elul zman after isolation, and will be able to study in the beit midrash while maintaining all guidelines (capsules, etc.). They have now been joined on campus by another 66 talmidim, entering their two weeks of isolation. An article was published about the assessments and preparations that were made, including an interview with Rabbi Eli Weber, head of our William Major Program for Overseas Students. 

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Praying for all those who need healing, sending comfort to those who are grieving, and courage for all those in need. Praying for the safe 're-entry' of our entire extended Gush family, Am Yisrael and Humanity.             
Link to the article >>

 

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 Ohr Torah Stone’s Elaine & Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program, whose male division takes place in Yeshivat Har Etzion.

"The perspective you get from them is unique," says alumnus Dovi. "In fact, it puts in perspective why you are learning at all."
News

The Annual Tanakh Yemei Iyun - virtual this year - was a spectacular success. Hope you enjoyed!


RABazak Starting Point210

In Starting Point, Rav Amnon Bazak, a leading figure in the contemporary renaissance of Tanakh study, presents hundreds of short studies in the peshat of parashat hashavua. Each parasha has about seven units. These enable a basic understanding of the parasha and serve as a basis for meaningful discussion of the central ideas within each parasha. The book is both an aid to preparing divrei Torah as well as an introduction to the study of peshat in general. Many of these studies have been presented before in different formats. They have been edited and collected here in a new, expanded edition. Kodesh Press is offering this title  now at 20% off, and is offering that discount on all the books in their catalog at the same time! Go to https://kodeshpress.com/ to order with code GUSH2020. The entire transaction and delivery process is being handled by Kodesh Press. Please note that, at this time, the book is available only in North America.


WINTER 2020 ETZION UPDATE!!


DIDN'T RECEIVE THIS IN YOUR MAILBOX?
Let us know and we will update our records!

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MekadsheiShemShamayim

65 Har Etzion Hesder Talmidim alongside other chayalim packing boxes of essential items for the elderly and those in isolation quarantined in their homes, at the outset of the Corona virus. After the national two-minute Yom HaShoah Siren - they paused to sing Ani Maamin. 



AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS OF LAST SUMMER'S GALA YEMEI IYUN BE'TANAKH  ARE AVAILABLE HERE, ENJOY!

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE ENGLISH SHIURIM ARE AVAILABLE HERE!


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Gush Shana Alef Talmidim Elul 2019 
sitting near our favorite tree - The Oak of Return - symbol of The Gush!


BAR MITZVA DAY:
(30 CHESHVAN) NOV 28, 2019

TO SEE PICTURES...


BAT MITZVA DAY!
(5 TEVET) JAN 2, 2020.

TO SEE PICTURES...


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Digest format of weekly divrei Torah,
especially designed for
dispersal 
in your local synagogue.
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WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE an updated version of The Writings of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l is now available on the VBM.

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Does your library
include these titles? Contact Ktav and Koren Publishers.

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a life steady and whole

Recollections and Appreciations of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, zt"l
Edited by Elka Weber and Joel B. Wolowelsky

Available online here. 

    "In his absence, as in his lifetime, we continue to ask ourselves what he would think about the way we contend with our everyday challenges and what he would say about our struggle against torpor and faithlessness." - Rabbi Shalom Carmy
 

TO REGISTER FOR THE ISRAEL KOSCHITZKY VIRTUAL BEIT MIDRASH,
CLICK HERE.


WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YESHIVA COMPLETE ARCHIVE

We have created a playlist for you of the yeshiva's niggunim!

  ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון

beron yachad playlist



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Yeshivat Har Etzion Library Celebrates 35 Years! Read more...




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