Tanakh

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by Rav Elchanan Samet

The Halakhot Gedolot and others who produced enumerations of the mitzvot did not include the command that appears in Parashat Ekev, "Beware lest you forget the Lord your God." It was included, however, by R. Moshe of Coucy, the author of the Sefer Mitzvot Gadol (Semag). In his introduction to his sefer, he explains that he did so based on a dream. In this shiur, we will examine how his interpretation fits into the peshat of the text.

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Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 86x86The Importance of the Journey

by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

In life, the journey towards the goal is also important, and so are the tools that one uses to progress.

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BLESSED ARE YOU THE COMFORTER OF ZION
AND BUILDER OF JERUSALEM


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Broadcast of Azkara
for Moreinu Harav Amital zt"l (11am EDT)

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Sunday, the 27th of Tammuz marked the tenth anniversary of the passing of Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l.
On Shabbat Parashat Matot-Maseo, more than a hundred lessons were given in Israel and in the Diaspora by yeshiva alumni and talmidim of the rav. These lessons were kicked off by Rav Yuval Cherlow, in a zoom session on Friday 7/17 at 5pm (Israel time) on the subject: 'Not Everything is Halakha' - the Moral Teachings of our Teacher and Rabbi".

In light of the special situation, we held a memorial on Sunday, 27th of Tammuz (19.7), 
from 6pm to 7pm (Israel time) via live broadcast from a special studio set up for this event. Included will be a broadcast from the cemetery and the beit midrash, an open studio with the heads of the yeshiva, conversations with alumni about their relationship with Harav Amital and his influence on their lives, as well as a special film produced for the event describing Harav's philosophy.

The memorial was broadcast here on the website, and on the Yeshiva's YouTube channel. Here is the complete schedule...

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Tuesday, July 14th, the yeshiva, ramim and its students celebrated the 70th birthday of our Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yaakov Madan. May Hashem bless him with many years of teaching Torah, sound health and nachat from his family and the yeshiva. [Photo: Naaman Kam]

Mazal tov! 

 

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               Shiur Klali in The Time of Corona, with Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Baruch Gigi.

Thanking the Roshei HaYeshiva, Rabbeim, Talmidim and 'kol Ovedei HaYeshiva' - all working to respect and uphold all Ministry of Health protocol at this time. Praying for all those who need healing, sending comfort for 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.

 

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A Big Gush Chazak VeEmatz to The Gush's newest IDF Commanders!

Making of the Gush


THE MAKING OF THE GUSH


A Special 4-Part Series by Rosh HaYeshiva Rav Yaakov Medan
on 'Who We Are'
The Founding of the Yeshiva, The Crying Baby Story and its Ideological Meaning; The Tanach Revolution; The Development of Rav Amital's Approach to Religious Zionism; The Differing Impacts of Rav Kook zt"l and Rav Soloveitchik zt"l on our Yeshiva

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


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In To This Very Day, Rav Amnon Bazak, a leading figure in the contemporary renaissance of Tanakh study, offers a sophisticated understanding of Tanakh rooted in a firm belief in its sanctity. This book is a must-have for students of the Bible on every level, and especially for people of faith who are looking to grapple in a deep and honest way with fundamental questions regarding Judaism’s foundational text. 15% discount with the code THISDAY15. Active during the month of February.  To read a sample...   To order...


WINTER 2020 ETZION UPDATE!!


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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

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

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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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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 youtube playlist of Nigunei
Yeshivat Har Etzion for the Yamim Noraim.

ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון



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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)