Tanakh

HaRav Yaakov Medan86x86The Beginning of Avraham's Journey

by Harav Yaakov Medan

The Midrash describes Avraham as a fierce opponent of idolatry, smashing idols and being cast into a furnace for his trouble; however, there is no mention of this backstory in the Torah itself. Where do Chazal get this idea from? How does this relate to later biblical figures who challenge paganism, such as Gidon and Chananya, Mishae'el and Azarya? 

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Noach and His Sons

by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Each of Noach's sons reacted differently to his drunkenness, and this reveals their fundamentally different attitudes about the relationships between parents and children.

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Zman Choref has begun with a palpable level of excitement, talmidim experiencing the thrill of learning, building off the momentum of the Yamim Noraim, and recharged from the short bein hazmanim right before the zman.

This year in particular we are on a particular high due to the special programming during Bein Hazmanim.

The excitement does not stop and we invite you 
to watch this taste of the day's festivities!!

On Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkot more than 4000 people ascended to Yeshivat Har Etzion for a day geared for the whole family.  From 12-5 there were shiurim, panels, and parent-child learning, as well as activities for younger children including 7 bouncy castles, pita baking, and more. At 5 all the alumni gathered in the Beit Midrash and heard a “5-minute” talk from all 3 Roshei Yeshiva about their vision for the future of the yeshiva. After that, everyone walked over to the nearby municipality hilltop for the ending ceremony.

CLICK HERE FOR SHIURIM AND PANELS

CLICK HERE FOR THE VISION OF THE YESHIVA'S FUTURE

The ending ceremony was a very moving event, including songs by the choir, short remarks from the 3 Roshei Yeshiva and Yeshiva founder Moshe “Moshko” Moskovic, and a few short presentations, as well as 5 short videos.  It is an interesting reflection of our values as they were: 1. A video about the deep and long-lasting friendships formed in Yeshiva, 2. A tribute to alumni serving in the Rabbinate, 3. A salute to Har Etzion overseas alumni who made aliya, 4. A tribute to the Yeshiva’s dedicated office, kitchen, and maintenance staff, and 5. A video about the founding Roshei Yeshiva: HaRav Yehuda Amital zt”l and HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l. 

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It also included a video of the Yeshiva's Kululam - Beron Yachad Song Fest of our Favorite Songs (made in Elul of Yeshiva talmidim and bogrim singing Yeshiva niggunim in the Beit Midrash.) If you couldn't participate, or even if you did - relive it now!

 

CLICK BELOW FOR THE GALLERY OF PICTURES OF THIS SPECIAL EVENT! 

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THE ANNUAL YESHIVAT HAR ETZION
ALUMNI SHABBATON

will take place on Nov 16-17, 2018
at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER,
CLICK HERE!!


 

Har Etzion Torah Comes to the USA

Parashat Noach, October 12-13, 2018

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag in Brooklyn, NY

Rabbi Moshe Taragin in Long Branch, NJ

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to learn with them!


 

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Digest format of weekly divrei Torah, especially designed for dispersal
in your local synagogue. Click here to register...

 

 

Start the New Year with Wisom from Moreinu HaRAL zt"l 

INTRODUCING A NEW BOOK - FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE!

Return and Renewal: Reflections on Teshuva and Spiritual Growth

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25% OFF WITH CODE: YHE25
(AND FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $72 in the USA
and FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER 300 NIS in Israel)

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF HAR ETZION TITLES
AVAILABLE IN THE USA

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF HAR ETZION TITLES 
AVAILABLE IN ISRAEL


WATCH AN EREV LIMMUD
IN HONOR OF THE RELEASE OF THIS NEW BOOK!

We were pleased to hear that the Jerusalem Municipality's Names Committee, with the encouragement of Mr. Dov Kalmanovich (Machzor Zayin), the deputy mayor of Jerusalem, decided to name a street after Moreinu Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l in a new neighborhood on the slopes of Givat Masua. The rabbi, who so loved the city, merited a street named after him; yishar koach to his student, who was privileged to promote this worthy and moving commemoration. 

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For a selection of shiurim by Moreinu Harav Amital zt"l, click here.

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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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UPCOMING BAR MITZVA DAY
(7 KISLEV) NOVEMBER 15, 2018

BAR MITZVA DAY
May 10, 2018
TO SEE PICTURES...

BAT MITZVA DAY
May 31, 2018
TO SEE PICTURES...

Congratulations to one and all!


WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE an updated version of The Writings of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l is now available on the VBM.  Please note that many hundreds of hyperlinks to articles have been added, such that now nearly 90% of the articles in the bibliography are just a click away. 

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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.


SUMMER 2018 ETZION UPDATE!!
DIDN'T RECEIVE THIS IN YOUR MAILBOX?
Let us know and we will update our records!

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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




YEMEI IYUN BE-TANAKH 2018

We hope you were able to join us this summer. But if you missed that gala event, click here for shiurim in English, and here for shiurim in other languages!!

CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO RECORDINGS
OF ENGLISH SHIURIM GIVEN DURING

HERZOG COLLEGE'S TANAKH STUDY DAYS!


Click here for a selection of videos
of past years' shiurim in hebrew

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)  

Additional English shiurim - audio files



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



 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! 

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