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by Rav Yair Kahn

On the third month of the first year after leaving Egypt, Bnei Yisrael arrived at Sinai (Shemot 19:1).  On the following day, Moshe ascended the mountain and Hashem called to Moshe from Har Sinai (ibid. 19:3).  From that day until the first month of the second year, when the Mishkan was built, Moshe received the divine word from Har Sinai.  However, once the Mishkan was assembled, Hashem called to Moshe from the within the Mishkan as it is written: “And Hashem called unto Moshe and spoke unto him out of the tent of meeting” (Vayikra 1:1).  The mention of Har Sinai at the beginning of this week’s parasha, towards the end of sefer Vayikra, is therefore puzzling.     

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RYA86x86Hurtful Speech 

by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l

You shall not defraud each other, and you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God (Vayikra 25:17),  Rashi, quoting Chazal, comments as follows: Here [the Torah] warns concerning ona’at devarim (hurtful speech): a person should not vex his fellow, nor give him inappropriate advice that reflects the ways and interests of the advisor... The Knower of all thoughts will know.

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Yom Iyun Honoring the Memory of
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein ztl

"Women's Contribution to the World of Torah"

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Sicha of Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Yaakov Medan addressing the situation in the South:

We are in the midst of a heavy battle—and this demands much patience and a deep breath. Everyone has suggestions regarding how the government should function. Now is not the time for suggestions; there is a government, and now is the time to stand behind it, supporting and strengthening it. I remember when there were missiles from the north, and the [enemies] knew that they could not defeat the IDF, but they thought that the home-front would be easy to defeat. It is very important that those who seek to harm us are proven wrong about our home-front. We need to strengthen everybody, and send a clear message to those that seek to harm us that the people of The State of Israel are strong and mighty. This demands that we rise and assist the cities of the South. The Yeshiva has already done so by volunteering to host families from the South. Our responsibility is to “hug” those at the front lines and strengthen them. Here, in The Gush we learn Torah and it is important to continue to learn Torah, but we need to hear the cry of our brothers in the South as well. We continue to pray that Hashem will redeem the Nation of Israel.



We stand in shock and in pain upon hearing official word of the identification of our talmid, Sergeant Zecharia Baumel HY"D. Zach went out to war, together with his friends from our beit midrash, to fight in the battle of Sultan Yacoub 37 years ago. His remains return to us now. May this be a consolation for his dear family. Yehi zichro baruch.

 
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A MORNING OF SHIURIM IN HONOR OF THE FOURTH YAHRZEIT OF MOREINU VE-RABBEINU HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN ZT"L.

Shiurim by our alumni Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot and Rabbi Menachem Genack.

Rosh Chodesh Iyar - Sunday May 5th at Congregation Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, NJ. For details, 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.
 
 
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a life steady and whole

Recollections and Appreciations of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, zt"l
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    "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
 

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