Machshava

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Needy and Destitute We Knock at Your Door

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l

Needy and destitute, we approach God. We must make every effort to bring some merit with us. Each one of us must come with the sense of spiritual poverty, and accept upon himself to be better.

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Tanakh

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Torah and Song, Heaven and Earth

by Rav Amnon Bazak

The first two witnesses – the Torah and the song – represent the contract between God and Am Yisrael. But the latter two – the heavens and the earth – express the way of the world...

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COMING HOME
Welcome to Har Etzion Elul 5774

Our thanks to the Maccabeats for the inspiration and music!

 

 

We are happy to make available to you
a sample of shiurim given in English
in this past summer's Herzog CollegeTanakh Study Days.


These shiurim have been dedicated
in memory of Mr. Abe M. Shamah z"l,
a man who lived by the principle of Torah im Derekh Eretz,
a successful businessman who always made time to learn Torah, 
by Steven and Naomi Esses and family.


CONNECTING TO TANAKH: 
INTELLECTUALLY AND SPIRITUALLY

Thousands once again attended the annual Herzog College's Tanakh Study Days held at the yeshiva in the summer. The conference spanned across five full days and included dozens of lectures, given simultaneously from morning to late afternoon by a wide variety of academics and rabbis, including a choice of 10 lectures in English.

Arutz Sheva interviewed Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein and alumnus Rav Yuval Cherlo, to hear their thoughts on the Conference, in light of the situation [to read more...]

 

 

And on the home front...

While our talmidim and alumni join the armed forces, Yeshivat Har Etzion generously opened its doors to host 15 young families and their children from the Gaza perimeter (Moshav Shuva).

We take this opportunity to thank the yeshiva management and maintenance personnel who have gone out of their way to welcome these families. And are proud to note the remarkable volunteering by our Alon Shevut youth who give of their time and energy to entertain the youngsters!! Tizku lemitzvot!!

THE TORAH MIETZION SERIES IS NOW COMPLETE!!

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Click here to see Table of Contents and additional details.
The latest volume - Bemidbar - is now available for purchase in the United States.

Bereishit, Shemot, Vayikra, and Devarim - available in Israel, Bemidbar coming soon!



Listen to an interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler on the Nachum Segal Network
about Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, his contribution to Torah literature, the Israel Prize, and the importance of the just-completed Torah MiEtzion series. ["By the Book" 05 06 2014]


ASHREI ADAM OZ LO BAKH

FORTUNATE THE PERSON WHO FINDS STRENGTH THROUGH YOU


THE ISRAEL PRIZE CEREMONY
(which took place on Yom HaAtzmaut in Jerusalem)
can be viewed @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PoGb0q-7tQ (awarding Harav Lichtenstein)
http://www.iba.org.il/program.aspx?scode=1673232 (the entire program)

Talmud Scholar Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein wins Israel Prize
by Professor Alan Jotkowitz '82


Who Is Aharon Lichtenstein? Introducing the extraordinary rabbi who next week will receive Israel’s highest honor 
by Elli Fischer
  '99


 

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HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENT OF THE 
ISRAEL PRIZE
IN TORAH LITERATURE

AND AUTHOR OF MINCHAT AVIV

Rosh Chodesh Iyar  (May 1st 2014) at the Yeshiva 
with Rav Re'em HaCohen, Prof. Yaakov Blidstein, 
Judge Neal Hendel, Prof. Aviad HaCohen
& Rabbanei HaYeshiva
with hundreds of alumni and friends attending.

Listen to the celebration speeches.
See pictures of the event.

To watch videos of the event, click here.

Here is the video screened in Rav Aharon's honor:

 Yishar koach to our talmid Betzalel Cohn and his dedicated team
for investing countless hours in producing this video.

OVER 550 TRULY ENJOYED
THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL HAR ETZION DINNER Honoring David and Dassie Schreiber
Rella Feldman and Mindy Hecht '04MO
Rav Mordechai '79 and Debby Friedman 

A WARM MAZAL TOV TO OUR HONOREES!


We hope you joined us for the One-day Conference
for Har Etzion and Migdal Oz Alumni in the Rabbinate and Chinuch

leading up to the Etzion Foundation's annual Dinner

that evening at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in NYC.

Rabbi Mirvis-webChief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis '76 accepted our invitation to speak at this year's conference on his first trip to America since being appointed the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. Additionally, we were joined by several members of the faculties of both Har Etzion and Migdal Oz.

This year's conference provided our alumni as well as their wives valuable opportunities for learning, networking and connecting. This year's conference was once more generously sponsored by CTL (The Yeshivat Har Etzion Center for Torah Leadership) and was free of charge.  


To see the schedule, please click here.  

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This is the design the talmidim developed and created for the back of the hoodies they brought to Poland shortly before Pesach. It is the "Alon Shevut" – The Lone Tree, symbol of hope, renewal and continuity, sitting on a "Ner Neshama."  
B"H 
the talmidim and staff merited a meaningful trip. 



Overseas Alumni Return to the Yeshiva
Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel - February 14-15

40 overseas alumni, who learned at the yeshiva between 1972 and 1983, returned with their families to spend Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel at the yeshiva! Many of the current Ramim, in fact alumni themselves, were present. The alumni report a good atmosphere, and a Shabbat full of content, but the crowning moment was certainly the impromptu meeting with Rosh Yeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, who B"H joined them for davening on Shabbat morning, followed by Kiddush. Ashreinu that we merited!

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It is good to give thanks
to the Lord
and to sing praise
to Thy Name...


Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein (Rav Aharon ben Bluma) returned to the beit midrash this morning, February 10th, having been released from the hospital last week, and with his condition much improved. We continue to look forward to his complete recovery.

To see more pictures.

To see a video of the event

To hear Rav Aharon
addressing the talmidim

The talmidim greeted the rosh yeshiva with song and dance and the reading of Tehillim perakim 103 and 30. Due to the private nature of Tehillim, that part of the morning was not filmed.

More on Rav Lichtenstein's condition.

 

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The Yeshiva is absolutely delighted to have hosted MTA alumni
(bogrim from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) on Shabbat Parshat Yitro.
Beruchim HaShavim - thank you so much for coming home!

 


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THANK YOU HARAV  MOSHEH, ELI WEBER AND RABBI RHEIN.

AND TO OUR WONDERFUL BOGRIM WHO JOINED,
Shabbat Parshat Shemot at Congregation Rinat Yisrael, Teaneck, NJ
WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS AS MUCH AS WE DID!



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 very excitedly put together a program specifically catering
to visiting bogrim who are currently in college;

 AND, there were even fellowships available from CTL!
(The Yeshivat Har Etzion Center for Torah Leadership).
 
It was so good seeing you here,
Rav Doniel Schreiber, Dean and Founder, CTL
Eli Weber, Director, Overseas Program
 
Click here for more information.

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!
 
 
Proud to be part of the 20%...
 

disabled iconAn 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

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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 Darkaynu program, whose male division takes place in Yeshivat Har Etzion.
 
 
"The perspective you get from them is unique," says Shana Bet talmid Dovi. "In fact,  it puts in perspective why you are learning at all."
 From Vilna to Har Etzion

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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

 
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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."
What's Happening - Complete Archive
 
 
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NEW BOOK BY HAR ETZION
IN CELEBRATION OF 45 YEARS SINCE ITS FOUNDING!

 

Table of English Contents
Table of Hebrew Contents

$28 including airmail shipping
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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YESHIVA COMPLETE ARCHIVE

May Hashem bless all our soldiers, including the latest recruits from Har Etzion:

 Courtesy of alumnus Moshe Kestenbaum '78 whose son (and our talmid) is among these recruits.


 

Audios of the Week  

By Rav Moshe Taragin

Are We Crying Crocodile Tears?
A Shiur about 9 BeAv

What Happened to our Tefillot?
When HaKadosh Baruch Hu says no. 

3 Ways to Daven during this Crisis?
What are the three "voices" of tefila during a national crisis?

Thoughts from Gush Etzion on the Past Week in Israel
Suffering in Silence; Our Faceoff with Islam

 


 

YEMEI IYUN BE-TANAKH

NEXT YEAR''S DATES:
Sun July 19th thru Thursday July 23rd 2015

DON'T MISS OUT!!

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu
congratulates Herzog College
for their 20 years of Yemei Iyun
and speaks of his special connection to Tanakh
(english translation)  

Videos of past summers' shiurim
 
available on Ynet 

A sample of English shiurim - audio files


BAT MITZVA DAY
THURSDAY JUNE 12TH
First ever celebrating with the daughter
of both a Har Etzion alumnus
and a Migdal Oz alumna!
Congratulations to the Daniel-Snowbell Family!
TO SEE PICTURES...


THURSDAY SEPT 18TH, 2014
HAR ETZION IN MODIIN
Hear Rav Moshe Taragin:
"Imperfect Teshuva"

For more details...


Click here to read a sample chapter?

Available through the yeshiva
@ a special launch price

Call 02-9937300 or email for details

TO READ A REVIEW... 


HAR ETZION ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Elul 5774 Roshei and Rabbanei HaYeshiva give shiur in Beit Shemesh, Modiin and Ra'anana.
For details...



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This is 1 of 5 volumes 
of the Be'er Miryam Series for the Chagim.
FOR MORE INFORMATION...





Exciting Program at Migdal Oz
High Level Gemara and Halakha Study
NOW ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS!
FOR MORE INFORMATION...
 


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALUMNUS
RABBI DAVID BROFSKY '90
upon his new book הלכות תפילה

 

To order...


CCONGRATULATIONS TO ALUMNUS
RABBI NATI HELFGOT '81
upon his new book על סף הארץ: עיונים בספר במדבר



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NEW BOOK BY HAR ETZION RABBIS

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This is the FIFTH volume of the five volume series on the Torah, presenting a selection of shiurim given on the parasha by different lecturers, all of whom are connected in one way or another with Yeshivat Har Etzion.

 

TO READ THE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Discounted price available 
to Friends of the Yeshiva


NEW BOOK BY RAV EZRA BICK

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The Shemona Esrei is one of the basic texts of Chazal relating to all aspects of the life of a Jew. An extensive analysis of each of the blessings discloses the principles of Jewish thought embedded in the text and leads to a deeper understanding of prayer and of Jewish values in general.

TO READ A SAMPLE CHAPTER
Discounted price available through
 the yeshiva office


NEW BOOK BY RAV AMNON BAZAK
The Second in a Series on Sefer Shemuel

  
Discounted price available through
 the yeshiva office


 2 NEW BOOKS!

  

Et Ratzon by Harav Yehuda Amtal zt"l
Be'er Miryam - Yom HaKippurim

Read a review by Prof. Alan Jotkowitz:
A Rabbi Speaks to a New Generation

See www.etzion.haretzion.org for details.


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WINTER 5774/2014


PAGES OF FAITH
Exploring the Thought of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 


NEW BOOK BY RAV DANI WOLF!

 For more information...


 New Books by Har Etzion!!

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Esther: Scroll of Secrets - by Rav Yonatan Grossman
I Shmuel: A King in Israel - by Rav Amnon Bazak

Available through the Yeshiva Office


                

We have created a youtube playlist of Nigunei
Yeshivat Har Etzion for the Yamim Noraim.

ברון יחד - נגוני ישיבת הר עציון


 


   

Harav Amital's talmidim continue
to tell the story...


LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE URIEL LIVERANT Z"L LEARNING PROJECT


HOT OFF THE PRESS

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In Tribute to Harav Aharon Lichtenstein


SICHOT WITH HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN

by Rav Chaim Sabato

מבקשי פניך

For more information


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

     


 לעבדך באמת

לדמותו ולדרכו של הרב יהודה עמיטל

Edited by Reuven Ziegler and Reuven Gafni
with nearly 70 articles 
about his multi-faceted personality

To read Table of Contents
To order from the USA


Listen to an Interview with Rav Reuven Ziegler
on 5 recent Har Etzion volumes
that should be on your bookshelf! 

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