And Bringing in 2021!!
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Mazal tov to Dovi ’02 and Dafna Miller on the birth of a girl.     Mazal tov to Rav Todd ’90 and Naomi Berman on the engagement of... Read More...
Ending 2020 on a High Note!!
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Mazal tov to Jonathan Mansfield ’00 on his engagement to Ariel Lelchook.    Mazal tov to Moshe ’01 and Danielle Halpern on the birth of... Read More...
New Month - New Things to Share!
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Mazal tov to Jarred ’98MTA and Joanne Myers on the birth of a girl.     Mazal tov to Nathan Plumb ’19 on his engagement to Sharona... Read More...
Chanuka sameach - we have more good news to share!
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Mazal tov to Tal Fortgang ’12 on his engagement to Ella Reider. Mazal tov also to Tal’s brothers, Gilad ’15 and Judah ’18.    ... Read More...
OY, so much good news, we're falling behind!! B"H
Thursday, 03 December 2020
Mazal tov to Mayer ’01 and Eugenie Winkler on the birth of a girl.   Mazal tov to Rav Boaz ’95 and Liora Mori on the bar mitzvah of their... Read More...
And the List Gets Longer!!!
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Mazal tov to Jason ’85 and Dr. Naomi Greenblatt on the engagement of their daughter Anna to Eric Wietschner.       Mazal tov to Gabi... Read More...
And MORE Good News!
Thursday, 05 November 2020
Mazal tov to Rav Daniel and Tova Rhein on the birth of a grandson, Eliya Shachar, born to Rabbi Shmuel ’07K and Meital Rhein. Mazal tov also... Read More...
Opening November with Good News!
Tuesday, 03 November 2020
Mazal tov to Rabbi Moshe and Atara Taragin on the birth of a grandson, Emanuel Yisrael Kupietzky, born to Shoshi and Gidon ’16K... Read More...
AND MORE good news!! Mazal tov to the Leibtag, Katsch, Lauer, Shulman and Blank families
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Mazal tov to Rabbi Menachem and Thea Leibtag on the engagement of their daughter Avigayil to Shalom Orkabi.   Mazal tov to Shaltiel ’01 and... Read More...
Choref Tov - Sharing Good News...
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Mazal tov to Kesser Frankiel ’16 on his engagement to Yael Nissell.   Mazal tov to Avi ’05 and Aliza Rabinovich on the birth of a... Read More...
Moadim Le-Simcha - Good News to Share
Monday, 05 October 2020
Mazal tov to Amitai Samuels ’12 on his engagement to Reut Baer. Mazal tov also to Amitai’s parents, Rav Benjie ’86 and Stephanie Samuels.... Read More...
More Good News!!
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Mazal tov to Etzion Foundation President Hillel ’91 and Saritte Silvera on the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Zev Narrowe.   Mazal tov... Read More...
So HAPPY to have non-corona news to share!
Monday, 14 September 2020
Mazal tov to Ari ’06 and Hannah Goldberg on the birth of Raphael Eliezer.     Mazal tov to Rav Jesse ’96 and Tara Horn on the birth of... Read More...
This Week's News!!
Thursday, 03 September 2020
Mazal tov to Yeshiva librarian Aharon ’75 and Leora Bejell on the birth of a grandson, born to Hodaya and JJ ’17K Hammer. Mazal tov also to... Read More...
More births and more olim!!
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Mazal tov to Joseph ’05 and Hannah Lavi on the birth of twin boys.   Mazal tov to Daniel ’06 and Raquel Swartz on making aliyah.  ... Read More...
This Week's News Update!
Thursday, 13 August 2020
Mazal tov to Yaakov ’09 and Ayelet Tuchman on making aliya.    Mazal tov to Moshe ’92 and Rivka Kahan on making aliya.   Mazal tov... Read More...
Opening Up the Week with More Good News!
Monday, 03 August 2020
Mazal tov to Nissan Clark '77 upon the birth of his granddaughter, born to Shani and Ari Clark. Mazal tov also to Great Uncle and Aunt Eli... Read More...
BH we have good news to share!
Monday, 27 July 2020
Mazal tov to Avrom ’91 and Michelle Okon on the birth of a boy. Mazal tov also to Simcha Okon ’85.     Mazal tov to Ariel ’05... Read More...
Let's Begin with Mazal Tovs!
Sunday, 19 July 2020
Mazal tov to Rav Moshe and Atara Taragin on the birth of a granddaughter, born to Tamar and Ariel Weil.       Mazal tov to Yishai... Read More...
BH Good News to Share!!
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Mazal tov to Adam ’08 and Shifra Boxer on the birth of a boy. Mazal tov also to uncle Binyamin Radomsky ’99.     Mazal tov to... Read More...
IMAGE Mazal tov to Gidon Rothstein upon publishing The Making of the Messiah, 1948
Sunday, 28 June 2020
Congratulations to our alumnus Rabbi Gidon Rothstein ’82 who recently published The Making of the Messiah, 2048, a novel set in the time of the... Read More...
The Latest Round of Mazal Tovs!
Sunday, 28 June 2020
Mazal tov to Shuie Berger ’17 on his engagement to Shalva Faber. Mazal tov also to Shuie’s parents, Rabbi Dr. Michael ’80 and Elisheva... Read More...
More Good News to Share!
Friday, 12 June 2020
Mazal tov to Aron Dov Halevi ’08 and Hadar Wasser on the birth of Rivka Tzippora.   Mazal tov to Avi Reich ’12 on his engagement to Tamar... Read More...
Some Good News to Share!!
Wednesday, 03 June 2020
Mazal tov to David ’74 and Joyce Friedman on the birth of a grandson, born to Rebecca and Rabbi Adam Friedman. Mazal tov also to Uncle Josh... Read More...
More good news to share!
Friday, 01 May 2020
Mazal tov to Rabbi Dr. Shlomo ’02 and Michal Wadler on the birth of Yanai.   Mazal tov to Marc ’84 and Tamar Lesnick on the engagement of... Read More...
B"H some good news to share!
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Mazal tov to Nadav ’04 and Shifra Steindler on the birth of a girl.       Mazal tov to Rabbi Oran ’99 and Chani Zweiter on the... Read More...
And Now For Some Good News Amid the Chaos!
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Mazal tov to Elan Ariel ’10 on his engagement to Loren Miller. Mazal tov also to Elan’s brother, Adam ’08.     Mazal tov to... Read More...
IMAGE Congratulations to Rav David Milston '83
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Congratulations to Rav David Milston '83 on the publication of "A Pesach Haggadah" - with illustrations by Shira Greenspan.   A welcomed... Read More...
This Week's MTovs!
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Mazal tov to Adin Goldstein ’12 on his engagement to Noa Bloch. Mazal tov also to Adin’s brother, Aryeh ’10.   Mazal tov to Yoni... Read More...
Happy to Begin the Week with Good News!
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Mazal tov to Rav Mordechai and Debby Friedman on the birth of a grandson, born to Yitzchak and Roni Friedman. Mazal tov also to Uncle Yaakov... Read More...
Mazal tovs to Share!!
Thursday, 20 February 2020
Mazal tov to Michael '77 and Debra Berkowitz on the birth of a granddaughter, Meital (Vin), born to Miryam and Roi Shaer!      Mazal... Read More...
Tu Bishvat Sameach - Let's Share Some New Mazal Tovs!!
Sunday, 09 February 2020
Mazal tov to Yehuda ’08 and Esther ’10MO Cohn on the birth of Adina Lital. Mazal tov to aunts and uncles, Rav Micky Siev ’95, Rabbi Eli... Read More...
This week's Mazal Tovs!!
Monday, 03 February 2020
Mazal tov to Eli Cohn ’14 on his engagement to Talia Goodman. Mazal tov also to Eli's sister Dina '17MO.     Mazal tov to Evan Edelstein... Read More...
Some more Mazal Tovs - BH!
Monday, 27 January 2020
Mazal tov to David Adelsberg ’01 and Jocelyn London on the birth of Ora Chaya. Mazal tov also to David’s brother, Sammy ’05.   Mazal... Read More...
Mazal tov x2
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Mazal tov to Yosef Brander ’12 on his engagement to Hannah Korelitz.   Mazal tov also to Yosef’s siblings, Rabbi Tuvia ’06, Yoni ’07,... Read More...
Congrats to Rabbi Avron Swartz '08MTA!
Sunday, 12 January 2020
Previously serving as Rabbi at Yeshiva College of South Africa, Rabbi Avron Swartz reports that alongside teaching at Herzlia, he is now the... Read More...
Semachot to Celebrate!
Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Mazal tov to Ben Atwood ’14 on his engagement to Rachel Rosenberg.   Mazal tov to Rav Ari ’86 and Chaya Shames on the marriage of their... Read More...
IMAGE Congrats to Michael Eisenberg '89 upon Publishing a New Book!
Wednesday, 01 January 2020
Etz HaChaim veHaKesef - Sefer Shemot Kol Echad Moshe Rabbeinu (Hebrew) Michael Eisenberg '89     Congrats to Michael Eisenberg '89 upon... Read More...
Let's Catch Up - Grandchildren, Children, Engagements and Aliya!
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Mazal tov to Rav Mordechai and Debby Friedman on the birth of a granddaughter Tamara Oriya, born to their children Calil and David Friedman.  ... Read More...
B"H we have mazal tovs to share!
Sunday, 15 December 2019
Mazal tov to Cobi Nadel ’15 on his engagement to Ayelet Reiss ’15MO. Mazal tov also to Cobi’s brothers, Dovi ’10, Yoni ’13, and Yossi... Read More...
And some more mazal tovs for opening this week!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Mazal tov to Hillel ’11 and Shoshi Davis on the birth of Arbel.   Mazal tov to Elly Marcus ’16 on making aliya.   Mazal tov to Rav... Read More...
IMAGE Congratulations to Rabbi Judah Kerbel upon becoming the new Rabbi at Queens Jewish Center!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Congratulations to Rabbi Judah Kerbel '13 upon becoming the new Rabbi at Queens Jewish Center, Forest Hills.    “I’m not looking for a... Read More...
Bar and Bat Mitzva News!
Monday, 25 November 2019
Congratulations to Rav Moti '92 and Rabbanit Laurie Novick (Director of the Deracheha learning initiative) upon the upcoming bat mitzva of their... Read More...
IMAGE Congrats to Rabbi Ari D. Kahn upon Publishing Explorations Expanded
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Explorations ExpandedRabbi Ari E. Kahn '80Kodesh Press 2019 Explore Sefer Bereishit and discover breathtaking layers of originality and profundity.... Read More...
Mazal tov to Asher and Anat Altshul!
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Mazal tov to Asher '93 and Anat Altshul upon the recent bat mitzva of their daughter Talya Adi. May she continue to grow מחיל אל חיל!!   Read More...
IMAGE Congrats to Shalom E. Holtz upon publishing "Praying Legally"
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Congrats to our alumnus Shalom E. Holtz '94 upon publishing "Praying Legally." Praying LegallyShalom E. Holtz '94Brown Judaic Studies, Nov 2019 In... Read More...
Mazal tovs to share!
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Mazal tov to Josh Weissmann ’14 on his engagement to Sarah Grzebinski.       Mazal tov to Isaac Dayan ’14 on his engagement to... Read More...
IMAGE Congratulations to Rav Netanel Buchs '02H!
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Hatzlacha Rabba to Rav Netanel Buchs '02H (machzor 35), Ram at Migdal Oz, on being appointed Rav of Kehillat Darchei Tzion in Modiin. As a Modern... Read More...
Mazal tov to the Orzech and Ament Families!
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Mazal tov to Pinny '82 and Ann Orzech and to Jeremy '90 and Niva Ament upon the engagement of their children Ari and Yakira. May they be zocheh to... Read More...
More news to share!
Monday, 11 November 2019
Mazal tov to Jacob Chefitz ’08 on his engagement to Arielle Stein.   Mazal tov also to Jacob’s siblings, Avi ’14 and Gabriella ’17MO.... Read More...

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!!


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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

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

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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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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
 

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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

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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)