What Does it Mean to be a Ben-Torah?
by Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
What are the goals of a student in our yeshiva, and how can these be translated into practice?
The Crisis of Leadership
by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
How did it happen that such a dedicated leader as Moshe is suddenly filled with despair and frustration, and how did such a sharp, emotional break, as screams forth from the verses, develop?
OVER 1000 ALUMNI AND FRIENDS
JOINED US IN HONORING
HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN
on Friday May 10th, Rosh Chodesh Sivan,
here at the yeshiva!
The six Lichtenstein "children" each gave shiur in his honor! Click for details.
NEARLY 200 ALUMNI PARTICIPATED IN A UNIQUE EVENING WITH HARAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN
on Thurs night, the 25th of April, in Ra'anana.
This evening was dedicated in memory of Rav Aharon Shmuel ben Yitzchak Yaakov Gelman z"l by the Gelman Family.
ON RAV AHARON LICHTENSTEIN'S SEFORIM IN ENGLISH
ALL FOUR SEFORIM FOR $99 ONLY.
OFFER EXTENDED THROUGH TUESDAY MAY 14TH
Thanks to our honorees, alumni, parents and friends, the Etzion Foundation Dinner was a tremendous success.
Five hundred people joined together to honor Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, Heshe & Harriet Seif and Rabbi Yehuda '95 & Dr. Michelle Sarna.
We encourage you to view the inspirational and moving videos about our honorees which were shown at the Dinner by clicking on the picture below.
If you wish to make a donation or pay your pledge, you can do so by clicking here.
GUSH RABBINIC ALUMNI:
Were you a part of this year's
Sunday March 10, and Monday March 11, with the Annual Dinner Sunday evening. We hope you were able to join us for the conference, as well as the dinner, as we honored Rav Aharon Lichtenstein sh'lita in celebration of his upcoming 80th Birthday.
HAR ETZION in AMERICA - KEEPING IN TOUCH!
Rosh HaYeshiva HaRav Baruch Gigi in N. Woodmere
Shabbat Parshat Vayakhel-Pekudei (March 8-9th)
Rav Yair Kahn in the Boston Area
Shabbat Parshat Yitro (February 1st -3rd)
Rav Mordechai Friedman at the Univ of Pennsylvania
Shabbat Parshat Beshalach (January 25-26th)
WE HOPE YOU HAD A FREILICHEN PURIM!
Click here for pictures of this year's Purim festivities!
A BRAVERY FIERCER THAN DEATH:
The 35 Heroes of Gush Etzion
35 Haganah soldiers gave their lives in January 1948 trying to bring much needed supplies to the kibbutzim in the besieged Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem. "I don't know if there was any company in the Israel Defense Forces or in any army in the world that assembled such splendid manpower, pure bravery, and spiritual abundance as this company, who will forever be known by our people as the "lamed hey" (the thirty-five)...These lions of Israel were a mix of youthful spirit and glory, superior wisdom...and bravery fiercer than death." - David Ben Gurion
The death of 23 year-old Moshe Pearlstein z"l from New York, an alumnus of Yeshivat Etz Chaim and YU, must have created a wave of shock. He was the first American to be killed here. Yeshivat Har Etzion is privileged to honor his memory with a plaque hanging on our walls.
Yehi zichram baruch.
Congratulations to Rosh HaYeshiva Harav Aharon Lichtenstein upon being awarded the
Rav Kook Award for Original Torah Literature
This award is in recognition of "Shiurei Harav Lichtenstein" - seven volumes to date.
Our congratulations and appreciation go also to Rav Daniel Wolf,
whose tireless efforts and erudite scholarship brought this project to fruition.
Mazal tov as well to our Hesder alumnus Prof. Simcha Emanuel
upon receiving the award for Research Literature and Religious Reference Books.
The award ceremony took place on Sunday December 30th,
in the presence of the Mayor of Tel Aviv Yafo Mr. Ron Chuldai
and the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Yafo Harav Yisrael Meir Lau.
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis '76
upon being appointed Chief Rabbi
of the United Hebrew Congregations
of the Commonwealth!
Congratulations as well to his wife Valerie, and to his children
Althea & (Rakaz Bnei Chul) Danny Mirvis (2003-current),
Melanie & Hillel Mirvis (2001-2002), Noam Mirvis (2005),
and Eitan Mirvis (2007-2008).
Congratulations to Har Etzion Alumnus
Rabbi Ezra Frazer '96
Proud to be part of the 20%...
An 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
"Education and Family in the Modern World"
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein and his wife Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein address this important issue,
with nearly 600 alumni and friends of the yeshiva in attendance.
The event, held in Congregation Ohel Ari, in Ra'anana, and moderated by Rav Benni Lau, was sponsored by the Gelman Family in honor of the 16th yahrzeit of their beloved father Rabbi Aaron S. Gelman z"l. To view the event. For audio file only. Note: language is hebrew.
Check out these new titles by staff and alumni
of Har Etzion.
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 Vilna Gaon Exhibition at Yeshivat Har Etzion Library - Revelations of Eliyahu in Torah and Redemption officially opened on the evening of the 18th of Sivan, 20.6.11. 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
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, with the most recent one on June 6th, 2012. 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." To view a video
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Welcome to Yeshiva! Elul 2012
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