To Distinguish between the Impure and the Pure
by Rav Yoel Bin Nun
Parashat Shemini presents the laws relating to pure and impure animals in the context of the state of purity necessary for approaching the Sanctuary. In this shiur, we will discuss the uniqueness of the Torah's guidelines regarding permissible and forbidden foods.
by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein
The Ramban offers two reasons for Aharon's hesitation to approach the altar, and both reasons give us great insight into religious life.
Moreinu HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l would host a 'Seudat Mashiach' as is the hassidic custom on 'Shvei Shel Pesach.' Here is the Niggun 'Yam LeYabasha' that the Rosh Yeshiva ztl would sing at that seuda.
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In this volume, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein explores the development of the religious personality. He advocates a life centered on the service of God, but recognizes multiple paths to this goal. Acknowledging that both the Jewish value system and human experience are multifaceted, he examines the relevant issues from an unusually wide perspective.
Rabbi Lichtenstein’s essays reflect not only a staunch commitment to Halakha and a firm grounding in rigorous Torah study, but also a deep spirituality, a profound moral sensitivity, and a keen awareness of both the challenges and opportunities of modernity. While being enlightened by Rabbi Lichtenstein’s penetrating analyses and wide-ranging learning, the reader will also be inspired by the beauty of his vision of the religious life.
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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.
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."
Gush Lone-Soldiers (June 2016)
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