Torah Journals by Yeshivat Har Etzion

 

aleietzionAlei Etzion, an English Torah Journal produced by the Saks Leadership Program

(seventeen issues produced to date). 

 

 

 

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 1

Filename

Title

Author

1-2proph.htm

Chanuka and its Relationship to the Prophecies
of the Second Temple Period

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

1-3kinya.htm

Be'Inyan Kinyan Devarim 

Rabbi Gedalyah Berger 

1-4chan.htm

Lighting Chanukah Candles
A Halakhic Overview 

Rabbi Doniel Schrieber 

1-5tzele.htm

Tzelem Elokim: Image or Imagery? 

Rabbi David Silverberg 

1-6greec.htm

Judaism and Greek Culture

Rabbi Mark Smilowitz 

1-7edu.htm

Masorah v'Torah
Torah Education and its Pivotal Role within Chinuch 

Rabbi Moshe Taragin 

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 2

 

 Filename

Title

Author

2-1kook.htm

The Ethical Foundations of Rav Kook's Nationalist Views
On the Significance of Rav Kook's Teaching for our Generation

Harav Yehuda Amital

2-2chilo.htm

A Torah Perspective on the Status of Secular Jews Today

Harav Yehuda Amital

2-3rebuk.htm

Rebuking a Fellow Jew - Theory and Practice

Harav Yehuda Amital

2-4shir.htm

וראו בניו גבורתו שבחו והודו לשמו
A Study of Shirat Hayam

Rabbi Gedalyah Berger

2-5seder.htm

The Seder Night: An Halakhic Overview - Part I

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

2-6afiko.htm

The Prohibition of Eating After the Korban Pesach

Rabbi David Silverberg

2-7freed.htm

Zeman Cherutenu - Reflections of a Metzuveh Ve'oseh

Rabbi Moshe Taragin

2-8peah.htm

Reflections on Pe’ah

Rabbi Asher Meir

2-9tzeda.htm

צדקה תרומם גוי וחסד לאומים חטאת
An Appreciation of the Mitzva of Tzedakah

Rabbi Yair Kahn

2-10avel.htm

Avelut for Grandparents and In-laws

Rabbi Daniel Roselaar

2-11alte.rtf

The Use of Microwaves On Shabbat
An Halakhic Survey

Daniel Alter

2-12bowi.rtf

Understanding Bowing in Tefillah

Rabbi David Rosenstark

2-biblio.htm

Harav Yehuda Amital: A Bibliography

 

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 3

 

 Filename

Title

Author

3-1moadm.rtf

The Mo'adim of Parashat Emor

Rabbi Michael S. Berger

3-2shofa.rtf

Mitzvat Shofar: A Halakhic Overview – Part I

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

3-3succa.rtf

Sukkah: Apocalyptic Shelter and House of Shechinah

Rabbi Moshe Taragin

3-4fiduc.rtf

Value Conflicts In Jewish Business Ethics – Social Versus Fiduciary Responsibility

Rav Asher Meir

3-5templ.rtf

The Temple - A Multi-Faceted Center and Its Problems

Rabbi Joshua Berman

 

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 4

 

Filename

Title

Author

4-02rabin1.rtf

On the Assassination of Prime Minister Rabin Z"L

Harav Yehuda Amital

4-03rabin2.rtf

On the Assassination of Prime Minister Rabin Z"L

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

4-04chanuka.rtf

Chanuka and Purim: A Study of their differences

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

4-05hallel.rtf

Mitzvat Hallel: A Halakhic Overview

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

4-06anthro.rtf

The Anthropomorphic Challenge in Tanakh

Jeremy Senderowicz

4-07saul.rtf

Moral Echoes of a Doomed King: the Fallen Reign of King Shaul

Joshua Cypess

4-08king.rtf

The Nature of the Jewish Monarch

Rabbi Moshe Taragin

4-09money.rtf

Money and Means of Payment in Halakha

Rabbi Asher Meir

4-10chatzotz.rtf

The Mitzva of Tekiat Chatzotzrot: Pageantry with a Holy Message

Dr. Avraham Marcus

 

 

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 5

Filename

Title

Author

5-1sar.rtf

Speeches of the Roshei Yeshiva upon Harav Amital’s
Appointment to the Government

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

5-2seder.rtf

The Mystery of the Pesach Seder

Rabbi Shlomo Spero

5-3kosot.rtf

The Seder Night: A Halakhic Overview – Part II
Arba Kosot: Paragon of Pirsumei Nisa

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

5-4halle.rtf

Hallel on Pesach Night: An Overview

Rabbi Yaacov Francus

5-5kvd.rtf

Two Key Words in the Story of the Exodus

Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot

5-6myst.rtf

Agents of Mystery and the Mission of the Patriarchs

Joshua Cypess

5-7insur.rtf

Insurance in Halakha

Rav Asher Meir

5-8mitzv.rtf

Mitzva Bo Yoter Mi-be'shelucho

Rav David Brofsky and Rav Menachem Linzer

 

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 6

Filename

Title

Author

6-1shevt.rtf

Tu Bi-Shevat – A Time of Revival

Rabbi Yisrael Krengel

6-2tekio.rtf

Rosh Hashana and the Mitzva of Tekiat shofar

Dr Avraham Marcus

6-3chan.rtf

Sukkot, Chanukah and Yemot ha-mashiach: An Analysis of Primary Sources

Aton M. Holzer

6-4purim.rtf

Purim: A Halakhic Overview - Part I Divrei Kabbala

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

6-5creat.rtf

Human Creativity: Art and Halakha

Aytan Kadden

6-6kibud.rtf

The Aims and Attitudes Surrounding the Mitzva of Kibbud Av Va-eim

Rabbi Moshe Taragin

6-7etzem.rtf

Be-etzem Ha-yom Ha-zeh

Boaz Mori

6-8bikur.rtf

Bikurim and Simcha

Barry Kornblau

6-9ashre.rrf

Tehila U-berakha: Blessings and Praise - An In-depth Analysis of 'Mizmor 145'

Rabbi Avi Baumol

 

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 7

Filename

Title

Author

7-2amita.rtf

Torah Study in the Modern World

Harav Yehuda Amital

7-3duvde.rtf

MordeChai Balshan Haya
Rav MordeChai Breuer's method of studying the Scripture

Rabbi Oren Duvdevani

7-4sabato.rtf

Sipur Ha-Shunamit

Rabbi Mordechai Sabato

7-5walfi.rtf

Methodology of Learning Mishna

Rabbi Avraham Walfish

7-6donie.rtf

Humility and Halakha: Placing Derekh Ha-limud in Perspective

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

7-7kevi.rtf

Limud Torah She-ba'al Peh - The Goals and Methodology of the Brisker Derekh

Rabbi Reuven Taragin

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 8

Filename

Title

Author

8-2newyk_pes.rtf

"While Matza and Marror are Placed Before You"

Rabbi Yair Kahn

8-3newrtaragin_bo-e.rtf

Ba'avur zeh asah Hashem li be-tzeiti mi-mitzrayim Benei Yisrael's Role in Yetziat Mitzrayim

Rabbi Reuven Taragin

8-4newak-pesach.rtf

"These Bones Will Live!"

Rabbi Ari Kahn

8-5newmf-shemhashem.rtf

The Sanctity of God's Name: Erasing Sacred Texts from a Computer Screen

Rabbi Mordechai Friedman

8-6newhb_kidd.rtf

Kiddush Al Ha-Kos

Rabbi Howard Balter

8-7newds-kiddush.rtf

Kiddush: A Halakhic Overview - Part I

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

8-8newrs_sen.rtf

Sensitivity in the Halakhic Approach to the Shoteh

Rael D. Strous MD

8-9newef_aguna.rtf

Hafka'at Kiddushin

Rabbi Ezra Frazer

8-10newdw_ikkar5.rtf

Demanding Devotion: An Analysis of the Rambam's Fifth Fundamental of Faith

Rabbi Daniel Wolf

8-11new8psukim.rtf

The Last Eight Verses in the Torah

Rabbi Danny Wolf

8-12newyfshvuatheset.rtf

Shevu'at heset Without a Ta'anat Bari of the Tovei'a

Rabbi Yaacov Francus

8-13newbscheinfeld.rtf

Yachas Bein Asi'at Ha-ma'aseh veChalot
Ha-Davar le-gabei Chalitza Kiddushin Nedarin [hebrew]

Rabbi BenZion Scheinfeld

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 9

Filename

Title

Author

9-2tef-rya.rtf

"I am Prayer"

Harav Yehuda Amital

9-3tef-ral.rtf

Prayer in the Teachings of Rav Soloveitchik zt"l

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

9-4kiddush.rtf

Kiddush: A Halakhic Overview – Part II

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

9-5boshet.rtf

TowardS Understanding Boshet

Mordechai Weinstein

9-6akiva.rtf

Rabbi Akiva's Students: What Went Wrong?

Rabbi David Silverberg

9-7purimdr.rtf

פורים לא יבטל לעתיד לבוא - Purim Will Not Be Nullified in the Future

Dani Rabinowitz

9-8snowbell.rtf

The Centrality of Eretz Yisrael to the Fulfillment of Mitzvot

Rabbi Jonathan Snowbell

9-10balbayit.rtf

Torah and Careers: A Practical Approach

Ben-Tzion Spitz

9-11estheras.rtf

The Hidden Themes of the Book of Esther

Arye Schreiber

9-12miller.rtf

Parshiyot Ha-meraglim

Daniel J. Miller

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ALEI ETZION VOLUME 10

Filename

Title

Author

10-2social-rya.rtf

The Social Challenges Confronting the State of Israel

Harav Yehuda Amital

10-3birkot-ral.rtf

Reflections upon Birkot Ha-Torah

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

10-4shofar.rtf

The Mitzva of Shofar (Part II)

Rabbi Doniel Schreiber

10-5marcus.rtf

When Rosh Ha-shana Falls on Shabbat

Dr. Avraham Marcus

10-6toen-dd.rtf

To'en Ta'anat Ganav

Dov Daniel

10-7nida.rtf

A Clarification of the Nidda and Family Purity Laws

Rabbi Solomon Spiro

10-8oneness.rtf

The Oneness In Two

Moshe Fish

10-9compet.rtf

Competition and Consequence

Rabbi Zvi Grumet

10-10lot.rtf

Lot: Hero or Villain?

Rabbi Eldad Zamir

10-11correction.rtf

A Correction Regarding Kalba Savua

Rabbi David Silverberg

 

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 11

Filename

Title

Author

11-01ral.rtf

Determining Objectives in Religious Growth – Spiritual Specialization or Spiritual Breadth?

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

11-02rya1.rtf

Commitment vs. "Connecting" – The Current Crisis of our Youth

Harav Yehuda Amital

11-03rya2.rtf

The Search for Religious Enthusiasm Among Today's Youth

Harav Yehuda Amital

11-04rya3.rtf

"Your Mitzva is Very Broad"
Further Thoughts on the Search for "Connection"

Harav Yehuda Amital

11-05ds.rtf

Accepting "Early Shabbat"

Rav Doniel Schreiber

11-06hj.rtf

Hasagat Gevul: Economic Competition in Jewish Law

Rav Chaim Jachter

11-07sdr.rtf

Hiddur mitzva: The Commandment to Beautify Mitzvot

Shlomo Dov Rosen

11-08es.rtf

Ya'akov Avinu: A Synoptic View of the Life of our Patriarch

Rav Elchanan Samet

11-09jk.rtf

Essential Naming: Multiple Levels of Meaning in Bereishit 2:19

Rav Jeffrey B. Kobrin

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 12

In memory of our talmid Yaakov Matanky z"l

Filename

Title

Author

12-00alei-2.doc

Alon Bakhut

 

12-01rya-resp.doc

From Commitment to Responsibility

Harav Yehuda Amital

12-02ral-aliya.doc

On Aliya: The Uniqueness of Living in Eretz Yisrael

HaravAharon Lichtenstein

12-03garmiek.doc

On Rav Lichtenstein’s Methodology of Learning

Rav Elyakim Krumbein

12-04zymam.doc

Zekhirat Yetziat Mitzrayim The Mitzva of Recalling the Exodus from Egypt

Rav Dr. Avraham Marcus

12-05mazonyr.doc

Hilkhot Se’uda: Laws Relating to a Meal

Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon

12-06candlesds.doc

Lighting Shabbat Candles – Part I

Rav Doniel Schreiber

12-07pidyonds.doc

Scheduling a Sunday Pidyon Ha-ben For a Child Born on Shabbat

Rav David Silverberg

12-08kingef.doc

Biblical Perspectives on Monarchy

Rav Ezra Frazer

12-09encroachssp.doc

"No Kingdom Encroaches upon Another Even to the Extent of a Hairsbreadth:"
A Divine Blueprint for Order in Society

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Spiro

12-10am-correction.doc

Corrections

 

12-11matanky-aberman.doc

Teshuva: Segregated and Holistic

Rav Moshe Aberman

12-12bazak-yakov.doc

“And Yaakov Was an Ish Tam

Rav Amnon Bazak

12-13schreiber-matanky.doc

An Unforgettable Presence

Rav Doniel Schreiber

 
ALEI ETZION VOLUME 13

In memory of our talmid Yoni Jesner z"l

Filename

Title

Author

13-00alei-photopage.doc

Alon Bakhut

 

13-01rya-sheker.rtf

"Mi-Devar Sheker Tirchak": Parameters of False Speech

Harav Yehuda Amital

13-02ral-pure heart.rtf

A Pure Heart: Refining Character and Balancing Values

Harav Aharon Lichtenstien

13-03kavod-ml.rtf

God’s Handiwork: Human Dignity as a Halakhic Factor

Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein

13-04lightingshabbatcandlesii-ds.rtf

Lighting Shabbat Candles – Part II

Rav Doniel Schreiber

13-05mbecker-sorrow to joy.rtf

Transforming Sorrow to Joy: Rashi and the Four Fasts

Dr. Maier Becker

13-06dibrot-efrazer.rtf

Special Treatment for the Ten Commandments?

Rav Ezra Frazer

13-07live by them-jotkowitz.rtf

“And he shall live by them and not die by them:” The value of life in the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Dr. Alan Jotkowitz

13-08sheep-neustadter.rtf

Yaakov and Lavan’s Sheep: Peshat and Genetics

Dr. David Neustadter

13-09yj1-ral.rtf

A Son of Avraham

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

13-10yj2-rya.rtf

Yoni the Tzaddik

Harav Yehuda Amital

13-11yj5-mf.rtf

“How Have the Heroes Fallen!”

Rav Mordechai Friedman

13-11yj4-gb.rtf

In a Place Where There Are No Men Strive to be a Man

Gideon Black

13-11yj6-ai.rtf

O Yonatan, Slain Upon Your High Places”

Rav Alex Israel

13-12yj7-yk.rtf

Va’yidom Aharon
“And Aharon Fell Silent”

Rav Yair Kahn

13-13yj8-mt.rtf

“My Brother Yonatan, You Were Most Dear To Me”

Rav Moshe Taragin

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 14

Filename

Title

Author

14-01rya-zion.htm

The Religious Significance of the State of Israel

HaRav Yehuda Amital

14-02ral-zionism.htm

Rav Soloveitchik's Approach to Zionism

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

14-03rml-atzmaut.htm

The Religous Meaning of Yom HaAtzmaut

Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein

14-04maya-history.htm

The God Who is Revealed Through Historical Events: Rav Kook, Rav Amital, and the Interpretation of History

Moshe Maya

14-05wolf-ribbit.htm

The Prohibition of Ribbit in the Modern Economy

Rav Daniel Wolf

14-06medan-reuven.htm

"Anyone Who Says that Reuven Sinned..."

Rav Yaaqov Medan

14-07grossman-megilla.htm

Feasting and Fasting in Megillat Esther

Rav Yonatan Grossman

14-08krumbein-musar.htm

The Dynamics of Musar Growth

Rav Elyakim Krumbein

14-09navon-fourthings.htm

God Regrets Four Things

Mois Navon

14-10eisenberg-ganeden.htm

The Premature Birth from the Garden of Eden

Daniel Eisenberg

 

 ALEI ETZION VOLUME 15

Filename

Title

Author

15-01rya-insecurity final.doc

Religious Insecurity and Its Cures

HaRav Yehuda Amital

15-02ral-shemitta1 final.rtf

The Dilemma of Shemitta Today

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

15-03ral-shemitta2 final.rtf

The Conceptual Foundations of Shemitta

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

15-04rbg-areivut-final.rtf

Arevut: Responsibility for Others’Observance of Mitzvot

HaRav Baruch Gigi

15-05rym-guile final.rtf

Murdering with Guile

HaRav Yaaqov Medan

15-06rml-sim shalom final.doc

The Unique Role of Sim Shalom

Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein

15-07af-Yotzer Or final.doc

The Strange Blessing of Yotzer Or

Allen Friedman

15-08nb-Burial in Israel-final.doc

“And His Land will Atone for His People”: The Significance of Burial in Eretz Yisrael in Talmudic Thought

Rav Naftali Balanson

15-09cn-image final.rtf

The Image of God

Rav Chaim Navon

15-10mn-shofar final.rtf

Anticipation and Consummation: A Perspective on the Shofar

Mois Navon


ALEI ETZION VOLUME 16

Special Edition in Honor of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Filename

Title

Author

16-01saod-final.doc

The Responsibilities of the Recipient of Charity

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-02sedom-final.doc

Kofin al Middat Sedom: Compulsory Altruism?

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-03osek-final.doc

 

Does Involvement in Torah Study Exempt One from Mitzvot?

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-04yosef-final.rtf

 

Yosef’s Tears

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-05TuBishvat-final.rtf

“The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep”

– Reading a Poem by Robert Frost

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-06teshuva-final.rtf

Kallot va-Chamurot”: Gradation of Sins in Repentance

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-07yerush-final.rtf

Jerusalem: Between Holiness and Purity

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

16-08ral-asara-final.doc

“Is This Not a Brand Plucked from the Fire?”
– Confronting the Aftermath of the Holocaust

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

Bibliography-web.htm

 

Torat Chesed:

The Writings of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

Bibliography
prepared by Rav Dov Karoll

 

ALEI ETZION VOLUME 17

Dedicated by the Gelman Family in loving memory of Rabbi Aaron S. Gelman z"l

Filename

Title

Author

17-01RYoelAmital.doc

A Eulogy for My Father, הכ"מ

Rav Yoel Amital

17-02Bazak-human.doc

The Legitimacy to Be Human in the Thought of Rav Amital zt"l

Rav Amnon Bazak

17-03RYA-chillul.doc

Chillul ha-Shem Committed by the State

HaRav Yehuda Amital zt"l

17-04RBG-resources.doc

Allocating National Resources

HaRav Baruch Gigi

17-05RAL-festival.doc

The Mitzvot of the Festivals

HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

17-06RML-hadas.doc

The Mitzva of Hadas: Myrtle or Leafy Branch?

HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein

17-07Rock-eye.doc

"An Eye for an Eye"

Rav Yehuda Rock

17-08Neustadter-flood.doc

Between the Flood and the Covenant

Dr. David Neustadter

17-09Meskin-noach.doc

Noach: The First Mitzva Observer

Norman Meskin

17-10RSacks-MarcWeinberg.doc

In Memory of Marc Weinberg z"l

Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

17-11RML-MarcWeinbergHesped.doc

A Hesped for Marc Weinberg z"l

HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein