Sichot - Special
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Being Frum and Being Good: On the Relationship Between Religion and Morality How are we to understand the relationship between being frum and being good? The answer depends, of course, on how we understand these two terms. Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Bittachon: Trust in God Must a person rely solely on God, or is one permitted to rely upon his or her own abilities? Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Reflections Upon Birkot HaTorah (Part 1 of 2) Not surprisingly, few texts are as pregnant with concepts central to the definition of a yeshiva and its goals as birkot ha-Torah. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Reflections Upon Birkot HaTorah (Part 2 of 2) If this concept (of the intertwining of norm and yearning) is elucidated through the substance and sequence of entire berakhot, others are expressed via specific phrases or even a single word; and, of these, several may be noted. One is the term "lishmah" with which - in most current readings, although not, inter alia, the Rambam's - the body of "ve-ha'arev na" concludes. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Responsibility and Compassion: A Eulogy for Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l Rav Moshe Feinstein was not just a supremely courageous posek, but one who displayed the utmost responsibility to Halakha together with great human compassion. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein After the Tsunami In light of the recent tragedy in Nepal, we are resending this sicha by Harav Lichtenstein zt"l about another tragedy that struck in Asia ten years ago. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Woe is Me, My Master, For You Have Left the Entire Generation Orphaned" In the story of R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus' death, as recounted in Avot DeRabbi Natan, we find both a personal and a halakhic tragedy. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Conceptual Foundations of Shemitta In two places, the Torah foresaw that difficulties were liable to arise with respect to the observance of shemitta. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Reflections on Shemitta, 5761 Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On the Assassination of Prime Minister Rabin z"l This sicha was given by Harav Lichtenstein to Yeshivat Har Etzion on Monday, 20 Cheshvan 5756 (November 13, 1995). It has been translated and adapted by Rabbi Ezra Bick and Rabbi Ronnie Ziegler. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On the Events at Amona [February 2006] In light of the recent events in Beit El and Sa-Nur, we turn to Harav Lichtenstein zt"l's sicha in the aftermath of Amona. We can only speculate as to what he would say today. May HaKadosh Barukh Hu have mercy upon His people and upon His land. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Reflections on the [First] Anniversary of the Attack on the Twin Towers Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Repentance Teshuva raises many questions: Isn't it unjust if God doesn't punish someone for his misdeeds? How is it possible to turn a new page? How can we start this project and maintain it afterwards? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Prayer in the Teachings of Rav Soloveitchik zt"l It is specifically through tefilla and one's stance before God, and through simultaneous (self-)sacrifice and petition, that one rises and is elevated, meriting by means of tefilla both personal growth and connection with the Master of the Universe. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On the Assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin z"l On Monday, 20 Cheshvan (November 13, 1995), the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, addressed the Yeshiva. Having been in America during the week of the murder of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, this was his first opportunity, nine days later, to speak in the beit midrash about this event and its impact on the lives of us all. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein STUDY - TALMUD TORAH Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "I am Prayer" (Part 1 of 2) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "I am Prayer" (Part 2 of 2) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Study in the Modern World (Part 1 of 2) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Study in the Modern World (Part 2 of 2) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Selective Confrontation: The Role of the Modern Jewish Leader (Part 1) We as Jews are facing a twofold problem. First, it is incumbent upon us to transplant the values inherent in the Torah into our mundane, everyday existence despite the constant change taking place around us. Second, we must be secure in our dedication to the values of the Torah, so that we can be assured that these values will maintain their fundamental meaning even when facing the challenge of foreign lifestyles and cultures. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Selective Confrontation: The Role of the Modern Jewish Leader (Part 2) Today Judaism faces a double-edged sword. Not only must it do battle with various alien influences that are brought to bear upon it, but it faces a for more serious threat originating in Judaism itself. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Your Mitzva is Very Broad:" Further Thoughts on the Search for "Connection" There exists today a phenomenon of youth who wish to express their unique personality in their service of God. Moreover, these youth are searching for their personal religious identity. A number of years ago, youth were content with recognizing their COLLECTIVE religious identity - as part of such bodies as Bnei Akiva, the "hesder" yeshivot in general, a particular yeshiva, etc. Today, however, they seek their special PERSONAL identity; they are no longer satisfied with an identity defined in collective terms. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Splitting of the Sea and the War with Amalek: A Perspective on Israel's Current Crisis We find ourselves now between Purim and Pesach, between the war against Amalek and the splitting of the Red Sea. I would like to take this opportunity to repeat some ideas that I shared with our talmidim regarding the current situation in Israel (2001). Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein What Does It Mean to Be a Ben-Torah? (Part 2 of 2) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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