Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Rejoice in the Lord and Be Glad
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Guardian of Israel - Watch Over the State of Israel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "This is the Lord's Doing: It is Wondrous in Our Eyes!" Every year at the beginning of the month of Iyar, we experience Yom Ha-Zikaron (Memorial Day for fallen soldiers) and Yom Ha-Atzmaut (Independence Day) one right after the other. It is usually quite difficult to celebrate joyous occasions so soon after commemorating mournful ones, but Rashi teaches us a profound lesson in this regard in his commentary to Bereishit (6:6): "In a time of joy – there shall be joy, and in a time of grief – there shall be grief."
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Beit-El The Midrash and Rashi appear to have deliberated at length over the place that Beit-El occupies (or should occupy) in our consciousness. A literal reading of the parasha would seem to justify the actions of Yeravam ben-Nevat, who abandoned Jerusalem and built a new religious center for the nation in Beit-El.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Vaera: Moshe’s Life Before the Exodus The Torah tells us that Moshe was eighty years old when he spoke to Pharaoh, just before the plagues befell Egypt: “And Moshe was eighty years old, and Aharon – eighty three, when they spoke to Pharaoh” (Shemot 7:7). What was Moshe doing for eighty years, up until this point?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Dual Nature of Chanuka There are two miraculous events commemorated by Chanuka: ner, the miracle of the oil, and milchama, the military victory. What characterizes each of these miracles?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Importance of Preparing the Menora
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "What is This Service to You?" The Torah describes the question that children will one day ask their parents after settling in the Land of Israel: "What is this service to you?" By understanding this question and the answer prescribed by the Torah, we can learn the appropriate response to similar questions in our own day and age.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On Raising Children Raising children is a lot of work, and it is one of the greatest joys in the world – one of the greatest responsibilities and greatest privileges…
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein To Our Brothers in Distress: In the Wake of the Terror Attacks against America In the aftermath of the terror attacks on the WTC on 9/11/2001 , Rav Lichtenstein and Rav Amital sent an English letter to American community that was sent via the VBM entitled: "A Letter from the Rashei Yeshiva, To Our Brothers in Distress in the Wake of the Terror Attacks Against America"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital To Our Brothers in Distress: In the Wake of the Terror Attacks against America In the aftermath of the terror attacks on the WTC on 9/11/2001 , Rav Lichtenstein and Rav Amital sent an English letter to American community that was sent via the VBM entitled: "A Letter from the Rashei Yeshiva, To Our Brothers in Distress in the Wake of the Terror Attacks Against America"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein STUDY - TALMUD TORAH
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Religious Insecurity and its Cures
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Sound of a Silent Shofar: The Problem of Rosh Ha-shana that Falls on Shabbat
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "I am Prayer" (Part 1 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "I am Prayer" (Part 2 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Social Challenges Confronting the State of Israel (Part 1 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Social Challenges Confronting the State of Israel (Part 2 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Study in the Modern World (Part 1 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Study in the Modern World (Part 2 of 2)
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Not by Their Sword Did They Posses the Land, Nor Did their Own Arm Deliver them." We must respond to the challenge that faces us, and to act to promote the values of justice and morality in society.
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט 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).
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Truthful Repentance Let us indeed acknowledge that "God is close to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him TRUTHFULLY." Then we will merit a year of life and peace, and a ketiva va-chatima tova.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Meaning of Redemption What is the meaning of redemption in a religious sense? In this sicha, we will note that it is not necessarily implicit in the return of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel.

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