Holiday Packages
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שיעורי טקסט Yeshiva Staff Yom Kippur Journal List of our holiday package items.
שיעורי טקסט Yeshiva Staff Yom Yerushalayim Journal List of our holiday package items.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yair Kahn Tu Bi-Shevat: The New Year for Trees As Tu Bi-Shevat – the "New Year for Trees" – approaches, let us study the significance of the date chosen for this minor festival – the 15th day of the month of Shevat.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Jerusalem: Between Holiness and Purity
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Why Did Moshe Desire to Enter the Land? Which mitzvot did Moshe wish to fulfill upon entry into the land? The conventional understanding is that he was referring to the "commandments dependent upon the land" – terumot and ma'asrot, challa, etc. However, upon further consideration, it seems that Moshe might have been referring to other mitzvot, not those traditionally defined as falling into the category of those "dependent on the land" in the narrow sense of the term.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital Rejoicing Amidst Sorrow Moving from Yom HaZikaron to Yom HaAtzmaut. A special address given on Yom Ha-atzma'ut 5762
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Multifaceted Relationship between Jerusalem and the Land of Israel
שיעורי טקסט Harav Baruch Gigi The Sins of the Fathers and of the Sons In his Laws of Fasts (5:1), the Rambam teaches: “There are days when all of Israel fasts because of troubles that occurred on those days, in order to arouse the hearts and to open paths of repentance...
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Status of the Fasts Nowadays One may distinguish between different types of fasts.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Tamir Granot Dealing with the Suffering of the Holocaust: The Teachings of the "Esh Kodesh" Rabbi Kalonymus Kalmish Shapira, the Rebbe of Piaseczno, composed "Esh Kodesh," an extraordinary collection of sermons, in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein ASARA BE-TEVET 5775: The Power of a Single Word The Gemara in Ta'anit (12b) describes the order to be followed on a fast day as follows: Abaye said: From morning to midday they look into the affairs of the city; from then onwards they read for a quarter of the day from the Torah and the Prophets and the rest of the day [is spent] in praying for mercy.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Reuven Ziegler “We Have Fled from You to You”: Rav Amital and the Shoah Rav Yehuda Amital’s perspectives on the Shoah, like other facets of his teachings, emerged from his distinctive mix of intensive Torah study, theological and moral perspectives, his engagements as an educator and public figure, reflection on the story of his own life – as Holocaust survivor, soldier, educator, and central figure in the postwar rebirth of Torah and development of Religious Zionism – and the life of his times. Here as elsewhere, his thinking was dynamic, as he unflinchingly revisited and revised his ideas alongside his unswerving commitments to the Jewish people, to Torah and to embracing the challenges of Jewish statehood.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "Rejoice in the Lord and Be Glad"
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital The Splitting of the Sea and the War with Amalek The memories of our struggle for the establishment of the State with all that we experienced – the days of celebration and the days of mourning – are part of our consciousness, and for that reason we have faith that "Hashem will not desert His nation, and will not abandon His inheritance."
שיעורי טקסט Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Religious Significance of Yom Ha-atzmaut In order to examine one aspect of the religious significance of the establishment of a Jewish State in our generation, and of the festival marking this event - Yom Ha-atzmaut, I would like to assess it through the prism of Chanuka and Purim. These festivals were likewise established in response to historic events that occurred to the Jewish people, and understanding their inner nature will help us comprehend the meaning of Yom Ha-atzmaut.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital "This is the Lord's Doing - It is Wondrous in Our Eyes!"
שיעורי טקסט Rav Yoel Bin-Nun A Psalm for Independence Day
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Survival and Fulfillment - Thoughts on Yom HaAtzma'ut The Torah describes two journeys of aliya undertaken by Avraham to reach the land of Canaan. On the first journey, described at the end of Parashat Noach, Avraham sets out of his own free will.
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On Aliya: The Uniqueness of Living in Eretz Yisrael Parashat Vayeshev begins: “Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s dwelling, in the land of Canaan” (Bereishit 37:1). What need is there for the seeming repetition about where he dwelt?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein “When You Come into the Land”
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital “We Shall be Glad and Rejoice in You" There are those who do not view what started on the 5th of Iyar, 5708, as the realization of Yechezkel's prophecy...
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan THE SPIRIT OF THE DRY BONES Yechezkel's vision of the Dry Bones is an apt metaphor for the rebirth of the Jewish People in their land. What can the sequence of this prophecy teach us about modern history?
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yehuda Amital “Jewish Sovereignty Was Restored” During the days of Chanuka, we add into our prayers the words: Your children came to the Holy of Holies of Your House, and cleared Your Sanctuary, and purified Your Temple, and kindled lights in the courtyards of Your Sanctuary…
שיעורי טקסט Harav Yaakov Medan "They, Too, Were Part of the Miracle" "They, Too, Were Part of the Miracle"
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Proper Place to Light Chanuka Candles
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Using Shemitta Oil for Lighting Chanuka Candles
שיעורי טקסט Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Historical Uniqueness and Daily Service In order to better understand the nature of Chanuka, let us examine the original “Chanuka” – the dedication of the Mishkan in the desert.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Where Should a Traveler or Student Light Chanuka Candles? Where should one light if (a) one is not sleeping in one's home, or (b) camping in the wilderness? And should we light in synagogues and public places?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Ezra Bick The Jar of Oil and the Future of the Jewish People Is Modiin of the Maccabees near the contemporary city called Modiin? Many theories have been advanced, and a close study of the Mishna can help us answer this question.
שיעורי טקסט Prof. Yoel Elitzur Where is Modiin? Is Modiin of the Maccabees near the contemporary city called Modiin? Many theories have been advanced, and a close study of the Mishna can help us answer this question.

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