Rav Elyakim Krumbein

Rav Elyakim Krumbein came on aliya from New York in 1973 following his studies at Yeshiva College, joining the Kollel at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He has been teaching at Yeshiva since 1981, currently heading the Tochnit Bekiut. He also served as a Pedagogic Advisor at the Herzog College, supervising the fieldwork of third-year Herzog College students. Rav Krumbein's guides for self-study on the Bavot, Ketubot and other Massechtot are widely used by Yeshiva students and alumni. He is the author of Sho'el K'inyan, two volumes of study guides on Gittin and Kiddushin. He recently published Musar for Moderns (KTAV), an introductory course in musar for the contemporary Jew.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #15: Ethical Ascent Through Prayer (Part 2) Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #16: Summing Up... Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Compulsory Love "And they stood at the foot of the mountain" - Said R. Avdimi bar Chama bar Chasa: This teaches us that the Holy One held the mountain over them like an inverted tub and said, "If you accept the Torah, then fine; but if not, I will bury you here." Said R. Acha bar Yaakov: This serves notice that the Torah was accepted under duress [and thus, ostensibly, is not legally binding]. (Shabbat 88a) Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Seeing God or Being Seen by God Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Seeing God or Being Seen by God Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Image of the Jewish King According to the Torah Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Gaining a Broader Perspective Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Being a Sheliach Tzibbur Selichot and the Yom Kippur Service
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Faith at Sea Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Unconditional Repentance The Day of Repentance
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Chanuka: Insularity or Influence? The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Compulsory Love: Free Will and our Acceptance of the Torah The Meaning of Shavuot
Rav Elyakim Krumbein "Greater is One Who is Commanded and Fulfills" The Meaning of Shavuot
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shavuot: Learning to Say No The Meaning of Shavuot
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Beauty of the Arava The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Eliyahu, the Unifier of Worlds The Meaning of the Seder Night
Rav Elyakim Krumbein You Comfort Me in Vain - A Clarification of the The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Entering the Sanctum: Yom Kippur and the Quest for God The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Ya'akov, Esav, and the Yom Kippur Ritual The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Battle between Good and Evil in the Yom Kippur Service The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur 1: Returning to the Vilna Gaon Welcome to a new series of shiurim on the legacy of the Vilna Gaon (the Gra). Two years ago we were privileged to examine the personality and teachings of the Gra. We learned that this giant of a man embodies a fascinating and challenging world that impacts upon our lives to this very day. The Vilna Gaon (3)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Gra, the Lithuanian Tradition, and Us: Questions Please! The Vilna Gaon (3)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #02: The Vilna Gaon and Piyyutim In the previous shiur we traced the Gra's fundamental analysis of our issue. We paid particular attention to how he masterfully applies several of his regular principles. The Vilna Gaon (3)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Beauty of the Torah The Vilna Gaon (3)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #03: The Vilna Gaon and Piyyutim (Conclusion) In this shiur we will conclude our clarification of the Vilna Gaon's position regarding the recitation of piyyutim. The Vilna Gaon (3)

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