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.

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Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #12: Threatened Communities As may be recalled, we raised three fundamental questions, and thus far we have related to two of them. At this point we wish to add the third question to the discussion: What are the roots of the sharpness and intensity of the Mitnagdim's response? 06 - פרקי נביאים בספר מלכים (3)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Mussar for Moderns - Introduction Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #1: There Must Be a Way Issues such as guilt, humility, and commitment, which our sources take for granted, are openly questioned by society at large. How are we to find relevance in these concepts without denying our modernity? Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Sicha #2: Olam Ha-zeh, Olam Ha-ba - This World and the Next The first topic we will explore is one which I think most people take for granted, and do not take the trouble to scrutinize seriously. This notwithstanding, the fact is that our attitude on this issue can have considerable impact on our efforts to live according to the Torah, certainly from the vantage point of Mussar. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Sicha #3: Olam Ha-zeh, Olam Ha-ba: This World and the Next (2) After examining contradicting methods, one comes to a conclusion that they can't all be used. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Sicha #4: Anava, Part 1 - The Humility Dilemma Anava (humility) is one of the most important Middot. Is there such a thing as too much Anava? Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Sicha #5: Anava (Humility), Part 2 Low self-esteem can be bad and destructive, as can be seen in the case of Shaul, the king of Israel. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Sicha #6: Mussar and "Normalcy" Should we strive for spiritual harmony, or for conflict and tension? Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #7: Mussar and "Normalcy" (Part 2) Sometimes it seems as though there is a contradiction between Torah and the modern life. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #8: Mussar and "Normalcy" (Part 3) Practically, there is great tension between Mussar and modern life. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #9: The Dynamics of Growth (1) Modern life ensures war against Mussar on two fronts. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #10 :Dynamics of Growth (Part 2) The modern world doesn't believe in the good nature of people. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #11: Rav Yisrael Salanter's Technique (Part 1) A survey of practical mussar techniques to turn intellectual effort into experiential impact. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #12: Rav Yisrael Salanter's Technique (Part 2) Can a person force himself to think and feel in a certain way? Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #13: The Depth of Mind Some methods consider the mind as the gate to personal growth. Mussar for Moderns
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #14: Ethical Ascent Through Prayer (Part 1) Mussar for Moderns
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 Faith at Sea Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
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)
Rav Elyakim Krumbein The Plain Sense (Peshat) of the Text The Vilna Gaon (3)

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