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 #12: The Genesis of Rav Kook's Views on Torah Lishmah Let us briefly summarize what we have seen thus far of Rav Kook's teachings on the issue of Torah lishmah. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #13: Torah - An Intellectual Ivory Tower? We have begun to uncover the reservations about the "cognitive exclusivity" that reigned in Volozhin during the closing decades of the nineteenth century. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #14: The Blessing Over Torah As A Key To Its Meaning In this shiur, we shall continue to clarify Rav Kook's understanding of Torah study in general and the virtue of Torah lishmah in particular. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #15: The Ethical Foundation of Torah and Its Study Let us briefly go back to the end of the previous shiur, and then mark the path ahead. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #16: The Challenge of Identifying With the Spirit of the Torah Our goal in this shiur is to continue translating Rav Kook's definition of Torah lishmah. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #17: "Belovedness" Versus "Alienation" Though Rav Kook has few rivals in the profundity of his ideas, he usually does not present them in a well-developed format or in concrete detail. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #18: Bittul Torah As An Existential Problem We saw in the previous shiur that understanding the idea of Torah lishmah can give us a framework for dealing with the problem of emotional distance from the Torah. Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #18: Torah Lishmah and Psychological Wholeness Let us return to the passage from Rav Kook's Orot ha-Torah discussed at the end of the last shiur. This passage describes the repair of the emotional distress due to distance "from the light of Torah." Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Shiur #20: Perspective on the "Horizon" In this shiur, we shall conclude the topic, even though, as the Rabbis put it, "More than what we have learned is written here." Torah Lishmah
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Kedushat Aviv: Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l on the Sanctity of Time and Place Kedushat Aviv: Iyyunim BeKedushat HaZeman VehaMakom consists of previously unpublished writings and lectures of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt”l.

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