Harav Yehuda Amital

A Hungarian survivor of the Holocaust, Rav Amital emigrated to Israel in 1944, and resumed his yeshiva studies in Jerusalem. During the War of Independence, he served in the Hagana armored corps, taking part in the famous battle of Latrun. Subsequently, he took an active role in the development of Yeshivat Hadarom, where he was involved in the formulation of the idea of yeshivat hesder. Following the Six Day War, Rav Amital founded and assumed leadership of Yeshivat Har Etzion. He was a dominant public figure in Israel, widely respected on matters of religious and national concern. As of Cheshvan 5769, Harav Yehuda Amital shlit"a, founding Rosh Yeshiva, while continuing his involvement with the yeshiva, officially retired as Rosh Yeshiva. Harav Amital passed away at the age of 85 on the 27th of Tamuz, 5770 (2010), and was mourned by thousands of students and admirers.  He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Rabbanit Miriam Amital, as well as their five children (all of whom are involved, together with their spouses, in Torah education in Israel), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Yeshivat Har Etzion, the institution he founded and guided for over four decades, will always remain his great legacy to Am Yisrael. For more about Harav Amital, click here.

 

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Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Yehuda Amital Tashlumim (Compensation) for a Missed Shema Prayer Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Declaring the Unity of God and Accepting His Kingdom, Part 1 General Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Declaring the Unity of God and Accepting His Kingdom, Part 2 General Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Reading the Megilla before Purim When Purim Falls on Sunday Purim Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Shomer Peta'im Hashem - "The Lord Preserves the Simple," Part 1 General Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Shomer Peta'im Hashem - "The Lord Preserves the Simple," Part 2 General Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Taking a Torah Scroll Out to Field Training Exercises Torah Reading Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital A Resident of an Unwalled City Who Went to a Walled City and a Resident of a Walled City Who Went to an Unwalled City Purim Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Can A Minyan be Formed Across a Path? Prayer Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Working Before Praying or Praying with a Minyan Prayer Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Shiur 20: The Shemitta of Land and the Shemitta of Money (Part 1) Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Shiur 21: The Shemitta of Land and the Shemitta of Money (Part 2) Eretz Yisrael Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Can a Person Who Desecrates Shabbat in Public be Counted Towards a Minyan Shabbat. Prayer Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Reciting Tefillat Ha-derekh (The Prayer for a Safe Journey) in a Tank Prayer Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital The Obligation of Zimmun For Those Who Eat While Standing Birkat HaMazon Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital The Wars of Israel According to the Rambam Eretz Yisrael. According to the Rambam, the primary objective of all the wars of Israel – both mandatory wars and optional wars – is the oneness of God's name, breaking the arm of the wicked, and filling the world with justice. Without a doubt this understanding has ramifications in the realm of Jewish thought. Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Eating Before Tekiyot Topics in Halakha
Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Values and Torah Commandments Torah Study
Harav Yehuda Amital The Importance of In-Depth Torah Study Torah Study
Harav Yehuda Amital Torah Study in the Modern World Torah Study
Harav Yehuda Amital The State of Israel as the Realization of the Prophetic Visions The return of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel poses powerful theological challenges, which have to be addressed by all sectors of religious Jewry. We dare not ignore either its wondrous nature or the fact that it is only partial.
Harav Yehuda Amital Commemorating the Yom Kippur War: The Legacy of Rav Yehuda Amital During the first twenty days of the war, Yeshivat Har Etzion lost eight of its students… Yehi zikhram barukh.
Harav Yehuda Amital Kol Yehuda
Harav Yehuda Amital “Remember Us with Favor” God forgets nothing. What, then, is the “favorable remembrance” that we ask for?
Harav Yehuda Amital The Themes of Elul An excerpt from When God is Near by Harav Yehuda Amital zt"l. “Open for Me an opening the size of the eye of a needle” – that alone is sufficient – “and I will make an opening for you as wide as the entrance to the Holy Temple.”

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