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 "And May God Give You of the Dew of the Heavens" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Blessings to Yaakov and Esav Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Behold, The Scent of My Son..." Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "And Yitzchak Loved Esav" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Let the Righteous One Rest His Head on Me" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Time for Monarchy in Israel Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Stones That Joined Together Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Yaakov and the Stones "And Yaakov went out from Beer Sheva… and he slept over there… and he took from the stones of that place and placed them at his head…" (Bereishit 28:10-11) Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Vayetze: “And Yaakov Loved Rachel” In the Torah's description of the meeting between Yaakov and Rachel, we find an emphasis on the powerful human emotions that Yaakov experienced. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Birth of a Nation Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital On Menschlichkeit Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "If You Give Me Bread to Eat and Clothing to Wear" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital What Yaakov Told Esav Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital When the Time is Ripe: Rebuke & Blessing in Yaakov's Life Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Actions of the Fathers Are a Sign for Their Descendants Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Take My Blessing, Please Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Understanding God's Plan Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Problem of Monarchy Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Two Approaches to Foreign Cultures Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital From Commitment to Responsibility Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Subtlety of Divine Providence Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Significance of Chanuka According to the Maharal Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital “Jewish Sovereignty Was Restored” Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Yosef's Advice to Pharaoh Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Pharaoh Dressed Him in Robes of Fine Linen" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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