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 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
Harav Yehuda Amital "Decree on the Community vs. Decree on the Individual" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Parashat Vayigash Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Ya'akov Was Reciting the Shema Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Together They Shall Proclaim Your Sanctity Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Nation for Whom Nothing Comes Easily Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "And He Saw the Wagons" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Ya'akov's Anguish: The Ramifications of Fraternal Strife Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Morality or Divine Charge? Yosef may have been convinced he was acting in accordance with a Divine plan, but apparently he was meant to act on the human plane, and was meant to follow regular moral norms. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Religious Life During the Holocaust and After An Interview with Rabbi Yehuda Amital. Interviewers: Yael Novogrotzky and Billie Shilo. Translated by Kaeren Fish Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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