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 Commitment vs. "Connecting" - The Current Crisis of our Youth Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Parashat Shemot Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Two Redemptions Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Riding Upon Materialism Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Level of their Forefathers Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "For I Have Drawn Him From the Water" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Two Attempts at Redemption Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "They Did Not Listen to Moshe" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Portrait of a Leader Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Why Have You Sent Me?" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Paths of Divine Providence Moshe does not understand why redemption cannot be immediate and must learn that God's ways are different and that God has a plan. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Let Me Hear Your Voice Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "If I Forget You, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Forget Its Cunning" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Removing the Sparksfrom Egypt Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Why Have You Sent Me?" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "And You Shall Know that I am the Lord" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Pharaoh's Lack of Free Will Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Appreciating Borrowed Values Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Plead With the People that They Should Take Property" We commemorate so many other aspects of the exodus from Egypt, such as the matza to commemorate "because their dough did not have time to rise," the maror to commemorate the bitter times, and charoset for the mortar. Why do we have nothing at the seder to commemorate "And afterward they shall go out with great substance"? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Chok U Mishpat" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital When Pharaoh Sent Out the People Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital A Complex Reality Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "My Cow, My Cow!" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "Draw Out Your Soul to the Hungry" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Yitro and the Receiving of the Torah Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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