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 The Importance of Origins Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "He Shall Live by Them" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Nature and Brit Mila Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Impurity of a Birthing Mother Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "The Nearness of God Is Good For Me" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Humaneness of the Mitzvot Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Perfecting Nature Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "For the Land is Mine" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Slander and Speech Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "After the Death of Aharon's Two Sons" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Jewish Unity Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Shammai's Approach to Loving Your Neighbor Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Holiness in the World Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "You Shall be Holy" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Dangers of Hatred and Punishment Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "You Shall Be Holy" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Human Holiness Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Education and Internalization Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Question of Motivation Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Overview and Detail Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Hurtful Speech You shall not defraud each other, and you shall fear your God, for I am the Lord your God. (Vayikra 25:17) Rashi, quoting Chazal, comments as follows: Here [the Torah] warns concerning ona’at devarim (hurtful speech): a person should not vex his fellow, nor give him inappropriate advice that reflects the ways and interests of the advisor... Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Miracle and the Responsibility of Sovereignty “My heart is prepared, O God; my heart is prepared; I shall sing and I shall give praise.” (Tehillim 57:8) In order to sing, the heart must be ready and prepared. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital “Ke-Gavna” or “Ba-meh Madlikin?” In our day, people seek spiritual experience without a firm basis in halakhic observance or Torah study. These elements must be maintained in balance, each informing the other. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Halakha with Spirituality Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital The Principles and the Details of the Law Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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