Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein

Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein came on aliya with his family in 1971 from New York. He studied at the Netiv Meir High School in Jerusalem, and thereafter, spent a year studying with the Rav zt"l. From 1979-1985, he did hesder at Yeshivat Har Etzion, serving in the Armored Corps. He received Semicha from the Rabbanut and a degree in English Literature from Hebrew University. Rav Mosheh has been a Ram in Yeshiva since 1992. While on sabbatical in Cleveland during the 97 and 98 academic years, Rav Mosheh served as Rosh Kollel of the Torat Tzion Kollel. He also taught at Bruria, an Advanced Program for Women in Jerusalem from 1992-1997. Rav Mosheh authored Moses: Envoy of God, Envoy of His People, and is currently writing a sefer on haftarot. At present, he serves as Shana Alef Ram, is responsible for the yeshiva’s Kollel Gavoha, and is teaching an advanced Gemara BeIyun shiur at the Beit Midrash for Women Migdal Oz. Harav Mosheh was inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva in Tishrei 5769, alongside his father Harav Aharon Lichtenstein, Harav Yaakov Medan and Harav Baruch Gigi. He is married to Dr. Michal Lichtenstein and has three daughters.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Who was Noach? Noach, the paradigm of a survivor, is motivated by a sense of responsibility for continuity. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Noach and His Sons Each of Noach's sons reacted differently to his drunkenness, and this reveals their fundamentally different attitudes about the relationships between parents and children. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Fear Not, for I am with You: The Haftara of Lekh Lekha The first three haftarot in the annual cycle of haftarot deal with redemption and with the promise of the future redemption of Israel. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Lot – The Lapsed Idealist Was Lot saved by his own merit or by Avraham's? This question reflects the different trajectories a life can take after a period of youthful enthusiasm, and gives us food for thought about our own lives. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Choosing a Successor In this week's haftara, David has to choose between Adoniyahu and Shelomo as his successor. The way he goes about this sheds light not only on the priorities of leadership but also on Avraham's succession by Yitzchak. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "Rejoice With Trembling" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein A Portrait of Yitzchak The fact that Yitzchak grew up in the house of a tzaddik affected many aspects of his life, including his divine service and his attitude to his children. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "He is Faithful with Holy Ones" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Esav As Brother, Esav As Other Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Family Values The keys to family unity are faith in and acceptance of our children... Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “Remove the Foreign Gods” Yaakov escapes Lavan's addiction to profit and Esav's addiction to power, but then finds that these have infiltrated his own household. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Encounter Between Yaakov and Esav The Ramban, citing a midrash, criticizes Yaakov for his attempt to reconnect with Esav, as the entire encounter could have been avoided. Why indeed did Yaakov attempt to reconcile with his brother, and was he successful? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Biblical Yosef, the Yosef of 1902, and the Yosef of Today Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Assimilation into a Foreign Culture According to the midrash, Yaakov chose Yehuda to head his "yeshiva" in Egypt. Why didn't Yaakov choose the seemingly more appropriate candidate, Yosef, who had already proven his ability to maintain his identity in Egypt? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein THE COST OF EXILE Yosef struggled mightily to preserve his Jewish identity in Egypt, but life outside the Jewish homeland inevitably exacted a cost from him. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Vayigash: The Price of Exile Yosef struggles mightily to maintain his identity during his long years in Egypt, but nevertheless he shows many signs of Egyptian influence. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Moshe's Early Years Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Idolatry and Hedonism Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "And They Shall Know that I am the Lord" – The First Seven Plagues and the Haftara Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Destruction of the Egyptian Kingdom: The Difference between Vaera and Bo A number of changes that take place in our parasha in contrast to the previous parasha. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “And There Was a Great Cry in Egypt” How are we to understand the suffering of Egypt in this week's parasha, as well as other similar cases of collective punishment? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “And There Shall be a Great Cry Throughout Egypt” Our parasha describes the anguish of the Egyptians following the deaths of the firstborn. Why indeed were all of the firstborn in Egypt punished with this terrible plague, and what can we learn from it about contemporary moral dilemmas? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Mishkan of God and the Mikdash of Shlomo Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Ark of Yosef and the Ark of the Covenant Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein “And All the Women Went Out After Her” Parashat Beshalach (especially as interpreted by the Gemara) and its haftara both present differing responses by men and women to oppression and deliverance. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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