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 Lulav and Arava Halakhot of the Four Species
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Mitzva of Hadas: Myrtle or Leafy Branch? Halakhot of the Four Species
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Religious Significance of Yom Ha-atzmaut In order to examine one aspect of the religious significance of the establishment of a Jewish State in our generation, and of the festival marking this event - Yom Ha-atzmaut, I would like to assess it through the prism of Chanuka and Purim. These festivals were likewise established in response to historic events that occurred to the Jewish people, and understanding their inner nature will help us comprehend the meaning of Yom Ha-atzmaut. Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Challenge of Amalek What does the Torah's attitude towards Amalek, Ammon and Moav teach us about the darkness that lurks in the hearts of men? Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "Also Noach You Remembered with Love" At the heart of the Zikhronot blessing in the Rosh Ha-shana liturgy stands Noach, who was chosen to exemplify the manner in which God remembers His creatures with love. Holiday Packages
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Weep for What Amalek Has Done Unto You: Lamentation and Memory of the Holocaust in our Generation Jewish Tragedy
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Two Groups of Plagues: The Difference Between Vaera and Bo The Exodus and Moshe
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara for Simchat Torah (1): From Moshe to Yehoshua The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara for Simchat Torah (2): "You Shall Meditate Therein Day and Night" The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The War of God and Magog: The Haftara of Shabbat Chol Ha-moed Sukkot The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Publicizing the Miracle and the Covenant of Chanuka Is publicizing the miracle the exclusive indispensable element in the mitzva of Chanuka candles; is lighting next to the door merely the best way to perform the mitzva? The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Chanuka Candles and the Menora in the Mikdash A comparison of the Chanuka candles to the menora in the Mikdash sheds light not only on the dual nature of the mitzva of lighting but on the dual nature of Chanuka. The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "Your Time for Love Has Arrived" Each year, as we read the magnificent love story of Shir Ha-shirim, we encounter the sacred flames of passion between the Jewish people and the Almighty expressed in the work. Whose heart wouldn't be stirred by the depiction of the Dod (male lover), symbolizing God, knocking at his beloved's door, begging her to let him in, or by the riveting drama of the Re'aya (female lover) - the Jewish people - returning to her beloved as the mutual bonds of affection are restored? The Meaning of Pesach
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Purim: Holiday of Covenant and Salvation The Meaning of Purim
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara of Shabbat Zakhor: Shaul and Amalek The Meaning of Purim
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Chana's Distress and Remembrance: The Haftara of the First Day of Rosh Hashana The haftara for the first day of Rosh Hashana (I Shemuel 1:1-2:10) is the account of God's remembering Chana, allowing her to have a child – which according to Chazal (Rosh Hashana 11a) took place on Rosh Hashana) – and Chana's prayer in the wake of Shemuel's birth and weaning. Each of these factors is a good and sufficient reason to read this haftara on Rosh Hashana, though the primary factor seems to be God's remembering of Chana, as argued by Rashi, and this will be the focus of our study. The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "For I am a Father to Israel, and Efrayim is My Firstborn" The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Nature of Prayer on Rosh Ha-shana, Fast Days and Times of War The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shavuot and the Mitzva of Charity The Meaning of Shavuot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Marriage of God and Israel - The Haftara for Shavuot The Meaning of Shavuot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Nature or Miracle? The Haftara of the First Day of Sukkot The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Repentance or Wailing? The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Complementary Reproaches:Two Prophecies on the Destruction The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Repentance and Atonement: The Haftara of Yom Kippur The Meaning of Yom Kippur
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein To Err is Human: The Human Element in Teshuva The Season of Repentance

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