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 Yitro: Nothing is Nearer than Him Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Slavery: The Haftara of Mishpatim The issue of slavery, featured at the start of Parashat Mishpatim, is also the theme of its haftara (Yirmiyahu 34:8-22), which deals with the release and subsequent re-subjugation of slaves in the period directly preceding the destruction of the first Temple. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Shekalim: An Egalitarian Obligatory Contribution Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Teruma: The Mishkan of God and the Mikdash of Shelomo Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Zakhor: Shaul and Amalek The haftara for Parashat Zakhor deals with two issues: first, the mitzva of wiping out Amalek and our attitude toward it; and second, the personal tragedy of Shaul, king of Israel, and his failure of leadership. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Para: On Sin and Redemption Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tetzaveh - Sanctity in the Mikdash Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Hachodesh: Renewal of the Covenant and the Question of the Nesi'ut Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Ki Tisa - Eliyahu on Mount Carmel Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Vayakhel Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Parashat Pekudei - "An Eternal Abode": Human Involvement in the Resting of the Shekhina The haftara for Parashat Pekudei (I Melakhim 7:51-8:21) is the last haftara in the series of haftarot connected to the Temple. It therefore does not deal with its building, but rather with the ceremony of its dedication. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tzav: "Yet They Did Not Hearken to Me, nor Incline their Ear" A rarely-read Haftara dealing with the abominations of Jerusalem. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Vayikra: "I Have Formed You; You Are My Servant" Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tzav - Shabbat Hagadol: "The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord" Moshe's role in the exodus from Egypt is passed on to Eliyahu, and just as Moshe parted from Israel to the wilderness of Chorev and returned to redeem them, so too Eliyahu who also reached an encounter with God at Chorev will return in the future and bring to the redemption of Israel. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shabbat Chol Ha-Mo'ed Pesach: Shir Ha-Shirim What is the relationship between the dod and the ra'aya after the initial failure? The book answers that the dod did not forget his beloved, nor did he abandon her forever, nor did he even change her status in the wake of what had happened. Great is repentance out of love which draws man near to the Shekhina, and great is God's love and compassion for Israel that bears them for all time. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Walking Between Fire and Snow The connection between the haftara and the parasha of Shemini (II Shemuel 6:1-7:17) is quite clear; both describe the tragic deaths of individuals who drew near to the holy, thus spoiling the joy of the dedication ceremony in the framework of which the calamity occurred. Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tazria - Metzora Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein AchareiMot - Kedoshim:"And I Will Bring Backthe Captivity ofMy People ofIsrael" Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Emor: Renewal of Relations Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Behar - Bechukotai: Nothing Happens By Chance Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Bamidbar: The Crisis and the Consolation Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Marriage of Israel and the Holy One, Blessed Be He Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Naso:TheNaziriteship of Shimshon Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Anticipating Trouble With Its Remedy Themes and Ideas in the Haftora
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Shelach: The Character of Rachav Themes and Ideas in the Haftora

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