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 Breaking the Ice The story of the mekalel provides us with the opportunity to examine some of the reasons that someone might end up cursing God, hopefully inspiring us to reach out to all those we encounter. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Blasphemer Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Nothing Happens By Chance Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Tragedy and Repair Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein If You Will Walk in My Statutes After discussing holiness for so long, why does Sefer Vayikra end with such a fearful rebuke? The answer lies in two concepts that are central to Sefer Vayikra: free will and inner involvement. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Inner Involvement in the Service of God In this week's parasha, we see that the Torah demands not superficial adherence to its laws, but inner involvement in the worship of God. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein "To Stand before God and to Serve Him Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Naziriteship of Shimshon: The Haftara of Naso The institution of the nazir contains within it great spiritual potential, but it also presents considerable religious dangers and problems. The parasha puts greater emphasis on the potential holiness, whereas the haftara focuses on the dangers. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Purity of the Nazir and the Sanctity of the Priest: Difficulties with Torah Study The first half of Parashat Naso represents a dramatic shift from a seemingly perfect world to a society challenged by physical and spiritual infirmity. What are we to make of this dizzying progression, especially as we consider the challenges of formal Torah study? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Commitment and Devotion of the Levi’im The Rambam writes that a Levi may not request the type of service that he will perform in the Mikdash. Why is this so, and what can we learn from it? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Crisis of Leadership Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Leadership that is Attentive to the People The Torah describes an admirable relationship between Miryam and her brother Moshe. What explains the events in our parsha, in which Miryam criticizes Moshe and his sharply reprimanded? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Anticipating Trouble with its Remedy - The Haftara of Behaalotekha At first glance, the connection between the haftara for Parashat Beha'alotekha (Zekharya 2:14-4:7) and the parasha is the menora that appears prominently in the haftara, this being connected to the lighting of the lamps at the beginning of the parasha. It should be noted, however, that this is not such a simple choice, for the menora mentioned at the beginning of the parasha is only one of many topics discussed therein, each one important and meaningful in its own right. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Yehoshua and Kalev Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Next Generation Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Character of Rachav In the haftara of Shelach, Rachav is forced to choose between two ways of life. What leads to her decision and what does it say about her? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Dangers of Stability Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Materialism and Spirituality in the Congregation of Korach The burning fire and the consumption of meat that are involved in the sacrifices do not contradict one another; rather, they are complementary. The holy and the profane proceed together in the service of God, and they should not be separated. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Korach and His Followers The story of Korach's revolt is followed by a detailed outline of the matenot kehuna, the "gifts" that Benei Yisrael must give the kohanim. This section constitutes a response to the two factions that participated in the revolt. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Materialism and Spirituality among the Rebels Two groups opposed to Moshe united under Korach’s leadership. Yet these two groups had very different motivations, distinguished by their respective attitudes to the material world. Accordingly, Moshe treated each group differently. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Controversy for the Sake of Heaven The men who participated in Korach's controversy with Moshe and Aharon were all great and distinguished people who already had a higher status than most of the people. What led them to argue that they wanted more? In this sicha, we will discuss the importance of ambition and its dangers. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Yiftach: The Right Man at the Wrong Time Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Difference between Sanctity and Purity Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Moshe's Leadership and the Transition of Generations Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Gold and Ashes – The Mishkan, the Golden Calf, and the Red Heifer One of the major dilemmas in Divine service concerns the perpetual tension between abstraction and concretization. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva

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