Harav Yaakov Medan

Rav Yaakov Medan studied at the Netiv Meir High School in Jerusalem and in 1968, joined the first class at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He served in the IDF in the Airborne Nachal Infantry unit in the Hesder Program, and afterwards, returned to the Yeshiva as a Ram. He earned his Semicha from Yeshivat Har Etzion, a Bachelor of Education degree from Michlala in Jerusalem and a Master's degree from Touro College. Rav Medan teaches Tanach at Yeshivat Har Etzion and at numerous Yeshivot hesder and colleges throughout the country, and is considered one of the outstanding educators of Tanach today. In 2000, Rav Medan served as a Board member of the school for conversion of the Ne'eman Committee, and thus began is involvement, together with Prof. Ruth Gavison, in composing a renewed pact for relations between religious and secular, for which he was awarded the Avichai Prize. Today, Rav Medan serves as a Ram for fourth-year students at Yeshivat Har Etzion, teaches Tanach and Jewish Thought at the Yeshiva and Herzog College, and taught at the Advanced Torah Institute of Bar Ilan University and at many other institutions. In 5766, Harav Yaakov was inaugurated, together with Harav Baruch Gigi, as Rosh Yeshiva, alongside the founding roshei yeshiva, to be joined in 5769 by Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Yaakov Medan Chapter 14b On the Resurrection of the Dead (continued) Sefer Daniel
Harav Yaakov Medan Chapter 14c On the Resurrection of the Dead (continued) Sefer Daniel
Harav Yaakov Medan Chapter 15 Conclusion Sefer Daniel
Harav Yaakov Medan The Song of the Sea In this shiur, we will consider a number of different aspects of the Song of the Sea, noting the contexts of other victory songs in Tanakh. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan The Sin of the Spies and its Lessons In this sicha, we discuss three approaches to the sin of the spies, as well as the lessons that we can learn from them. In particular, we will focus on the question of when, if ever, it is appropriate to rely on a miracle. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan One May Never Despair of a Fellow Jew In this sicha, we discuss the lesson that we can learn from the punishment of Moshe for his behavior in the Mei Meriva episode. In particular, we must learn from our parasha that we must never, in any way, under any circumstances, give up on parts of Am Yisrael. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Parashat Vaera: Moshe’s Life Before the Exodus The Torah tells us that Moshe was eighty years old when he spoke to Pharaoh, just before the plagues befell Egypt: “And Moshe was eighty years old, and Aharon – eighty three, when they spoke to Pharaoh” (Shemot 7:7). What was Moshe doing for eighty years, up until this point? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva