Sichot - Holidays
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Yaakov Medan The Day of Jerusalem’s Liberation Yom Yerushalayim celebrates our salvation from our enemies, our recapture of the Kotel, and most of all, our return to Jerusalem, the heartbeat of our nation. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Like the Prayer of an Infant At the pinnacle of Yom Kippur, what special dimension does Ne’ila add to our prayers? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan Why Was Yerushalayim Chosen? What makes Jerusalem so special? Why does David choose it as his capital, and why is still central to Jewish identity? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yaakov Medan A United Jerusalem Over the generations, much has been written about the interplay between the individual and the collective, and this is reflected in the Torah as well. It is the city of Jerusalem that unites all the individuals of the Jewish People into one unit. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "He Held the Mountain Over Them" The Meaning of Shavuot
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Religion and State The problem of religion and state is not a specifically Jewish issue but a universal question that Jewry confronts from its own perspective. Nonetheless, several factors have served, philosophically and historically, to give the issue a particular Jewish cast...
Harav Yehuda Amital The State of Israel as the Realization of the Prophetic Visions The return of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel poses powerful theological challenges, which have to be addressed by all sectors of religious Jewry. We dare not ignore either its wondrous nature or the fact that it is only partial.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Vitality in the Service of God In the final months of his life, Rav Lichtenstein zt”l gave a shiur in his home on Shabbat afternoons to a group of long-time students. What follows is the last shiur Rav Lichtenstein zt”l delivered.