Yeshivat Har Etzion, founded in 1968 in Gush Etzion, has become one of Israel’s outstanding institutions of learning, inculcating in its students intellectual excellence, spiritual growth and national commitment. For over four decades, the Yeshiva was headed by two of the most outstanding scholars and community leaders of our time – HaRav Yehuda Amital, zt”l, and HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein, zt”l. Merging the best in traditional Jewish learning with a formidable grasp of the modern world, the Yeshiva’s aim is not to cloister but to communicate, to educate a new generation of teachers and leaders.
This collection of Torah essays from the Rashei Yeshiva and alumni of the Yeshiva is presented in honor of the Yeshiva’s 50th Anniversary, its Yovel, which includes contributions from Rashei Yeshiva, HaRav Yehuda Amital, HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein, HaRav Baruch Gigi, HaRav Mosheh Lichtenstein, and HaRav Yaakov Medan.
It includes additional contributions from Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger, Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Brody, Rabbi David Brofsky, Rabbi Rafi Eis, Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom, Rabbi Joel Finkelstein, Rabbi Dr. Ezra Frazer, Rabbi Daniel Fridman, Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, Rabbi Yehoshua Grunstein, Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot, Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Jaffe, Rabbi Ari Kahn, Rabbi David Nachbar, Terry Novetsky, Rabbi Dr. Moti Novick, Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Dov Rosen, Rabbi Dr. Michael Rosensweig, Gidon Rothstein, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Segal, Rabbi Tzvi Sinensky, Rabbi Mark Smilowitz, Rabbi Dr. Yossef Slotnik, Rabbi Moshe Taragin, Rabbi Michael Taubes, Rabbi Elie Weissman, Rabbi Reuven Ziegler, and Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier.
Sefer HaYovel of Yeshivat Har Etzion is edited by Rabbis Yonatan Shai Freedman, Yair Kahn, Elyakim Krumbein, and Tzvi Sinensky.