Moreinu veRabbeinu Harav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l
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Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Determining Objectives in Religious Growth: Spiritual Specialization or Spiritual Breadth In charting a course for spiritual growth, a person can choose to follow one of two general paths. On the one hand, a person can assume a more general approach to his or her spiritual existence, trying to encompass the full range of values and to strike some kind of balance between them. Alternatively, one can seek to focus narrowly but intensively upon a particular area. Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Being Frum and Being Good: On the Relationship Between Religion and Morality How are we to understand the relationship between being frum and being good? The answer depends, of course, on how we understand these two terms. Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Bittachon: Trust in God Must a person rely solely on God, or is one permitted to rely upon his or her own abilities? Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein If You Remain Silent at this Time: Concern for the Jewish People We will all have to ask ourselves the question when the time comes: We could have saved; did we? What will be our answer then? More importantly, what is our answer today? Developing a Torah Personality
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On Aliya: The Uniqueness of Living in Eretz Yisrael Parashat Vayeshev begins: “Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s dwelling, in the land of Canaan” (Bereishit 37:1). What need is there for the seeming repetition about where he dwelt? Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein “To Distinguish Between the Impure and the Pure” One response to the Greek culture is to view it as a hostile enemy that should be erased entirely from our midst. Another point of view exercises discernment in its response. Our yeshiva seeks to distinguish between the pure and the impure, but this approach entails its own challenges. Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein “Because They Partook of the Banquet of the Wicked One” Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Teshuva: Obligation and Opportunity Teshuva is our great opportunity to make amends for all our missed opportunities; and this in itself obligates us to engage in teshuva… Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Why Learn Gemara? Judaism places great emphasis on the study of Torah. But why the focus on the realm of Halakha, and specifically the choice of gemara as the central text? Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Daily Sacrifices The month of Tammuz is a month of infamy. It includes two dates that commemorate terrible suffering that befell Am Yisrael – the 9th and the 17th. But unlike Av, in which the fasting and mourning over the destruction are followed by our celebration on the 15th of the month, in Tammuz there is not a single joyous day to balance the tragedy. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein On Raising Children Raising children is a lot of work, and it is one of the greatest joys in the world – one of the greatest responsibilities and greatest privileges… Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Source of Faith is Faith Itself Intellectual assent is normative and essential; but, at the personal level, it is generally not the key. In the final analysis, the primary human source of faith is faith itself. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Nature and Value of Torah Study In Jewish thought and experience, few values are as cherished as talmud Torah, the study of Torah; and few cultures, if any, have assigned to learning of any kind - let alone the mastery of scriptural and legal texts - the status it enjoys within Judaism. Torah Study
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Centrist Orthodoxy: A Spiritual Accounting Centrist Orthodoxy finds itself increasingly under attack. While the possibility of attack from both right and left is endemic to centrism by virtue of its dual exposure, the nature and extent of criticism varies.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Of Marriage Relationship and Relations
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein My Education and Aspirations: Autobiographical Reflections of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l "...although the Torah atmosphere in Paris at that time was lacking, and the context in which I grew up was very far from what many of us are accustomed to now, ours was a very intensively Jewish home." This essay is adapted from a sicha delivered in choref 5767 (2007) to overseas students at Yeshivat Har Etzion. It was adapted by Reuven Ziegler with Yoseif Bloch from a transcript prepared by Marc Herman and Dov Karoll.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Torat Chessed: A Bibliography of Harav Aharon's Writings, English and Hebrew Prepared by Rav Dov Karoll. Last updated January 2019.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein “Mah Enosh”: Reflections on the Relation between Judaism and Humanism Well in excess of the several years interlude between composition and publication recommended by Longinus and Cardinal Newman, this essay has been gathering dust—and, possibly, shedding interest and relevance—for almost four decades.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Human and Social Factor in Halakha Any comprehensive overview of the concern for the human and social factor withn halaka needs to relate, perhaps both substantively and historically, to several planes. We need to consider, first, the primal halakhic core.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Rav at Jubilee: An Appreciation Any account, testimonial or critical, of the significance of a major spiritual figure must refer to two intersecting axes: the vertical and the horizontaL. On the one hand, he is to be perceived within his own field, as a laborer in its vineyards-relating in part to current peers, but as a link in a historical chain, to be measured primarily against predecessors and successors. On the other hand, he is to be regarded within the ambience of his broader contemporary milieu, with which he interacts and upon which he presumably impacts.
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.
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Conceptual Approach to Torah Learning The Method and Its Prospects
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein THE IDEOLOGY OF HESDER The Ideology of Hesder: The View from Yeshivat Har Etzion
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Creative Solutions to Educational Challenges: Educational Units based on Rav Aharon Lichtenstein's published essays Created by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler and his son, Rabbi Dani Bieler (Har Etzion alumnus 1995-1997). In it, the Bielers offer a tribute to Rav Aharon Lichtenstein by means of a series of educational units appropriate for self-study that are based on English language articles authored by Rav Lichtenstein zt"l.