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אבא רכב 500 קילומטרים על אופניים בשבת והציל את חיינו - סיפור בריחת משפחת הגר"א ליכטנשטיין שליט"א מהתופת הממשמשת ובאה

Yad Vashem 5768 interview [in Hebrew] of Harav Yehuda Amital.

The english translation of this interview Religious Life During the Holocaust and After.


A minute-long video excerpt is also available:



HaRav Yehuda Amital
HaRav Yehuda Amital

HaRav Yehuda Amital
HaRav Yehuda Amital
HaRav Yehuda Amital
HaRav Yehuda Amital
Harav Amital
"You Have Loved us and Desired Us"
Confronting the Holocaust
"Forty Years Later: A Personal Recollection"
A Kadish for the Martyrs of the Holocaust
The Holocaust and Jewish Morality: The Views of a Survivor
"Draw Out Your Soul to the Hungry"
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein
  Heroism and the Holocaust
The Challenges of the Holocaust
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein   "Is This Not a Brand Plucked From the Fire?" - Confronting the Aftermath of the Holocaust
HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein   "Tracing the Roots of Destruction"
Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein   Weep for What Amalek Has Done Unto You:
Lamentation and Memory of the Holocaust in our Generation
Rav David Brofsky   The Four Fasts


The fourth listing above is an abridged excerpt from Moshe Maya's book about Rav Amital's views on the Holocaust: A World Built, Destroyed and Rebuilt: Rav Yehuda Amital's Confrontation with the Memory of the Holocaust (Ktav, 2005).

A WORLD BUILT, DESTROYED AND REBUILT. Rabbi Yehudah Amital's Confrontation with the Memory of the Holocaust. Author: Moshe Maya.

Sixty years after the annihilation of European Jewry, the philosophical and existential confrontation with the memory of the Holocaust is only intensifying. In this context, there is particular significance to the views of thinkers who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust first-hand. Rabbi Yehudah Amital, who has served for almost forty years as head of one of Israel's leading yeshivot, Yehivat Har Etzion, is a Holocaust survivor. Throughout his career, he has attempted to address the Holocaust and its ramifications on both the educational and spiritual levels. Rabbi Amital's confrontation with the memory of the Holocaust is characterized by authenticity, honest and courage. This book analyzes his original religious approach, against the background of other views, especially those of his fellow Religious Zionists. This powerful work presents the reader with the direct and painful grappling of a trailblazing educator and thinker with the most terrible event in human history.

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