The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash


The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash


Alon Shvut, literally "oak of return," is a reference to the return of the Jews expelled from Gush Etzion by the Jordanian Arab Legion in 1948 following the Kfar Etzion massacre. The 700-year old Kermes Oak is a central feature of Gush Etzion and became known as "lone oak". The town was constructed adjacent to the oak, which is considered a symbol of renewal and continuity.

In celebration of our special tree - Pictured here at the forefront of this photo.

תיאור: The Alon


A Sample of Tree-Related Shiurim - Tu Bishavat Sameach!


"The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep" - Reading a Poem by Robert Frost, by HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein

Tu Bi-Shevat: The New Year for Trees, by Rav Yair Kahn

Four Beginnings to the Year, based on a shiur by Rav Mordechai Breuer
Is the Tree a Man? – part 4 of The Laws of War and the Torah's Attitude Towards Warfare, by Rav Elchanan Samet
Defining a Fruit in Different Areas of Halakha, by Rav Baurch Gigi
The Tree of Knowledge Part 1, by Rav Michael Hattin
The Tree of Knowledge Part 2, by Rav Michael Hattin
Mitzvot ha-Teluyot ba-Aretz – Kiddushin 27, by Rav Michael Siev
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