Author Archives: Dovid Gottlieb

R Dovid Gottlieb is a Ra”m at Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) and the rabbi of Kehillat Ha’ela, in Ganei Ha'Ela, a new community located in the suburbs of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

How Can We Grow from this Crisis?

by R. Dovid Gottlieb Divrei Hitorerut, adapted from the original Hebrew, offered by R. Dovid Gottlieb in Kehillat Ha’Ela, this past Friday night, Shabbat Parshat Ki Tisa. In lieu of the regular devar halacha, I would like to speak to you, my dear friends, about the current situation, as we – along with the rest of the world – deal ...

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Yom Yerushalayim Reflections

by R. Dovid Gottlieb The confluence of Yom Yerushalayim and the reading – this upcoming Shabbat – of Parashat Naso offers an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the meaning and message of Yerushalayim. The largest section of Naso is the presentation of gifts that the nesi’im, the princes, of each tribe brought to celebrate the completion of the ...

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Yom Ha-Zikaron Reflections

R Dovid Gottlieb / Earlier today I had the privilege of joining thousands of others for the memorial ceremony at the Kefar Etzion Regional Cemetery, where we paid our respects to those who’ve died al kiddush Hashem and have given their lives for the State of Israel. The ceremony began with the piercing sound of the siren, as all of the individuals standing together – little children, teenagers, parents and grandparents – came to a sudden and unified silence. While the siren sounded my heart was in my throat, my eyes welled up, and my mind raced. I thought about those who have been killed and those who they left behind; about what it means for us as a nation and what it means for me as an individual – as a husband and as a father.

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