Mosheh Lichtenstein

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Mosheh Lichtenstein
Official picture of Rav Mosheh Lichtenstein
BornJuly 7, 1961
NationalityAmerican, Israeli
SpouseMichal Lichtenstein
Parent(s)Aharon Lichtenstein, Tovah Lichtenstein
DenominationOrthodox Judaism
PositionRosh Yeshiva, Rosh Kollel
YeshivaYeshivat Har Etzion
ResidenceAlon Shevut
DynastySoloveitchik dynasty

Mosheh Lichtenstein (Hebrew: משה ליכטנשטיין; born July 7, 1961) is a co-rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion located in Alon Shvut.[1] He is the eldest son of Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein and Dr. Tovah Soloveitchik.


Mosheh Lichtenstein came on Aliyah with his family in 1971 from New York, when his father Rav Aharon Lichtenstein was offered the position of Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivat Har Etzion.[1] He studied at the Netiv Meir High School in Jerusalem, and thereafter, spent a year studying with his grandfather, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, in America from 1979 to 1980.[2] From 1980 to 1985, he did hesder at Yeshivat Har Etzion, serving in tanks in the Armored Corps.[2] He received Semicha from the Rabbanut and a degree in English Literature from Hebrew University.[1] Lichtenstein was hired as a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in 1992.[2] He went on sabbatical during the 1997 and 1998 academic years and served as Rosh Kollel of the Torat Tzion Kollel in Cleveland.[1] He also taught at Bruria, an Advanced Program for Women in Jerusalem from 1992 to 1997.[2] At present, he is responsible for the Yeshivat Har Etzion's Kollel Gavoha, teaches Shiur Hei at Yeshivat Har Etzion, teaches an Iyun Shiur on Zevachim and gives a weekly Shiur for Shana Bet. He also teaches at the Beit Midrash for Women Migdal Oz. On September 25, 2008 (Tishrei 5769), Rav Yehuda Amital officially announced his retirement, to take effect on the last day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, in the year 5769 (October 28, 2008). He also announced that Lichtenstein would assume the position as the fourth Rosh Yeshiva on that same day. Lichtenstein was inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva alongside Rabbis Aharon Lichtenstein, Yaakov Medan and Baruch Gigi.[1]


Lichtenstein is married to Dr. Michal Lichtenstein. They reside in Alon Shevut, where the Yeshiva is located, and have three daughters.[2]


  • Moses - Envoy of God, Envoy of His People
  • "What" Hath Brisk Wrought: The Brisker Derekh Revisited The Torah U-Madda Journal, No. 9 (2000)[3]
  • Kol Isha: A Women's Voice, Tradition Vol. 46, No. 1 (2013)[4]
  • Netivei Nevuah - Mabat El Hahaftarot (2015)

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Rashei Yeshiva". Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein | Yeshivat Har Etzion". Retrieved 2022-01-09.
  3. ^ Lichtentein, Mosheh (September 2000). ""What" Hath Brisk Wrought: The Brisker Derekh Revisited" (PDF). The Torah U-Madda Journal.
  4. ^ "Kol Isha: A Women's Voice".

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