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  2/23/2014, Adar 23, 5774

Hesder Yeshivas Welcome Award for Rabbi Lichtenstein


The Hesder Yeshiva Union welcomed, Sunday evening, the announcement that Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein will be awarded the 5774 (2013-2014) Israel Prize for Torah Literature. Citing him for laying the foundations of the hesder program, the union said the award "is further evidence of the power of his teachings and greatness."

A statement by the union added, "Rabbi Lichtenstein has given merit to and educated generations of students who teach Torah to the public at large and are part of the generation of leadership among religious Zionist rabbis. The awarding of Rabbi Lichtenstein, who wrote "This is the Torah of the Hesder", will strengthen the hesder yeshivas down the road in connecting Torah study to military service for the people and the state."