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Watch: Jerusalem Day celebrations at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav Yeshiva celebrates Jerusalem Day, on Saturday night. Watch.

Watch: Jerusalem Day celebrations at Merkaz Harav Yeshivaplayer

Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook – educator of generations

​​​​​​​The yeshivot, mechinot and midrashot for men and women were established through the power of Rav Tzvi Yehuda and his teachings.

Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook – educator of generations

Watch and listen: Songs of praise and thanks for Israel's Independence Day

Celebrating Israel's 73rd Independence Day, the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva holds festive prayers, singing and dancing. Watch.

Watch: Songs of praise and thanks for Israel's Independence Dayplayer

Nissan: 'How splendid this tree is!'

Torah from the late dean of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, the 'father of the settlement movement' to whom every bit of Israel's earth was holy.

Nissan: 'How splendid this tree is!'

Iconic Merkaz HaRav yeshiva tells students to learn from home until Tuesday

The Rosh Yeshiva of Merkaz Harav has issued a letter asking his students to switch to distance learning.

Merkaz HaRav sends students home

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: The Torah tells us to keep the health guidelines

Head of Merkaz Harav yeshiva says Jewish law requires public to protect their health and the health of others during pandemic.

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: The Torah tells us to keep the guidelines

"There was only one Abraham" - in memory of Chief Rabbi Avraham Shapira

Erev Sukkot is the yahrzeit of the Torah Gaon, intrepid Chief Rabbi and head of Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, A glimpse into the life of a tzaddik.

"There was only one Abraham" - in memory of Rav Avraham Shapira

Nitzavim-Vayelech: All for one and one for all

To what extent do I view myself as part of the nation, feel responsible for my fellow Jews? These are questions we must ask ourselves.

Nitzavim-Vayelech: All for one and one for all

The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The generation in the desert did not achieve the spiritual greatness which would allow working the land without losing spirituality.

The Challenge of Greatness: Spirituality in the Land of Israel

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

Moses prayed 515 times to no avail. But in rejecting Moshe’s prayers, Hashem was enhancing the honor of the collective of Am Yisrael.

The collective honor of Am Yisrael

It is all in the details

Moshe’s message to the people is not to see a burden in the details of mitzva observance, because it is there spirituality is to be found.

It is all in the details

“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

When a person truly identifies with the Torah he also understands things that have not been said explicitly.

“Torah She’baal Peh”: The implicit Torah

Pinchas: The Tamid offering performed at Sinai

Torah from Israell's first Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi, the iconic Torah Luminary and undisputed leader of Religious Zionism.

 Pinchas: The Tamid offering performed at Sinai

National redemption and private protection

Torah from Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism.

National redemption and private protection

Connecting agriculture and history in the Land of Israel

Are the three pilgrimage festivals agriculturally or historically based? The answer lies in the connection between the two.

Connecting agriculture and history in the Land of Israel

'They're streaming to come here with fire in their eyes'

'We study not only for ourselves; the Torah we study here is Torah of the Jewish People, helping the Nation of Israel thrive in its land.'

'They're streaming to come here with fire in their eyes'player

Merkaz HaRav looks to the future

The Mother of the Zionist yeshivot, Merkaz Harav, with about 600 students, embarks on unique mass mobilization campaign.

Merkaz HaRav looks to the futureplayer

Watch: Independence Day celebrations at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem celebrates the 71st anniversary of Israel’s independence.

Watch: Independence Day celebrations at the Merkaz Harav Yeshivaplayer

Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Late Rabbi who served as teacher and also as researcher at Halacha Berura Institute passes away during holiday.

Rabbi Yosef Wald from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav passes away

Officer who eliminated terrorist to command Binyamin brigade

Lt. David Shapiro, who killed terrorist in middle of Mercaz Harav massacre in 2008, tapped to command regional brigade in Samaria.

Officer who eliminated terrorist to command Binyamin brigade

Thousands at Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Thousands celebrate Simchat Beit Hashoeva at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav Yeshiva, together with Yeshiva Dean Rabbi Yaakov Shapira.

Thousands at Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav Yeshivaplayer

UK Ambassador: What is Religious Zionism's credo?

Ambassador David Quarrey meets with Merkaz HaRav dean and staff to learn about Religious Zionism's approach to the Jewish State..

UK Ambassador: What is Religious Zionism's credo?

WATCH: Thousands celeberate Sukkot in Merkaz Harav

Thousands attend traditional Sukkot celebration in Merkaz Harav yeshiva.

WATCH: Thousands celeberate Sukkot in Merkaz Haravplayer

Jerusalem celebrates 49 years of liberation

Students at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva dance and sing in honor of holiday.

Jerusalem celebrates 49 years of liberationplayer

'Eight years after massacre, we miss them more'

Merkaz Harav Yeshiva holds memorial for 8 students murdered in 2008 attack; 'they were one like the 8 branches of the menorah.'

'Eight years after the massacre, we only miss them more'

Why Didn't Shin Bet Report Attackers' Terror Ties?

Council Arieh King reveals family of terrorists in Tuesday's attack 'are third generation terrorists,' employers weren't told.

Why Didn't the Shin Bet Report Attackers' Terror Ties?

Watch: Thousands Party at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Leading figures in religious Zionism attend annual Sukkot celebration harkening back to Temple times.

Watch: Thousands Party at Religious Zionist Flagship Yeshivaplayer

Jerusalem Celebrates Purim

Watch celebrations of Purim in Jerusalem’s Merkaz Harav yeshiva.

Jerusalem Celebrates Purimplayer

Sukkot Celebrations at Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

Thousands join in lively "simchat beit hasho'eva" celebrations at Jerusalem's Merkaz Harav yeshiva.

Celebrating Sukkot with Joy at Merkaz Harav Yeshivaplayer

"Don't Give in to Terror"

In a letter to the PM, the families of 8 young students murdered in 2008 ask him not to give in to Chinese pressure over terror lawsuit

Merkaz HaRav Families Urge PM: Don't Give in to Terror

A7 Talks to Rabbi Y.Shapira, Chief Rabbi Candidate

"The existence of a Chief Rabbinate in a Jewish state is a sanctification of G-d's name," says the head of Merkaz Harav to A7.

A7 Talks to Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, Candidate for Chief Rabbi

Merkaz Harav Memorial in Photos

Merkaz Harav yeshiva held a memorial Thursday for the eight young students slain by a terrorist five years earlier.

Merkaz Harav Memorial in Photos

Rabbi Kook Benefit Concert with Shlomo Katz

The 90-year-old Beit HaRav Kook will hold a benefit concert with Shlomo Katz, and jazz poetry.

Old Building, New Music. Rabbi Kook House Host's Benefit

'95,000 People Said Amen'- At the USA Siyum HaShas

Dean of Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva, returning from US Siyum HaShas to speak at celebrations in Israel: "Everyone there spoke of Jewish unity."

'95,000 People Said Amen'- Rav Shapira on the USA Siyum HaShas

"I Know My Roots" Vows PM at Merkaz HaRav

Emotional Netanyahu vows: "I know my roots. I will never give up any of Jerusalem". Rosh yeshiva reveals letters from PM's grandfather.

Netanyahu at Merkaz HaRav: "I Will Never Divide Jerusalem"

Photos: Jerusalem Day at Merkaz HaRav

Traditional Jerusalem Day celebrations at flagship religious Zionist yeshiva begin. High ranking officials expected.

Photos: Jerusalem Day at Merkaz HaRav

3 Yrs Since Mercaz HaRav Attack

The Moses family will mark the anniversary with an evening of song in honor of their son, who was murdered at age 16.

Three Years since Mercaz HaRav Massacre

Beit HaShoevah Dance and Joy

Yeshiva boys danced until morning in the celebration of Simchat Beit HaShoevah, which dates back to Temple times.

Beit HaShoevah Joy at Merkaz HaRavplayer

Remembering Father, Rav Shapira

Rabbi Yaakov Shapira: 'Growing up with my father was like hearing the shofar every day.'

Remembering Father, Rabbi Avraham Shapiraplayer

Almond Branch for a Merkaz Boy

"Northern enemy nations came to the gates of Jerusalem.." Thus begins a poem by the grandmother of a victim of 2008's Merkaz HaRav massacre.

Almond Branch: Poem to a Slain Grandson