Rav Elyakim Krumbein came on aliya from New York in 1973 following his studies at Yeshiva College, joining the Kollel at Yeshivat Har Etzion. He has been teaching at Yeshiva since 1981, currently heading the Tochnit Bekiut. He also served as a Pedagogic Advisor at the Herzog College, supervising the fieldwork of third-year Herzog College students. Rav Krumbein's guides for self-study on the Bavot, Ketubot and other Massechtot are widely used by Yeshiva students and alumni. He is the author of Sho'el K'inyan, two volumes of study guides on Gittin and Kiddushin. He recently published Musar for Moderns (KTAV), an introductory course in musar for the contemporary Jew.
|Rav Elyakim Krumbein||Compulsory Love||"And they stood at the foot of the mountain" - Said R. Avdimi bar Chama bar Chasa: This teaches us that the Holy One held the mountain over them like an inverted tub and said, "If you accept the Torah, then fine; but if not, I will bury you here." Said R. Acha bar Yaakov: This serves notice that the Torah was accepted under duress [and thus, ostensibly, is not legally binding]. (Shabbat 88a)||Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading|