Harav Yehuda Amital (1924–2010) was the founding rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion, a position in which he served for forty years.
A Holocaust survivor from Hungary, he fought in Israel’s War of Independence. In the 1950’s he helped conceive the Hesder program, wherein students combine yeshiva study and military service in order to contribute to the physical and spiritual welfare of the Jewish people and as a path to personal growth – a dream he most fully realized with the founding of Yeshivat Har Etzion in the wake of the Six Day War.
He served as a role model and inspiration to his thousands of students, and influenced even broader circles within the Religious Zionist public through his unique personality, which combined Torah greatness, life wisdom, warmth, charm, and far-reaching vision.
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