Rabbi Ya’acov Haviv
Rabbi Haviv studied in the Yeshiva of Kedumim. He served as a battle officer in the Golani Brigades, and his last role in the regular army was company officer. He is a major in the reserve army. In the year 5752 (1992), he moved with his family to Har Bracha, and was one of the founding members of the Yeshiva. Rabbi Haviv is Vice Dean of the Yeshiva and teaches first year students.
Rabbi Haviv gives in-depth classes in Talmud and classes on Tanach. His classes in emuna focus primarily on Ramban, Maharal, Messilat Yesharim, and the writings of Rabbi Kook. He gives a regular class on the Foundations of Building Character based on the teachings of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and various other sources. The classes illuminate the young student’s world, relating to everyday questions in his life: emuna, army, honoring one’s parents, fixing one’s character traits, diligence in Torah study, happiness, and other relevant topics.
Rabbi Haviv has a Masters degree, lectures in the “Yachdav” program and “Michlelet Aluma” in the University Center of Ariel.
Rabbi Ze’ev Sultanovich
Rabbi Sultanovich studied in Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav. He was a cherished and close student of Rabbi Tzvi Yehudah Kook זצ”ל. At the age of 20 he began to teach the writings of Rabbi Kook in the “Midrasha Leumit” in Tel Aviv.
Rabbi Sultanovich teaches a wide and varied list of classes in emuna: the Kuzari, Pirkei Avot, and the writings of Rabbi Kook. In addition, he teaches classes in the books of Job, Mishle, and Kohelet.
Rabbi Sultanovich’s classes on the writings of Rabbi Kook have been adapted into a series of books, of which three volumes have appeared up to date: “Orot Yisrael” and “L’mahalach Ha’Idiyot B’Yisrael”.
Rabbi Sultanovich gives unique and wide-ranging series of classes on History and Philosophy from a Torah perspective. This highly popular series deals with the analysis of World and Jewish history, from Creation to present day. These classes have also been adopted into a series of books titled “Bina L’Itim”, of which two volumes have already been published: the first covering the era from Creation till the codification of the Mishna, and the second from the codification of the Talmud till the Expulsion from Spain.
This year Rabbi Sultanovich began giving a series of classes on the history of Philosophy as part of a wide-ranging program to clarify on a deep level Jewish thought and the teachings of Rabbi Kook.
Rabbi Sultanovich has written a history book in Russian, and was one of the founders of “Pri Ha’aretz” Institute, which published the book “Em HaBanim S’mecha”.
Rabbi Sultanovich also teaches classes in the “Uri Tzvi Greenberg Heritage House” in Jerusalem and the “Institute of Jewish Statesmanship and Strategic Thought” in Kedumim.
Rabbi Shlomi Badash
Rabbi Badash learned in the Yeshiva of Kedumim. He served in the army as a combat soldier in the Artillery troops. In the year 5752 (1992) he moved with his family to Har Bracha and was one of the founders of Yeshiva Har Bracha. In his classes on Tanach, Rabbi Badash teaches the ethical and emuna-side of prophecy, and highlights their eternal and present-day meaning.
Rabbi Badash is also highly involved in public matters, both within the community of and outside of it. He manages the gemach on Har Bracha, and serves as the chairman of the Education Committee. For ten years he has served as the Principal of the girls school “Nachalat Tzvi” in Elon Moreh. In addition, he is a member of the General Assembly of the New Mo’etzet Yesha.
Rabbi Badash holds a Master’s degree and lecturers at “Michlelet Aluma” in the University Center of Ariel.
Rabbi Boaz Huttrer
Rabbi Huttrer learned in Yeshiva Beit El. He served as a combat soldier in the Artillery corps. In his reserve duty, Rabbi Huttrer is the rabbi of an artillery battalion.
In the Yeshiva, Rabbi Huttrer teaches in-depth classes in Talmud and Tanach. He also teaches in the Evening Kollel of the community.
Rabbi Huttrer holds a Master’s degree in Jewish History and a Doctorate in Talmud from the Bar Ilan University. He lecturers in the “Yachdav” program in the University Center of Ariel.
Rabbi Yonadav Zar
Rabbi Zar was amongst the first students of Yeshiva Har Bracha. He served in the army as a combat soldier in the Paratrooper corps.
Rabbi Zar teaches fourth and fifth year students, and gives classes in both in-depth and comprehensive Talmud, the writings of Rabbi Kook and Rabbi Tzadok HaKohen from Lublin.
Rabbi Zar lecturers on the subjects of marital relations and family in the “Yachdav” program at the University Center in Ariel. He also serves as a member of the secretariat of Har Bracha.
Rabbi Avinoach Brenner
Rabbi Brenner was amongst the first students of Yeshiva Har Bracha. He served as a combat soldier in the Intelligence corps.
Rabbi Brenner teaches second year students. In the Yeshiva he gives in-depth classes in Talmud, Hassidut, the weekly Torah portion, and the writings of Rabbi Kook.
Rabbi Brenner has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and is studying for his Master’s degree in Talmud at the Bar Ilan University. He lecturers at “Midreshet Noga” in Kedumim.
Rabbi Gad Alvi
Rabbi Alvi was amongst the first students of Yeshiva Har Bracha. He served as a combat soldier in the Golani Brigades.
Rabbi Alvi serves as the head of the Kollel for Rabbinic Studies in the Yeshiva. He also teaches classes in Jewish Law, the writings of the Maharal and Rabbi Kook. In addition, Rabbi Alvi is also the head of the Evening Kollel of the community.
Rabbi Yizhar Ashur
Rabbi Ashur learned in Yeshiva Shavei Hevron. He served as a combat soldier in the Givati Brigades.
Rabbi Ashur teaches classes in Jewish Law, emuna, and Hassidut. He is the head of the “Shiluvim” program, which combines academic studies at the University Center in Ariel and Torah studies in Yeshiva Har Bracha.
Rabbi Ashur also teaches in the Evening Kollel of the community. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, and lecturers on electronics in Jewish Law in the “Yachdav” program at the University Center of Ariel.
Rabbi Gur Galon
Rabbi Galon studied in Yeshiva Bet El. He served in the army as a combat soldier in the Nahal Brigades.
In the Yeshiva, Rabbi Galon teaches classes in in-depth Talmud, emuna, and Parshat Hashavua.
Additionally, he also teaches Jewish Law and Parshat Hashavua in the Evening Kollel of the community.