Authors Posts by Herzl Hefter

Herzl Hefter

Herzl Hefter is the founder and Rosh Beit Midrash of The Har’el Beit Midrash in Jerusalem, a beit midrash for advanced rabbinic studies for men and women. Rabbi Hefter is a graduate of Yeshiva University where he learned under the tutelage of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveichick zt"l. He received semikhah from Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l at Yeshivat Har Etzion where he studied for ten years. Rabbi Hefter has taught the Kollel fellows at the Gruss Kollel of Yeshiva University and served as the head of the Bruria Scholars Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum. He also taught at Yeshivat Mekor Chaim in Moscow and served as Rosh Kollel of the first Torah MiZion Kollel in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written numerous articles related to modernity and Hasidic thought. His divrei Torah and online shiurim can be accessed at

Surrender or Struggle? The Akeidah Reconsidered

Herzl Hefter provides critical perspective on a stream of Akeidah interpretation from Kierkegaard to the Rav