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In the year 5747 (1987), Eretz Hemdah was established to prepare judges and spiritual leaders for the national-religious community in Israel and abroad. There was a need for leaders who combined great Torah expertise together with a strong Zionistic background, a combination which was not easily found in the country at that time.

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Good News - Rosh Hashana 5777

Responsa B'mareh Habazak, Volumes 1 - 8

Answers to questions from Diaspora rabbis. The questions give expression to the unique situation that Jewish communities around the world are presently undergoing. The answers deal with a developing modern world in the way of “deracheha, darchei noam”. The books deal with the four sections of the Shulchan Aruch, while aiming to also take into consideration the “fifth section” which makes the Torah a “Torah of life”.
Service of Halachic advice for rabbis and dayanim of communities around the world.

new - Responsa B'mareh Habazak Deluxe Edition

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Ask The Rabbi

Do not hesitate to ask any question about Jewish life, Jewish tradition or Jewish law!

Tzofnat Yeshayahu - Rabbi Yosef Carmel

The Prophet Yeshayahu performed in one of the most stormy and dramatic periods of the Israeli nation's life, a period of anticipation for the Messiah that was broken by a terrible earthquake, and also caused a spiritual and political upheaval. The light at the end of the tunnel shone again only in the days of Chizkiyah.
"Tzofnat Yeshayahu – from Uziya to Ahaz" introduces us to three kings who stood at this crossroad in our nation's history: Uziya, a king who seeked God but was stricken with leprosy because of his sin; Yotam, the most righteous king in the history of our people; And Ahaz, the king who knew God but did not believe in His providence.
In his commentary on the prophecies of Yeshayahu, Rabbi Yosef Carmel, Head of the Eretz Hemdah-Gazit rabbinical court and a disciple of Rabbi Shaul Israeli zt"l, clings to the words of Hazal, our sages, and to the commentaries of the Rishonim, the great Jewish scholars of the middle ages, and offers a fascinating way to study Tanach. This reading attempts to explain the Divine Plan in this difficult period and to clarify fundamental issues in faith. Tzofnat Yeshayahu reveals to the reader the meaning of the prophecies in the context of the prophet's generation and their relevance to our generation.

Shmita - Shnat Hasheva

Living the Halachic Process I - III

A selection of answers to questions from our Ask the Rabbi project in English.
A companion CD containing source sheets is also available.

Online Beit Midrash

You are invited to enjoy our online beit midrash and library.
(please note that most of the books and shiurim are in Hebrew)


An honest, competent, sensitive Monetary Beit Din by Eretz Hemdah
Zion shall be redeemed with judgement and those that retum to her with righteousness...


Congratulations to Yaffa Rozenhak and Family

on the birth of a grandson, son of Dor and Chani Rozenhak. May they raise him to Torah, chupa and good deeds and have much nachat and happiness in good health! Wishing, "Eretz Hemdah" Family

We invite you to listen to the shiurim given by Rav Carmel:

1. Jewish Court System

2. Can a Wedding Change History


Videos on Eretz Hemdahs website

Al homotayich Yerushalayim - speeches of Maran HaGaon Harav Shaul Israeli zt”l at Yom Yerushalayim assemblies

Videos on Eretz Hemdahs website

Residents of K’far Ha’Roeh speak of Rav Israeli

Videos on Eretz Hemdahs website

Rav Yosef Carmel speaks on “Redeeming Captives in Our Days

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please call 077-2158215

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Hemdat Yamim

A weekly divrei Torah leaflet: A Glimpse at the Parasha, Ask the Rabbi, From the writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, ztl, Pninat Mishpat (Jewish Monetary Law).

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