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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Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg zt"l
Together with all the Jewish nation, we mourn the passing of our mentor
Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg zt"l
who taught and inspired
a generation full of students to the study of Torah and fine Midot,
who gave a weekly shiur at Eretz Hemdah
from its inception (September 1987)
with unprecedented persistence and dedication,
and guided us in halachic rulings
and on issues of public leadership as a member
of the advising committee
of the Responsa project Bemareh Habazak
and as the president of the Eretz Hemdah – Gazit Beit Din network.
Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg led with courage and humility
a path of in depth study of Torah,
practical halachic guidance,
love of the land of Israel,
and care for the entire nation of Israel.
May his merits stand in favor of our entire nation
.and his soul be enshrined for eternal life under the Almighty's throne
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Responsa B'mareh Habazak, Volumes 1 - 9
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
COVID-19 and Danger - a halakhic perspective
Dayanut Program for Rabbis in North America
leading to semicha
Yadin-Yadin for the Diaspora
The Montefiore Endowment, in association with Eretz Hemdah and the RCA, is reopening its Dayanut program for applications from rabbis in North America. It is a part-time course, lasting for five-six years, and is intended for well-qualified rabbis jointly selected by these institutions on the topics of Marriage (Ishut and Kiddushin), Divorce (Gittin) and Conversions (Giyur).
ERETZ HEMDAH- RA'ANANA
Living the Halachic Process I - VI
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 MidrashYou are invited to enjoy our online beit midrash and library.
(please note that most of the books and shiurim are in Hebrew)
Beit Din 'ERETZ HEMDAH - GAZIT'An honest, competent, sensitive Monetary Beit Din by Eretz Hemdah
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A weekly divrei Torah leaflet: A Glimpse at the Parasha, Ask the Rabbi, From the writings of Harav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook, zt”l, Pninat Mishpat (Jewish Monetary Law).