About the Yeshiva
Yeshivat Har Hamor was founded in Jerusalem in the year 5758, by the pupils of our Rav, Rav Zvi Yehuda Hacohen Kook zt"l.
The purpose of the Yeshiva is to build the Torah in Am Israel. The Yeshiva regards the need of raising wise pupils, enriched with Torah and idealism, as its national task. These pupils will also be partners in establishing the State of Israel's spiritual vision, and lead the internal processes, which are presently taking place in our people.
Hundreds of boys and hundreds of yeshiva boys, presently learn in the Yeshiva. They diligently learn, day and night, all parts of the Torah, while also combining military service.
Yeshivat Har Hamor imbibes its spirit from Rav Abraham Yitshak Hacohen Kook zt"l., which lightens and guides the way of Torah in our unique generation, while visioning the Devine Providence, revealed in the revival of Am Israel in its country.
More than 450 pupils, out of which 230 are yeshiva pupils and 220 boys, presently learn in the Yeshiva. They indulge in learning the Torah out of love to Hashem, while especially harnessing the powers of the soul to solely learning Torah.
The Beit Midrash is located (for the time being) in the "Carmit Site" which is adjacent to Kiryat Yovel in Jerusalem. This site includes the large library, a number of classrooms, two boarding- school buildings for the Yeshiva boys, a kitchen and dining room and also a small events hall which is used by the Yeshiva boys for Britot etc.
The Yeshiva is known for its in-depth and high level studying of the Shas and Poskim.
A regular cycle of the main Babylonian Talmud masechet is learnt in the Yeshiva, therefore at every given time one masechet is being learnt. It is aspired that after a few years the Yeshiva will have provided the pupils with the knowledge and understanding of the main issues in the Mishnah.
During the first years of the Yeshiva boys at the Yeshiva the order of studying is arranged in such a way that in the morning seder they are engaged in theoretical studies, with emphasis on primary wordings and explanations, at mid-day seder they engage in studying in-depth knowledge of the theoretical nature, and in the evening they will engage in furthering and widening their knowledge of the masechet of the Mishnah. After the Yeshiva boys have completed one cycle, in which they have understood a major part of the issues of Shas, many boys move to a framework of learning "two sedarim" – so the morning seder and the mid-day seder are both dedicated to in-depth theoretical studying of one masechet, out of all the masechot that are taught in the Yeshiva. The older pupils learn additional masechot in this theoretical manner and gain a deeper and comprehensive knowledge of Shas.
(Studies of Faith (Emunah
The Yeshiva has a reputation for its level of studies of Emunah, both quality and quantity.
The Yeshiva is unique in allocating a few hours a day to the learning of part of the consideration of the Torah as called upon by Rav Abraham Yitshak Kook zt"l. to conduct in-depth studies in this field due to its importance during our period, the period of "haketz hameguleh".
Many lessons are dedicated to the main books of Faith, lessons given by Rabbis from the Yeshiva, who were given Torah from Rav Zvi Yehuda z.t.l.and some of his greatest pupils. Furthermore, the pupils assign themselves hours for self-studying or in hevrutah.
Rabbis of the Yeshiva
The Yeshiva Rabbis are pupils of Rav Zvi Yehuda zt"l. and pupils of his pupils. In their way of learning and in their educational manner they continue to lighten the way and adapt to our generation of Rav Kook zt"l and his son, Rav Zvi Yehuda zt"l.
Rabbis, Rav Amiel Sterenberg Shelita and Rav Mordechai Sterenberg Shelita head the Yeshiva.
The Yeshiva boys and the Rabbis are privileged to receive the guidance and Torah of Rav Tsvi Israel Tau Shelita.
The Heads of the Yeshiva give Talmud lessons every day to four groups, in addition to the lessons in Emunah. They are joined by Rav Yehoshua Tsukerman Shelita, Rav Oded Volansky Shelita, Rav Yaacov Levanon Shelita, Rav Ariel Edri Shelita, Rav Eli Bazak Shelita, Rav Mordechai Hass Shelita, Rav Yossef Horovitz Shelita, Rav David Jiami Shelita, Rav Yedidia Rain Shelita, Rav Tsvi Levenberg Shelita, Rav Chanan Edelstein Shelita, Rav Shlomo Draifus Shelita, Rav Assaf Strauss Shelita and several more.
The Yeshiva Rabbis are the address for advice and resourcefulness in the issues of education and are attentive to the alumni of the Yeshiva and all others, from all over the country, who turn to them with questions and requests for advice.