This Day in Jewish History / A Yeshiva Head and Settler Who Had a Change of Heart Is Born

Rabbi Yehuda Amital fought for the establishment of Israel but was shattered by his yeshiva’s losses in war and began to question the settlement project.

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October 31, 1924, is the birthdate of Yehuda Amital, the late settler-rabbi who made his mark by conceiving of the hesder system for joint study and army service, by establishing the Har Etzion yeshiva and by...