ABOUT 2017-05-20T19:42:39+00:00

The Way Inside

Our philosophy, as the name Temimei Darech implies, is that sincerity is valued above all – in our relationship with our selves, with G-d, and with each other. This approach creates a healthy framework that fosters trust and camaraderie. We are all seeking the same kernel of truth, each in his own unique way. With openness and mutual respect, faculty and students embark on the journey together. The environment is serious yet relaxed, and encourages the development of lasting friendships.

Student Testimonials

Hear what YTD student have to say about their yeshiva experience!

“When I came to Temimei Darech and started learning Torah, that’s really what I was looking for…what was missing in my life”
Gadol, Jacksonville, FL, 27 Artist, Musician, Truth Seeker
“It’s emphasized here that you should go out and contribute what you have to the world…affect the people around you.”
Mo, Brooklyn, NY, 32 post-aliyah, seeking a more spiritual approach to life
“The great thing about Tsfat is it’s very spiritual. You can feel the energy in the air.”
Michoel, Melbourne, Australia, 20 post-university, looking for a genuine Jewish experience

Curriculum

YTD follows the holistic Chabad approach to Torah study that students find both satisfying and energizing: Classic Talmudic and legal study is integrated with the study of ancient Kabbalah, Chassidic thought, and contemporary mysticism. Students tackle Jewish law with the same vigor with which they embrace spirituality, and apply logical analysis to the study of metaphysics.

Learning Jewish Law must be balanced with its proper spiritual and mystical framework. YTD follows in this revolutionary tradition, providing students with a profound grasp of the secrets of existence understanding that the knowledge of Kabbalah and Chassidic thought is a fundamental requirement that addresses the unique challenges of our generation.

At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is to apply the wisdom we gain in order to improve our lives and those of the people around us.

Maintaining a disciplined schedule is highly stressed in our yeshiva.ᅠ In addition to the actual content of the learning, our students learn to organize and maintain their days and even hours; a skill which impacts the rest of their lives, their future goals and pursuits.

Living in Tzfat

 Situated in the picturesque city of Tzfat, in the Mountains of northern Israel where Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism were first revealed, YTD offers an unmatched atmosphere. Ancient cobblestone paths, stone houses, sweeping views, clear mountain air, and a colony of artists and musicians, set the perfect creative and tranquil tone for spiritual growth and discovery. Students can literally walk in the steps of our sages throughout history in a place where the spirit of our people is tangible.

“Tzfat on a weekday is the like the rest of the world on Shabbat.”

–Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson (6th Lubavitcher Rebbe)

Shabbat in Tzfat is a unique spiritual experience. Walking through the Old City, you can feel your soul alight. The sounds of prayer and singing flood the streets, and visitors marvel that Judaism can be so alive and well in the modern world. Following services at our lively minyan, students enjoy a traditional and festive meal at homes throughout the community. Shabbat in Tzfat is an eye-opening, mind-expanding experience, as people from all walks of life and all over the world celebrate together in harmony.

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