Great Leaders of our People
Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli
Shaul Yisraeli z'tl, President of Kollel Eretz Hemdah
One of the leaders and decisors of National Religious Jewry in Israel and
Born: Sluck, Belarouse 1910
famed as a talmudic prodigy in his youth; immigrated to Eretz Yisrael,
with great dedication and thanks to miracles, in 1934. With the support of
Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Hakohen Kook he became his outstanding student at
the Mercaz Harav yeshiva.
In 1938, after the death of Rabbi Kook, he moved to Kfar Haroeh, which he
served as rabbi until 1966.
In 1947 he was named a member of the Chief Rabbinate Council, where for
many years he served as the head of the Committee on Halakhah
In 1959 he was appointed an instructor at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva.
In 1965 he was named a dayyan of the Supreme Rabbinical Court in
In 1982 he became The Rosh Yeshiva of the Mercaz Harav yeshiva.
From 1987 he served as president of the Eretz Hemdah Institutes, Jerusalem
Passed away on June 16, 1995 (19 Sivan 5755)
The above graphic includes photographs that were provided by VERAfilm archives.