Yisraeli, Rabbi Shaul

15 Jun 2006

Rabbi Shaul Yisraeli z’tl, President of Kollel Eretz Hemdah in Israel.

One of the leaders and decisors of National Religious Jewry in Israel and the world

Born: Sluck, Belarouse 1910

Gained 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 Jerusalem.

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)