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Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi (born March 27, 1929) is a prominent Hareidi rabbi, and a leader of the non-Hassidic Lithuanian Jews.[1] He is the Rosh Yeshiva of Ateres Yisrael in Bayit Vegan in Jerusalem,[2] and a member of the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael.[3][1][4]

Rav

Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi
ברוך מרדכי אזרחי
Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi
TitleRosh Yeshiva
Personal
ReligionJudaism
NationalityIsraeli
SpouseShulamit Ezrachi
Alma materHebron Yeshiva
PositionRosh Yeshiva
YeshivaAteres Yisrael
OtherTalmudic scholar Member of the Degel Hatorah Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael
ResidenceBayit Vegan

Rav Ezrachi's brother is Rav Yitzchok Ezrachi, a Rosh Yeshiva at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Rav Ezrachi is the son-in-law of the late Rabbi Meir Chodosh, mashgiach ruchani at the Hebron Yeshiva.

Works

Rav Ezrachi has written many volumes of commentary on Torah, Talmud, halacha, Jewish festivals, and thought, called Birkas Mordechai (Hebrew: ברכת מרדכיBlessings of Mordechai).

As per his Hebron Yeshiva heritage, Rav Ezrachi does not employ the Brisker method even though he considers himself a protégé of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik.[5] Rather, he uses the more traditional methods of analysing and comparing Talmudic texts. This involves bringing up questions on the source which challenge the students' understanding to an uncomfortable degree, then resolving the issue by reinterpreting the text to a true understanding.[6] During his lecture one day, he asked a particularly difficult question. When he saw the students were not so involved, he shouted, "Three in this room know the answer to this question!" The students looked around, not sure to whom among them he was referring. He continued, "HaShem, the Rambam, and me!" He then resolved the issue.

References

  1. ^ a b Ettinger, Yair (October 21, 2013). "Analysis The Irreparable Split in Israel's Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox Community". Retrieved August 20, 2017 – via Haaretz.
  2. ^ "Ateres Yisrael Yeshiva Buildings in Yerushalayim Approved - Yeshiva World News". theyeshivaworld.com. June 13, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "HaGaon Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Taken to the Hospital - Yeshiva World News". theyeshivaworld.com. February 11, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Ateret Yisrael". www.torahindex.com. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Between Rav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi & Brisk". amimagazine.org. September 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mishpacha Jewish Family Weekly". www.mishpacha.com. Retrieved August 20, 2017.

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