(1910 - 1995)
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
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)