Shmuel Auerbach

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Rabbi Auerbach in 2013

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach (Hebrew: שמואל אורבך רב) (September 21, 1931 – February 24, 2018)[1] was a Haredi rabbi. He was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He was thought as a leading non-Hasidic Lithuanian posek (halachic authority) for many Haredi Jews in Israel.[2]

Rabbi Auerbach was the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Maalot HaTorah[3] and the Nasi (president) of Yeshivas Midrash Shmuel[4] and Yeshivas Toras Simcha,[5] both in Jerusalem. For a short time, he also served as one of the roshei yeshiva of Yeshivas Itri in Jerusalem.[6]

Rabbi Auerbach died in Jerusalem on February 24, 2018 of heart disease at the age of 86.

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  1. "Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach dies at 86". Israel National News.
  2. "Top rabbis: IDF conversions endorse gentiles as Jews". Ynetnews. 13 October 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. Sofer, D. "Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l". Yated Ne'eman (United States). Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  4. "Who's Who in Midrash Shmuel". Aliyos Shmuel. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  5. "Yeshivas Toras Simcha" (PDF). torassimcha.org. Chanukah 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. Greenwald, Avi (11 August 2009). "Baruch Dayan Emes: Rosh Yeshivas Itri ztz'l". Tog News. Retrieved 4 January 2011.

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