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. Nahshoni, Kobi (13 October 2010). "Top rabbis: IDF conversions endorse gentiles as Jews". Ynetnews. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. Sofer, D. "Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l". Yated Ne'eman (United States). Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2010.
  4. "Who's Who in Midrash Shmuel". Aliyos Shmuel. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  5. "Yeshivas Toras Simcha" (PDF). 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  6. Greenwald, Avi (11 August 2009). "Baruch Dayan Emes: Rosh Yeshivas Itri ztz'l". Tog News. Archived from the original on 30 April 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2011.

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