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List of notable or famous rabbis from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top rabbis born in Israel and even some popular rabbis who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli rabbis then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rabbis are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rabbi from Israel is included when available.

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This historic rabbis from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli rabbis of note?" and "Who are the most famous rabbis from Israel?" These prominent rabbis of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli rabbis.

Use this list of renowned Israeli rabbis to discover some new rabbis that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (21 items)
Abraham Isaac Kook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rabbis from Israel
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Abraham Isaac Kook was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook, Jewish thinker, Halachist, Kabbalist and a renowned Torah scholar. He is known in Hebrew as הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, and by the ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1865-1935)

Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

Profession: Rabbi, Philosopher

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Adin Steinsaltz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rabbis from Israel
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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz or Adin Even Yisrael is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and spiritual mentor, who has been hailed by Time magazine as a "once-in-a-millennium scholar". He has devoted his life to making the Talmud accessible to all Jews. Originally published in modern Hebrew, with a ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Profession: Rabbi, Scientist, Writer

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Aharon Lichtenstein is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rabbis from Israel
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Aharon Lichtenstein is a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva. He is an authority in Jewish law. ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: France

Profession: Rabbi

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Amnon Yitzhak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rabbis from Israel
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Amnon Yitzhak


Amnon Yitzhak, is a Haredi Israeli rabbi. He is best known for his involvement in Orthodox Judaism outreach. He is involved in activities which are centered on helping Jews to become more religious or observant. In public speaking in Israel and around the world and his 'Shofar' organization ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Profession: Rabbi