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Famous Rabbis from Israel

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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.

List features people like Yona Metzger and Yosef Sholom Eliashiv.

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.

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    Abraham Isaac Kook (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק הַכֹּהֵן קוּק HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, also known by the acronym הראי״ה (HaRaAYaH); 7 September 1865 – 1 September 1935) was an Orthodox rabbi, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of British Mandatory Palestine in the Land of Israel, the founder of Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav (The Central Universal Yeshiva), a Jewish thinker, Posek, Kabbalist, and a renowned Talmid Chacham. He is considered one of the fathers of religious Zionism....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1865-1935)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Latvia, Northern Europe, Daugavpils, Baltic states
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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 running commentary to facilitate learning, his Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud has also been translated into English, French, Russian and Spanish. Beginning in 1989, Steinsaltz published several tractates in Hebrew and English of the Babylonian Talmud in an English-Hebrew edition. The first volume of a new English-Hebrew edition, the Koren Talmud Bavli, was released in May, 2012, with thirteenth...  more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
  • Aharon Lichtenstein (May 23, 1933 – April 20, 2015) was a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva. He was an authority in Jewish law (Halakha)....  more
    • Age: 88
    • Birthplace: France
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    Amnon Yitzhak

    Amnon Yitzhak (Hebrew: אַמְנוֹן יִצְחָק; born 8 November 1953), is a Haredi Israeli rabbi. He is best known for his involvement in Orthodox Judaism outreach (kiruv). 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 distributes his lectures in various media and on the internet....  more
    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel