Ahron Dovid Burack

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Rabbi Ahron Dovid Burack (also known as Aaron David or Ahron David, אהרן דוד בוראק) was born in Popelan (now Papile) i Kovno Governorate, Lithuania, in 1892[1] or 1893[2] to Rabbi Chaim Natan Burack and Basse Gittel Gibberman. He studied at several yeshivot in Europe before immigrating to the U.S. in 1914.[3] In 1917, the Orthodox Jewish synagogue Ohel Moshe Chevra Tehilim in New York granted him a lifetime contract to serve as rabbi of the congregation.[2] Rabbi Burack became Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary in 1919.[1] Rabbi Burack was the author of Pirchei Aharon (Flowers of Aaron), two volumes of "homiletics and halacha".[4] He died on October 7, 1960, during the Sukkot holiday,[3] and was buried in Jerusalem. In 1960, a high school in Israel was named Pirchei Aharon, after a two volume work written by Burack.[5]


  1. ^ a b "YU Torah Online: Our Speakers: Rabbi Ahron Dovid Burack", http://www.yutorah.org/speakers/speaker.cfm?teacherId=80035, accessed 12 October 2008.
  2. ^ a b Sherman, Moshe D., Orthodox Judaism in America, Westport, Connecticut:Greenwood Press, 1996, pp.41-43. http://books.google.com/books?id=cgMCSrDxKGAC&pg=PA41&dq=burack&sig=ACfU3U2WBiPVbdqyqNVsVVP-Wc14hYAc8A#PPA42,M1 , accessed 12 October 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Dr. Aaron D. Burack, 68, Dies; Professor at Yeshiva University", New York Times, 8 October 1960.
  4. ^ Burack, Aaron David, Pirchei Aharon, New York:Ch'M'O'L, 1954. http://books.google.com/books?id=eLQrAAAAIAAJ&q=ahron+dovid+burack&dq=ahron+dovid+burack&pgis=1 , accessed 12 October 2008.
  5. ^ Ratzlav-Katz, Nissan (September 1, 2009). "Jihadist Hackers Hit Bnei Akiva Yeshiva". 

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