Avrohom Gurwicz

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Rabbi Avrohom Gurwicz
Gateshead Rosh Yeshiva
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Rav Avrohom giving a speech
Began October 1983
Predecessor Rabbi Leib Gurwicz
Personal details
Birth name Avrohom Gurwicz
Nationality  United Kingdom
Parents Leib and Liba Gurwicz
Occupation Rosh yeshivah
Alma mater Gateshead Talmudical College

Avrohom Gurwicz is an English-born Orthodox rabbi and Talmudic scholar. Since 1983 he has been the rosh yeshivah of Gateshead Talmudical College, a yeshiva in Gateshead, England, where he has been giving the largest shiur (Torah lecture) in Europe with approximately 250 students attending, for approximately half a century.

Biography[edit]

Rabbi Gurwicz is the second son of Rabbi Leib Gurwicz, the previous Gateshead rosh yeshivah. He is the grandson of Rabbi Elyah Lopian and son-in-law of Reb Elyah's son, Rabbi Leib Lopian.[1] Through his father's mother, he is a descendant of the Vilna Gaon.

Rabbi Gurwicz married the daughter of his uncle, Rabbi Leib Lopian, and his wife, Tzipa.[2] He is a brother-in-law (through his sister Sarah) to Rabbi Zvi Kushelevsky, head of the Heichal Hatorah beTzion yeshiva in Jerusalem.[1] Among his sons-in-law is Rabbi Nissan Kaplan, a maggid shiur in the Mir yeshiva in Jerusalem.[3][4]

Works[edit]

  • Anfei Erez, 3 volumes on various sugyas (topics) in Shas, as well as al Hatoroh.
  • Veanfeiha Arze El on the Torah and Jewish holidays; he has also published for his students his lectures in note form on various tractates (Leket Ha'aros).
  • Leket Hearos, notes from the shiurim he has given.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Farnell, Ashley (15 November 2006). "Newcastle Upon Tyne". Orthodox Union. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Yated Ne'eman staff (5 September 2005). "Rebbetzin Tziporah Lopian, Gateshead". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Dovid (29 March 2009). "Harav Nissin Kaplan in Los Angeles". matzav.com. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sparks from the Mir". Daf Yomi Review. 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2011.