Ezrat Torah

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Satmar Talmud Torah in Ezrat Torah, Jerusalem.

Ezrat Torah (Hebrew: עזרת תורה‎, in Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation: Ezras Torah) is a Haredi neighborhood in northern Jerusalem. It is bordered by Kiryat Sanz on the west, Golda Meir Blvd. on the north and east, and Shikun Chabad and Tel Arza on the south.

History[edit]

Founded around 1970,[1] Ezrat Torah is named for the Ezras Torah Fund, a Jewish American charitable organization.[2][3]

Rabbinic presence[edit]

Rabbi Yechiel Michel Stern, the author of 84 published Torah works who is considered an expert on the halakhot of the Four Species, has served as the Rav of Ezrat Torah since the 1970s.[4][5] The Kapishnitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Palintenstein, brought his Hasidut here in 1975.[6][7] Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites of Israel, also resides in Ezrat Torah.[8]

Ezrat Torah is home to battei midrash, yeshivas, and residents belonging to the Satmar and Sadigura Hasidic dynasties.[citation needed]

Landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ezrat Torah". Eiferman Realty. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jerusalem Municipality street name information" (in Hebrew). Jerusalem Municipality. 
  3. ^ Eisenberg, Ronald L. (2006). The streets of Jerusalem: who, what, why. Devora Publishing. p. 104. ISBN 1-932687-54-8. 
  4. ^ Ettinger, Yair (19 September 2010). "The Species Master: Rabbi Yechiel Stern is considered the supreme authority in his Jerusalem neighborhood and beyond on everything related to the Four Species of Sukkot". Haaretz. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Shulman, Eliezer (2 February 2011). "A Kindness Repaid: How Rav Yechiel Michel Stern's forgotten deed saved his life". Mishpacha. p. 45. 
  6. ^ Rossoff, Dovid (2004). Where Heaven Touches Earth: Jewish life in Jerusalem from Medieval times to the present. Guardian Press. p. 591. ISBN 0-87306-879-3. 
  7. ^ Israguide 2006. Heimishkeit Eru'im Vanofesh Ltd. p. 192. ISBN 1-58330-294-8. 
  8. ^ Israguide 2006, p. 194

Coordinates: 31°47′50″N 35°12′49″E / 31.79722°N 35.21361°E / 31.79722; 35.21361