Aryeh Finkel

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Rabbi Aryeh Finkel
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Rabbi Aryeh Finkel holding the Four Species at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem
Position Rosh Yeshiva
Yeshiva Mir Brachfeld
Began 2005
Ended Aug. 9, 2016
Other Mashgiach, Mir Jerusalem
Personal details
Birth name Aryeh Finkel
Born (1931-07-28)July 28, 1931
Fieni, Romania
Died August 9, 2016(2016-08-09) (aged 85)
Modi'in Illit, Israel
Buried Har Hamenuchos
Denomination Haredi
Residence Modi'in Illit
Parents Rabbi Chaim Zev Finkel
Children Rabbi Binyomin Finkel

Aryeh Finkel (1931-2016) was a Haredi Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of the Brachfeld branch of the Mir Yeshiva. Before assuming his post at the new yeshiva branch in 2005, he served as the Mashgiach at the Mir in Jerusalem for many decades.


Aryeh Finkel was the son of Rabbi Chaim Zev Finkel (1906–1965), founder of Yeshivas Heichal HaTorah in Tel Aviv and Mashgiach at the Mir in Jerusalem.[1] He is the grandson of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, who led the yeshiva in Poland and brought it to Israel.[2] He is a second cousin of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir from 1990 to 2011, and first cousin to the latter's wife. He is also Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl's brother-in-law.

Rabbi Chaim Zev Finkel, father of Aryeh Finkel

Finkel inherited his position as Mashgiach of the Mir from his father. He began serving in this position under Rabbi Chaim Leib Shmuelevitz.

He was the long-time Shaliach Tzibbur (cantor) for Rosh Hashana (Mussaf) and Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre, Maariv and Mussaf) at the Mir in Jerusalem.[2]


  1. ^ Rossoff, Dovid (1998). Where Heaven Touches Earth: Jewish life in Jerusalem from medieval times to the present. Feldheim Publishers. p. 597. ISBN 0-87306-879-3. 
  2. ^ a b Ben Nun, Dov. "Advocates at the Gates of Mercy: Rav Aryeh Finkel, The Mirrer Yeshiva, Jerusalem". Mishpacha, 26 September 2011, p. 55.

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