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Rabbi Avraham Schorr, also known as Avrohom Schorr is a prominent Rabbi in Flatbush, NY. He is the Rav of Congregation Nezer Gedalyahu which is located at 1370 Coney Island Ave. between Ave. J and ave. K. He is the son of the late Rav Gedalia Schorr former Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and brother of Rabbi Yisroel Simcha Schorr, current Rosh Yeshivah of Ohr Somayach, Monsey and one of the General Editors of the English and Hebrew translations of Artscroll's Schottenstein Edition Talmud. Rabbi Schorr is a highly sought after speaker among Orthodox Jewish communities known for his fiery and inspiring speeches.
Rabbi Schorr has produced numerous publications including the compiler of Ohr Gedaliyahu and numerous other works. His lectures, mostly in Yiddish, but also English, are threaded from multiple sources to clarify the meaning of daily prayers, ethical teachings, and detailed commentaries on the Talmud. He holds a regular schedule of lectures, and has a following about more than 100 students who learn daily "Daf Yomi", the daily learning of the Talmud. His lectures have been described as "thick" with content, challenging his audience to keep pace with his multi-threaded points. His late Shabbos Evening meals are attended by hundreds of followers.
Rabbi Schorr has published over 100 written works largely based on his lectures. Available references are of Hebrew texts that cover his speeches at Shaloes Shuddus (the last meal on the Sabbath), and his works on Prayer and Holidays, ordered by month and year.
In February and March, 2008, Rabbi Schorr was a principal organizer of a controversial rabbinical ban of a concert to be given in Madison Square Garden by singers Lipa Schmeltzer and Shloime Gertner. The ban resulted in the concert being canceled shortly before it was to be held and after three thousand tickets had been sold.
Seforim and Books
Rav Schorr has authored many books, many available only within the Jewish community. Some regular publications include
- Schorr, Avraham. "Monsey Shuirim".
- "Shiur Video".
- Smiles, Shira. "Mattot: The Final Act". Israel national News.
- Levin, Dan (March 3, 2008). "A Clash Between Popular Culture and Orthodox Piety". New York Times. Retrieved September 22, 2010.
- Resnick, Elliot (March 5, 2008). "Concert Ban Sounds Sour Note For Some". Jewish Press. Retrieved September 22, 2010.[permanent dead link]
- Schorr, Rabbi Avraham (2006-01-01). Sefer HaLekach v'haLevuv al HaTorah ספר הלקח והלבוב (in Hebrew). Dfus Talpiot.
- הלקח והלבוב: חג הפסח (in Hebrew). Avraham Schorr. 2013-01-01.
- עיונים בפרשה: על בראשית - שמות (in Hebrew). Avraham Schorr. 2011-01-01.