Eliezer Yehuda Finkel (Mir Jerusalem rosh yeshiva)

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For the dean of the Mir yeshiva in Poland and Jerusalem, see Eliezer Yehuda Finkel (Mir rosh yeshiva, Poland and Jerusalem)
Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel
Rosh Yeshivas Mir
Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel (left) speaking to Rabbi Refoel Partzovitz (right).
Position Rosh yeshiva
Yeshiva Mir yeshiva (Jerusalem)
Began 2011
Predecessor Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel
Personal details
Birth name Eliezer Yehuda Finkel
Nationality Israeli
Denomination Haredi
Residence Jerusalem, Israel
Parents Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel
Rachel Leah Finkel

Eliezer Yehuda Finkel (also called Leizer Yudel Finkel) [1] is a Haredi Jewish rosh yeshiva (dean) of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem,[2][3] which is considered to be the largest yeshiva in Israel with a student body of 6,000 students.[4] He acceded to the position of rosh yeshiva after his father, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, died suddenly on 8 November 2011.[5]


Finkel was named after his maternal great-grandfather, Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, known as "Reb Leizer Yudel", who became rosh yeshiva of the Mir yeshiva in Poland in 1917 and re-established the yeshiva in Jerusalem during World War II whilst the main body of the Yeshiva was in exile in the Far East. His great-great-grandfather was the celebrated Mussar leader, the Alter of Slabodka.


  1. ^ "Jerusalem – Tens Of Thousands Attend Levaya of R' Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Zatzal (photos)". Vos Iz Neias?. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Heimowitz, Rabbi Yehuda (9 November 2011). "Special Tribute Edition: One Father, Myriads of Orphans". Mishpacha. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Photos: 100,000 Attend Levaya of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt"l". matzav.com. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jerusalem – Torah Chigri Sak! Hagaon Harav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Zt"l". Vos Iz Neias?. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Ben Gedalyahu, Tzvi (8 November 2011). "Mir Yeshiva Rabbi Finkel Passes Away". Arutz Sheva. Retrieved 8 November 2011.