Moishe Sternbuch

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Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch
Rav moshe sternbuch and kaliver rebbe.JPG
Seated are Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch (right) and the Kaliver Rebbe (left)
Position Rabbi
Synagogue Gr'a Shul of Har Nof
Position Ra'avad (rosh beis din)
Organization Edah HaChareidis
Personal details
Denomination Edah HaChareidis
Residence Har Nof, Jerusalem

Moishe Sternbuch (also written Moshe / Moses Shternbuch, Hebrew: משה שטרנבוך‬) is the Vice-President of the Rabbinical Court[1] and the Ra'avad of the Edah HaChareidis in Jerusalem. He resides in Har Nof where he is the rabbi of the local GR"A Synagogue, named after the Vilna Gaon of whom he is a direct descendant.[citation needed]

Born in London, England, before World War II he was orphaned by the death of his father at an early age. He attended the Toras Emes yeshiva in Stamford Hill, of which Rabbi Moshe Schneider was the rosh yeshiva.,[2] before learning in Brisk yeshiva. He also studied with Rabbi Bezalel Rakow, later to become the Gateshead Rov.[3] He subsequently took up a position in Johannesburg, South Africa. he was very involved in outreach, including his noted lectures to those in the medical field.

He strongly opposes the Zionist State of Israel and was against its establishment. Holding a high position of authority in the anti-Zionist Edah HaChareidis, he is of the view that there is no connection between the existence of a Jewish state whatsoever and the beginning of the redemption of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel which will precede the Messianic Era.


  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Moadim Uzmanim (in Hebrew). Nesivos HaTorah VeHaChesed.  - Commentary on the Jewish holidays
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Ta'am VeDaas Al HaTorah (in Hebrew). Jerusalem, Israel.  - Commentary on the Torah
  • Shternbuch, Moishe (2001). Haggadah Shel Pesach: Ta'am VeDa'as (in Hebrew). Jerusalem, Israel.  - Commentary on the Passover haggadah
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Teshuvos VeHanhagos (in Hebrew).  - Questions and answers on the Shulchan Aruch
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Chochma VeDaas (in Hebrew). 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. HaDerech LiTeshuva (in Hebrew). 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Birkas HaChamah (in Hebrew). 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Erev Pesach SheChal B'Shabbos Ve'Purim Me'shulash (in Hebrew). 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Orchos HaBayis (in Hebrew).  - Laws of the home
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Rav Moshe Speaks. 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Commentary on the Shev Shmaytsa (in Hebrew). 
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Hilchos HaGr"a U'minhagav (in Hebrew).  - Laws and customs of the Vilna Gaon
  • Shternbuch, Moishe (2007). Stam Ke'Hilchasan (in Hebrew). Jerusalem, Israel.  - Laws of writing a sefer torah, tefillin, and mezuzah.
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. A Voice in the Darkness Harav Moshe Sternbuch Speaks on Contemporary Issues (In English). Jerusalem, Israel: Feldheim. ]
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Talks on the Weekly Sedra, Taste and Know (In English). Jerusalem, Israel. ]
  • Shternbuch, Moishe. Laws of Jewish Family Life Laws Niddah (In English). Jerusalem, Israel. ].


  1. ^ Yated Ne'eman: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  2. ^ Yated Ne'eman: 1; 2
  3. ^ Deiah veDibur:The Gateshead Rov