Shimshon Dovid Pincus

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Rabbi Shimshon Dovid Pincus (Hebrew: שמשון דוד פינקוס 1944/45 – April 2001) was an Israeli Haredi Rabbi of American origin, who served in Ofaqim.

In his early years, Rabbi Pincus learned in Beth Hatalmud Rabbinical College yeshiva in New York City under Rabbi Aryeh Leib Malin. Afterwards, he made aliyah to Israel to learn in Brisk yeshiva under Rabbi Berel Soloveitchik, the son of the Brisker Rav. After his marriage, he lived in Bnei Brak and then in the Negev. At this time, he was the Mashgiach of the yeshiva in Ofaqim. Afterwards, he became the Rosh Yeshiva in Yeruham. At the request of Rabbi Elazar Shach and Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, Rabbi Pincus accepted the position of Chief Rabbi of Ofaqim, where he served for over twenty years. Rabbi Pincus also delivered sermons throughout Israel, America, and South Africa. He used to visit Chile with his parents to strengthen the Kehilah in Torah and Mussar.

Rabbi Pincus and his wife, Chaya had 12 children. His wife administered the religious high school "Neve Yocheved" for girls in Ofaqim. In 2001, at the age of 56, Rabbi Pincus was killed in a car accident, along with his wife and 18-year-old daughter, Miriam. They are buried in Jerusalem.

Audio Lectures[edit]


Rabbi Pincus was renowned as an expert in exegetical understandings of Torah passages. Many people attended his famous lectures which were recorded on cassette tape, many of which were later transcribed and published after Rabbi Pincus' death. Among his books* are:

  • Sha'arim B'Tefillah
  • Breichos B'Chesbon
  • Shabbos Malkisa
  • Hagada Shel Pesach, Tiferes Shimshon
  • Sichos HaRav Shimshon Dovid Pincus
  • Tiferes Avos
  • Ohel Miriam
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Shabbos Kodesh
  • Nefesh Shimshon - HaTorah U'Kinyana
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Galus U'Nechama
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Tehillim
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Seder HaTefillah
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Sha'ari Emunah
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Pesach, Sefiras Ha'Omer, and Shavous
  • Nefesh Shimshon - Al HaTorah
  • Moadei Hashanah - Elul and Rosh Hashanah
  • Nefesh Chaya - The Unique Avodas hashem of the Jewish Woman

'*'These are translations of books that he wrote in Hebrew.

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