|Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach|
Auerbach in 2013
|Yeshiva||Yeshivas Ma'alos HaTorah|
|Birth name||Shmuel Auerbach|
|Residence||Sha'arei Hesed, Jerusalem|
|Parents||Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach and Chaya Rivka Ruchamkin|
Shmuel Auerbach (Hebrew: שמואל אורבך) (born 1931) is a prominent Haredi rabbi in Jerusalem, Israel. He is regarded as one of the leading non-Hasidic Lithuanian poskim (halachic authorities) for Haredi Ashkenazi Jews living in Israel, whose views and declarations are regarded as authoritative. He is the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Maalot HaTorah and the nasi (president) of Yeshivas Midrash Shmuel and Yeshivas Toras Simcha, both in Jerusalem. For a short time, he also served as one of the roshei yeshiva of Yeshivas Itri in Jerusalem. Formerly a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of the Degel HaTorah Israeli political party, he now heads the rival Etz party, which he revived. He resides in the Sha'arei Hesed neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Auerbach is the eldest son of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach and his wife, Chaya Rivka Ruchamkin. He was born in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sha'arei Hesed, as was his father. He married Rachel Paksher (d. 11 January 1990). They had no children. He named his musar sefer Ohel Rachel in her memory.
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