Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman

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Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Lakewood East yeshiva in Ramot, Jerusalem, Israel.[1]

He is the son of Rabbi Dov Schwartzman, the eldest grandson of Rabbi Aharon Kotler,[2] the son-in-law of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe,[3] and the great-grandson of Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer. Schwartzman was one of the main forces behind the Haredi ban of Rabbi Nathan Kamenetsky's Making of a Godol (notwithstanding Rabbi Kamenetsky being a cousin of Schwartzman's wife and a former teacher of Schwartzman). His brother, Rabbi Zevulun Schwartzman,[4] Was the Rosh Kollel of Etz Chaim Yeshiva.


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  2. ^ Schapiro, Moshe (8 September 1999). "An Inside Look at Lakewood of Eretz Yisroel". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Kahn, Betzalel (4 May 2005). "HaRav Shlomo Wolbe, zt"l". Dei'ah VeDibur. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Transcriptions: Rabbi Zevulun Schwartzman". Shema Yisrael Network. 2007. Retrieved 28 December 2010.