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Rabbi Moshe Chaim Sosevsky, Ed.D

Rosh Hayeshiva

Rabbi Sosevsky grew up in Brooklyn. he attended the famous RJJ Yeshiva from High School through Semicha, and subsequently gave an english language Gemara Shiur there for 3 years.

While learning in Kollel at RJJ in the mornings, he received permission from Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveichik to sit in on his shiur for 2 years. He ultimately became the first maggid shiur at Yeshiva Ohr Torah in Riverdale, where he helped develop some truly outstanding Talmidei Chachamim. He simultaneously served as founding Rabbi of Cong. Shomrei Emunah of Englewood New Jersey.

Rabbi Sosevsky and family made Aliyah in 1980 at which time he founded the initial stage of Yeshivat Ohr Yerushalayim as a twelfth grade program under the auspices of Aliyat Hanoar. in 1984, he and Rabbi Shmuel Wagner joined to develop the Yeshiva into its present stage as one of the first and most successful post high school programs in Israel, one which has greatly affected Torah Education, both in Israel and America.

Rabbi Sosevsky's goals for the Yeshiva both then and now, is to provide high level Torah learning that will inspire students to a lifetime of Torah endeavor.

The yeshiva in emphasizing responsibility for the Jewish community at large has led to over 100 of its alumni becoming outstanding Rabbanim and Mechanchim, while others have become lay leaders in their communities. "when the average student leaves Ohr Yerushalayim, claims Rabbi Sosevsky, "Torah is in his blood and even the busy doctor or lawyer will tend to learn 2-3 hours a day".

Rabbi Sosevsky has a M.A. and M.S. in Education and Psychology and a doctoral degree in Religious Education from Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University.

Rabbi Sosevsky served as founding editor of "Jewish Thought": a journal of Torah scholarship, published co jointly with the Orthodox Union.

He produced the "Shmuel II Book of the Prophet" of the Judaica Press series on Nach.

He has published numerous articles in various journals, including "Tradition", "Jewish Education", and his own "Jewish Thought".

Additionally, he has published seforim on Maseches Sukka and Maseches Brachos- entitled B'shalaim Sukkoh, and Bracha Shelaimah.

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Rabbi Sosevsky can be reached at 052 618 6830 or 718 305 5427 or via email rms@yoy.org.il


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