HaRav Shmuel Brazil, Rosh HaYeshiva
Rav Shmuel Brazil, the Rosh HaYeshiva, currently gives the first Seder Intermediate Gemara Shiur which focuses on the student’s building of basic skills which will enable him to ultimately learn on his own. This includes reading, grammar, vocabulary, a clear understanding of the back and forth of the Gemara dialogue, and insights of and on the commentaries of the Rishonim, primarily Rashi and Tosfos and selected Acharonim to better elucidate the subject material.
The excitement and enthusiasm of Rav Brazil’s delivery and content ignites the attention of every talmid to become actively involved and to participate.
His unique method of allowing the talmidim to chazer with a Chavrusa each segment of the shiur as it progresses, results with every talmid feeling self-esteem and accomplishment.
Rav Brazil lives in the Machal neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his wife.
Rabbi Binyomin Feldman, Maggid Shiur
Rav Binyomin Feldman studied in Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak for a number of years, after which he spent several years in the yeshivah and then kollel of Rav Shmuel Auerbach in Jerusalem. He then learned in the kollel of Rav Yitzchak Berkowitz, from whom he received Semicha.
Rav Feldman has taught and mentored in a number of Yeshivas in Yerushalyim, including Ohr Somayach, Aish HaTorah and Shappels.
Rav Feldman is now the Maggid Shiur for the higher level in Zeev HaTorah. The goal of his shiur is to build and sharpen iyun skills as well as to accustom students to getting a comprehensive view of the material they are studying. The sources which he dispenses to his talmidim prior to the shiur, begin from the relevant pesukim, and then proceed to their interpretation in Halachic midrashim, then relevant background Gemaros, and finally the sugya being learned. Rabbi Feldman’s lively Shiurim, which encourage talmid participation, alternate between rigorous analysis of the blatt Gemara with Rashi and Tosafos, and a survey of some of the acharonim and Roshei Yeshivos.
Rav Feldman lives in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his wife and children.
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Yellin, Maggid Shiur
Rav Yehuda Leib Yellin learned under Rav Binyomin Moskowitz at Medrash Shmuel and later by Rav Kushelevsky.
Before coming to Yeshiva Zeev HaTorah he was a Maggid Shiur at Yeshivas Lev Aryeh for over ten years. He is currently teaching in the mornings at Yeshivas Yesod HaTorah.
Rav Yellin gives the afternoon Bekius shiur in which he focuses on finishing the Mesechta. He also gives both a Halacha and Mussar Vaad at the end of the afternoon Seder. He always embellishes his shiurim with inspirational stories of Gedolim, personal interchanges with them and their Hashkafas, and Yesodos of Yiddishkeit.
Rav Yellin lives in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his wife and children.
Rabbi Leiby Ritholtz, Mashgiach
Rav Leiby Ritholtz was born in Central Queens, New York, and at a young age moved to Far Rockaway where he became close to the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Brazil.
Upon coming to Eretz Yisroel he first learned in the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak for two years, followed by the Mirer Yeshiva for another five years. During that time, he received Smicha from Rav Moshe Halbershtam zt”l and from Rav Yosef Yitzchok Lerner Shlita. Afterwards, he continued learning in an intense Kollel run by Rav Meir Pogrow for another two years in Aish HaTorah. Later he joined Rav Yitzchok Berkowitz’s Kollel for three and a half years which included courses in chinuch, and then went on to become a full time Rebbi at Yeshiva Ohr Dovid.
As Mashgiach at Yeshiva Zeev HaTorah he involves and concerns himself in the daily lives of the bochurim. Whether it is finding Chavrusas and roomates, helping them prepare for shiur, or giving advice and chizuk in their personal issues and challenges, he is committed to the task with all his heart and devotion.
Rav Ritholtz lives in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his wife and daughter.