Harav Shmuel Brazil, Rosh Hayeshiva

The Rosh HaYeshiva, Rav Shmuel Brazil commands the yeshiva with his acute Torah acumen built over 35 years of teaching Torah in Yeshiva Shor Yoshuv and its surrounding communities. Following in the footsteps of his beloved Rosh Yeshiva Rav Shlomo Freifeld Ztz’l, Rav Brazil nurtures his talmidim’s growth with his characteristic warmth, sensitivity and enthusiasm. The Rav’s mere presence in the Beis Medrash inspires every talmid to believe in his own unique inner strength to actualize his full potential. His daily Parsha shiur is filled with timeless jewels of Yiddishkeit and the deeper yesodos of Avodas Hashem, which have proven, over the decades, to possess an incredible capacity to transform lives. The talmidim have access to Rav Brazil not only through his many shiurim and private chavrusas in sifrei Mussar and Chassidus, but they are also fortunate to take part in his frequent kumzitzes, Tisches, and Meleva Malkas, in which participants are uplifted by his original musical compositions and Torah insights.

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 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.

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 Nossan Friedman, Maggid Shiur

Rav Nossan Friedman grew up in New York, and attended Yeshiva Torah Vodaath and Mesivta Ateres Yaakov. Following high school, Rav Friedman came to Eretz Yisroel and learned in Yeshiva Bais Yisroel for many years. After marriage, he continued learning there in the Kollel, and soon began serving as Shoel U’Meishiv to the bochurim for both the afternoon and night sedarim. Rav Friedman gained much experience teaching Torah in that capacity, in addition to serving as substitute Maggid Shiur in the morning. He continues to give a Bekius Shiur there in the afternoons. Being a close talmid of the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Daniel Lehrfield shlit”a, and of the Rosh Kollel Rabbi Hillel Ruvel shlit”a, Rav Friedman is a product of the mesorah leading back to his Rabbeim’s great Rebbes, Rabbi Chaim Zimmerman zt”l and Rabbi Yisroel Zev Gustman zt”l. At Yeshivas Zeev HaTorah, Rav Friedman focuses on clarifying the nuances of the sugyos and the opinions of the reshonim, taking care to insure structure, understanding and retention of the material. With a finger on the pulse of his talmidim’s excitement for, and comprehension of their learning, Rav Friedman’s shiur is a place the bochurim aspire to enter and grow from. Rav Friedman lives in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood of Yerushalayim with his wife and children.