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Moishe Sternbuch

Moishe Sternbuch

South African rabbi
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Occupations Rabbi
Countries South Africa
Gender male
Birth 1926
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Moishe Sternbuch
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Moishe Sternbuch (also written Moshe / Moses Shternbuch) is the Vice-President of the Rabbinical Court and the Ra'avad of the Edah HaChareidis in Jerusalem. He resides in Har Nof where he is the rabbi of the local GR"A Synagogue, named after the Vilna Gaon of whom he is a direct descendant.

Born in London, England, before World War II he was orphaned by the death of his father at an early age. He attended the Toras Emes yeshiva in Stamford Hill, of which Rabbi Moshe Schneider was the rosh yeshiva., before learning in Brisk yeshiva. He also studied with Rabbi Bezalel Rakow, later to become the Gateshead Rov. He subsequently took up a position in Johannesburg, South Africa. he was very involved in outreach, including his noted lectures to those in the medical field.

He strongly opposes the Zionist State of Israel and was against its establishment. Holding a high position of authority in the anti-Zionist Edah HaChareidis, he is of the view that there is no connection between the existence of a Jewish state whatsoever and the beginning of the redemption of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel which will precede the Messianic Era.

Works

  •   - Commentary on the Jewish holidays
  •   - Commentary on the Torah
  •   - Commentary on the Passover haggadah
  •   - Questions and answers on the Shulchan Aruch
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  •   - Laws of the home
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  •   - Laws and customs of the Vilna Gaon
  •   - Laws of writing a sefer torah, tefillin, and mezuzah.
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