Aryeh Finkel

Aryeh Finkel (1931-2016) was a Haredi Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir Brachfeld branch of the Mir Yeshiva. Before assuming his post at the new yeshiva branch in 2005, he served as the Mashgiach at the Mir in Jerusalem for many decades.


Aryeh Finkel
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Rabbi Aryeh Finkel holding the Four Species at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem
Aryeh Finkel

(1931-07-28)July 28, 1931
DiedAugust 9, 2016(2016-08-09) (aged 85)
ChildrenRabbi Binyomin Finkel
ParentsRabbi Chaim Zev Finkel
PositionRosh Yeshiva
YeshivaMir Brachfeld
EndedAug. 9, 2016
OtherMashgiach, Mir Jerusalem
BuriedHar Hamenuchos
ResidenceModi'in Illit


Aryeh Finkel was the son of Rabbi Chaim Zev Finkel (1906–1965), founder of Yeshivas Heichal HaTorah in Tel Aviv and Mashgiach at the Mir in Jerusalem.[1] He is the grandson of Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, who led the yeshiva in Poland and brought it to Israel.[2] He is a second cousin of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir from 1990 to 2011, and first cousin to the latter's wife. He is also Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl's brother-in-law. Finkel inherited his position as Mashgiach of the Mir from his father. He began serving in this position under Rabbi Chaim Leib Shmuelevitz.

He was the long-time Shaliach Tzibbur (cantor) for Rosh Hashana (Mussaf) and Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre, Maariv and Mussaf) at the Mir in Jerusalem.[2]


  1. ^ Rossoff, Dovid (1998). Where Heaven Touches Earth: Jewish life in Jerusalem from medieval times to the present. Feldheim Publishers. p. 597. ISBN 0-87306-879-3.
  2. ^ a b Ben Nun, Dov. "Advocates at the Gates of Mercy: Rav Aryeh Finkel, The Mirrer Yeshiva, Jerusalem". Mishpacha, 26 September 2011, p. 55.

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Rabbi Chaim Zev Finkel, father of Aryeh Finkel