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Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi
ברוך מרדכי אזרחי
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Religion Judaism
Alma mater Hebron Yeshiva
Nationality Israeli
Born (1929-03-27)27 March 1929
Petah Tikva, Mandatory Palestine
Died 26 October 2023(2023-10-26) (aged 94)
Jerusalem, Israel
Spouse Shulamit Ezrachi
Senior posting
Title Rosh Yeshiva
Position Rosh Yeshiva
Yeshiva Ateres Yisrael
Other Member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah

Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi (27 March 1929 – 26 October 2023) was an Israeli Haredi rabbi, and a leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian Jews. He was the Rosh Yeshiva of Ateres Yisrael in Bayit Vegan in Jerusalem, and a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah from the Degel HaTorah faction.

Rav Ezrachi was the son-in-law of the late Rabbi Meir Chodosh, mashgiach ruchani at the Hebron Yeshiva. In 1976, Ezrachi started a yeshiva in Bayit Vegan called Ateres Yisroel. In 1979, he moved the yeshiva to Modi'in.

Even though he was a student of the Hebron yeshiva, he considered himself a student of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik, 7 years his senior.

Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi died on 26 October 2023, at the age of 94.

Rav Ezrachi's brother is Rav Yitzchok Ezrachi, a Rosh Yeshiva at the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem.


Rav Ezrachi wrote many volumes of commentary on Torah, Talmud, halacha, Jewish festivals, and thought, called Birkas Mordechai (Hebrew: ברכת מרדכיBlessings of Mordechai).

As per his Hebron Yeshiva heritage, Rav Ezrachi did not employ the Brisker method even though he considered himself a protégé of Rav Dovid Soloveitchik. Rather, he used the more traditional methods of analysing and comparing Talmudic texts. This involves bringing up questions on the source which challenge the students' understanding to an uncomfortable degree, then resolving the issue by reinterpreting the text to a true understanding.

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