Shlomo Elyashiv (Eliashoff )
(January 5, 1841 [12 Tevet 5602] - March 13, 1926 [27 Adar, 5676]) (Hebrew: ???? ?? ???? ????? ??????), also known as the Leshem or Ba'al HaLeshem, was a famous kabbalist, who lived in Šiauliai, Lithuania.
His father was Rabbi Chayim Chaikl Eliashoff. He was the grandfather of Rabbi Yosef Sholom Eliashiv
The primary work for which Elyashiv is known is Leshem Shevo V’Achlama which was written in four parts and released in the following order:
Drushei Olam HaTohu (Sefer HaDei'ah) - Elyashiv details what happened, based upon the Zohar, Arizal, and the Vilna Gaon, from the first moment of God’s emanation of light that we are allowed to study, up until physical Creation itself.
Hakdamot u’She’arim (HaKadosh) - An introduction to Elyashiv's system, based upon the idea of five major revelations that occur between the Divine and humanity; interestingly also contains a discussion of the Sarugian Lurianic system, particularly of the idea of the "malbush"
Sha’arei Leshem Shevo V’Achlama, Sefer HaBeiurim
Sha’arei Leshem Shevo V’Achlama, Sefer HaKlallim
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External links profile
Jewiki (in German)
Audio Shiurim in English on Leshem Shevo V'Achlamah - Hakdamot U-Shearim
Shlomo / ???? Elyashiv / ??????
Birth: January 5, 1841
Death: March 13, 1925 (84)
Son of Chayim Chaikl / ???? ????? Eliashoff / ???????? and Setira Gita Eliashoff / ????????
Husband of Bat Sheva Ester Elyashiv / ??????
Ex-husband of Sheine Rojl Baritz
Father of Chaya Musha / ??? ???? Eliashiv / ??????; Hinda Farber; Yitzhak Elyashiv / ?????? and Sara Lea Kruminski
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Rabbi Avrohom Elyashiv was the Av Beis Din of the city of Gomel and son-in-law of the famous kabbalist, Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv, author of the Leshem Shevo V’Achlamah. He was also the father of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv. He studied under the Chofetz Chaim in Radun' and later in Dvinsk.
In 1924, he immigrated to Jerusalem along with his illustrious father-in-law, his wife Chaya Musha, and young son Yosef Shalom. Following advice from the Chofetz Chaim, he changed his family name from Levinson to that of his father-in-law, so that the family would have a uniform immigration certificate.
In Jerusalem, he founded and led the yeshiva Tiferes Bochurim, where his son Rabbi Yosef Shalom lectured until his death in 2012.
He authored a sefer by the name of Bikkurei Avrohom and was given semicha by Rabbi Avraham Isaac Kook.
Among many, Rabbi Elyashiv gave an approbation to Nachlas Tzvi, a work by Meshulam Gross).
House of Nobility, Humble Abode: Rav Elyashiv and His Torah Dynasty in Mishpacha Magazine (free registration required to view)
Yosef Shalom Elyashiv (Hebrew: ?????? ??????? ???????????; April 10, 1910 – July 18, 2012) was a Haredi rabbi and posek (arbiter of Jewish law) who lived in Jerusalem, Israel. Until his death at the age of 102, Elyashiv was the paramount leader of both Israel and the Diaspora Lithuanian-Haredi community, and many Ashkenazi Jews regarded him as the posek ha-dor, the contemporary leading authority on halakha, or Jewish law.
He spent most of his days engaged in Talmudical study, and delivered lectures in Talmud and Shulkhan Arukh at a local synagogue in the Meah Shearim area in Jerusalem where he lived. He received supplicants from all over the world and answered the most complex Halakhic inquiries.
Elyashiv was the son of Rabbi Avraham Elyashiv (Erener) of Gomel, Belarus, and Chaya Musha, daughter of the kabbalist Rabbi Shlomo Elyashiv (d. 1925) of Šiauliai, Lithuania. Born in 1910 at Šiauliai, Elyashiv arrived with his parents in Mandatory Palestine in 1922 aged 12. He was an only child, born to his parents after 17 years of marriage. Originally his father's surname was Erener, but his father adopted his father-in-law's surname in order to gain a certificate to enter the British Mandate of Palestine.
At the suggestion of Chief Rabbi of Palestine, Abraham Isaac Kook, Elyashiv married Sheina Chaya (d. June 19, 1994), a daughter of Rabbi Aryeh Levin. The couple had five sons and seven daughters. Six of their daughters married significant rabbinic figures. One son died of illness as a child, and one daughter was killed in 1948 by Jordanian shelling.
In February 2012 the 101-year-old rabbi, was admitted into the cardiac intensive care unit of the Jesselson Heart Center at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center under the supervision of cardiology branch head Dan Tzivoni and his personal physician. He was admitted due to an acute condition of edema of the lungs and congestion in the heart. He died on July 18, 2012, and was buried on Har HaMenuchot after a late-night funeral procession that attracted an estimated 250,000 people.
At the time of his death, he had nearly 1,000 descendants. In 2009 he saw the beginning of a sixth generation, as a grandson was born to one of his great-grandchildren.
Spiritual and political leader
Elyashiv was the spiritual leader of the Degel HaTorah party which has representatives in the Knesset (Israel's parliament). He held great influence over the policies of the party, currently part of the umbrella United Torah Judaism list in the Knesset. Degel HaTorah abided by all his rulings and instructions. In 1989, upon the establishment of the religious political party Degel HaTorah, Elazar Shach asked Elyashiv to join in the public leadership, and Elyashiv acceded to his request. He came to the major public gatherings of Degel HaTorah and shared in the task of rendering decisions. Most rosh yeshivas ("yeshiva deans") associated with the Agudath Israel of America movement frequently sought out his opinions and followed his advice and guidelines concerning a wide array of policy and communal issues affecting the welfare of Orthodox Judaism. Eliashiv held no official title, neither as head of a congregation, yeshiva, or particular community.
The Halakhic rulings and sermonic insights of Eliashiv have been recorded in several books. The 3 volume Kovetz Teshuvos contains responsa resulting from questions asked of him over many years. Many of his ethical and sermonic comments on the Torah, most dating from the 1950s, were collected and published as Divrei Aggadah. A Haggadah for Pesach including Eliashiv's comments and Halachic rulings was recently printed. Another work that includes his Halakhic rulings is titled "Yashiv Moshe." His Talmudic insights were printed in the 18 volume series of Haoros and more recently Shiurei Maran Hakgrash Eliashiv on Tractate Berachot was published. These works were not written by Eliashiv, but compiled by his relatives and students.
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Schapiro, Moshe. "Halachic Ruling Redefines Role of Kiruv Work in Eretz Yisroel". Dei'ah veDibur, April 21, 1999.
Eliashiv, Yosef Shalom. "Letter from HaRav Eliashiv". Dei'ah veDibur, June 2, 2002.
Video footage of Chassidic Rebbes meeting with Rabbi Elyashiv
Picture of Rabbi Eliashiv with Rabbis Yitzchok and Ben Tzion Zilber
Lectures by Rabbi Eliashiv on various topics (in Hebrew and Yiddish)
List of Rabbi Elyashiv's printed works
"Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, a giant among the ultra-Orthodox" Haaretz, 19 July 2012
"Times of Israel" obituary
Yosef Shalom / ???? ???? Elyashiv / ??????
Birth: April 19, 1910
Death: July 18, 2012 (102)
Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Son of Avraham / ????? Eliashiv / ?????? and Chaya Musha / ??? ???? Eliashiv / ??????
Husband of Shayna Chaya / ????? ??? Elyashiv / ??????
Father of ?? ??? ???? ???????? Kanievsky; Gita Malka / ???? ???? Rimer; Leah / ??? Auerbach; Dina Etil / ???? ???? Berlin / ?????; Sarah Rachel / ??? ??? Yisraelson / ????????; Aliza Shoshana / ????? ????? Zilberstien; Avraham / ????? Elyashiv / ??????; Binyamin / ?????? Elyashiv / ??????; Yitzhak / ???? Elyashiv / ??????; Rivka / ???? Elyashiv / ??????; Shlomo / ???? Elyashiv / ?????? and Moshe / ??? Elyashiv / ?????? « less