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Basic Information

Location 31°47′28.79″N 35°11′40.66″E
Country Israel
City Jerusalem
Address Jerusalem

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressburg_Yeshiva_(Jerusalem)
Geographical Coordinates 31.79143,35.19462


General

Pressburg Yeshiva of Jerusalem is a leading yeshiva located in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. It was founded in 1950 by Rabbi Akiva Sofer (known as the Daas Sofer), a great-grandson of Rabbi Moses Sofer (the Chasam Sofer), who established the original Pressburg Yeshiva in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire in 1807. As of 2009, the rosh yeshiva is Rabbi Simcha Bunim Sofer. The yeshiva building includes a yeshiva ketana, yeshiva gedola, and kollel. The main beis medrash doubles as a synagogue where some neighborhood residents also pray on Shabbat. The complex also includes a general neighborhood synagogue which functions as Givat Shaul's main nusach Ashkenaz synagogue.


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