Yeshivas Bircas HaTorah is located in the historic Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The majority of the Yeshiva’s students have professional or academic backgrounds, and they are predominantly from the United States, South Africa, England, Australia and Canada.
The Yeshiva offers full-time learning programs on the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as intensive short-term learning programs for visitors from abroad. Our goal for a long-term student is to place him solidly on the path to becoming a Talmid Chacham. Our goal for a student is to hone his skills in the time that he is here, and, more importantly, to inspire him and give him a clear picture of what he must do to advance himself when he returns home.
Bircas HaTorah is dedicated to helping Jews achieve the rich Torah experience that is the essence of Jewish life. This is achieved through joyous and deep learning, fervent prayer, character development, and a steadfast commitment to G-d, the Torah and the Jewish People. Students train in a powerful program of personal development, which fosters outstanding character traits, fear of sin, and love of G-d.
The atmosphere of Bircas HaTorah is one of hard work, warmth and mutual support. The Yeshiva seeks to foster emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual maturity in its student body.
The Yeshiva presents a highly-developed, lucid, and coherent methodology of Gemorra logic that brings precision and depth to the student's learning, while, at the same time, revealing the amazing sweetness of Torah.
The shiurim of Rabbi Shimon Green and his outstanding staff are designed to de-mystify the study of Talmud through the utilization of clear and precise learning methods that can be put into practice and verified by any diligent student.
In classic Gemorra tradition, they interweave the twin disciplines of shmas'sa and agad'dta into an organic whole. The yeshiva's aim is to inspire their students to emulate the balanced, all around qualities and fear of Heaven, as exemplified by Chazal.
Students wishing to join this intensive program are considered for admission. Candidates must be sincerely interested in working with others, and, as a minimum, be able to read, if not understand, Hebrew. The Yeshiva offers students housing in its new residence just a few minutes walk from the Yeshiva. When a student comes with his family, we can work on finding appropriate nearby housing. Meal plans are also available.
Meet Our Students
|Daniel Sunshine||Zack Kaplan|
|...Having grown up in a traditional family background but with a limited Jewish education, I entered Bircas HaTorah after spending 5 months at other Yeshivos... more||...I came to Israel right after high school with just the clothes on my back, a couple of suitcases, and a desire to learn G-d's Torah. Testing the waters, I spent a few weeks at various Yeshivos, as well as Bircas HaTorah... more|