HaRav Yitzchak Tzvi Oshinsky, a lifelong resident of Jerusalem, Israel is considered one of the shining young Prodigies in the City. He resides in Yerushalayim with his wife and three daughters.
HaRav HaGoan Brodie the Rosh HaYeshiva and head of The Chevron Yeshiva in Ge’ulah (the heart of Jerusalem), in his approbation to R’ Oshinsky’s recent publication on the laws of Mourning (Aveilus) has acclaimed R’ Oshinsky to be one of the great Torah Scholars in the City. His concentration coupled with his ability to clearly understand and explain the subject matter at hand has caused the Rav to be in demand by many nationally and now internationally as he has taken on the role of Chief Lecturer in the area of Aveilus (the laws of mourning) for the Shulchan Aruch Learning Project.
R’ Oshinsky, in addition to his duties at the Shulchan Aruch Project, is a judge in the Jerusalem Jewish Court as well as teaching at Mishkan HaTorah in Yerushalayim as well as conveying lectures to Kollels on Fridays. R’ Oshinsky learned to be a Dayan (judge) in Nishmat Israel in Bayit Vegan, Yerushalayim. He received his Semicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel entitling him to be the Rabbi of the City as well as a Dayan for the Chief Rabbinate. In addition the Rav received Semicha from HaRav HaGoan Yitzchak Koliz Z’tl, the Jerusalem Rav and from HaRav R’Nechmia Goldberg Shilta. In addition R’ Avraham Kohen the Rosh HaYeshiva of Nishmat Yisrael also granted Semicha to the Rav and so to from Mifahal HaShas.
R’ Oshinsky as well has authored a book on the Laws of Mourning as well as a book on topics of Money, Community. The Rav’s high level of academic Scholarship has led him to be involved with the examination system in the Rabbinate and thus his incredible innate ability to understand and convey such a difficult area of learning to us is a real privilege and one we expect many from around the world will take advantage of.