R ‘Naftali was born in Chile, Santiago. He studied at the Yeshiva Keter Hatora in Israel attaining Semicha in Yoreh Yoreh, and also obtained Semicha from Harav Leibie Landsman Rosh Chabura from the Kollel of Mechanchim, Detroit, USA. He also received training and approval as Shochet, and Mohel by HaRav Uri Sabah of the Rabanut of Israel. For 8 years, R ‘Naftali served as the Rabbinical representative in South America for the Kosher certification agencies of the Orthodox Union of America and Kof-K. In the educational area, R ‘Naftali founded the Latin Program of the Yeshiva Pirchei Shoshanim. Presently, R ‘Naftali lives in the city of Ramat Beit Shemesh Gimmel – Israel, with his wife Bat Sheva and his 6 Sons.