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Yeshiva Toras Moshe
Established 1982
Type Yeshiva
Director Rabbi Moshe Meiselman
Location Jerusalem, Israel
Campus urban
Colors Green

Yeshiva Toras Moshe (commonly: To-Mo) is a yeshiva in Israel for post-high school boys from English-speaking backgrounds (i.e. outside of Israel). The mashgiach ruchani is Rabbi Elchonon Meir Fishman, a student of Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe and Rabbi Shlomo Brevda. The staff includes two students of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik: Rabbi Mosheh Twersky (a grandson of Rabbi Soloveitchik), and Rabbi Michel Shurkin shlita.

Alternatives often chosen by potential students of Toras Moshe are Bais Yisroel, Mercaz HaTorah, and Mir Yeshiva.



The yeshiva was founded in 1982 by a nephew of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Rabbi Moshe Meiselman.

The Yeshiva was situated in the center of Jerusalem, the yeshiva building was founded by the Dean of Novhardok, Rabbi Ben-Zion Brook. The building survived through a number of wars. The surrounding neighbors use the building for prayer and study. They have now moved to a newly renovated building in the quiet neighborhood of Sanhedriya Murchevet.




All the students are English-speaking. The vast majority come from all parts of Canada and the United States and England.[1] A minority of the institution consists of students from other countries such as South Africa and England.


The academic philosophy is founded on the classic concept of Torah Lishmah and is centered on mastery of the Talmud. There are many different classes for a student to choose from in the yeshiva. The yeshiva is split into two tracks for three years worth of courses, though many stay longer. In addition to having the ability to learn Torah in the yeshiva, after three years the students can apply for a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Toras Moshe also offers a graduate program designed for the student who has finished many years of Talmudic study and is preparing for a career in Judaic and/or legal studies.

The schedule is standard for a traditional orthodox yeshiva. The students study for a many, many hours daily, which includes Talmud, Mussar, and Halacha. In addition to this most students learn an extended amount of time on their own or with study partners (chavrusas) beyond the required amounts. Several times a week the students hear a lecture, or vaad, from the mashgiach in Mussar or a lecture in Halacha from either Rabbi Sinowitz, Rabbi Raymon, or Rabbi Weiner.

External links


  1. ^ Moshe, Toras (October 2006). "CCR Online Directory". Retrieved Apr 3 2007.  


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