Rabbi Yair Dreifuss
Born in Jerusalem in 1950, Rabbi Dreifuss studied at Yeshivat Kerem BeYavne and Yeshivat Ha-Kotel, where he met Rav Shagar, z”l, who became a close friend and colleague. Together, in 1996, they established Yeshivat Siach Yitzhak. Rabbi Dreifuss served as the rabbi of Beit Yatir and has taught at many institutions of Torah learning, among them Netiv Meir, Birkat Moshe (Ma’ale Adumim), The Jerusalem Women’s College (Michlala) and many more. He has published many halakhic responsa in different forums, as well as many articles.
His books include:
‘Beloved Friends’ – Wedding Homilies (written in conjunction with Rav Shagar, Yedioth Books 2008)
Wedding of The Lost – A New Reading of ‘A Tale of Seven Beggars’ (Yedioth Books, 2015)
Touching The Heart (Yedioth Books, 2013)
Rabbi Dreyfus lives with his wife Rachel in Alon Shvut. They have five children and many grandchildren.