King David Kabbalah - Yeshivat Nefesh HaChaim

The Donation Program

Rabbi Shepherd has a tremendous vision on how to spread Torah all around the world. He wants to reach as many students as possible. To accomplish this, he and his team are constantly developing different projects. Rabbi Shepherd wants to personally invite you to be part of these amazing projects. 

The Kolel

A Kolel is an institute for learning Torah, it is very similar to a Yeshiva but it usually is formed by married men. These men dedicate their entire lives to learning Torah, they decided to give up many of the physical pleasures to live a more spiritual life. The merit that they have is indescribable and very hard to grasp for the simple human to understand. Rabbi Shepherd is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Nefesh HaChaim, where he teaches, learns and help people all over the world. It is located in The King David’s Tomb compound. Yeshivat Nefesh HaChaim is distinguished by their Kabbalah learning, it is the first Kabbalistic Yeshiva where everyone is welcomed, no matter where they are coming from and their Torah level of knowledge. 

There is no greater merit than dedicate one’s life to Torah learning, but life is not that simple and not everyone has the opportunity to do so. Don’t worry, you can still have the merit as if you were learning all day, through your donation you become a partner with the students. It is the ultimate partnership, while their learn all day and share the spiritual merit with you, they will have their physical needs satiated through your donation. Don’t miss this opportunity and become a partnerwith Yeshivat Nefesh HaChaim. 

About Us

הרב יעקב אברהם שפהרד שליט
הרב יעקב אברהם שפהרד שליט”א- HaRav Yaakov Shpeherd

Rabbi Shepherd has been teaching at Diaspora Yeshiva for over 15 years, where he has taught Chumash, Navi, Gemara, Shulchan Aruch and much more, both in English and Hebrew. Many of his classes had been translated into Spanish. Ten years ago, Rabbi Shepherd also began to teach at the Hidra Raba, located near the Western Wall (Kotel Hama’ravi), where he started teaching Kabbalah. The rabbi has students all over the world who continue his dream of spreading Torah. 

Rabbi Shepherd received Smicha (Rabbinical ordination) in Yore Deah , first from Rabbi Rafael Sadin of Beit V’Gan [former Rabbi of the French community Shivtey Israel Paris Rova 6]; later he received Smicha from Rabbi Yehuda Deri (Chief rabbi of Beer Sheva). He learned Shechita from Rabbi Mori Aramati. Finally he received Smicha on Yore Yore Yadin Yadin, from Harav Hagaon Mordechai Goldstein of blessed memory.

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