Ki Mizion Ma'aleh Sifrita Chava Rav Aviner עברית

The Yeshiva's History

Ateret Yerushalayim is the continuation of Yeshivat Torat Chaim and continues learning Torah in the historic building where great Torah scholars of that institution learned

הישיבה בתחילתהYeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim is located in the historic century-old building of Torat Chaim Yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Generations of Rabbinic leaders, such as Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Kook, Jerusalem's Chief Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank and Ha-Rav Aryeh Levin learned here.

During the Arab riots of 5696, the Yeshiva ceased its activities in the Old City.  During the War of Independence, Jerusalem fell into enemy hands.  But a miracle occurred: unlike all of the other synagogues and yeshivot in the Old City, which were destroyed and plundered by the Arabs, this building was spared.  The non-Jew, who lived below, one of the righteous non-Jews among the nations, locked the Yeshiva, claimed that the building was his and thereby prevented rioters and plunderers from entering.  This building alone (and its content!) was saved from the Arabs, like the jug of oil found in Temple with the seal of the Cohain Gadol intact.

ישיבת עטרת ירושליםNearly 30 years ago, Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim, under the leadership of Ha-Rav Shlomo Aviner, opened its doors on this location.