Sunday, November 22, 2009


Rabbi Shabtai Teicher, a"h

We note with sadness the passing of Rabbi Shabtai Teicher, a"h, who left this world within the past hour (the leviya will be at 10:30 PM this evening, Jerusalem time, from Shamgar) at the age of 63.

Rabbi Teicher came from the 60's hippie movement to Jerusalem, entering the Diaspora Yeshiva. There he learned, became a rav, became a student of kabbalah and later a teacher of some of the most esoteric secrets of kabbalah. To those students fortunate enough to find their way to him, he opened the secrets of Eitz Chaim, Zohar, Leshem, among others.

He wrote a brief introduction when he wrote a few articles on our blog in 2006, "I was born in Brooklyn in the first wave of baby boomers. I graduated Hunter College CUNY after an unscheduled stop in Haight-Ashberry in the sixties. I departed from the U.S. in 1970 for the Promised Land. Still searching.

I attended first Ba'al Teshuvah Yeshivah in Jerusalem. I taught for many years and directed the ba'al teshuvah program in Mt. Zion Yeshiva. I learned kabbalah from one of the great masters in Jerusalem, and also learned Jewish philosophy from one of the great masters in Jerusalem as well."

Rabbi Teicher was a descendant of the 5th Rebbe of Chabad, Rebbe Shalom Dovber.

To this world he leaves his wife, 9 children, 10+ grandchildren, many students and unpublished manuscripts on the depths of the Zohar.

May the family be comforted among the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

Update: His children are sitting shiva at 12 Ksovski apt. 6 , Kiryat Moshe, Jerusalem (near Machon Meir opposite Gan Ha Sus).


  1. Baruch Dayan HaEmes

    Sorry to hear about Rabbi Teicher.

  2. Baruch Dayan Haemes,
    May his memory be blessed and may he family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  3. By the way, Shalom Dov Be'er (HaRashab) was the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe

  4. R. Shabtai was an inspiration and example for me when I walked into the doors of Diaspora Yeshiva in 1976, and continued to be throughout the yrs. I still think of his unique nigun when he davened for the tzibur-

  5. alav hashalom!
    please when possible share more with us about this man. i think his story will be a chizuk for many people

  6. my dad was a giant !
    we will all misss him !
    but his Torah is alive!!!!


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