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Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer

Rabbi Yosef Gavriel Bechhofer was a teacher at Yeshivas Ohr Somayach and Bais Yaakov d'Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch in Monsey, New York, and at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in New Jersey. He has served as Rav, Rebbe and Rosh Kollel in the Chicago and New York areas. He also serves as a writer and editor for the Taryag Legacy Foundation, working on the monumental Encyclopedia of the 613 Mitzvoth; of the Daf Yomi publication, Daf Digest; and other Torah projects. Rabbi Bechhofer is one of the few individuals to have taught both Daf Yomi Bavli and Daf Yomi Yerushalmi (structured daily Talmud study programs), completing both. He is also senior lecturer for the Aishdas Society and has published many essays in major Orthodox Jewish periodicals. His published books are: The Contemporary Eruv: Eruvin in Moderern Metropolitan Areas; Bigdei Sheish on Bava Batra, and Bigdei Shesh on Sefer Shoftim. Rabbi Bechhofer has studied in many institutions, including Sha'alvim in Israel, Ner Israel Rabbincal College in Baltimore and Mir of NY and Israel. He received Rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yitzchok Koolitz zt"l, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, and Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg, Av Beit Din of Jerusalem. He also holds a Masters Degree in Education (concentration in Counseling and Guidance) from Johns Hopkins University.

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