Rabbi Yaakov Ariel
Rav Ya'akov Ariel
Moreinu HaGaon Rav Ya'akov Ariel, shlita, is one of the most important poskim in our generation, and among the eldest talmidim of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, zt"l.
In his youth he studied at Yeshivat Kfar HaRo'eh. He subsequently studied at Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav, and became a talmid of Rav Tzvi Yehuda Kook, zt"l, Rav David Cohen ("HaNazir"), and Rav Shaul Yisraeli.
For many years, he served as the rabbi of Kfar Maimon and Yamit.
Rav Ariel serves as the president of the Tzohar rabbinic organization and of the Machon HaTorah VeHa'Aretz institute.
He teaches at various institutions, including Bar-Ilan University.