Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer

Rabbi Yochanan Meir Bechhofer hails (matriarchally) from a regal, Rabbinical family, his grandparents being Rabbi Dov Yehuda & Rebbetzin Sora Sosha Schochet (a’h), originally from Telze and who could trace their lineage back to the Maharal of Prague (R’ Yehuda ben Bezalel Lowe) and ultimately to David HaMelech (a’h).  Rabbi Yochanan Bechhofer is a noted disciple of both HaGaon Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore, and the acclaimed rabbinic authority and baal machshava, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Shapira, zt”l.

In course of his 30-year eclectic teaching career he served as senior lecturer in renowned Yeshivas including Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem; Binyan Av, a yeshiva under the tutelage of Israel’s former Sephardic chief rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, as well as establishing his own yeshiva & Kollel – Yesodos HaTorah.  Additionally, he often served as a guest lecturer in Shaalavim yeshiva, Michlala & Neve Yerushalayim.  He has served as a Dayan in the rabbinical court, Chukas Mishpat, under the auspices of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l.

He is the author of the book “Even Shesiya”, a monumental work on the Rambam’s 13 Principles of Judaism which is about to be republished and five other works (click here to see Even Shesiya publications).

Rabbi Bechhofer lectures across the U.S. and around the world on Jewish philosophy and continues to do ground-breaking research on the Rambam’s writings.  Rabbi Bechhofer can teach absolute beginners to Judaism up until the most advanced of students, who have learned in the yeshiva system. To book him as a Scholar-in-Residence, Click Here.