David Samson (rabbi)
Rabbi David Samson (born 1956) is an Orthodox rabbi and one of the leading English-speaking Torah scholars in the Religious Zionist movement in Israel. Rabbi Samson has written five books most of which are on the teachings of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Kook and Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook.
Rabbi Samson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His grandfather was Rabbi Chaim Eliezer Samson, who was the Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore for over 50 years. After moving to Israel, he studied under the tutelage of Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook for twelve years. He served as a congregational rabbi of Kehillate Dati Leumi Synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem. He teaches Talmud and Jewish Studies at Yashlatz. Rabbi David Samson also appears on the weekly TV feature magazine "Israeli Salad" on Arutz Sheva broadcast. Currently he is the dean of Maale Erev Institutions, a set of high schools for youth at risk and the rosh yeshiva of yeshivat Lech Lecah, a mobile high school based on jeeps. In recent years Rabbi Samson has opened up a number of school in 2008 he started YTA (Yerushalayim Torah Academy) YTA Yerushalayim Torah Academy (Y.T.A) is a Yeshiva High School for English speakers located in Yerushalayim. It is designed especially for the Oleh and offers a new and innovative program that has become the model for the Ministry of Education. Then in quick succesion he opened YTA for girls a similar program for girls located in Kiryat Yovel.
Books by Rabbi Samson
- Samson, David; Tzvi Fishman (1991). Torat Eretz Yisrael. Jerusalem: Torat Eretz Yisrael Publications.
- Samson, David; Tzvi Fishman (1996). Lights Of Orot. Jerusalem: Torat Eretz Yisrael Publications. ISBN 965-90114-0-7.
- Samson, David; Tzvi Fishman (1997). War and Peace. Jerusalem: Torat Eretz Yisrael Publications. ISBN 965-90114-2-3.
- Samson, David; Tzvi Fishman (1999). The Art of T'Shuva. Jerusalem: Beit Orot Publications. ISBN 965-90114-3-1.
- Samson, David (November 2005). Tzvi Fishman (Editor). ed. Ask the Rabbi. Arutz Sheva Publications. ISBN 965-90114-7-4.
- Sazner, Shlomo (2007-02-20). "Mobile Yeshiva" (in hebrew). ynetnews.com - Israel News. http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3358123,00.html. Retrieved 2007-02-26.
- Fendel, Hillel (19 April 2009). "Love for Environment & Land of Israel: Cleaning Golan's Gum Rock". IsraelNN Syndications. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/130925. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
- "Breakthrough For English-Speaking High School Students in Israel". IsraelNN Syndications. 25 May 2008. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/126280. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
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