Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen, is a major Orthodox yeshiva in the United States based in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York. It is primarily an American, Lithuanian-style Talmudic yeshiva. The Yeshiva is legally titled Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA). It is often referred to as just Chofetz Chaim (Hebrew: חָפֵץ חַיִּים‎‎), as that was the nickname of its namesake, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, who was known as the Chofetz Chaim, after the name of his book with the same title. Chofetz Chaim means "Seeker/Desirer [of] Life" in Hebrew. The book concentrates on the Jewish religious laws of proper speech.

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  • Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen, is a major Orthodox yeshiva in the United States based in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, New York. It is primarily an American, Lithuanian-style Talmudic yeshiva. The Yeshiva is legally titled Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA). It is often referred to as just Chofetz Chaim (Hebrew: חָפֵץ חַיִּים‎‎), as that was the nickname of its namesake, Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagan, who was known as the Chofetz Chaim, after the name of his book with the same title. Chofetz Chaim means "Seeker/Desirer [of] Life" in Hebrew. The book concentrates on the Jewish religious laws of proper speech. Rabbi Dovid Leibowitz, a great-nephew of the Chofetz Chaim, established the yeshiva in 1933. Rabbi Leibowitz was a disciple of Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel ("The Alter of Slabodka") and he also studied under Rabbi Naftoli Trop and the Chofetz Chaim in the Raduń Yeshiva. Both of these yeshivas were in Lithuania. However, for a time Radin was governed by the Polish. After its founder's death in December 1941, the yeshivah was headed and developed by his son, Rabbi Henoch Leibowitz (d. April 15, 2008). Today, it is led by two of Rabbi Henoch's close disciples, Rabbis Dovid Harris and Akiva Grunblatt. RSA also has a branch in the Sanhedria Murchevet section of Jerusalem, and many affiliates located throughout North America and in Israel, including Miami, Milwaukee, Dallas, Brooklyn, Vancouver, St. Louis, and Rochester, among many others (see complete list below). An Alumni website is located at www.RSAalums.org (en)
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