Baruch Chait is an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, musician and composer. He is also the Rosh Yeshiva of the Israeli high-school Maarava Machon Rubin.[2] He is the son of the Rabbi Moshe Chait, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivath Chafetz Chaim of Jerusalem, and a student of the Rabbi Henoch Leibowitz, former Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, New York.

Musical career

Since the late 1960s, Chait has composed hundreds of Jewish religious songs that still have wide popularity and appeal. Included in this list is his original composition, "Kol haOlam Kulo". He founded several bands including The Rabbis' Sons and Kol Salonika and has published dozens of records.[3]

Educational career

Rabbi Chait is the founder of a yeshiva high school in Israel called Maarava Machon Rubin.[2] The school combines religious studies with secular studies at a level allowing graduates to complete their matriculation exams. The school officially caters to the Haredi sector of Israeli society, but due to its inclusion of secular studies it draws from the moderate elements of Haredi culture including many students from American backgrounds.

Rabbi Chait has also written a number of children's educational book on Jewish topics.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Deaths". The New York Times. 5 August 1976. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Tamar Rotem. "Tickling the religious funny bone". Haaretz. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Solomon, Lenny. "Music - The Rabbi's Sons". Connections Magazine. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved 2009-10-30.