Rabbi Yacov Barber
Rabbi Yacov Barber is one of the few Rabbis in chutz la’aretz (diaspora) who is recognised by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel to issue Birur YaHadut v’Ravakut certificate of Jewish Identity and/or Singleness, perform geirut - conversion and gittin - divorce proceedings.
Rabbi Barber has served as a pulpit rabbi for over 27 years. He was a senior dayan on the Melbourne Beth Din for more than 15 yrs and now resides in New York. Rabbi Barber has an online Semicha Program with students from the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Rabbi Barber born in Australia studied at Yehivat Kol Torah Jerusalem under HaRav Hagoan HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach. Then at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Montreal under Harav Hagoan HaRav Pinchas Herschprung Chief Rabbi of Montreal and at the Central Lubavitcher Yeshiva Brooklyn New York under HaRav HaGoan HaRav Yisroel Piekarski. Rabbi Barber received Yoreh Yoreh and Yodin Yodin from Harav Piekarski and Harav Herschprung.
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