The Moroccan rabbi and president of the Rabbinical Court of Casablanca, Yoshiyahu Pinto, supervised last week the opening of a new Jewish religious school (Yechivah) in Jerusalem, in the presence of a large number of worshipers and disciples who chanted religious songs and recorded the event in a video that was broadcast on social networks and watched by millions of followers.
Rabbi Pinto also oversaw the opening of a new religious school in Tel Aviv. This school is the fourth to be opened by “Shuva Israel”, Rabbi Pinto’s organization.
It is also planned that the Rabbi will open a new “Yechivah” in Bethlehem next week. It will just need the final touches before it can be opened to religious people and students.
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto established the first religious school in Ashdod, Israel, where he currently resides, when he was 20 years old, before overseeing the opening of other schools in Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Rishon LeZion in Israel, in addition to religious schools for girls in Ashdod and Ashkelon.
Rabbi Pinto also manages a network of religious schools in Israel, the United States (Los Angeles, Miami, New York …), France and Canada, where his followers include tens of thousands.
After being appointed head of the Rabbinical Court of Casablanca, Pinto oversaw the opening of a Yechivah at the Beth-El Synagogue in Casablanca for the benefit of the Jewish community residing in Morocco.
A Yechivah is a Jewish religious school that teaches the fundamentals of the Jewish Shari’ah known as Halakhah.