Yeshiva Guy, Elyashiv, Wins Israel’s Weight Lifting Championship

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Elyashiv Eliyahu, an 18-year-old student at the Nachalas Yaakov Yeshiva in Teveriah, was told by his trainer that he had become Israel’s junior champion weight lifter by developing the ability to raise three times his 150 pound body weight.

Like many similar institutions in Israel, Nachalas Yaakov Yeshiva was founded to help bochurim who cannot find their way in regular yeshivos and provides them with a framework where they can learn Torah, study for matriculation, and indulge in hobbies in their spare time. Many go on to study in regular yeshivos.

Eliyahu’s next challenge will be representing Israel in a European championship due to take place in Serbia within a few months.

David Steger – Israel


  1. Beautiful!!!! So nice to see a Yeshiva thinking outside of the box and looking at each individual student and his needs


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