Yitzchak Nissim

Rav Yitzchak Nissim (1896-1981) was the second chief rabbi of the state of Israel, serving between 1955 and 1972. Born in Baghdad, Rav Nissim immigrated to Israel in 1925. He worked as a businessman alongside his rabbinic studies, and published responsa throughout his life. After his death, his son, Professor Meir Benayahu, established Yad HaRav Nissim - an academic publishing house and research institute as well as a beit midrash - in his memory.