About Us

Welcome to the new Eshel Publications Shiurim Library!

Eshel Publications was founded to help spread the Seforim and Shiurim of HaRav Aaron Lopiansky shlita. R’ Aaron Lopiansky is currently Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Greater Washington/Tiferes Gedaliah.

R’ Aaron is a son-in-law of Rav Beinish Finkel zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Mir Yerushalayim, the yeshiva where R’ Aaron learned for decades under R’ Nachum Partzovitz zt”l and R’ Chaim Shmuelevitz zt”l. His approach to Torah and Machshava was also deeply influenced by Harav Moshe Shapiro zt”l.

Rabbi Lopiansky has a unique teaching ability that lures one into the depths of Chazal, pulling out profound messages as well as inspirational and practical lesson for life. His depth of understanding and broad application of the sugyos provides new clarity and insight into the many facets of Torah.

R’ Aaron’s shirium cover a wide range of topics from Machshava to Mussar to history to Chassidus. There is a series for everyone and a shiur for every occasion.

The Rav Mattisyahu Rosenblum Memorial Audio Library

Rav Mattisyahu Rosenblum’s name is synonymous with R’ Aaron Lopiansky’s shiurim. Rav Mattisyahu encouraged the recording of R’ Aaron’s shiurim and singlehandedly created the database of shiurim that we have here today. He listened to, edited, corrected, titled, and posted every shiur by himself for many, many years. The proliferation of R’ Aaron Lopiansky’s Torah is in no small part a credit to R’ Mattisyahu.

After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa at Yale University in 1985, Rabbi Rosenblum spent 2 years at Machon Shlomo in Jerusalem before he decided to devote his life to learning, teaching, and connecting students to Torah. It was there that he met R’ Aaron Lopiansky and hired him to learn with him at Yeshivas Mir. R’ Mattisyahu spent the last 15 years of his extraordinary life as a mentor at Machon Yaakov.

See here for a moving tribute to Rav Mattisyahu by his brother, Yonoson Rosenblum.

We hope that this new website is a continuation of Rav Mattisyahu’s vision and we gratefully dedicate it to his memory. This new website was created by Rav Mattisyahu’s talmid, Jacob Binstein, together with other talmidim of Rav Mattisyahu’s from Machon Yaakov. May it serve as a continued zchus and everlasting memory to this special man.