ISRAELI, SHAUL (1910–1995), Israeli rabbi. A rabbi and Torah scholar, Israeli was born in Slutzk. He came to Palestine during the Mandate period and studied at Mercaz Harav yeshivah. He was the first rabbi of Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrachi settlements, a founder of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva high schools, and a member of the Chief Rabbinate. He published Ereẓ Hemdaḥ on religious laws relating to the Land of Israel. In 1987 he founded the Ereẓ Hemdah Institute for the training of dayyanim. In 1992 he was awarded the Israel Prize in Jewish studies.