Hagaon Harav HaMekubal Yaakov Ades shlita, the son of Rav Yehuda Ades shlit"a, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Porat Yosef and grandson of Harav Avaraham Chaim Ades Zt"l, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hamekubalim is one of the most outstanding rabbinical luminaries of this generation.
Known as the "Miraculous Rabbi", Rabbi Ades is an unusual ascetic, practically living in the basement of Yeshivat Hashalom, headed by the great Mekubal Rabbi David Batzri shlita. Sleeping about 2 hours a night, the Rav is separated from any touch of worldliness, investing day and night in learning Torah, writing seforim, and teaching thousands in yeshivot all over Israel. For years the Rav has maintained the ancient practice of "galut" moving from place to place to ameliorate the verdicts from the people of Israel.
From a very early age, Rav Ades was recognized as an outstanding prodigy by Gedoley Yisroel. Hagaon Harav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach zt"l has taken the young genius under his wings and prescribed a special learning regimen appropriate for a young prodigy of his stature. Under the tutelage of his illustrious father and Rav Auerbach zt"l, Rav Yaakov Ades has become one of the outstanding Torah luminaries of our generation. He published a whole series of seforim "Diverey Yaakov" that deal with practically every subject on the Torah. The series, containing twenty of volumes with many spanning over 1000 pages each (!) is considered a marvel in the Torah world.
In the last few years the fame of the Rav has spread as dozens of pleas for health and deliverance arrive every single day. People who surround the Rav have witnessed hundreds of open miracles as hopeless people were delivered, be it in cases of infertility, zivug, marital harmony, parnasah, health and his prayers for children to return to the fold.
Many have witnessed his clairvoyance, where his eyes that refused to contaminate themselves in worldly matters have proven to be far seeing into the future. Many times the Rav send emissaries to various people warning them about what is to happen and instructing them what they should do to avoid calamity.
Besides his greatness in Gemara and Halacha, Rav Ades is true to the tradition of his grandfather, one of the greatest Mekubalim of his generation. Rav Ades shlita has studied for 7 years with the holy Mekubal Rav Yitzchak Kaduri, of saintly memory. Rav Kaduri has taken the young prodigy under his wings and took him into the inner sanctum of practical Kabala, the most hidden domain in the mysteries of Kabbalah, an area that is known to have been the specialty of Rav Kaduri, zt"l.
Besides Gemara and Halacha, the Rav has also published a series of six volumes on Kabbalah, two volumes on the Tanach, and a special two-volume series on the mysteries of the legends of the Gemara. In addition, the Rav publish another volume on Thought and Musar and a separate volume on Beis Hamikdash.