RABBI AVI BAUMOL was born in New York, and schooled in Yeshiva University High School and College. He was first introduced to the study of Tehillim (Psalms) in his first year Bible course at Yeshiva by Rabbi Mordechai Cohen who inspired him to begin to appreciate the words of the Bible from a poetic perspective as well as a literal one.
He continued to be influenced by his Rabbis and colleagues during his studies in Israel at Yeshivat Har Etzion, and ultimately began to write his Tehillim class as part of the Virtual Beit Midrash project, initiated by Menachem Liebtag.
After returning to the States, and graduating Yeshiva University, Rabbi Baumol chose to enter the Rabbinate, obtaining ordination from Yeshiva University as well as from Rabbi Zalman Nechemiah Goldberg in Israel. He also obtained a Masters degree in Jewish History from the Bernard Revel Graduate School, studying under Dr. David Berger.
Returning to Israel in 1997, he began teaching in different institutions, including Yeshivat Har Etzion.