Tzahi (Itzhak) Shapira was born and raised in a traditional Sephardic Jewish home in Israel.

After years of studying Rabbinic Jewish texts, he found the Messiah within the Hebrew writings. Holding full Rabbinic ordination from the IAMCS, he serves as the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Shuvu. He also serves as the founding rabbi of Ahavat Ammi Ministries, an international Jewish organization that is focused on reconciliation between Jews and Yeshua.

Rabbi Shapira is also the author of several notable works to include: The Return of the Kosher Pig and the Makor Chayim-Yomim Noraim Siddur.