Yerachmiel was born in 1920 in Riga, Latvia to Haya and Yitzhak, who had five children. His parents worked in industry, and the family was traditional Zionist. His grandfather was a kosher butcher and a mohel.
In 1924, they made aliyah to Tel Aviv, where they opened a kiosk on Nahalat Binyamin Street. He attended school there, and after graduation, he continued his studies in commercial school.
He was part of the Legionnaires’ movement. He was sent to Netanya to help the Mapilim who arrived as part of the illegal aliyah by ship to the area.
He joined IZL, then Lehi after the split, where he trained the youth.
His sister as well was in Lehi, using her job at the kiosk to pass information and messages from one member to another.
Due to informers, Yerachmiel was captured. British police waited for him after the kiosk closed, at midnight, searched his home and took the pictures he had there. Yerachmiel was arrested and sent to Acre Prison.
He was among the 251 first sent to exile in Africa on 19.10.1944, where he was detained in Sembel (near Asmara, Eritrea), Carthago (Sudan), back to Eritrea, and finally in Gilgil (Kenya). While detained, he worked as a medic in the infirmary.
On 12 July 1948, he was sent to the newborn State of Israel, with the last of the exiles.
He then enlisted in the IDF, serving as an officer in the Medical Corps. He married Esther Mizrahi, and the couple live in Tzrifin until the war was over and he was demobilized. They have two daughters and numerous grandchildren.
After his military service, he went back to run the kiosk on Nahalat Binyamin Street in Tel Aviv.
Yerachmiel was known for his good heart and dedication to family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke. He had many varied hobbies.
He passed away on 23 March 1983, and is buried in the Holon Cemetery.