Hacham Baruch Yerushalmi was born to Malkona and Raphael David in Kushta (now Istanbul), Turkey. He married twice, and had several daughters with his first wife but no children with his second. He immigrated to the Land of Israel late in life.
Hacham Baruch Yerushalmi passed away on 10 Elul 5659 (1899).
His book, Baruch MeBanim, contains his original commentary on the Torah and on verses from the Prophets and Writings. It was printed after his death by Hacham Bechor Aharon Elnekave, President of the Jerusalem Rabbinic Court, in response to Hacham Baruch Yerushalmi’s request in his will that his book be published because he had no sons who might do so. Hacham Baruch Yerushalmi wrote an additional book on Maimonides and Responsa, which remains in manuscript form.