Three More Rabbonim Join Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad

After adding six new Rabbonim just one month ago, the Beis Din Rabbonei Chabad in Eretz Yisroel, the body established by the Rebbe to oversee all Chabad matters, has announced the addition of three more members.

By reporter

Just one month ago, in a meeting of the Chabad Beis Din in Eretz Yisroel, the organization established by the Rebbe to lead all local Chabad matters, announced the expansion of the Beis Din with six new rabbonim. Now, they have added three new rabbonim to the Beis Din.

The newly appointed rabbonim are Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Diskin, Rabbi of Kiryat Ata; Rabbi Yeshayahu Hertzel, Rabbi of Nof HaGalil; and Rabbi Yaakov Shwika, a Rosh Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad.

They join the previous six rabbonim appointed one month ago: Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, Rov of Kfar Chabad; Rabbi Mordechai Bistritzky, Rov of the Anash community in Tzfas; Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Wolosow, Rov of Ramat Yishai; Rabbi Shneur Zalman Yaroslavsky, Rov of the Anash community in Elad; Rabbi Yaakov Mendelson, Rov of the Anash community in Arad; and Rabbi Chaim Kizhner, Rov of Anash in Emmanuel.

With the nine additional members, the Beis Din will have a total of 16 rabbonim. The seven original Rabbanim, most of whom have since passed on, were appointed by an establishment committee and approved by the Rebbe. Since its establishment in 5736 by direct instruction of the Rebbe, Beit Din Rabbanei Chabad would vote in new members at a meeting, and the decision was then sent to the Rebbe for approval.

Before Gimmel Tammuz, members appointed through this process included: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gluckowsky of Rechovot; Rabbi Yochanan Gurary of Chulon; and Rabbi Yosef Hecht of Eilat. Following Gimmel Tammuz, Rabbi Moshe Havlin of Kiryat Gat and Rabbi Yisroel Yosef Hendel of Migdal Haemek joined, adding to the long-serving members, Rabbi Yehuda Yaroslavsky and Rabbi Michoel Halperin.

This expansion reflects the growing needs of the Anash community, and the interest of the Beis Din to be available to provide guidance. The new members bring with them knowledge and experience, and will no doubt help to support Anash communities throughout Eretz Yisroel.

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