Edah HaChareidis/Leadership

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Current leadership

The rabbbinical leadership of the Edah HaChareidis currently consists of:

  • President (Nasi): Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik (Brisker Rov)
  • Chief Justice (Gavad): Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss
  • Head of Rabbinical Court (Ravad): Rabbi Moishe Sternbuch
  • Rabbi Yaakov Blau
  • Rabbi Avrohom Yitzchok Ulman
  • Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer
  • Rabbi Naftoli Hertzke Frankel
  • Rabbi Yaakov Mendel Yuravitch
  • Rabbi Yeshayeh Rosenberger

Chief Rabbis (גאב"ד) of the Edah HaCharedis

  1. 1919-1932: Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld (1849-1932)
  2. 1932-1948: Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky (1st) of Dushinsky (1865-1949), also known as the Maharitz
  3. 1947-1953: Rabbi Zelig Reuven Bengis (1864-1953)
  4. 1953-1979: Grand Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979)
  5. 1979-1989: Rabbi Yitzchok Yaakov Weiss (1901-1989; author of Minchas Yitzchak, formerly of Manchester Beth Din, England)
  6. 1989-1996: Rabbi Moshe Aryeh Freund (1904-1996; author of Ateres Yehoshua (Chassidei Satmar)
  7. 1996-2002: Grand Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Dushinsky (1921-2003; son of Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, listed above), also known as the Maharim
  8. 2002-present: Rabbi Yitzchok Tuvia Weiss (formerly dayan of Machsike Hadass community, Antwerp, Belgium)

Presidents (נשיא) of the Edah HaCharedis

  1. until 1979: Grand Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum of Satmar (1887-1979)
  2. 1979-2006: Grand Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum of Satmar (1914-2006)
  3. 2006-present: Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik, rosh yeshiva of Brisk

Other prominent rabbis affiliated with the Edah HaChareidis

  • Rabbi Moshe Sacks
  • Rabbi Yaakov Meir Shechter

Past members of the Badatz

  • Rabbi Pinchos Epstein
  • Rabbi Yisroel Yaakov Fisher (1928-2003), author of Even Yisroel
  • Rabbi Moshe Halberstam (1932-2006)
  • Rabbi Chanoch Dov Padwa
  • Rabbi Binyomin Rabinowitz, previous Rebbe of Mishkenos HoRoim

Non-rabbinical leadership

  • Gershon Stemmer, until his death 2007 lay leader of the Edah HaChareidis

Obituaries of past members