The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passage of Rabbi Leibel Groner, ZT’L one of the most prominent figures in Lubavitch of the last generation who faithfully served as the Mazkir/Secretary and one was of the closest people to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America stated, “The Torah world lost today a prominent tower of Ahavas Yisroel. This is a deep loss for Klal Yisroel, especially as we are in the midst of the current fear and loss of the Coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic.

“Rabbi Groner, ZT’L after the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Gimel Tammuz, kept the stories, inspiration, lessons, faith and mission of the Lubavitcher Rebbe as a source of hope and inspiration for the Jewish community at large. As an eyewitness to the history that was created by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Groner, ZT’L had first-hand knowledge of what we learn and read in the history books. These important historical events take Klal Yisroel from the destruction of the Holocaust to its current rejuvenation, a cause the Lubavitcher Rebbe championed. May Rabbi Groner’s, ZT’L memory serve as a blessing for all of Klal Yisroel and me he be an advocate for his family and all of Israel.”