Nafla ateres rosheinu, the crown has fallen from our head (Eicha 5:16). The Jewish people has lost a brilliant scholar, faithful leader, devoted servant and one a great posek. The Rabbinical Alliance of America — Igud HaRabbonim, representing over 950 American Orthodox Rabbis — joins Klal Yisroel in mourning the passing of HaGaon HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman, ZT’L, the Rosh Beth Din of the Beth Din of the Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim.
HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and studied T Yeshivas Ohr Elchonon. Thereafter, he studied t Yeshivas Ner Yisroel and Mir Yerushalayim, where he learned under HaRav Chaim Shmulevitch, ZT’L and HaRav Nachum Partzovitz, ZT’L. Returning to America, he studied at Beis Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, where he obtained Semicha from HaRav Schneur Kotler, ZT’L. Rav Brisman held many important prominent positions in the rabbinate. At Igud HaRabbonim, he was respected as an important connector between the mesorah of Europe and the new beginnings of Torah Yiddishkeit in America.
Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice-president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America, stated, “We at Igud HaRabbonim revered HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman as a world class talmid chacham and a leading posek. He personified the humility and refined character traits which he spent his life teaching. With the passing of HaRav Brisman, the Jewish people face a tragic void. Today, the worldwide Torah community stands as orphans, painfully bereft of the profound wisdom and courageous leadership of HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman. We continue with unbending faith that our Father in Heaven will send us proper guidance and salvation, because the children of Israel will never be abandoned. We pray that HaRav Dov Aharon Brisman serve as a melitz yosher for his family and the entire Klal Yisroel during this time of fear and sorrow.”