The Rabbinical Council of America, the leading membership organization of orthodox rabbis in North America, mourns the loss of its mentor and guide, the preeminent scholar and halachic authority, Rabbi Gedalia Dov Schwartz, zt”l. Rabbi Schwartz served as the Av Beth Din (head of the rabbinical court) of the Beth Din of America and as Rosh Beit Din of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. He served as the editor of the RCA’s Torah journal Hadarom and was the author of Divrei Regesh, Migdanos Eliezer, and Shaarei Gedulah.

Below, you will find a collection of tributes, hespedim, and memories by chaverim.