HaGaon HaRav Reuven Elbaz Shlita, who was appointed to serve on the Shas party Moetzas Gedolei Yisrael, arrived in Bnei Brak on Monday morning 28 Teves, where he met with Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita.
It is reported that following the appointment, Rav Elbaz wished to consult with the gadol hador and to receive a bracha. It is reported that Rav Elbaz sat with the rav for a period of time, explaining to him that HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita asked that he join the Torah council.
In addition to Rav Cohen and Rav Elbaz, serving on the Torah council are HaGaon HaRav Shimon Ba’adani Shlita, HaGaon HaRav Moshe Maye Shlita, and HaGaon HaRav David Yosef Shlita.
On motzei Shabbos Rav Elbaz gave the shiur that preceded the shiur of Rishon L’Tzion HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Yosef Shlita in the Yazdim Shul. The Rishon L’Tzion gave him a bracha and referred to him as “גדול מחזירי התשובה בדורנו וחבר מועצת חכמי התורה”.
In recent weeks, Rav Elbaz has been visiting with prominent rabbonim and conducting shuttle diplomacy in the hope of uniting the fractured Sephardi camp.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)