About Us

Who is Behind Tzurba?

Our Mission

Mizrachi, Eretz Hemdah and the Manhigut Toran it program – a joint venture of the three organizations – have partnered together to publish and distribute the new Hebrew-English edition of Tzurba M’Rabanan. Already popular in Israel, this systematic yet concise format of presenting Halacha from the source in the Mishna through modern-day Poskim is now available to the English-speaking learner. 

Project Status

The first four volumes have been…

  • Volume 1 & 2 have been printed and distributed globally
  • 5,000 copies of each Volume sent to shiurim groups
  • Vision: 25 volumes over four years with 10,000 copies per volume in line with growing demand
  • Final publication of a complete hard copy to be sold after the first cycle of learning has been completed

Who We are

Tzurba M’Rabanan was written and collated by Rav Benzion Algazi, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hesder Ramat Gan, which paved the way for the Tzurba M’Rabanan Institute, which he established with the encouragement of Rav Mordechai Eliyahu z”l in 2003. There are currently over 20,000 people learning the Tzurba M’Rabanan series on a weekly basis in both Hebrew and English. The Selwyn & Ros Smith and Family Manhigut Toranit Program, founded and directed by Rav Doron Podlashuk, is a five-year post-semicha program in partnership with Eretz Hemdah and World Mizrachi in which students prepare to be Torah leaders in the Diaspora. Manhigut Toranit has translated Tzurba M’Rabanan, making it accessible to the English-speaking population. 

Tzurba Volume 4

World Mizrachi, which publishes and distributes Tzurba M’Rabanan, inspires people with a sense of commitment to the Torah, the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. Based in Jerusalem and with branches across the globe, Mizrachi – an acronym for merkaz ruchani (spiritual center) – was founded in 1902 by Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov Reines, and is led today by Rabbi Doron Perez.