To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Chaim Israel, who wears a shtreimel on Shabbos, has served as the president of the Boro Park Y for many years and is president of Agudath Israel of Boro Park West (9th Avenue). He is frequently found on the roster of panelists at Agudath Israel annual conventions and is seen in almost every picture of Boro Park activists at significant community events. He also is a longtime member of Community Planning Board No. 12.
Universally respected, Chaim Israel plainly is an individual who should be given serious attention as a chassidishe candidate for public office. He will be strongly supported by all segments of our communities. Though this writer considers Chaim Israel a good friend, this writing and vote of confidence is totally unsolicited.
On the second day of Chol Hamoed Pesach, April 10, Moshe Chaim Labin was engaged to the daughter and oldest child of Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum, Jerusalem Satmar Rav and oldest son of Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, Satmar Rebbe. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Yeshaya Labin, Zidichover Rebbe in Williamsburg. The engagement took place in Beis Medrash Berach Moshe, in the complex of the Satmar Rebbe’s Williamsburg home. Present were only close family members and specifically invited kehilla leaders.
That evening, thousands gathered in the Main Satmar Beis Medrash in Williamsburg to mark the joyous event. The assembled sat at or stood around the tables while yeshiva students stood on standing-room only bleachers waiting for the Rebbe, together with other family celebrants, to enter. When the Rebbe stepped over the beis medrash doorstep, spirited singing erupted and accompanied him until he sat on the podium.
The engagement had been formalized and celebrated on Motzaei Shabbos Shemini, April 22, in the Main Satmar Beis Medrash, with additional thousands having come from beyond the borders of Williamsburg to participate.
The chassan is the grandson of Rabbi Naftali Zvi Labin, zt”l (1916-2009), Zidichov Beregsaz Rebbe who survived the Holocaust and settled in London and later moved to Williamsburg; son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Labin, zt”l 1939) Zidichover Drohabitcher Rebbe; son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Eichenstein, zt”l (1805-1873), revered Zidichover Rebbe and author of Lekutei Maharea.
Today’s Zidichover Rebbe is the son-in-law of Rabbi Yonah Fulop, zt”l, Satmar rosh yeshiva and author of Higion Milev; son-in-law of Rabbi Yekusiel Yehuda Rosenberger, zt”l Hy”d (d. 1944), Diyeresher Rav and author of Toras Yekusiel who was murdered in the Holocaust.
The Jerusalem Satmar Rav is the son-in-law of Rabbi Ephraim Lemberger, zt”l, Makaveh Rav in America and author of Ateres Ephraim; son of Rabbi Moshe Noson Nuta Lemberger, zt”l (1909-1983), Makava Rav and author of Ateres Moshe; son of Rabbi Menchem Mendel Lemberger, zt”l, Polgar Rav; son of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Lemberger, zt”l Roshzono Rav. Rabbi Menchem Mendel was the son-law of Rabbi Moshe Noson Jungreis, zt”l (d. 1889), Tisaforod Rav and author of Menuchas Moshe and Toras Noson; son of Rabbi Asher Anshel Jungreis, zt”l (1806-1873), revered Chenger Rav and author of Menuchas Asher. Rabbi Ephraim Lemberger was a son-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Spitz, zt”l, Bistritzer Rav, as is the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg.
Toldos Avrohom Yaakov Rebbe To Visit L.A.
A visit to Los Angeles by Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Kohn, Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe of Jerusalem, originally planned for the winter of 2012, will begin with the Rebbe’s arrival on Friday morning, June 22, for Shabbos Shelach. He will remain until Wednesday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, June 20. Additional information will soon be released.
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