Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
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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Today is day six without a phone.
Besides for feeling slightly isolated, it’s not too bad.
I’ve been doing things that I know I would not be doing if my phone was sitting next to me, shiny screen beckoning.
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.
As I described Gaon in a review in June 2001 (“In Search of Ancestors, Sculpture by Simon Gaon” at Yeshiva University Museum), his Bukharian Jewish roots are deeply embedded on both sides of his family, echoed in his early yeshiva education.
Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.
Think of your issues this way: due to those different backgrounds, you have a “shovel” to deal with difficulties while he has a “spoon”.
Do you remember the good old days when kids were kids and there was never anything to worry about? Those days never really existed, but today there are issues kids worry about that weren’t issues for some adults. They include fear of bullying, natural disasters, divorce, and violence.
In Part I talked about celebrating 30 years of Regesh Family and Child Services providing services to children, teens and families. I shared the agency’s origin and the many lessons I have learned through this journey. As I mentioned, it is my hope that my experiences will add to your toolbox of life skills.
Unfortunately, a map of the Middle East with no mention of Israel is nothing new… It is surprising however, that the world’s largest publisher of children’s literature, Scholastic Books, has joined in this trend.
About six months ago my parents and I started discussing ideas for a mitzvah project in honor of my bat mitzvah. I wanted to do something unique that would be meaningful to me and also do something that my friends could participate in. Immediately I thought of an organization called Sharsheret.
“I’m disappointed that the agreement reached with Iran leaves our unfulfilled our ultimate objective: a complete dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program and related activities.
Southern NCSY will be holding a leadership training Shabbaton at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour December 6 and December 7. Rabbi Steven Weil, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, will be the special guest speaker.
Is there a beginning and an end to the universe? What role can medical breakthroughs play in conception or genetic engineering? Can science help us pinpoint the end of human life? Does the soul emanate from the brain or vice-versa?
Last month’s column sketched the myriad of social programs in which the Orthodox American communal worker and leader Adolphus S. Solomons (1826-1910) was involved. Adolphus married Rachel Seixas Phillips (1828-1881), a descendant of colonial patriot families and together they had eight daughters and a son.
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