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Jews in Europe: Do Not Come To America!

1 Kislev 5777 – November 30, 2016
He must understand that nothing is more valuable or useful in America than smooth talk and vulgarity.

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger: Critic Of Jewish Life In America

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 2, 2016
He was absolutely convinced that, religiously, they were much better off in Eastern Europe and Russia than in America.

The Influence of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch in America (Part II)

5 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
Early in his life Reb Shraga Feivel decided he would devote himself to strengthening Orthodoxy in the face of the onslaughts of those who would undermine Torah Judaism.

Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch’s Influence In America (Part I)

Frankfort-on-the-Main was the city of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, inspired and inspiring leader in Israel, man of God if ever there was one.

Rav Shimon Schwab: Values And Views

29 Tammuz 5776 – August 3, 2016
After Rav Breuer was nifter in 1980, Rav Schwab led the community until his passing in 1995.

The Kosher Meat Boycott Of 1902

The bolder women joined in the fight and for some time there was a lively hair pulling in the street.

Brooklyn Yeshivas In The 1930s (Part II)

Despite such opposition, the Yeshivah of Flatbush opened that year with 22 children, four teachers for two classes – a kindergarten and a first grade.

Brooklyn Yeshivas In The 1930s (Part I)

Today Brooklyn is fortunate to have a large number of yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs that span the spectrum from Modern Orthodox to haredi and chassidic.

Joseph Rodriguez Brandon, Activist Lawyer

22 Adar II 5776 – March 31, 2016
Brandon was committed to making sure the doctrine of the separation of church and state was adhered to in California, and he utilized both the courts and the press in his efforts.

The Life Of Rav Shimon Schwab (Fourth of Four Parts)

24 Adar I 5776 – March 3, 2016
There were a few times he did not have a ready answer for me. He would then say, “Please call me back tomorrow.” When I did, there was always a ready and clear answer.

The Life Of Rav Shimon Schwab (Part III)

26 Shevat 5776 – February 4, 2016
Needless to say, a cool, calm and wise Rabbi Schwab soothed things over, as he had done on so many other occasions.

The Life Of Rav Shimon Schwab (Part II)

20 Tevet 5776 – December 31, 2015
To further improve his English, my father would listen carefully to President Roosevelt's speeches on the radio to pick up the nuances of well-spoken English pronunciation.

The Life Of Rav Shimon Schwab (Part I)

22 Kislev 5776 – December 3, 2015
From his earliest youth Rav Schwab had a clear and unwavering desire to become a talmid chacham and serve as a rabbi.

Rabbi Dr. Bernard (Yissachar Dov) Illowy (Part II)

25 Heshvan 5776 – November 6, 2015
Rabbi Illowy did his utmost to increase the religious observance of his congregants.

Rabbi Dr. Bernard (Yissachar Dov) Illowy (Part I)

20 Tishri 5776 – October 2, 2015
He was a powerful and fascinating speaker and convincing preacher, and his ministrations were so successful that his synagogue on Sabbath and holidays was always crowded with worshipers...

The Malach’s Son – Rav Rifael Zalman Hakohen Levine

19 Elul 5775 – September 2, 2015
The two Torah giants spent hours discussing a variety of Torah topics, some of which went well beyond subjects normally dealt with in Lithuanian yeshivas.

The Malach

The student followers of the Malach stood in direct opposition to his philosophy and to the standards of the yeshiva.

The Proposed Touro Monument And Rav S. R. Hirsch (Part II)

The debate was picked up by a number of national publications, including Isaac Leeser’s Occident.

The Proposed Touro Monument (Part I)

After his marriage he was successfully engaged in the lumber business.

Dr. Aaron Friedenwald: 19th Century Orthodox Physician (Part II)

12 Iyyar 5775 – April 30, 2015
He wrote a strong defense of shechitah in which he maintained that the Jewish method of slaughter had a humanitarian influence on the Jewish people.

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