The addition of secular subjects was little more than a concession to the demands of the day.
The newly arrived immigrants as well as some of the native American Jews refused to send their children to secular schools permeated with Christian influences.
The development of the Jewish day school in the United States, before the beginning of the modern Jewish day school movement, was sporadic and uneven.
During World War II he served as a member of the draft board for the Lower East Side.
The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.
In 1845 the first Jewish organization in Chicago was established under the name of the Jewish Burial Ground Society.
Virtually everything we know about Yeshiva Or HaChaim comes from the pamphlet “Torah Or,” published anonymously in 1895 in Hebrew.
He must understand that nothing is more valuable or useful in America than smooth talk and vulgarity.
He was absolutely convinced that, religiously, they were much better off in Eastern Europe and Russia than in America.
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.
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.
After Rav Breuer was nifter in 1980, Rav Schwab led the community until his passing in 1995.
The bolder women joined in the fight and for some time there was a lively hair pulling in the street.
Despite such opposition, the Yeshivah of Flatbush opened that year with 22 children, four teachers for two classes – a kindergarten and a first grade.
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.
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.
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.
Needless to say, a cool, calm and wise Rabbi Schwab soothed things over, as he had done on so many other occasions.
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.
From his earliest youth Rav Schwab had a clear and unwavering desire to become a talmid chacham and serve as a rabbi.
Rabbi Illowy did his utmost to increase the religious observance of his congregants.
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 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 student followers of the Malach stood in direct opposition to his philosophy and to the standards of the yeshiva.
The debate was picked up by a number of national publications, including Isaac Leeser’s Occident.