Latest update: September 23rd, 2012
There are those who have the foresight to establish institutions that leave a lasting impression on Klal Yisrael. One such man was Rabbi Abraham Nachman Schwartz, who founded Yeshiva Torah ve-Emunah Hebrew Parochial School in Baltimore.
Rabbi Schwartz was indeed respected by all segments of the Baltimore Jewish community. Mr. Joseph Isadore Paper wrote:
In the winter evenings of two years past, seated in the Beth Amedrosh [sic] of the Shomrei Mishmereth Shule and listening attentively to your melodious interpretations of the Gemorah, you instilled within me the joy and not the sadness of Kaddish. Now that you too are gone, Jewish traditions flicker: give us this day others to keep the light of Israel burning. You speak no more, I see you always.[v]
[ii]“Rabbi Schwartz of Blessed Memory, A Word of Tribute – After the ‘Shloshim’ Period” by Rabbi Israel Tabak, March 19, 1937. This paper clipping was obtained from The Jewish Museum of Maryland. Unfortunately, the source of the article is not given.
About the Author: Dr. Yitzchok Levine served as a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey before retiring in 2008. He now teaches as an adjunct at Stevens. Glimpses Into American Jewish History appears the first week of each month. Dr. Levine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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