web analytics
August 29, 2014 / 3 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Saying Farewell To Toronto’s Couple Of Valor


Kupfer-012012-Rothschilds

Kurt and Edith Rothschild, refugees from Nazi Germany who met in the United States, also view all Jews as one, and their love for all Bnei Yisrael is all encompassing. In a defiance of our enemies, they are consumed with the desire to restore the Jewish people, both spiritually and physically, buoying Jewish continuity. They are dedicated to enhancing and improving Jewish lives – wherever they are.

Edith Rothschild uses pearls as a metaphor to explain why she and her husband are up to their arms, actually their necks, in communal involvement. Individual pearls are precious – but basically useless if they are not linked, or connected to the whole.

To that end, in addition to being her husband’s ezer ke’negdo, and a community leader in her own right, (as president of Emunah of Toronto, and chairman of the National Board of Emunah) Edith Rothschild has shared and promoted her vast knowledge of healthy, wholesome eating via lectures and the publishing of a cookbook entitled, Nutrilicious. Many of the tributes addressed to her husband described with awe his amazing stamina and strength as he puts in 18-hour days and nights overseeing his many chesed projects. He is often raring to go while his younger associates lag behind. Mrs. Rothschild, in her dinner speech, insisted that her 89-year-old husband was as high energy as he was due to her healthy meals. “Kurt would not be able to do what he does, if he was eating meat a few times a week like other men. No way!”

“Food for thought” is another component of what makes Mr. Rothschild tick. He has an unwavering belief in the value of a Jewish education. Says Mr. Rothschild, “To safeguard and promote Jewish continuity, the funding of Jewish education is first and foremost on my list of obligations. Our youth must be taught the ethics of our Torah, and our incredible history throughout the ages to identify as Jews and carry on our precious traditions.”

A Legacy Fund was launched at the dinner in the Rothschild’s honor. Monies raised will support Jewish educational facilities in the former Soviet Union; help resettle former Gush Katif communities in the Negev and fund necessary infrastructure such as community centers and schools; give out scholarships to graduates of Toronto day schools who wish to spend a year or two studying in yeshivot, seminaries and university; as well as help alleviate many private hardship situations in Israel that have come to Mr. Rothchild’s attention.

May they go from strength to strength and success to success as they finally return home.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Saying Farewell To Toronto’s Couple Of Valor”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal in Gaza
Mashaal Vows Cease-Fire a Step to New ‘Resistance’ War against Israel
Latest Sections Stories
Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot together in concert.

Almost immediately the audience began singing and clapping and continued almost without stop throughout the rest of the concert.

Mordechai-082214-Armoire

As of late, vintage has definitely been in vogue in the Orthodox community.

Einhorn-082214-Water

Stroll through formal gardens, ride mountain bikes, or go rock climbing.

As they fall upon us we go
To the WALL.

One minute you’re shaving shwarma off a pit, then the shwarma guy tells you he read a (fake) WhatsApp that the boys are dead.

I probe a little deeper and Shula takes me into the world of phantom pains and prosthetic limbs.

This went on until she had immersed eighty times, and then Hashem at last took pity upon her.

Because Menachem lives in Israel, he can feel the ruach in the air.

Perhaps you can reach a compromise during this news frenzy, whereby you will feel more comfortable while he can still follow the latest events.

Leon experienced the War of Independence from a soldier’s perspective, while remaining true to his Jewish ideals and beliefs.

Chabad of Arizona centers recently hosted an evening of remembrance to mark the 20th yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

More Articles from Cheryl Kupfer
Kupfer-080114

Unpleasant happenings are quickly discarded if they do not affect us directly.

Kupfer-071814

I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.

It is so hurtful to heighten people’s sense of inadequacy and guilt in a matzav that is already horrendous and difficult to bear.

Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction.

Where once divorce in heimische communities was relatively uncommon, nowadays every family has a son, daughter, sibling cousin who is divorced – sometimes twice or even three times!

Many go about the business of living frum, observant lives, but they are only going through the motions.

Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a post-high school education after a year or two of learning.

While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magazine/on-our-own/saying-farewell-to-torontos-couple-of-valor/2012/01/23/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: