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My Machberes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Tefillin Declared Unfit

The Badatz of the Eidah Hacharedis has declared all stam (sifrei Torah, mezuzahs and tefillin) written by “SK” as unfit. (Please see the Jan. 27 My Machberes column for full details.)

 

Dushinsky Rebbe

Dushinsky Rebbe Visits New York City

Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, Dushinsky Rebbe of Jerusalem, arrived in New York City on Wednesday, February 8. On Wednesday evening, February 13, the Rebbe will be participating in the wedding of a grandchild of his brother-in-law, Rabbi Yesochor Dov Katz, Williamsburg Dushinsky Rav.

The Rebbe will remain in the area for several weeks; a schedule, however, has not yet been released.

The Dushinsky Rebbe is the son of Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Dushinsky, zt”l (1921-2003), Dushinsky Rebbe and seventh chief rabbi of the Eidah Hacharedis of Jerusalem (from 1996 to 2003) and grandson of Rabbi Yosef Zvi Dushinsky, zt”l (1865-1948), who was Galanta Rav, Chuster Rav and later served as the third chief rabbi of the Eidah Hacharedis of Jerusalem (1935 to 1948).

 

Boyaner Chassunah

Boyaner Rebbe

On Tuesday evening, February 14, at the Royal Garden Hall in Petach Tikva, Dovid Moshe Friedman married the daughter of Rabbi Nochum Dov Brayer, Boyaner Rebbe in Jerusalem. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Dov Beryl Friedman, Chortkova Rav in Antwerp. A huge tent was erected to accommodate the huge crown. The aufruf was held at the Bernstein Beis Medrash in the Geulah neighborhood of Jerusalem. Shabbos Mishpatim sheva berachos, as well as sheva berachos on Monday, February 20, will be held in a huge tent in Jerusalem near the Boyaner Beis Medrash.

The chassan is the grandson of Rabbi Dovid Moshe Friedman, zt”l (1914-1988); son of Rabbi Dov Ber Friedman, zt”l (1882-1936), Chortkova Rebbe in Vienna; son of Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, zt”l (1854-1933), second Chortkova Rebbe and author of Ateres Yisroel and helped establish Agudath Israel; son of Rabbi Dovid Moshe Friedman, zt”l (1927-1903), founding Chortkova Rebbe and author of Divrei Dovid; son of Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, zt”l (1797-1851), founder of the Ruzhin-Sadiger-Boyan-Chortkova dynasty, a grandson of the Meseritzer Magid.

Rabbi Dov Ber zt”l was the son-in-law of Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, zt”l (1839-1917), Boyaner Rebbe; son of Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, zt”l (1819-1883), Sadigera Rebbe and author of Emes LeKaakov; son of the founding Ruzhiner Rebbe.

Rabbi Nochum Dov was declared third Boyaner Rebbe on Chanukah, 1984, succeeding his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, zt”l (1890-1971) second Boyaner Rebbe who emigrated to Palestine in 1927; son of Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, zt”l (1839-1917), first Boyaner Rebbe; son of Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, zt”l (1819-1882), Sadegura Rebbe; son of Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, zt”l (1896-1840), Ruzhiner Rebbe.

Rabbi Nochum Dov is the son-in-law of Rabbi Meshulem Zysha Heschel, zt”l (1930-2003); son of Rabbi Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel, zt”l (1888-1969), Kapitchnitzer Rebbe. Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo was one of four sons and the only one to have survived the Holocaust.

 

Sadigura Rebbe

Sadigera/Lubliner Chassunah

On Wednesday evening, February 8, in front of the Sadigura Beis Medrash in Bnei Brak, Aaron Ber Friedman married the daughter of Rabbi Avrohom Naftali Eiger of Zurich, a direct descendant of the Lubliner chassidishe dynasty as well as of the venerated Rabbi Akiva Eiger, zt”l (1761-1837), chief rabbi of Posen and prolific author. The wedding was then celebrated by thousands in the Keser Harimon Hall.

The chassan is the son of Rabbi Yisroel Moshe Friedman, Sadigura Rav of London and only son of Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, Sadigura Rebbe in Israel and member of the Council of Torah Sages.

The aufruf took place at the Sadigura Beis Medrash in Golders Green in London on Shabbos Bo. A second aufruf was celebrated in Bnei Brak, on Shabbos Beshalach, at the Sadigura Beis Medrash with the participation of the Sadigura Rebbe. Shabbos Yisro Sheva Berachos were held at the Sadigura Beis Medrash in Jerusalem. The Sadigura Rebbe came for Shabbos and led the tefillas and tisch.

 

Gravesite Of Rabbi Boruch Ber Leibowitz Found

Rabbi Boruch Ber Leibowitz, zt”l

Renowned as a Talmudic genius, Rabbi Boruch Dov Ber Leibowitz, zt”l (1864-1939) studied at various yeshivas and became an outstanding student and disciple of Rabbi Chaim Soloveichik, zt”l (1853-1918), Brisker Rav. “Reb Boruch Ber,” as he was respectfully called by his thousands of students, succeeded his father-in-law, Rabbi Avrohom Zimmerman, zt”l, who became Halusker Rav in 1890. Reb Boruch Ber was elected Slabodka Rosh Yeshiva in 1904.During World War II the yeshiva had to flee to Minsk, and then to Kremenchug in Vilna. The yeshiva moved to Kaminetz in 1926. Reb Boruch Ber died on Friday, November 17, 1939 (5 Kislev, 5704).

My Machberes

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Editor’s Note: A photo Rabbi Tannenbaum included in last week’s My Machberes, of a meeting in Jerusalem between the Satmar and Belzer Rebbes, was, unfortunately, not authentic. The picture was obviously Photoshopped. Such a meeting did not take place. We regret our oversight in publishing it.

Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler

Lakewood Yeshiva Bans Smoking

The roshei yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha (BMG) of Lakewood have issued a wide-ranging prohibition forbidding smoking of any kind in any of the facilities of BMG, though smoking by BMG’s students has been banned for quite some time. Students include those married as well as those unmarried. The extended ban by Rabbi Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, Rabbi Yeruchim Olshin, Rabbi Yisroel Neuman, Rabbi Dovid Schustal and Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon now includes everyone, every type of smoking, in every facility. Further, the ban also includes electronic smoke. Additionally, the ban specifically forbids all smoking in public. The prohibition has been enthusiastically received.

 

 

 

Serdehaly/Toshnad Chassunah

On Tuesday, February 7, Mordechai Katz will marry the daughter of Rabbi Eliyahu Yitzchok Brisk, Toshnad Rav in Monsey, in Ateres Chaya Sarah Hall on South Madison Avenue in Monsey. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Asher Anshel Katz, eldest son of Rabbi Chaim Leib Katz, Serdehaly Rav in Boro Park. Rabbi Asher Anshel is the son of Rabbi Yehoshua Katz, zt”l (d. 1985), Sombotheily Rav; son of Rabbi Asher Anshel Katz, zt”l Hy”d (1881-1944), Serdehaly Rav and author of Ule’ashar Omar; son-in-law of Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Ehrenreich, zt”l Hy”d (d. 1944), Shomloyer Rav and author of Lechem Shlomo. Rabbi Chaim Leib is also a grandson of Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Pollack zt”l, Woodkerter Rav.

The kallah is the granddaughter of Rabbi Yehoshua Brisk, zt”l (1932-2010), Toshnad Rav in Netanya; son of Rabbi Aaron Zvi Brisk, zt”l (d. 1960), Tashnad Rav who immigrated to Natanya; son of Rabbi Mordechai Brisk, zt”l Hy”d (1886-1944), Toshnad Rav and author of Maharam Brisk; son of Rabbi Yehoshua Brisk, zt”l (d. 1914), Toshnad Rav; son of Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Brisk, zt”l (d. 1879), Nir’arad Rav; son-in-law of Rabbi Shimon Lieberman, zt”l, Shenya Rav; son of Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Lieberman, zt”l, Shenya Rav; son of Rabbi Shimon Lieberman, zt”l, Mahd Rav.

The celebrations begin with the Shabbos Beshalach aufruf, February 3-4, at the Serdehaly Beis Medrash in Boro Park, followed by a royal kiddush. In order to accommodate the large number of guests who will arrive to partake in the special Shabbos, chassunah, and sheva berachos, a special hachnassas orchim committee was formed to organize lodging. The Shabbos Yisro Sheva Berachos will be held at the Toshnad Beis Medrash in Monsey.

Nikolsburger Chassunah

On Sunday, January 29, Yitzchok Dov Jungreis married Tziporah Friedman, daughter of Rabbi Alexander Zusha Friedman, at the Ateres Chaya Sarah Hall in Monsey. The chassan is the son of Rabbi Mordechai Zev Jungreis, Nikolsberger Rebbe in Boro Park and Woodbourne. The simcha began with the aufruf on Shabbos Bo and continues with sheva berachos through Shabbos Beshalach. In order to accommodate a larger participation of chassidim, family, and friends, the tefillos, tisch and kiddush, led by the Nikolsberger Rebbe, were held at Beth El Hall on 15th Avenue in Boro Park.

Nikolsburg in Boro Park

The Nikolsburger Rebbe, a long time rebbe at Yeshiva Chaim Berlin where he continues to infuse his students with a passion for Torah and Yiddishkeit, established his beis medrash at 4912 16th Avenue, where he also conducts an evening kollel. The beis medrash exerts a magnetic pull and the Nikolsburger Rebbe has developed a lively following. Very much in the spirit of Rabbi Yeshaye Steiner, zt”l (1852-1925) – Keresturer Rebbe lovingly renowned as Reb Shayaleh Kerestirer – there is always a bounty of heimishe food on the tables in the beis medrash where the idiom “no one goes away hungry” rules. The Nikolsburger Rebbe has had much success with chassidishe youth-at-risk.

Immediately prior to the summer of 2010, the Nikolsburger Rebbe of Boro Park formally met with the dedicated administration of Woodbourne’s B’nai Israel Synagogue and, with their enthusiastic support, assumed summer leadership of the Woodbourne Shul. Though the shul had not been fully utilized for years, the board’s resilience in its maintenance is recognized as an important part of the shul’s successful transformation.

Nikolsburger Rebbe of Boro Park and Woodbourne

Nikolsburger chassidim upgraded the Woodbourne shul. In addition, they rented a home across the street that serves as the Nikolsburger Rebbe’s summer residence. With the shul’s downstairs refurbished and turned into a large second beis medrash, the shul accommodates more than one minyan at a time. Often, a third simultaneous minyan is held outside the front doors. The last minyan for weekday Maariv was scheduled for 11:45 pm, but minyan after minyan continued well past midnight.

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