Prominent rabbis and community activists from the greater Miami area met with hospital officers and staff at the Miami University hospital. Together, they dedicated a Bikur Cholim Wing, which will serve patients, family members and attendants hot and cold kosher food and provide them tables, chairs and recliners.
Local rabbis were instrumental in explaining to the hospital administration the bikur cholim mission and the innumerable benefits to be gained by patients, doctors and hospital staff. The observant community’s reliance on bikur cholim organizations and volunteers corresponds to the selfless dedication of an inordinate number of observant volunteers. We pray for the time when the need for bikur cholim will become obsolete.
Chahter And Torna
The Chahter Rav and the Torna Rav are brothers, sons of Rabbi Sholom Dov Tannenbaum, zt”l (1918-1991), Mildower Rav; son of Rabbi Moshe Tannenbaum, zt”l Hy”d (1886-1944), Mildower Rav and author of Masios Moshe; son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Tannenbaum, zt”l Hy”d (1849-1944), Torna Rebbe, author of Shaeris Menachem, and honorary president of the Vaad Horabbonim of Czechoslovakia. Rabbi Moshe was the son-in-law of Rabbi Mayer Tannenbaum, zt”l (1854-1928), Putnaker Rav and author of Imrei Meir and Ginzei Meir.
Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Rabbi Mayer were both sons of Rabbi Yaakov Tannenbaum, zt”l (1832-1896), Putnaker Rav and author of Nihari Afarsemon. Rabbi Menachem Mendel was the son-in-law of Rabbi Shraga Zvi Tannenbaum, zt”l (1826-1897), Chahter Rav and author of Nita Sorek. Rabbi Shraga Zvi and Rabbi Yaakov were both sons of Rabbi Zev Wolf Tannenbaum, zt”l (1787-1872), Verpleleter Rav, author of Rechovos Hanohor, and patriarch of the Tannenbaum rabbinic dynasty.
Chahter Shabbos In Monsey
Rabbi Meir Yehuda Tannenbaum, Chahter Rav in Kiryas Yoel, was in Monsey for Shabbos Yisro, February 10-11, to celebrate a melaveh malkah for the Chahter (Mezocsat, Hungary) Kollel he heads in Kiryas Yoel.
Tefillas were conducted at the Ateres Zekanim Hall. On Friday night, after the Chahter Rav delivered divrei Torah, he joined the tisch being conducted by the Vishnitzer Rebbe just a few doors away. Minchah and shalosh seudas at the Ateres Zekanim hall had a huge participation.
Torna Melaveh Malkah In Kiryas Yoel
Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Tannenbaum, Torna Rav in Kiryas Yoel, established the Torna (Tornaszentandras, Hungary) Beis Medrash in Kiryas Yoel in 1991. The shul expanded in 2003, and in 2007 the addition of an up-to-date mikveh commenced.
Completed in 2010, the mikveh now serves the growing community. In addition, the shul has a huge library that attracts many scholars who come to learn Torah uninterrupted for many hours of the day and night.
The annual Torna melaveh malkah has become one the largest yearly events in Kiryas Yoel, with an outpouring of enthusiastic support. The shul’s many weekday morning minyanim make it extremely popular. Accordingly, the community’s response is heartwarming.