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A Personal Tribute To HaRav HaGaon, HaRav HaTamim, Reb Yoel HaKohen Kahan

For 45 years Reb Yoel taught Chassidus in Boro Park to chasidim of Belz, Bobov, Boyan, Klausenburg, Ger, Satmar and Vishnitz. He was highly respectful of their approach and taught them to be more appreciative of their Chassidus.

A Soul On A Mission

Among them was Aryeh Abramov, 17, who was to leave for a year in Israel two days later. “He was an all-around good person,” Abramov said, “he gave to all of us by always making the minyan, so it’s nice that I can be here and make a minyan for him.”

Rav Yaakov Ruderman: American Torah Giant

As Rav Ruderman explained to Professor William Helmreich in a January 1978 interview, “College gives a person parnossah. We find that our boys stay with learning longer this way. They don’t have to kill themselves for a job.

Mrs. Chaya Nechama Davidson, 71, Passes Away On Erev Shavuos From Covid-19

Mrs. Davidson always made me feel supremely comfortable, accommodated my peculiar eating habits, and talked to me about school and even politics as if I were 32 rather than 12.

My Mother, Ruth Ballabon, a”h

A surprised friend remarked, “I didn’t know your mother was a shadchan.” She wasn’t. She just instinctively helped everyone she could in the way it was most needed – and sometimes that was a shidduch.

Rabbi Dr. Zecharia Harvey Senter, Kashrus Pioneer, 84

My father sought out truth and insisted on telling the truth even at the cost of lost accounts. He always did the right thing even if it was not popular.

Rabbi Dr Abraham J. Twerski, Pioneering Chasidic Psychiatrist and Prolific Author, 90

Chaim (not his real name), a frum addict in recovery, told The Jewish Press that he'd probably be dead were it not for Rabbi Twerski.

My Great Uncle, HaRav HaGaon Rav Dovid Soloveitchik

He wouldn't lean back on a chair so as not to enjoy the comforts of this world.

Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, zt”l – A Grandson in the Tradition of His Grandfather

To describe Rabbi Henkin by that singular – albeit incredible – accomplishment of advanced Torah study for women would be incomplete, to say the least.

A Tribute to Moshko

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Harvard Professor Dies Climbing World’s 12th Tallest Mountain

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Even An Aravah Can Help – A Tribute To Rabbi Yudi Dukes, 39

One of my Jewish doctors explained to me that the bark of the willow tree was used as a pain reliever. This got me thinking that even an aravah can have a good influence.

On The 21st Yahrzeit Of Rabbi Sholom Klass

For the sake of peace, we are trying to be silent, and peace is very important. But I fear that is not the way you would want us to be.

My Childhood Memories Of Rav Yitzchok Hutner – On His 40th Yahrzeit

Even as close friends grappled with the temptation [to smoke], I was untroubled, having been immunized by this great teacher of our generation who doubled as a surrogate grandfather for the children of his students.

My Mother, Irene Klass – 10 Years Later

Speaking of her feelings for Israel, Irene says, ‘my heart always beats a little faster, and I experience a moment of inner joy, when I land in Lod Airport and feel the ground of Israel under me.’

Rabbi Sacks Passes On – My Memories

There were times when I was carrying out these duties while laden with personal problems that I was able to approach him and ask for a beracha. They always worked.

Rav Dovid Feinstein, Preeminent Halachic Authority, 91

Rav Dovid’s greatest joy in life was learning Torah, and he was a big ​masmid. Nevertheless, he also possessed a tremendous sense of responsibility for the Jewish community.

In The Shadow Of A Giant

Rav Dovid smiled and asked me, “Are you comparing my father and me to the Rosh and the Tur?”

Rabbi Sacks: The Great Man I Knew

He once confided to me that the rhetoric and backlash was so intense at the time that he contemplated resigning.

Remembering Gail Mauer, a”h

As this year I am at the age my mother was when she passed away, the awareness of how both precious and precarious life is, is keener than ever.

Rabbi Dr. Isaac Lewin, zt”l – My Father – On His 25th Yahrzeit

My father’s favorite toy was his portable Hebrew typewriter. I would fall asleep each night on the living-room sofa of our one-bedroom apartment to the clickety-clack of that machine.

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Your wonderful smile radiated great happiness for your ability to help, to promote, to lead the vision of clinging to the Land of Israel.

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All who knew her benefited from her wisdom. In fact, her wisdom saved thousands of Jewish lives.

Rabbi Dr Lamm – A Generous Mentor

Not only did he respond to those who reached out to him, he proactively reached out to others in order to help, advise, cajole and simply share his rich experience with a tyro.

Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm: Eloquent Spokesman For Orthodox Judaism

He did not take the easy path of avoiding any controversial topic or promoting only safe and popular stances.

Reflections On Rabbi Dr. Nachum (Norman) Lamm

I feel honored to have attended his sermons and lectures. He would weave a tapestry of ideas and words into a poetic bridging of multiple disciplines.

Memories Of Rabbi Lamm

Rabbi Lamm was eminently approachable and made himself available to anyone who needed him.

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There was no pressure, no didactics, just a Zeida who was available to share his passion for learning – if we wished.

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Rabbi Lamm was prepared, indeed proud, to be an “intellectual diplomat” who sought to make peace between competing ideas.


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