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.

Israel Has Lost A Great Woman: An Appreciation of Helen Freedman, Longtime Executive Director...

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

The Gifts My Mother – Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis – Gave Me: In Honor of...

As I sit now with my book of Tehillim, my mother's words echo loudly in my head. "Pray! Use your ko'ach tefilah and pray!"

In Memory Of My Mother, Peppy Sternheim Lewin, a”h: The Woman Responsible for Sugihara’s...

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.

The Ending Of All Endings In memory of my Zeida, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm

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

Two Facets Of A Many-Faceted Diamond: In Memory Of Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm

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

A Brief, Unpublished Teshuvah From Rabbi Norman Lamm

He was among the first in America to have special tefillot for Israel’s Independence Day, but he was simultaneously least inclined to word these prayer along the lines of the arrival of the redemption or the heralding of the messianic era.

Faiga Korenblit, 96, Holocaust Survivor and Quintessential Rebbetzin

Faiga Korenblit, who passed away last month at the age of 96, could not actually be described as a “survivor,” but rather a “thriver.”

Rabbi Dr. Joseph Breuer – On His 40th Yahrzeit

His fatherly manner of receiving, and maintaining a connection with, the many students who came from across Europe left a lifelong impression on them.

The Novominsker Rebbe Remembered

Through decades of leadership, Torah and chesed, there is but a void left in the place of the Rebbe on the dais of gedolei Yisrael.

My Father, Rabbi Sholom Klass – 20 Years Later

In 1960, my father started The Jewish Press. It was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream – to launch a newspaper that would teach Torah and be a voice for Jews all over the world.

Why Did His Parents Name Him Yitzchak? In Memory of My Father, Dr. Ivan...

How could parents providing such a name know that their son would need it to survive life's trials?

Rabbi Chaim Malinowitz, Artscroll Editor And Rav, 67

Rabbi Malinowitz maximized his time to an amazing extent. Though busy with his kehillah and other tzarchei tzibur, based on the tremendous amount of work he performed, one would think that he devoted every waking moment exclusively to ArtScroll.

The Ger Tzedek Of London – On His 226th Yahrzeit

Over the course of his lifetime, Gordon switched faiths fairly often, and following his imprisonment for his role in the riots, Gordon decided to become Jewish.

My Door Is Always Open: HaRav Nissim Karelitz, ZT”L

Tens of thousands of students crowded the streets of Bnei Brak to accompany the man who had been head of the Bnei Brak Beis Din and Rosh Kollel Chazon Ish for many decades.

Decades Later, Burying The Ashes

Jewish law treats human remains with considerable respect, in accordance with a view of the body as the erstwhile dwelling of the soul.

Little-Known Facts About The Chofetz Chaim – On His 86th Yahrzeit

Many do not realize that the Chofetz Chaim's second rebbetzin, Rebbetzin Freida Kagan, died in the United States and is buried in Queens.

In Memory Of Gail Mauer

Mom…a word I don’t normally utter. So much was embodied in those three letters.


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