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.

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.

From Out Of The Depths: In Memory Of The Piaseczner Rebbe

Before the horrors of the Holocaust began, Rabbi Shapira had become the advocate for Peasecod, the many young people who were struggling with the meaning of the ancient texts and their own identities as traditional Jews.

Rabbi Gabriel Maza, Spiritual Leader and Warrior Against Anti-Semitism, Dies Aged 99

When a virulent wave of anti-Semitic incidents swept Long Island, Rabbi Maza forged alliances with government officials and clergy of other faiths to foster empathy and demand action. His appearances on TV, radio and in newsprint ensured both media and public couldn’t turn a blind eye.

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 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 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.

A Brief, Unpublished Teshuvah From Rabbi Norman Lamm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.

Rabbi Dr Moshe Dovid Tendler, Pioneered Modern Medical Halacha, 95

Decades ago, the Orthodox got no respect. There was this sense that modern science contradicted the Torah. Rav Tendler made a huge Kiddush Hashem by disproving that notion, said Rabbi Hershel Schachter.

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.

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 Mother, Irene Klass

There wasn’t anything that I was afraid to ask my mother, and no matter the question she always gave me the honest answer.

Rabbi David Eliach: A Profoundly Influential Educator

One of his most lasting educational messages is that the best form of classroom management was a lesson that was intellectually engaging and personally meaningful for the students.

My Friend Ari Fuld, a Hero of Israel

Ari was larger than life. His deeds matched his words. His family, defending the Jewish people, teaching Torah and supporting IDF soldiers – that was his world.

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.

Miraculous Discoveries By Raphael Mechoulam, The ‘Grandfather Of Cannabis Research’

One of Mechoulam’s most groundbreaking discoveries was that cannabis can stop seizures in people with epilepsy.

A Tribute to Moshko

The Jewish People and the State of Israel lost a true giant this week with the passing of Moshe “Moshko” Moskowitz Z”L, who died at the age of 96.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Rav Moshe Aharon Stern

As a teenager he desired to go to Eretz Yisrael, where his grandparents were living, but the realities of WWII made that impossible.

Remembering Rabbi David Halpern, Leading Activist For Soviet Jewry, On His Yahrzeit

With his friendship with YU and loyalty to the cause of Soviet Jewry, it is easy to see why Rabbi Halpern aligned himself with the Triple-S-J even when it was a fledgling organization and advocated for others to participate in its efforts.


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