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.’

In Memory Of Rabbi Waldman

Even when I was a young girl he cared so much. He would look at me with his blue eyes, and in his calm tone offer warm words of chizuk.

In Tribute To My Beloved Brother, Jacob M.M. Graff

Nothing was more important to Jacob than his family. He treasured each one of his children and grandchildren and was in turn endeared to all of them in full measure.

Friends, Family Mark Ari Fuld’s Fifth Yahrzeit in Kfar Etzion

Yishai Fleisher, who serves as the international spokesperson for the Jewish community of Hebron, received the second annual "Lion of Zion" Prize for his work that exemplified Fuld's legacy.

Remembering One Prominent Brooklyn Rabbi And The Impact Israel Had

My father’s entire rabbinic career was spent in support of the State of Israel including her government, the people, the yeshivot, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], as well as the immigration to Israel of Jews from the Soviet Union from behind the Iron Curtain as well as Ethiopian Jews...

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.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Friend Of The Jewish Community

Today I can’t tell you what his speech was, Frank said, but I can tell you, I was blown away. It was the most erudite speech...

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.

My Zaidy Sholom Klass

My grandfather loved to show me all his books and would ask me if I was learning as well. He would always tell me a story from the Gemara, and his face would light up as he would tell it.

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus, zt”l: A Humble Man – A Giant Of Community Service

At the heart of that renown, Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus was a quiet, humble man, a man who –wherever he was and whatever he was doing – always had a sefer, a Jewish religious book, at hand to peruse at the first opportunity.

Reflections from Rav Chaim’s Levaya

The masses who had visited Rav Chaim seeking his beracha and advice during his lifetime would not let anything keep them from coming to mourn and showing their respects and appreciation for him after his death.

The Unforgettable And Irreplaceable Richard Berenson Stone, z”l

His name may not appear in the index of chronicles of Jewish life over the past half-century, but his influence as “rey-eh David” – the intimate of rulers – was felt and appreciated immediately.

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.

In Memory Of Dr. Ivan Mauer

On challenging days, I close my eyes and I can feel your embrace which makes me feel safe and secure.

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.

Family: A Tribute To My Zaidy

It is very important to know who and where your family came from since history has a way of repeating itself.

Remembering Rabbi Dov Aaron Brisman

For every kid in the shul he had a different joke and a nickname and every kid thought he was they were his best friend, Rabbi Reuven Goldstein, member of the Philadelphia beis din and successor to Brisman at Young Israel of Elkins Park (YIEP), said. He was able to relate to everybody.

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.

What We Owe The Satmar Rebbe: A Tribute on His 40th Yahrzeit

We all know about the Satmar Rebbe’s anti-Zionist stance, but there was much more to him than his anti-Zionism.

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!"

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.

A Rav For Life

Rabbi Wallerstein used his experiences as the driving force in taking on projects that would help tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Beloved Leah Jackson

What gave her the superhuman strength to survive? She said that when she was young her father taught her the sentence that represented her Hebrew name Leah. It was “Lo amut, ki echye, v’asaper ma’aseh Ka” – I shall not die, for I will live and tell of G-d’s ways.


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