One of the most fascinating figures in American Jewish history is Haym Salomon (1740-1785).
Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph became the model on which other American yeshivas – such as Chaim Berlin and Torah Vodaath – based their curricula.
Ben Zion held the Malach in high regard and the feeling was reciprocated. “I never met a man whose views are closer to mine,” the Malach is reported to have said.
During this period, Rabbi Malin became especially close to the Brisker Rav, who took a special liking to him.
To celebrate this victory Hazzan Pinto wrote a special prayer that was read in Shearith Israel in October 1760.
Rabbi Klein delivered his sermons in such a high classical German that a group of his congregants had to repeatedly ask him to speak so he could be understood.
With his combination of yeshiva and secular education, he was the ideal person to articulate Orthodox Judaism to a generation of Upper West Side, American-born men and women eager to accommodate Judaism with American culture and values.
In his capacity as chief rabbi he was no longer associated with any particular shul and would speak each week on a rotating basis at a different shul in the community.
The faithfulness and integrity with which he performed the duties and various public trusts, won for him the confidence of his fellow citizens.
When the Turkish government issued a prohibition against selling property to Jews in Palestine, Hirschensohn’s financial situation deteriorated, and he left the country to secure a stable livelihood.
The addition of secular subjects was little more than a concession to the demands of the day.
The newly arrived immigrants as well as some of the native American Jews refused to send their children to secular schools permeated with Christian influences.
The development of the Jewish day school in the United States, before the beginning of the modern Jewish day school movement, was sporadic and uneven.
During World War II he served as a member of the draft board for the Lower East Side.
The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.
In 1845 the first Jewish organization in Chicago was established under the name of the Jewish Burial Ground Society.
Virtually everything we know about Yeshiva Or HaChaim comes from the pamphlet “Torah Or,” published anonymously in 1895 in Hebrew.
He must understand that nothing is more valuable or useful in America than smooth talk and vulgarity.
He was absolutely convinced that, religiously, they were much better off in Eastern Europe and Russia than in America.
Early in his life Reb Shraga Feivel decided he would devote himself to strengthening Orthodoxy in the face of the onslaughts of those who would undermine Torah Judaism.
Frankfort-on-the-Main was the city of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, inspired and inspiring leader in Israel, man of God if ever there was one.
After Rav Breuer was nifter in 1980, Rav Schwab led the community until his passing in 1995.
The bolder women joined in the fight and for some time there was a lively hair pulling in the street.
Despite such opposition, the Yeshivah of Flatbush opened that year with 22 children, four teachers for two classes – a kindergarten and a first grade.
Today Brooklyn is fortunate to have a large number of yeshivas and Bais Yaakovs that span the spectrum from Modern Orthodox to haredi and chassidic.
Brandon was committed to making sure the doctrine of the separation of church and state was adhered to in California, and he utilized both the courts and the press in his efforts.
There were a few times he did not have a ready answer for me. He would then say, “Please call me back tomorrow.” When I did, there was always a ready and clear answer.
Needless to say, a cool, calm and wise Rabbi Schwab soothed things over, as he had done on so many other occasions.
To further improve his English, my father would listen carefully to President Roosevelt's speeches on the radio to pick up the nuances of well-spoken English pronunciation.
From his earliest youth Rav Schwab had a clear and unwavering desire to become a talmid chacham and serve as a rabbi.