Memory Lane: The Chortkover Kloiz of Boro Park

Many years ago, there existed a contingent of Chortkover chassidim in Boro Park of yore, and they are listed on the certificate of incorporation..... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Mendel Krawiec

Rav Mendel Krawiec was the longtime Rosh Yeshiva of Rebbeinu Jacob Joseph on the Lower East Side’s Henry Street. He came to this position.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Dov Berish Zuckerman, zt”l

Hidden in Buffalo for decades, Rav Zuckerman, a phenomenal ga’on, sat and learned with great diligence. The Tchebiner Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Baruch.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Elozor Twersky, Faltishaner Rebbe

Skvyra The fourth son of Rav Dovid of Skvyra was Rav Shloime Twersky, who assumed the place of his father in Skver, after.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Shlomo Polatchek, zt”l, The Maitcheter Iluy

As a bachur, the sefer stood out from the bookshelves in the yeshiva’s library; “Chidushei Ha’iluy Mimaitchet.” It would decades before we.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Reuven Leibowitz

Readers may recall that in our story on read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Benzion Blech

A decades’-long mechanech in Boro Park’s Yeshiva Toras Emes, and a longtime Rov, he impacted thousands of people over the years. Possibly,.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Dovid Kviat zt”l

A Ga’on, whose Torah (primarily through the monumental Sukkas Dovid, on the yeshivishe masechtos) is still learned throughout the yeshiva.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yosef Peimer, Slutzker Rov

Rav Yosef Peimer, at one time the rov of Slutzk—who immigrated to America, and settled in Boro Park, where he served as the rov of Congregation.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Osher Zalka Hakohen Rand

Recording history in the makingMuch of the work that we do in chronicling the history of Rabbanim and personalities of Boro Park.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Tuvia Goldstein, zt”l, the Emek Halacha

A legend in the world of Torah and p’sak, a vestige of the prewar Torah world who imbibed the fire of the Gedolei Olam of the prewar Torah world.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Ephraim Zalman Halpern, zt”l

In a recent column, we profiled Rav Avigdor Regenbogen, the leader of the Chortkiver chassidim in America. We noted that he was eulogized by.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Moshe Zev Katz

About two years ago, we published a.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Eliezer Eichler

Last week profiled Rav Avigdor Regenbogen, a leader of the Chortkover chassidim in Boro Park. This week, we fast-forward by a couple of decades to.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avigdor Regenbogen, Bridging Chortkiv and Boro Park

The leader of the Czortkower chassidim in America was Rav Avigdor Regenbogen. Today, we take a glimpse into his.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Menashe Frankel, zt”l

The Last Lizensker Rov14 Adar (I) marks the 56th yohrtzeit of Rav Menashe Frankel. Following his harrowing survival of.... read more

Memory Lane: The Liska Rebbe

In the year 1947, Boro Park was comprised mainly of the “old-timers,” those who had settled here away from the bustling and congested old.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel Kravitz

In recent weeks, we have been chronicling the history of Kesser Israel/Congregation Crown of Israel, which has been located for close to one.... read more