Memory Lane: Rabbi Isaac Swift, z”l

During the 1950’s, the Sfardishe shul was led by the dynamic Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Swift.He was born in England in the year 1911. His father,.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Aaron Ben-Zion Shurin

A 36th-Generation Rov, Rabbi Shurin not only led congregations in New York over the years. More famously, he spent many decades as an Orthodox writer.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Chaim Meir Braun, zt”l

A Hungarian Rav of the old school, he served as a Rav in Boro Park, and always gave of himself to others. He was one of the leaders of the Hungarian.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yossele Mandelbaum, z”l

In the Czestochowa Ghetto—in which the Nazis, ym”sh, herded together the Jews of the surrounding Polish towns, in 1942 and ’43, until their.... read more

Harav Yitzchok Horowitz, zt”l, Melitzer Rebbe.

The Melitzer Rebbe was born in the year 1896 in Melitz (Mielec in Polish) Galitzia Poland, to his father Rav Naftuli, the son of Rav Yehuda Horowitz,.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel Gutman, zt”l

Rav Yisroel Gutman arrived in America while already an elderly Rav, having served in the towns of Letitshov and Kamenitz-Podolsk for close to 25.... read more

Memory Lane: A Boy with Long Payos in 1927

As readers of this column know, the 1920’s found very few observant yidden in Boro Park of yore—which makes the following encounter on the train.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Binyomin Paler, zt”l - Part II

Last week we began to profile Rav Paler who was born in Brisk, and was drawn close to the Brisker Rav, of whom he became a lifelong talmid. He.... read more

Memory Lane: Harav Binyamin Paler, zt”l

Boro Park was at one point home to numerous great men of the European yeshivah world; true Ge’onim whose depth and breadth in Torah was only.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Avrumche Geiger, z”l II

Last week we began to tell the story of this unique personality who was the right hand of the Bluzever Rebbe, and thus connected to the.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Avrumche Geiger, z”l

“The Halberstam’s”But possibly the first Chassidisher Rebbe and Shtiebel in Boro Park was the Bardiyover Rebbe, Rav Itzik’l Halberstam, whose.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt, z”l II

In the previous installment of our profile on the legendary Chazzan, we noted his unique musical and vocal abilities—which remain unsurpassed to.... read more

Russian Shelling of Ukrainian Jewish Cemetery Miraculously Spares Graves of Prominent Pogrom Martyrs

By: Boropark24 Staff As the war in Ukraine rages on, news comes of the shelling of a cemetery in Hlukhiv, a town in northeastern Ukraine. “The.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt, z”l

Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt’s years in America were distinguished by his heroism, his clarity of thought, and the company that he kept—not.... read more

Memory Lane: Vignettes of the Sfardishe Shul History

As we endeavor to tell the story of old Boro Park, we relate some of the vignettes from the Sfardishe Shul’s rich history: On June 28, 1915,.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel of Bluzev

Boro Park was privileged in the aftermath of the World War II to be graced with the presence of a very unique leader, who bridged multiple.... read more

Memory Lane: The “Poilishe Matzah Bakery”

By: Yehuda AlterWhen one drives up 36th Street near 13th Avenue at the edge of Boro Park — anytime starting after Chanukah — the familiar aroma.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Dovber Marton (II)

Bridging the old and the newA name in one year Last week we began to tell the story of Rabbi Dov Ber Marton, a child of a distinguished.... read more