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

Memory Lane: Rabbi Dov Ber Marton

As we have noted in these lines, First Congregation Anshei Sfard of Borough Park was established in the early part of the 20th Century, and was a.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Eliezer Heller, z”l, a Chassidishe Yid in Boro Park of 1905

48 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side, was home to five shuls housed, which served the chassidim who immigrated from Russia. One of them was the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Yosef Fischman, z”l, longtime gabbai of the Sfardishe Shul

By: Yehuda AlterWhen we reflect on what it means to spend more than half a century of ones’ life completely immersed in the needs of others—the.... read more

Memory Lane: Historic Thirteenth Avenue

BY: Yehuda Alter In our chronicling of the early years in Boro Park, we have been telling the stories of some of the ba’alei mesirus nefesh of.... read more

Memory Lane: Harav Shlomo Golshevsky, Advocate for the Youth in Boro Park

Rav Golshevsky, although European-born, and a graduate of its greatest yeshivos, he was not the first in his family to serve as a prominent Rav in.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Eliyahu Mordechai Finkelstein, Pioneer in chinuch

The first official Rav of the 107 year old Sfardishe Shul was most likely Rabbi Eliyahu Mordechai Finkelstein, a ga’on who did much for the future.... read more

Memory Lane: Beth Israel of Borough Park (II)

In last week’s installment of our Boro Park of yesteryear column we became acquainted with some of the early history of this venerated congregation.... read more

Memory Lane: Beth Israel of Borough Park

August-November of 1919, the history of Congregation Beth Israel of Borough Park was fashioned, and the ripples of the dedication and passion of.... read more