Memory Lane: Rav Shmuel Tzvi Wein, zt”l, The Vyzoner Rov

Rabbi Ben Zion Eisenstadt, the famed biographer and historian of Rabbonim of the last two centuries writes regarding Rav Wein: “Of the Rabbonim of.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yaakov Meir Kahana-Shapiro - Part 2

Continuation from last week https://www.boropark24.com/news/memory-lane-rav-yaakov-meir-kahana-shapiro-part-1Rav Yaakov Meir wrote in “Yalkut.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yaakov Meir Kahana-Shapiro - Part 1

The Kahana-Shapiro family traces its roots to Krakow of yore, where their famed ancestor and patriarch, Rav Nosson Nota Spira, known as the Megaleh.... read more

Memory Lane: The Zeks; Six Friends from Boro Park in the 1920’s

This story is about a tight knit group of friends who spent their blissful childhood in Boro Park of yesteryear…close to a century ago. As we have.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yehuda Altusky, zt”l

It is rare—even among the great Rabbanim that we profile here—to meet a Rav who came to America at the turn of the century, and lived to raise.... read more

Memory Lane: The Skverer Admorim of Boro Park

In the year 1929 there arrived a Rebbe, a leader and a shepherd in the neighborhood of Boro Park. In those early days, when Boro Park was far from.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Yissaschar Thau

Standing up for the Honor of Shabbos in 1922On November 11, 1922, a letter appeared in the Yiddishes Taggeblat column “licht un shotten” (light.... read more

Memory Lane: Harav Meir Shimon Pinsky, zt”l

The “downstairs minyan” in the basement of the Sfardishe Shul was where the old-time European men found their place in the chevrah.... read more

Memory Lane: Adas Israel Anshei Sfard

Adas Israel was established in lower Manhattan, at 291 Broadway, in the late 1800’s. Newspaper accounts of the times note that they would be moving.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Mordechai Halperin, z”l.

Rav Yechiel Mordechai Gordon was a unique figure in the pre and postwar era in American Jewry. He was the son in law of Rav Eliezer Shulevitz, the.... read more

Memory Lane Morris Bienenfeld, z”l

Benevolence and Tragedy in Boro Park of YesteryearIn the year 1920, a 17 year old young man from Poland disembarked the ship in New York, and set.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Leibel Emert, z”l, Legendary Shammos of Bnei Yehuda

For half a century, Congregation Bnei Yehuda—which recently celebrated its centennial—wastended to by its legendary gabbai who tirelessly oversaw.... read more

Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park II

It is a common observation in Boro Park of today that nearly every retail store on 13th Avenue that closes due to the exorbitant rent is soon.... read more

Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park

It is a common observation in Boro Park of today that nearly every retail store on 13th Avenue that closes due to the exorbitant rent is.... read more

Memory Lane: Boro Park’s Washington Cemetery

Washington Cemetery— situated at the top of Boro Park—was consecrated as a Jewish cemetery around 1850. The only non-Jews buried in the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avraham Moshe Karpel

For approximately 40 years—between the years of 1922 and 1962—a brilliant Rav and talmid chacham resided in Boro Park—having been molded in.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avraham Ever Hirschowitz

The groundbreaking for Cong. Beth El, opened in 1907 on Twelfth Avenue, was attended by Rabbi Abraham Hirschowitz, Rav of the shul. Who was this man,.... read more

Memory Lane: The man Who Gave Borough Park its Name

It is hard to believe, but Borough Park was once off-limits to Jews, and the Boro Park club did not allow Jews membership.William Reynolds was a.... read more