Memory Lane: Siyum Hashas 1968, Echoes of Lublin in Boro Park

Yehuda Alter Fifty-five years ago, the 7th Siyum Hashas, took place in Boro Park, and saw a massive crowd that overflowed out of.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avrohom Shapira, zt”l , Perpetuating the ‘Beis Medrash of Rebi Meir’

The name of the Lubliner Rov, Rav Meir Shapiro, is a household one. Less well known is his brother Rav Avrumche, younger than him by one year, who.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Moshe Shulman, Sowing the Seeds of Torah Education

As we emerge from the holy days of Shavuos and Kabbolas haTorah, we profile an early Torah educator in Boro Park of yore. Moshe.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Tzvi Aryeh Levi, Champion of Torah Education

A Heavenly Messenger For as long as there was a yishuv of Yidden in Eretz Yisroel, there was a concept of a sehlucha.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Zvi Gottesman, Spared from the Massacre

Continuing our historical journey into the history of the one-century-old Beth Israel of Boro Park—which has now stood at the corner of Eleventh.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Hershel Stollman, zt”l

Rav Stollman served as the longtime rov of Beth Israel of Boro Park and was a students of the great yeshivos in Europe who transmitted Torah.... read more

Memory Lane: Beth Israel of Borough Park (I)

More than one century ago—in the year 1919—during the months of August-November, the history of Congregation Beth Israel of Borough Park was.... read more

Memory Lane: The Novominsker Rebbe, Rebbe Yehuda Aryeh Perlow, zt”l

Last week we told the story of Rav Menachem Zev Friedman—in honor of his yohrtzeit, 2 Elul—who left Boro Park in the early 1930’s because he.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Menachem Zev Friedman

Yehuda AlterRav Friedman, who came to Boro Park in the mid 1920’s, was a rare story of a.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Chaim Avraham Bialik, Rav Hamachshir of Streit’s Matzos

by Yehuda Alter In the Lithuanian town of Yashinovke, lived the elderly and revered Rav, Rav Tanchum Gershon Bilitzky, a.... read more

Memory Lane: Rebbe Menachem Benzion Rottenberg-Halberstam

The Biala-Bilitzer RebbeIn the early 1950’s, the Rav of Maimonides Hospital—or, Israel Zion, as it was originally known—was Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: The 1934 Fire at Congregation Zemach Zedek

In the summer of 1929—the Rayatz of Lubavitch, ailing in body, but with an inextinguishable fire in his soul, arrived in America. He would tour.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Yechiel Mechel Rabinowitz, Scion of Skolya Dynasty

Yehuda AlterIn Boro Park of yesteryear lived Reb Mechel Rabinowitz Z”L, a talmid chochom, a brilliant mind, an inventor,.... read more

Memory Lane: Pharmacies of Boro Park - A “Then and Now” Journey in Time

by Yehuda AlterPharmacies in Boro Park of yesteryear are a relic of times gone by—when the scent of remedies wafted through the old.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Chaim Labovitz

Agudas Harabonim/Union of Orthodox Rabbis—the preeminent unifying organization of American orthodox Rabbonim in the last century, and major.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Eliyahu Moshe Shisgal, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter One of Boro Park’s greatest Ramim of all time was Rav Moshe Shisgal who molded and shaped talmidim in Yeshiva.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Moshe Liphshitz

Reb Moshe Liphshitz, a native of Lodz, was the longtime proprietor of Cutlers Cottages in Fallsburg. For fifty years, Reb Moshe infused his.... read more

Memory Lane : Rav Shepsel Friedman

The Southeast section of Boro Park—the area that sits between Bensonhurst and the center of Boro Park—is known as Mapleton, or Mapleton Park..... read more