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Memory Lane: Rabbi Shlomo Chaim (Herbert) Port of the Boro Park Torah Center

A scion of Rabbinic families hailing from the Lithuanian Torah world, Rabbi Port experienced tragedy at a young age—losing his father Spanish.... read more

Memory Lane: The Biegeleisen’s of Boro Park II

Last week we profiled the rich heritage of the Biegeleisen family among Galician Jewry, their extremely reluctant arrival in America, and their.... read more

Memory Lane: The Biegeleisens of Boro Park (I)

YS GoldThe legendary first family of mochrei seforim have now been engaged in this holy work of putting holy books into the hands of.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yosef Mordcholowitz

We have written in the past about Rabbanim and Admorim, who needed to fight to keep open their Shuls that they.... read more

Memory Lane: Seltzer; An Important staple in Boro Park of Yesteryear

YS Gold Seltzer was once the beverage of choice for Boro Parkers of yesteryear, and many can.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Moshe Yosef Rubin - the Kimplunger Rov

This week saw the petirah of Reb Yankel Rubin, the son of Rav Moshe Yosef Rubin, of one of Boro Park’s most prominent rabbonim, known as the.... read more

Memory Lane: R’ Yisroel Isser (Israel) Andron—An Educator and Activist in a Fledgling Boro Park

Readers of this column—as well as most of our community—are surely familiar with the famed “All for the Boss”, the work of Rebbetzin.... read more

BONUS Memory Lane: The Fire at Sfas Emes, When Boro Parkers Mourned Burned Sifrei Torah

Yehuda AlterAs we continue to mourn the churban of the beis hamikdosh, we recall a tragic.... read more

Memory Lane: Congregation Tifereth Israel

Yehuda Alter Last week’s article focused on the early history of Congregation Tifereth Israel and its founding in 1907. While.... read more

Memory Lane: Congregation Tifereth Israel

Yehuda AlterThe following account is about a congregation that was begun one afternoon in the year 1907 by one individual who endeavored to.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Peretz Yogel

Last week, we profiled the Brooklyn Talmudical Academy, an outgrowth of Boro Park’s Yeshiva Etz.... read more

Memory Lane: Brooklyn Talmudical Academy

by Yehuda AlterRecently we profiled Rabbi Moshe Shulman, z”l, who was a pioneer in Torah chinuch in America from the early 1920’s.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Mordechai Harlig, Nephew and Confidante of Rav Meir Shapiro

Rav Mordechai Harlig—one of the closest people to his uncle, the Lubliner Rov, who was mentioned here last week. A true old time Galicianer Rav,.... read more

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