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

Memory Lane: Chevrah Anshei Lubawitz of Boro Park

In the year 1920, the wealthier members of Congregation Beth El on 12th Avenue and 41st Street broke ground for a grand new temple at 48th Street. It.... read more

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 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