Memory Lane: Rav Yosef Rosen, A Talmid of Rav Chaim Brisker

Rav Yosef was born in a town near Minsk in 1863 near Minsk to his father Rav Avraham Duber, who was a great lamdan and yarei Shamayim. At a very.... read more

Memory Lane: Yeshiva Eitz Chaim

Yehuda Alter In our last installment, we wrote about the founding of a fledgling Yeshiva Etz Chaim/Hebrew Institute of Boro.... read more

Memory Lane: Yeshiva Etz Chaim/Hebrew Institute of Boro Park I

While the early residents of Boro Park sent their boys to afternoon Talmud Torah’s, in the 1920’s, the need for a full day yeshiva was.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Chaim Shereshevsky

Boro Park’s Mirrer Minyan was a gathering place for “Alte Mirrer’s” who came to know each other in the glow of their great Rebbi, Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Zev (Wolf) Gold.

By: Yitzy FriedRav Gold was born in Szczuczyn, Poland (40 km north of.... read more

Memory Lane: The 66th Precinct

Boro Parkers of today have known the red brick building housing the 66 police precinct at 5822 16th Avenue as the local police station for.... read more

Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park (Vintage Gallery)

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: Rav Yaakov Meir Kahana-Shapiro

By: Yehuda Alter The Kahana-Shapiro family traces its roots to Krakow of yore, where their famed ancestor and patriarch, Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: The Chernobyler Rebbes of Boro Park

A regal presence in Boro Park of yesteryear—revered among the Rebbeim of his time—was the Chernobyler Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Yisroel, who arrived a.... read more

Rav Shamshon Rephael Weiss, zt”l

by Yehuda AlterRav Weiss was born in Emden, Germany, in 1910 to Rabbi Ahron and Yehudis Weiss. At the age of nineteen, he made his way.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yehuda Leibish Glatt, zt”l, Titishiner Rebbe

Rav Leibish Glat, Titishiner Rebbe—a scion of great Rabbinic dynasties— saw the writing on the wall before the Holocaust, and tried to bring.... read more

Memory Lane: The Bercher Rebbe, Rav Tzvi Elimelech Rokeach

By: Yehuda AlterThe Bercher Rebbe was born in the town of Lancut to his father Rav Yehuda Yosef Rokeach—who was known as a great.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Nissan Waxman, zt”l

During the 1950’s—most likely having succeeded Rav Mordechai Aaron Kaplan as the rov of Bnei Yehuda, the latter having been niftar.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Menachem Mendel Kasher, zt”l

Rav Mendel was the son of Rav Yitzchok Peretz Kasher of Warsaw—who descended from generations upon generations of Rabbanim in Poland, all the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rebbe Alter Yitzchok Safrin-Komarna Rebbe

On October 4, 1941, the Forverts published an overhead image of three pure-faced boys erecting a sukkah on East Third Street on the Lower East.... read more

Memory Lane: The Boro Park Mikvah

As we approach the day in which we are purified by the holiness of Yom Kippur, we recall the sacrifices and heroism of Boro Park’s early.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yaakov Rappaport, z”l

As Klal Yisroel heads into Shuls for the first night of Slichos, and the beginning of the season of praise and prayer, we profile a chazzan whose.... read more

Memory Lane: The Debrecener Rav, zt”l

In the previous article, we focused on the early life of this great posek in Boro Park of Yesteryear, who led and inspired all those around him.... read more