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.... 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.... read more

Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park

It is a common.... 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.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avraham Moshe Karpel

For approximately 40 years—between the years of 1922 and 1962—a brilliant Rav and.... 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.... 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.... read more

Memory Lane: Simchas Beis Hasho’eiva in Bobov of Yore

One of the most famed highlights in the court of the Bobover Rebbe, zt”l, was the nightly Simchas Beis Hashoei’vah on the evenings of Chol.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Meshulam Tzvi Gross Torah Brilliance and Sweetness in Early Boro Park

Between the World Wars, the Jewish community of Boro Park was very small. But, like.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Avraham Miller, zt”l

In November of the year 1925, a delegation of Rabbanim traveled to Washington  on a mission of gratitude. read more

Memory Lane: Rev. Moshe Gershon (Morris) Finkelstein, Z”l

Heating the Sfardishe Shul with Coal and KindnessAs we inch closer to the Yomim Nora’im, the unsung heroes are our Shul gabo’im who.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yaakov Rappaport, z”l

As we head into the Days of Awe, and the eve of selichos, we turn our attention to Chazzan Rappaport.In 1916 Chazzan Yaakov Rappaport.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Moshe Yehuda Gleicher, z”l

It was Boro Park of the 1930’s, and Zeirei Agudas.... read more

Memory Lane: Abels & Gold Realty Co.

It is a grand structure, built with detail and in a distinct style, the way homes used to be built. 1281 39th street, at the corner of 39th street.... read more

Memory Lane: Khal Mincha Chadashah Viznitz

Last week, we profiled the Shabbos that Harav Mottele Chodorov, the Tolna-Viznitzer Rebbe who arrived on these shores in the year 1921, spent in.... read more

Memory Lane: A Chassidishe Shabbos in Boro Park of 1922

It was in the aftermath of the first wave of Eastern European immigration to the Unites States (between the World Wars), and the New York area was.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Hershel (Hashy) Fisher’s Mesirus Nefesh

In the Nitra Kehillah of Boro Park, there was a legendary ba’al tefillah by the name.... read more