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He rebuilt his life after the Holocaust, becoming an esteemed New York rabbi
He lived in two distinct worlds—that of Old World, pre-war Poland, where he was deeply influenced by Chassidic rebbes, and that of modern, post-war America, where he became a foremost disciple of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. For Rabb...
He led the Jerusalem-based Kol Torah yeshivah for decades
A world-class Talmudist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Talmud and its commentaries, Rabbi Shalom Povarsky—a beloved teacher, known for his warmth, charm and loving smile— passed away on Shabbat, Dec. 26, after a brief battle with the coronavirus. H...
The first permanent rabbi in six decades moves with his wife and three children to Newcastle
On Yom Kippur, 1803, 22-year-old Joseph Samuel was sentenced to death by hanging in the penal colony that was Australia. After fellow convict Joseph Marcus, one of the earliest Jewish convicts with a decent Jewish education, recited the final prayers with...
He transformed the Jewish landscape of New England
Rabbi Chaim Ciment, an imposing fixture on Jewish Boston’s scene for the last seven decades, passed away on Sept. 26 at the age of 90. Sent to Boston by the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—in late 1953, he joined the Jewish studies...
Isolated by Covid, Dr. Stephanie Rosen builds her own sukkah for the first time
Sitting under the starry night sky in New Mexico, Dr. Stephanie Rosen gazed up at the full moon rising through the layer of schach gently covering her sukkah. It was their very own sukkah, just for her and her son, Ari. Outside, beyond the majestic mounta...
Had a deep and lasting impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community
Soon after Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum’s marriage to Miriam Wolosow in 1961, the young couple presented the Rebbe —Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—with a list of several rabbinic posts that the young scholar had been offered around the Unite...
California rabbi who spurred on volunteers becomes one himself
Rabbi Yigal Rosenberg—a well-loved community rabbi in California and co-director of Chabad of Santa Clara with his wife, Elana—isn’t new to saving lives. From domestic violence to drug addiction, the rabbi doesn’t shy away from involvement in lifesaving a...
New $3 million building seen as the best response
Horrified at the deliberate destruction of their beloved “home away from home” when the Chabad center at the University of Delaware was set ablaze by an arsonist last week, Jewish students and alumni have launched a fundraising campaign to create a $3 mil...
Decorated World War II veteran, survived the Spanish flu pandemic
Philip Kahn was born on Dec. 15, 1919, as the Spanish flu ravaged the world. He took ill shortly after his birth, though wound up living a century until experiencing another pandemic, this one costing him his life. He passed away on April 17 due to compli...
Amshinover Rebbe of Borough Park
Rabbi Yosef Kalish led the American branch of what was once among the largest Chassidic courts in Poland, the Amshinov Chassidic dynasty. He passed away on April 5 after contracting COVID-19. Amshinov was founded in the mid-19th century by Rabbi Yaakov Do...
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