Tuesday, April 9, 2013

אמאליגע אמעריקאנער רבנים ורבניות

Known in his St. Paul Lowertown community as "Der Roiter Rov" (the Red Rabbi), Rabbi Hurvitz lead the Sons of Jacob and Adath Yeshurun congregations from the 1910s through the 1950s. Though he was a traditionalist, he consciously used both English and Yiddish in worship and congregational gatherings to help validate his immigrant congregants sense that both languages and the cultures they represented were of equal importance in their new home.


Anonymous said...

Does this "Rabbi Hurvitz" have a first name?

Anonymous said...

which one is the rov? (just kidding)

Baranovicher said...

ver iz er?

מורשת חכמי אמריקה said...

ר'יוסף דוב הורוויץ אב"ד דק"ק סט. פאול

Anonymous said...

Holocaust survivors and the handicapped spot

Superintendant Chalmers said...

Here's his bio


Apparently he has seforim on Rambam

An Ailemesher said...

Ah, amolige Litvaks! They don't make them like they used to.

shea said...

your good friend from menashe hakutens shil, chaim shoulzon, is really starting up with the whole world, a really terrible person in every way.

is it a surprise that he considered himself a chused neemon of lubavitch??and when ever he was in trouble found a haven in crown heights?

howcome the rebbe never said something, publicly at least about this satan?

u wanna say the rebbe did not know?
but u and your chevreh say he knew everything??

u should know and i'm one 100 percent serious here, is that one of my biggest kashes on lubavitch and the rebbe is their allowing a menivel like this in their midst.

none of the other strange practices in lubavitch bother me as much. for the other things you can answer that they basically mean well.not for shoulzon. and we all know why this satan was allowed to roam free in crown heights:he attacked rav shach and to a lesser extent satmar.

rebcharles said...

re: the Rov of "St Paul"

How quickly we ignore the inherent irony, as in the late lamented Yeshiva Gedola of "St Louis".

Somehow in Europe, they had less cities w Saint names? Petrograd comes to mind, is it only St Petersburg in English? What about Hungarian Sanpeter? There were a few Kirchen names too, but on the whole, seems like very little holy names of European cities.