Monday, August 4, 2014
The Holocaust testimony of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Rubin - מוזשאי'ער רב
היות תשעה באב became the frum version of יום השואה והגבורה - not chas vesholom in a Nationalist way, but rather to induce sadness in our bourgeois existence so that we feel melancholy. And being that a reader was kind and thoughtful enough to send us this link, among others, we present to you, dear readers, the links to the Holocaust testimony of Rav Menachem Mendel Rubin, zt"l, Muzhai'er Rav in Flatbush. Son of Reb Yakov Yisroel Yeshurun of Sasregen, hyD, and scion of the Ropshitzer dynasty. He was married to a daughter of the sister of the late Satmar Rov, Reb Yoel, zt"l, and was thus a nephew through marriage. Muzhai and Sasregen shuls, the latter, founded by his brother Reb Mordechai Dovid Rubin, are what are responsible for the great Hungarian renaissance in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. They brought Hungarian and Marmuresian Judaism to an otherwise spiritual wasteland. Without them we shudder to think what that neighborhood would look like... These videos are an irreplaceable treasure.
The two pics above are as a member of the Bergen-Belsen Rabbinate.