Where is the Bluzhever Rov O"bm listed?
Rabbi Israel Spira, New York
Michael G Tress? His name was Elimelech Gavriel. or Mike Tress. You sure this is the same guy?
Mo Twhat else do you think the G stands for? Gavriel. ופשוט.
הלל זיידמאןwarsaw ghetto diaries fame
Zeidman is not a chiddush, כפשוט
The IDF was just being formed and it was still called the Haganah at the time. Technically they were just collecting for the future IDF and not the actual Haganah organization. Also, the letter mentions kosher canteen and religious needs so it was a general appeal to help religious Jews in the army. Still a big chiddush....
Ach all my father's cronies. Mike Tress, Anshel Fink, Bernie Gross, Uncle Shlomo Zalman (Charlie) Klein, Rabbi O. Asher Reichel, neighbor R' Hillel Seidman, the Septimuses, Melech Terebelo, Herman Treisser, Duvid Turkel and Charlie Young, and most of the vice-chairman. What memories this list brought back! Interesting that my father ob"m wasn't involved in this.
The list -- and the letter -- makes it apparent (as just adding and anon 11/27 10:49 came close to implying) that this was actually an Agudah group providing for the needs of frum Jews serving in the nascent IDF.
good pointAgudah's offices were at 1123 Broadway.http://www.ajcarchives.org/ajc_data/files/1944_1945_12_directorieslists.pdfhttp://search.archives.jdc.org/multimedia/Documents/NY_AR_45-54/NY_AR45-54_Count/NY_AR45-54_00020/NY_AR45-54_00020_00063.pdf
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