Thursday, June 13, 2019

סאסובער רבי זצ"ל

Nephew and son-in-law of the Satmar Rov - Reb Yoel. His mother was the Satmar Rov's sister. The original family name was Mayer, not Teitelbaum. He did not have children before his wife bas the Satmar Rov passed away in 5714/1954. He later remarried and had children. I came across this drawing and figured I'd post it - along with some pics for comparison. They made him look kind of like a movie character. He, unfortunately, passed away in his prime in 1966.

The movie character

Laying the cornerstone for his kiryah in Eretz Yisroel.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

הנחת אבן הפינה לשכונת וולפזון בירושלים

Hi, all! Nice to be back. Sorry for the prolonged vacation. I hope to be here more often from now on.
These pics are seemingly from an expansion to the institutions of Eitz Chaim, led by the late Rabbi Yechiel Michel Tikochinsky, who of course was a great admirer of Rav Kook. As was Reb Isser Zalman Meltzer, who served as Rosh Yeshiva from 1925 until his passing in 1953.
But you knew that.
The date is probably the late 20s or early 30s.
Or maybe it's a building project? Hard to tell. The internet wasn't very helpful either.

הגראי"ה קוק, הגרא"ז מלצר

הגראי"ה קוק נואם

הגרי"מ טיקוצ'ינסקי עומד ליד הגראי"ה קוק

 נואם - הגרי"מ טיקוצ'ינסקי

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Passing of Reb Nosson Kaminetzky, A"H (MOAG)

Yeshiva World informs us of the passing of Reb Nosson Kaminetzky, author of "Making of a Gadol," and Rosh Yeshiva at ITRI. He passed away on Shabbos Erev Shavuos at the age of 89. You wouldn't be exaggerating if you call him a revolutionary and ahead of his time. Here, we present you with two pictures of his father Reb Yankev's visit to Boys Town Jerusalem, where we see Reb Nosson accompanying his father (in the first photo.)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Old World וויזשניצער שוואנצונעס


 I don’t work for Reb Mendel Hager’s שוואנצונעס club, but I saw today in a book of an old Vizhnitzer chusid, Reb Yankel Valtzer, one of the old time types that L-O-V-E-D his Rebbe, saying before starting הבדלה: Bezchus the הייליגער Rebbe, bezchus the הייליגער Rebbe's kinder, הנה קל ....... I think it's his eynikel, Yankel Valtzer, that left the Mendelist camp and went over to main Bene Beraq Wizhnnitz, and was rewarded with the Mazkir Agudas Yisroel job, much to the dismay of the Mendelisten.

So there is a deep state culture from which R' Mendel is taking his ideas -----

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

סאקאלאווער רבי זצ"ל

כ"ק אדמו"ר ר' יצחק זעליג מארגענשטערן זצ"ל -  נפטר ג' מרחשון ת"ש - קאצקער רבינ'ס אור-אייניקל - זיצט אינדערמיט, אדער צווייטער לינקס - מיט'ן רבי'שען שטעקן

I  סאקאלאווער רבי
II דאס בין איך

ווער איז דער איך? ווייס איך דערווייל נישט

Monday, February 4, 2019

ר' זלמן געלערנטער און קהל אנשי הרובישאוו

Reb Zalman Gelerenter was a Yid from Horibishov in גאליציע who made sure that the town was not forgotten. And davka in Crown Heights! He passed away on this day - 29 Shvat - in 5775. If you're reading this and ever visited Crown Heights you surely remember Kesser Hats on Kingston. One block from 770. We've written about Horibishov and Reb Yochonon Twersky, SIL of Reb YD of Belz, in the past. Back in this blog's heyday. And HERE. Make sure to listen to the clip posted below, where he sings a ואני type song about שיר השירים and more.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Rev. Morris Gray in E. Liverpool, Ohio wants to get home already to make Kiddush... And he has Reb Chaim Brisker on his side!

Rev. Gray says that in בריסק דליטא they would announce in all the shuls in the name of Reb Chaim that davening finish NO later than 12 o'clock NOON! I would imagine they didn't start at 9:30, true, but how early can you start already? 6:30? 7:00? Still not what goes on in some shuls today.