Memory Lane: The 66th Precinct

  • Dec 17 2022
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Memory Lane: The Banks of Boro Park (Vintage Gallery)

It is a common observation in Boro Park of today that nearly every retail store on 13th Avenue that closes due to the exorbitant rent is soon.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yaakov Meir Kahana-Shapiro

By: Yehuda Alter The Kahana-Shapiro family traces its roots to Krakow of yore, where their famed ancestor and patriarch, Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: The Chernobyler Rebbes of Boro Park

A regal presence in Boro Park of yesteryear—revered among the Rebbeim of his time—was the Chernobyler Rebbe, Rav Yaakov Yisroel, who arrived a.... read more

Rav Shamshon Rephael Weiss, zt”l

by Yehuda AlterRav Weiss was born in Emden, Germany, in 1910 to Rabbi Ahron and Yehudis Weiss. At the age of nineteen, he made his way.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yehuda Leibish Glatt, zt”l, Titishiner Rebbe

Rav Leibish Glat, Titishiner Rebbe—a scion of great Rabbinic dynasties— saw the writing on the wall before the Holocaust, and tried to bring.... read more

Memory Lane: The Bercher Rebbe, Rav Tzvi Elimelech Rokeach

By: Yehuda AlterThe Bercher Rebbe was born in the town of Lancut to his father Rav Yehuda Yosef Rokeach—who was known as a great.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Nissan Waxman, zt”l

During the 1950’s—most likely having succeeded Rav Mordechai Aaron Kaplan as the rov of Bnei Yehuda, the latter having been niftar.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Menachem Mendel Kasher, zt”l

Rav Mendel was the son of Rav Yitzchok Peretz Kasher of Warsaw—who descended from generations upon generations of Rabbanim in Poland, all the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rebbe Alter Yitzchok Safrin-Komarna Rebbe

On October 4, 1941, the Forverts published an overhead image of three pure-faced boys erecting a sukkah on East Third Street on the Lower East.... read more

Memory Lane: The Boro Park Mikvah

As we approach the day in which we are purified by the holiness of Yom Kippur, we recall the sacrifices and heroism of Boro Park’s early.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yaakov Rappaport, z”l

As Klal Yisroel heads into Shuls for the first night of Slichos, and the beginning of the season of praise and prayer, we profile a chazzan whose.... read more

Memory Lane: The Debrecener Rav, zt”l

In the previous article, we focused on the early life of this great posek in Boro Park of Yesteryear, who led and inspired all those around him.... read more

Memory Lane: The Boro Park Y

Last week we chronicled the history of one of Boro Park’s landmarks, Menorah Masonic Temple, which has transformed from a house of frivolity to.... read more

Memory Lane: Menorah Masonic Temple

Bnos Zion of Bobov has been housed in what was once Menorah Temple, which has a storied history. While the cornerstone for this majestic edifice.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Schonfeld

In a radio studio somewhere in New York City, stands an elderly Rabbi, holding forth in Hungarian. He is not broadcasting to an American audience;.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Zvi Tabory, z”l

Continuing our chronicle of the Rabbanim who served Congregation Anshei Sfard of Boro Park, we tell the story of Rabbi Tabory who assumed the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Isaac Swift, z”l

During the 1950’s, the Sfardishe shul was led by the dynamic Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Swift.He was born in England in the year 1911. His.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Aaron Ben-Zion Shurin

A 36th-Generation Rov, Rabbi Shurin not only led congregations in New York over the years. More famously, he spent many decades as an Orthodox.... read more