Harav Yitzchok Horowitz, zt”l, Melitzer Rebbe.

The Melitzer Rebbe was born in the year 1896 in Melitz (Mielec in Polish) Galitzia Poland, to his father Rav Naftuli, the son of Rav Yehuda.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel Gutman, zt”l

Rav Yisroel Gutman arrived in America while already an elderly Rav, having served in the towns of Letitshov and Kamenitz-Podolsk for close to 25.... read more

Memory Lane: A Boy with Long Payos in 1927

As readers of this column know, the 1920’s found very few observant yidden in Boro Park of yore—which makes the following encounter on the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Binyomin Paler, zt”l - Part II

Last week we began to profile Rav Paler who was born in Brisk, and was drawn close to the Brisker Rav, of whom he became a lifelong talmid. He.... read more

Memory Lane: Harav Binyamin Paler, zt”l

Boro Park was at one point home to numerous great men of the European yeshivah world; true Ge’onim whose depth and breadth in Torah was only.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Avrumche Geiger, z”l II

Last week we began to tell the story of this unique personality who was the right hand of the Bluzever Rebbe, and thus connected to the.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Avrumche Geiger, z”l

“The Halberstam’s”But possibly the first Chassidisher Rebbe and Shtiebel in Boro Park was the Bardiyover Rebbe, Rav.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt, z”l II

In the previous installment of our profile on the legendary Chazzan, we noted his unique musical and vocal abilities—which remain unsurpassed to.... read more

Russian Shelling of Ukrainian Jewish Cemetery Miraculously Spares Graves of Prominent Pogrom Martyrs

By: Boropark24 Staff As the war in Ukraine rages on, news comes of the shelling of a cemetery in Hlukhiv, a town in northeastern.... read more

Memory Lane: Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt, z”l

Chazzan Yossele Rosenblatt’s years in America were distinguished by his heroism, his clarity of thought, and the company that he kept—not.... read more

Memory Lane: Vignettes of the Sfardishe Shul History

As we endeavor to tell the story of old Boro Park, we relate some of the vignettes from the Sfardishe Shul’s rich history: On.... read more

Memory Lane: Rav Yisroel of Bluzev

Boro Park was privileged in the aftermath of the World War II to be graced with the presence of a very unique leader, who bridged multiple.... read more

Memory Lane: The “Poilishe Matzah Bakery”

By: Yehuda AlterWhen one drives up 36th Street near 13th Avenue at the edge of Boro Park — anytime starting after Chanukah — the.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Dovber Marton (II)

Bridging the old and the newA name in one year Last week we began to tell the story of Rabbi Dov Ber Marton, a child of a.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Dov Ber Marton

As we have noted in these lines, First Congregation Anshei Sfard of Borough Park was established in the early part of the 20th Century, and was a.... read more

Memory Lane: Reb Eliezer Heller, z”l, a Chassidishe Yid in Boro Park of 1905

48 Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side, was home to five shuls housed, which served the chassidim who immigrated from Russia. One of them was.... read more

Memory Lane: Rabbi Yosef Fischman, z”l, longtime gabbai of the Sfardishe Shul

By: Yehuda AlterWhen we reflect on what it means to spend more than half a century of ones’ life completely immersed in the needs of.... read more

Memory Lane: Historic Thirteenth Avenue

BY: Yehuda Alter In our chronicling of the early years in Boro Park, we have been telling the stories of some of the ba’alei.... read more