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R’ Dovid Winiarz – An Inspiration to Us All

By now, most of us have heard of the tragic loss of R’ Dovid Winiarz. You pretty much couldn’t be involved in the world of kiruv without having known Dovid. Most of our (Mark and David) interaction with Dovid was peripheral, online and through a phone call or two. But even on that level, you […]

“Teiku” – In Loving Memory of our Beloved Brothers Eyal, Gilad and Naftali HY”D

Several years ago, I was in a shiva home as Rabbi Moshe Dovid Tendler was sharing a profoundly beautiful Torah thought from his revered father-in-law Rabbi Moshe Feinstein zt’l with the mourners. Reb Moshe posed the following question: “Why is it that we make the bracha (blessing) of ‘Dayan HaEmes’ (Blessed is G-d Whose judgment […]

Rav Ovadia Yosef was Niftar at Age 93

BORUCH DAYAN EMMES: MARAN HAGON OVADIA YOSEF ZATZAL; Yeshiva World News 1:23PM IL: Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital officials’ announced the bitter news moments ago. HaGaon HaRav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ZTVK”L was niftar a short time ago, Monday, 3 Marcheshvan 5774, after his bodily organs collapsed despite doctors’ best efforts. The gadol hador was 93-years-old. Unprecedented […]

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l dies at 102

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv zt”l dies at 102 and the Prime Minister eulogizes him, praising him for his ‘ways of love for Torah and love for man’. The NY Times covers it here.

Tribute to Rabbi Avraham Ginzberg, zt'”l

by Jonathan Rosenblum Mishpacha Magazine – February 17, 2012 Because magazines like Mishpacha work with advance deadlines my friend Rabbi Aryeh Ginzberg’s piece on Yerushalayim shel Ma’alah appeared last week, even though he was sitting shiva for his father Rabbi Avraham Ginzberg, the menahel of Yeshivas Chafetz Chaim for nearly six decades. Reb Aryeh, unfortunately, […]

Petira of Alter Chanoch Henoch Leibowitz ZT”L

We regret to inform you of the petira of Alter Chanoch Henoch Leibowitz ZT”L of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen, also known as Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim: Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA), and often referred to as just Chofetz Chaim. The levaya will take place Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the Yeshiva in Kew Gardens Hills. […]

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