Friday, April 28, 2017

Torah in motion lectures on R' Hirsch

Torah in motion lectures on R' Hirsch

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  1. Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch: Ancestor of Modern Orthodoxy?

    The Thought and Worldview of Influential Jewish Thinkers Dr. Zev Eleff Tweet ...
    Leah Levy - 2016-08-30 17:52
  2. Class 2. Great Rabbinic Thinkers: Samson Raphael Hirsch

    Dr. Marc Shapiro Premium Tweet ...
    skatz - 2017-01-31 06:11
  3. Separatism vs. Unity: Rav Hirsch (and his Successors) on Relations with the non-Orthodox

    Dr. Marc Shapiro Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  4. Hirsch and the Frankfurt Jewish Community

    Dr. Rachel Heuberger Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  5. Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch's Attitude Towards Zionism

    Rabbi Dr. Adam S Ferziger Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  6. The Challenge Unanswered: Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, Academic-Critical Scholarship and Biblical Commentary

    Dr. Edward Breuer Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  7. Has Hirsch been Rejected?: The Contested Legacy of Torah and Derekh Eretz

    Dr. Marc Shapiro Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  8. Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch and Contemporary Orthodoxy- A Panel Discussion with all the Speakers

    Dr. Edward Breuer Dr. Marc Shapiro Dr. Rachel Heuberger Tweet ...
    tim - 2015-11-18 23:43
  9. Great Rabbinic Thinkers: Online Spring 2017

    rabbinic greats we have discussed include Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, The  Chatam Sofer, Rav Tzvi Pesach ...
    Leah Levy - 2017-02-28 23:27


Simmy Lerner Rav Hirsch broadcast

In this discussion, we discover some illuminating and truly groundbreaking concepts about how the Torah views some, nowadays, quite controversial issues. We see the truly amazing approach it has on Women, Brit Milah and our outlook on the physical world. E...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

new on-line class on Tefila from Abe Katz

New on-line class on Tefila that will begin Tuesday evening May 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM, NYC time.

The topic: Tefila 101-Fundamentals of Tefila-Improving Our Involvement In Tefila. 

Focusing on three areas:

1. The Rules That Govern The Choice Of The Words And Structure Of The Tefilos;

2. Specific Words Within The Tefilos;

The Role Of The שליח ציבור.

If you interested in joining the class, please send an e-mail expressing your interest.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A man who is little known to them

"Jewish Philosophy of Religion and Samson Raphael Hirsch" is an article from The Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume 2 . Published 1890, 2 years after R' Hirsch's patirah. Contains the fascinating line, "All I propose to do is to try to turn the attention of the English Jewish public to a man who is little known to them, whose influence is nevertheless not without effect upon some of them, though they maybe unconscious of it."

The R' Samson Raphael Hirsch and R' Joseph Breuer publication societies put an end to the anonymity as which English speaking frum Jew doesn't know about R' Hirsch?


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

1940 Census of Rav Joseph Breuer and family

See lines 34-40. This is a pretty good find if I say so myself. This is an American census taken shortly after the family's arrival, about a year. Rav Breuer's children are young. Jacob Breuer is 21. I can't even say if they had a shul at 220 Bennett at this point. Certainly, the kehilla was in its infancy. Who knew what accomplishments lay ahead?

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They arrived in 1939 on this ship: Normandie

Video of ship (Source: reader Appropriate vessel)

Built by Chantiers & Ateliers de Penhoet, St. Nazaire, France, 1935. 79,280 gross tons; 981 (bp) feet long; 118 feet wide. Steam Turbine engines, quadruple screw. Service speed 30 knots. 10,902 passengers Passenger ship. Enlarged in 1935. Large three funnels.

Ship History

Built for French Line, French flag, in 1935 and named Normandie. Havre-Southampton-New York service.

Seized by U.S. authorities, in 1941 and renamed Lafayette. Laid up in New York when caught fire. 
Caught fire, sank, refloated and scrapped in 1947.