Saturday, November 21, 2015

Moving Story About Yekke Family

Chaim Walder's People Speak #3, chapter 15 has a moving story about a yekke family in Haifa at the Ahavas Torah, that lost a son in the war in Lebanon. The daughter in law remarried a man named Sachs that encouraged his step son to learn about his father, put a picture of the father by the son's bed, and even took him to the cemetery to say kaddish.

I don't have the time to scan or ocr but just want to let you know about it. It's a great example of yekke derech eretz.


  1. It's a beautiful story. I'm wondering if anyone knows if the Shul mentioned in the story still exists, and if so, if there is any anglo presence there.