About Us

The Torah Im Derech Eretz Society strives to build a worldwide community of followers of the Torah path of Torah Im Derech Eretz as outlined by HaGaon HaTzadick Samson Raphael Hirsch of Frankfurt, Germany as well as people who keep to Minhag Ashkenaz and who are interested in German Jewish Orthodoxy in general.

Some accomplishments:
  1. Website that as of March 2017 contains over 600 posts as well as many pages of general information about TIDE, Minhag Ashkenaz, and German Orthodoxy.
  2. Translation of the biography of R' Kappel Charif, originally of Bavaria, Germany. In progress.
  3. Two gatherings in person. Both were in Washington Heights, Manhattan, NY.
  4. Organization of a Minhag Ashkenaz minyan in Beit Shemesh, Israel.
  5. Publication of two articles on Rav Hirsch in Hakirah and one article on German Orthodoxy in America on Seforim and one article on Rav Hirsch in Seforim.
  6. Book donation program where we donated numerous writings of Rav Hirsch to shuls.
  7. German Orthodox Gadolim succah poster which we made and distributed.
  8. Outing to Kenes Kehilos Ashkenaz in Bene Brak, to meet Rav Hamburger and to hear Ashkneaz chazanut - Succos 5776
  9. Outing to Kenes Kehilos Ashkenaz in Bene Brak, to meet Rav Hamburger and to hear Ashkneaz chazanut - Pesach 5777
  10. Outing to Minhag Ashkenaz style wachnacht and bris in Beitar, Israel, Nisan 5777.
We welcome and encourage your participation and contribution. What would you like to do? Organize a minyan. Write a post. Write an article. Come to a gathering. Participate in an online conference. Please let us know: TIDE@outlook.co.il. We'd love to hear from you.

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