"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?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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)
Monday, April 24, 2017
Behold it is known that all the people of Poland, Hungary, and Russia...are children of Ashkenaz even Chasidim. And until Chasidus spread they all prayed with nusach Ashkenaz. However, the Chasidic leaders lead them to pray in a different nusach with various changes...They changed the customs of their ancestors and our great rabbis of Germany and France. The reason for the change is not clear nor how they permitted a change from the established nusach....If one desires to change back and pray in nusach Ashkenaz, since it is the nusach of our ancestors and rabbis, he is permitted as he is returning to what once was.