Message from A. Weil of Baltimore Rabbi Yitzy Ettlinger is from Washington Heights and now lives in the Kensington area of Brooklyn where he is a rebbi in an Iranian cheder. He was also involved for a number of years as a founder of the Ashkenaz Minyan in that area. In order to spark interest […]

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Below are the PERSONAL minhagim of Rav Breuer ZtL at his family seder. They are likely minhagim of Jews from Papa, Hungary – his father’s birthplace. The list was compiled by his grandson Mr. Samson Bechhofer and distributed in a bentcher at his son’s Bar Mitzvah close to thirty years ago. My thanks to him […]

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Here is an article that appeared in “Light Magazine”, a popular publication with very Yeshivish leanings in the 70s and 80s. The article is about Rav Breuer zl and was published shortly after his passing. The irony is that it tells a story of a Yeshiva bochur who asked advice about going to college and […]

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As far as we can remember, in our home when the Seder reached its second activity, “Urchatz”- the washing of the hands in preparation for the dipping of the Karpas vegetable, a basin was brought to my father from which he would wash his hands. No other member of the family washed their hands at […]

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This is where I hope we can exchange important information and thoughts regarding minhag, Jewish thought and German Jewish history. These are all topics that I enjoy and have had some exposure to. There are some excellent sites in the Frum blogosphere that handle these subjects with very capable academic authorship. I don’t have much […]

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A few clips and then a speech. Some familiar Heights and Monsey faces here. Some of the video filmed by Mr. Fred Prince a’H.

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Studying the history of our community means knowing it from its earliest days. From Its North to its South. The places we’ve come from and the places we’ve moved to. Our shuls our culture and our shared history. It means coming 2gether and talking. New Series. Breuers 2gether.

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