Monthly Archives: December 2008

Rabbis Hone Business Skills at Kellogg School of Management

Evanston, IL — Three Toronto residents were among 56 Rabbis, executive directors of Shuls, and other Jewish leaders who honed their business skills earlier this month at an intensive, invitation-only, four-day program at Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill.

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Young Adult Chanukah: Yes, We Can!

Poll: Haredim want to go to college

"Haredim want secular higher education, but are hampered by a lack of basic math and English skills, according to a new study.

Fifty-seven percent of 148 haredi men surveyed in a study conducted by researchers at the Jerusalem Institute of Israel Studies said that they had looked into attaining a college degree, and another 15% said they had received advice about the possibility of pursuing studies in a college or some other institute of higher education."

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Rabbi Mendel Feldman ZT”L: A truly humble man

Now this man Moses was exceedingly humble, more so than any person on the face of the earth. – Bemidbar 12:3

These are the words that come to mind when I reflect on the unfortunate passing of Rav Mendel Feldman ZT”L, who left this world after suffering a terrible stroke some weeks ago

I learned with Rabbi Feldman over a period of about a year, picking him up in my car and driving him to the yeshiva before taking him back once more. I can truly say that he was the most humble man I have ever met in my life. Quietly spoken, never making a fuss over himself, a true gentle man. He was very learned, literally studying Torah day and night, you could ask him a source for anything in Shas, it was at his fingertips.

Always appreciative for the things you did for him, he was always concerned over your well being and that of your family.

It was truly a privelage and honour to have known him and I hope to emulate his wonderful character in my own personal life. I could write much more, but he would of wanted nothing of that, it was against his nature – He was after all a truly humble man.

Update: Please see here for a some beautiful thoughts from On the Contrary about growing up with R’Mendel

*  Please watch this touching video of Rabbi Motti Feldman during the shivah (grandson of R’Mendel) telling over some stories of R’Mendel and his noble life.

An interesting man: R’Menachem Froman

Other links:

VozisNeias article
Wikipedia Article
Jerusalem Peacemakers article