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Aharon Kotler
Aharon Kotler
Aharon Kotler
(1891–1962) was an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and a prominent leader of Orthodox Judaism
Orthodox Judaism
in Lithuania, and later the United States, where he founded Beth Medrash Govoha
Beth Medrash Govoha
in Lakewood Township, New Jersey.Contents1 Early life 2 World War II and move to the United States 3 Death 4 Works 5 Notable students 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Rav Kotler was born in Śvisłač, Russian Empire
Russian Empire
(now Belarus) in 1891. He was orphaned at the age of 10 and adopted by his uncle, Rabbi Yitzchak Pinnes, a Dayan in Minsk. He studied in the Slabodka yeshiva in Lithuania
Lithuania
under the "Alter (elder) of Slabodka", Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, and Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein
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Moshe Hirsch
Moshe Hirsch (Yiddish: משה הירש‎) (born 1923 or 1924—May 2, 2010) [1] was the leader of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta group in Jerusalem. He advised Yasser Arafat on Jewish affairs and visited him in Ramallah.[2] Following Hirsch's death, shiva visitors included senior Fatah members, including Adnan al-Husayni (who brought a personal letter of consolation from Mahmoud Abbas), Hatem Abdel Kader and Bilial A-Natsha.[3] Hirsch was the son-in-law of the now deceased Neturei Karta founder Rabbi Aharon Katzenelbogen and his first wife,[4] and was the leader of one of the movement's factions. He was originally from New York City, and later moved to Jerusalem. Hirsch had one glass eye due to an injury sustained when someone threw acid in his face
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World Agudath Israel
World Agudath Israel (Hebrew: אגודת ישראל‬), usually known as the Aguda, was established in the early twentieth century as the political arm of Ashkenazi Torah
Torah
Judaism
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Satmar (Hasidic Dynasty)
Satmar (Hebrew: סאטמאר‬ or סאטמר‬) is a Hasidic
Hasidic
group originating from the city of Szatmárnémeti, Hungary
Hungary
(now Satu Mare, Romania), where it was founded in 1905 by Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum. Following World War II, it was re-established in New York, becoming one of the largest Hasidic
Hasidic
movements in the world. After Rav Joel's death, he was succeeded by his nephew, Moshe Teitelbaum. Since the latter's death in 2006, the dynasty is split between his two sons, Aaron Teitelbaum and Zalman Teitelbaum. Satmar is one of the largest Hasidic
Hasidic
dynasties in the world: The estimated number of affiliated men, women, and children ranges between 65,000 and 75,000.[1][2] It is characterized by extreme religious rigidity, rejection of modern culture, and fierce anti-Zionism
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Upper West Side
The Upper West Side, sometimes abbreviated UWS,[2] is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River
Hudson River
and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street. The Upper West Side
Upper West Side
is sometimes also considered by the real estate industry to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.[3] Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side
Upper West Side
is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in commercial areas of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being New York City's cultural and intellectual hub, with Columbia University and Barnard College
Barnard College
located at the north end of the neighborhood, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
located at the south end
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Brooklyn
Coordinates: 40°41′34″N 73°59′25″W / 40.69278°N 73.99028°W / 40.69278; -73.99028Brooklyn Kings CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateClockwise from top left: Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Bridge, Brooklyn
Brooklyn
brownstones,
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Talmud
—— Tannaitic ——Mishnah Tosefta—— Amoraic (Gemara) —— Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Talmud Babylonian Talmud—— Later ——Minor TractatesHalakhic Midrash—— Exodus ——Mekhilta of Rabbi
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Jerusalem
Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(/dʒəˈruːsələm/; Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם‬  Yerushaláyim; Arabic: القُدس‎  al-Quds)[note 2] is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity
Christianity
and Islam
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Israel
Coordinates: 31°N 35°E / 31°N 35°E / 31; 35State of Israelמְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל (Hebrew) دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل (Arabic)FlagEmblemAnthem: "Hatikvah" (Hebrew for "The Hope")(pre-) 1967 border (Green Line)Capital and largest city Jerusalem
Jerusalem
(limited recognition)[fn 1] 31°47′N 35°13′E / 31.783°N 35.217°E / 31.783; 35.217Official languagesHebrew ArabicEthnic groups (2017)74.7% Jewish
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Torah Umesorah
Torah
Torah
Umesorah – National Society for Hebrew
Hebrew
Day Schools (or Torah Umesorah תורה ומסורה) is an Orthodox Jewish educational charity[1] based in the United States that promotes Torah-based Jewish religious education in North America
North America
by supporting and developing a loosely affiliated network independent private Jewish day schools. In the early 21st century, some 760 day schools teach more than 250,000 children. Torah
Torah
Umesorah have established yeshivas and kollelim in every city with a significant population of Jews. Rabbi Joshua Fishman
Joshua Fishman
served from 1980 as executive vice-president until his retirement in June 2007
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Vilnius
Vilnius
Vilnius
(Lithuanian pronunciation: [ˈvʲɪlʲnʲʊs] ( listen), see also other names) is the capital of Lithuania
Lithuania
and its largest city, with a population of 574,221 as of 2017[update].[6] Vilnius
Vilnius
is in the southeast part of Lithuania
Lithuania
and is the second largest city in the Baltic states. Vilnius
Vilnius
is the seat of the main government institutions of Lithuania
Lithuania
and the Vilnius
Vilnius
District Municipality. Vilnius
Vilnius
is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC
GaWC
studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1994.[8] Before World War II, Vilnius
Vilnius
was one of the largest Jewish centres in Europe
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Agudas HaRabbonim
The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada (UOR), often called by its Hebrew name, Agudath Harabonim or Agudas Harrabonim ("union of rabbis"), was established in 1901 in the United States and is among the oldest organizations of Orthodox rabbis which could be described as having a Haredi worldview. It had been for many years the principal group for such rabbis, though in recent years it has lost much of its former membership and influence.Contents1 History 2 Competing Haredi organizations 3 Today3.1 Controversies 3.2 Simone Veil 3.3 Notable members 3.4 Criticisms4 External links 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Agudath Harabonim was formed in 1902, in direct consequence to Solomon Schechter's takeover of the formerly-Orthodox Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS). Within 100 days of Schechter's appointment, the Union formed and issued a statement critical of JTS and Schechter
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John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK, FAA LID: JFK) (often referred to as Kennedy Airport, New York-JFK or simply JFK) is the primary international airport serving New York City. It is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America,[5] the 22nd busiest airport in the world, the 6th busiest airport in the United States, and the busiest airport in the New York airport system. JFK handled just over 59 million passengers in 2017.[6] Over ninety airlines operate out of the airport, with non-stop or direct flights to destinations in all six inhabited continents.[7][8] JFK is located in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens, in New York, 16 miles (30 km) southeast of Midtown Manhattan. The airport features six passenger terminals and four runways. It serves as a hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It is also the primary operating base for JetBlue Airways
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NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
The NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital
Hospital
is a nonprofit university hospital in New York City
New York City
affiliated with two Ivy League medical schools: Columbia University
University
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College. It is composed of two distinct medical centers, Columbia University
University
Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. As of August 2017[update], the hospital is ranked as the 8th best hospital in the United States and 1st in the New York City metropolitan area by U.S
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Lower East Side
The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery
Bowery
and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street
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New York City Police Department
The New York City
City
Police
Police
Department (NYPD), officially the City
City
of New York Police
Police
Department, is the largest police force in the United States.[6] Established on May 23, 1845, the agency has primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City
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