Ninety Years Later, Retracing the Visit

Rabbi Chaim Dalfin in Boro Park at the house where the Frierdiker Rebbe stayed.

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Soon after arriving back in Europe after a visit to Eretz Yisroel in the summer of 5689/1929, the Frierdiker Rebbe was on his way to the United States. America was the originally intended destination; the trip to Eretz Yisroel had been added at the “last minute.”

The Frierdiker Rebbe arrived on these shores on 12 Elul, and remained in New York for the rest of Elul and the Yomim Nora’im.

Author Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, himself a native of Boro Park and a current resident, retraces the steps of the Frierdiker Rebbe, beginning with his stay in Boro Park at the home of the chossid Reb Eliyohu (Yaichel) Simpson at 14th Avenue and 46th Street.

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  1. Thank you Rabbi Dalfin. You provide such a wonderful historic background and perspective in a very special way. We are all very furtunate to get this clarity given over with heart and soul.
    Hashem should bentsch you כל משאלות לבך לטובה.

  2. Thank you so much for your amazing research and presentation. Keep up your great work. You will be thanked in many generations to come!

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