Re: New York Jewish Press #rabbinic
Larry Tauber <Ltauber@...>
Since I haven't received any objections, I will continue with my
weekly report on the Jewish Press Machberes column for those who don't
have access to it. This week's column reports on the passing of Rabbi
Aaron Zvi LANDAU (1927-2003), the Veretzkyer Rav of Flatbush. Rabbi
LANDAU, who was born in Veretksy, Hungary, was the son of Rabbi
Yechezkel Shraga LANDAU (1902-1907), son of Rabbi Yitzchak Mayer, who
died in the Holocaust in 1944), a rabbinical court judge in Yassin and
Neitra. Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga LANDAU married his cousin, Chaya
Dreizel LANDAU (1905-1984), the daughter of Rabbi Shalom Noah LANDAU.
Rabbi Shalom Noah LANDAU and Rabbi Yitzchak Mayer LANDAU were the sons
of Rabbi Moshe Dov LANDAU (d. 1899).
Rabbi Aaron Zvi Landau married Shprintza, the daughter of Rabbi
Yechiel Mechel BRANDWEIN (1871-1939), the Turka-Streitiner rebbe. He
was the son of Rabbi Aaron BRANDWEIN (1842-1906), a student of the
Ruzhiner rebbe, Rabbi Yisrael FRIEDMAN, and son of Rabbi Zvi Aryeh
BRANDWEIN (d. 1883 Safed). A number of the members of the BRANDWEIN
family are mentioned in Neil Rosenstein's "The Unbroken Chain."
The chain of Torah did not end with the passing of Rabbi LANDAU. His
children include: Rabbi Yitzchak Mayer LANDAU, Rabbi Yechiel LANDAU,
Frumi BLEIER, who married Rabbi Binyamin BLEIER, Tzurel, who married
Rabbi Yitzchak BROWN, Leah, who married Rabbi Aryeh WALD, and the new
Verektsky rebbe, Rabbi Shalom Noah, who married Esther, the daughter
of Rabbi Mordechai Dov TWERSKI (1925-1998), son of Yaakov Yisrael
TWERSKI (1898-1973). I believe that this branch of the TWERSKI family
is also covered in "The Unbroken Chain" and is distantly related to
the Skverer rebbe mentioned last week.
May Rabbi LANDAU's memory be a blessing for all of Israel.
I received a private inquiry regarding last week's column as to
information concerning the town of Skvira. If you have any thoughts,
In addition to the Machberes column, this Week's Jewish Presss contains
a full page history of the Jews of Ireland, listing the name of several
rabbis, Jewish lord mayors, and community leaders. There is also a
weekly column on Poland (entitled Po-Lin) which this weeks recounts the
history of the Jewish community of Chelm.
To think some people I know say they only get the Jewish Press for the
ads! (This paper should really pay me an advertising fee).
[Moderator's Note: Many of the articles are directly available at their
website http://www.jewishpress.com Unfortunately, the Machberes column