Jan 9, 2018
Rav Hirschprung Yartzeit in Albany

200 miles south of Montreal, a community gathered to review Holocaust memoirs from the late Chief Rabbi Pinchos Hirschprung.

In Montreal, where Rabbi Pinchos Hirschprung served 40 years as Chief Rabbi, hundreds of Rabbis and community members marked his yartzeit at a Grand Melava Malka Siyum Hashass.

But 200 miles south on the 87 Northway, a smaller Albany Kehila also gathers this Sunday 27 Teves at Cong. Shomray Torah to review Rabbi Hirshprungs newly translated “Vale of Tears” personal holocaust Memoirs.

Rabbi Yisroel Rubin, who serves as Albany's Chabad Shliach since 1974, fondly recalls when he learned by Rav Hirshprung in 1967 in Montreal.

"I try to share with my Albany Talmidim Rav Hirshprung’s amazing Bekiyus fluency in all Shass, his Torah passion, enthusiasm and excitement,” says Rabbi Rubin, who is composing a video of the Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin founded by Rav Meir Shapiro, relocated to Shanghai in World War II along with the Lubavitch and Mirer Yeshivos.

Rav Hirshprung wrote Haskama approbations on Rabbi Yisroel Rubin’s Sefarim, “Marbeh Lesaper” on the Haggadah, and “Shem Avosai” on Pirkay Avos.

VIDEO: Lifestory of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Hirschprung

Located halfway along the Montreal-NYC 87 Northway, Travelers often stop to daven at Shomray Torah (Shteeble), (or summer at the Lake George Minyan). Montreal, New York, Monsey and Lakewood extended families often schedule their Simcha Rendezvous midway in Albany's Capital Region.

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thanks for sharing this
I enjoyed this article very much and the video. Can learn alot from this amazing couple..
(1/9/2018 10:11:26 PM)
The vale of tears
Younger people should really read this book to understand the horrors of the holocaust through the lenses of Rabbi Hirshprung a"h
(1/9/2018 10:21:54 PM)
Iconic of His Generation
Thank You Rabbi Rubin;
Hatzlach B'KOL
(1/10/2018 8:23:25 AM)
Beautiful!!!Thank you!
Thank you for sharing about you loving inspiring parents.
(1/10/2018 8:56:48 AM)
Rabbi Pinchas Ben Laeh
Rabbi Hirschprung was a holy man...!!!!!
(1/10/2018 10:01:07 AM)
He knew
He Knew every single Rashei & Tosfos........and the whole 9 yards. If even you would show him a piece of Rashei, he can tell you & pinpoint exactly where it is with out looking in a Sefer.....A true chossid.
(1/10/2018 10:50:04 AM)
Thank You
I was blessed to graduate from Beis Yaacov!
Rabbi Aisenstark and Rabbi Hirshprung taught us TRUE Ahavas Yisroel. We were all TRUE friends didnt matter the backround or what are minyahim were.
(1/10/2018 1:15:35 PM)
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