January 2, 2017 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #618950
I’m turning to coffee room historians! I remember hearing about a Rav in New York who was involved in a fight with the mob over food quality (affected kashrus, where meat and milk came from), and was eventually killed by the mob. I cannot remember who this was said about, so I am asking the coffee room. Any help or info appreciated.January 2, 2017 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #1206929
I think you are referring to R Yakov Yosef who was the chief Rabbi of NYC from the late 1800s until he was niftar in 1902. I don’t think he was killed by the mafia physically but all the aggravation from the mafia & the maskillim & butchers killed him.January 2, 2017 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #1206930
Rav Reuvain Grozovsky was hit by a car against the light
He eventually succumbed
To this day it is still unclear who was behind itJanuary 2, 2017 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1206931
Thanks, I think it was Rav rueven I was trying to rememberJanuary 2, 2017 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #1206932
Rav Kowalsky of Queens was very nearly killed more than onceJanuary 2, 2017 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #1206933
While on the subject,could anyone explain how come the Ferris wheel in Staten Island has so far cost $ 600 million to build
Where is the money going to?January 2, 2017 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1206934
Building gigantic Ferris wheels is expensive.January 3, 2017 12:21 am at 12:21 am #1206935
“While on the subject…”
What subject? New York?January 3, 2017 12:24 am at 12:24 am #1206936
“Where is the money going to?”
A lot of it probably goes to all the workers who presumably have to spend a lot of time on this and probably get paid well. And a lot of it probably goes for the materials that Ferris Wheels are made with (whatever they are). There are probably also a lot of things that you need to use when you are constructing something (besides the materials themselves), and they probably cost a lot.January 3, 2017 12:49 am at 12:49 am #1206937
Also some of the Ferris Wheel money needs to go to a savings account where it can build interest.
In the event that chas v’shalom ma’she’oo koreh, az the funds will go to quiet anyone and the press.
Fortunately 20-cents of each dollar spent on machinery, publicity, and corn dogs, goes directly into the hearts of a thousand illiterate Kindle readers.January 3, 2017 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1206938
Is this about rav ruevain published anywhere?January 3, 2017 2:23 am at 2:23 am #1206939
In the Old Jewish Observer biographies
It also well knownJanuary 3, 2017 2:27 am at 2:27 am #1206941
There were other Rabbonim who were threatened and retreatedJanuary 3, 2017 3:39 am at 3:39 am #1206942
lilmod ulelamaid and lightbrite,
$600,000,000 ?!January 3, 2017 4:25 am at 4:25 am #1206943
What do you want? You really want the truth *It’s Time for Truth*?
But don’t say that I didn’t warn you.
$500 million of the $600 million was used to purchase luxury cell phone cases.
The rest of the money is being funneled towards the Ferris Wheel, purchased via Costco’s “Circus” Services portal.
Thank you Staten Island for keeping it real.January 3, 2017 4:30 am at 4:30 am #1206944
It Is Time For Truth,
Just curious. How would you break down the costs?January 3, 2017 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1206945
Dunno. Never built a ferris wheel, so I have no idea what it costs.January 3, 2017 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1206946
Also, never saw that amount of money.January 3, 2017 10:24 am at 10:24 am #1206947
It’s not just the wheel ( which will be, at 60 stories tall, the biggest in the worldJanuary 3, 2017 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1206948
All of you might be right, and that would be wonderful.. or a bit naiveJanuary 3, 2017 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #1206949
This Ferris Wheel sounds like a big dealJanuary 3, 2017 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #1206950
It is not yet clear if the two shootings are related.
The dead person was a member of the Haifa Bais Din staff, officials said.
Rabbi Illuz works on a bais din that deals with geirus.
All are asked to daven for Yechiel be Rochel.
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