Silver simcha of inspiration at Yeshiva of South Shore


Nachum Silver — with his father, grandfathers, great grandfather and brothers — put on tefilin for the first time on 12 Kislev at Yeshiva of South Shore.

The yeshiva was honored to have Nachum’s great grandfather, Reb Yisrael Zalmen Mitgang, one of the oldest survivors of Auschwitz, join in the simcha.

After davening, the rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky, spoke about R’ Zalmen’s mesiras nefesh and how he was able to make a minyan in Auschwitz on Yom Kippur.

He told the talmidim of the Satmar Rebbe’s iconic statement, “Don’t ask a bracha from me, go to someone who has a number on his arm.” Each boy in Nachum’s class had the chance to greet R’ Zalman and receive a bracha from him.