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Rabbi Zalman Adelman

December 30th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Rav in Denver, Colorado
d. 26 Cheshvan, 1966 (5727)
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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Asher // Dec 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Short and Sweet. Interesting design layout.

  • 2 blackleibel // Dec 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    He was the founder of what is now known as NCSY.

  • 3 blackleibel // Dec 31, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    He was a serious man of action, on a mission that defined him. See, foir example:

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Dec 31, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Rabbi Samuel Adelman, a distinguished American pulpit rabbi, poet and activist, who founded Torah Pilgrimage, forerunner of the NCSY, and led congregations in Dover, New Jersey, Morristown, New Jersey, and Newport News, Virginia, and finally, the Beth Medrash Hagadol Synagogue in Denver, Colorado.

    Activist for Judaism and social justice who worked vigorously on numerous commissions on the state level to advance civil rights, fair housing and care for mentally retarded children, and led the first delegation of Rabbis to Communist Russia in 1956.

    Proud father of four, Rabbi Adelman died suddenly in 1966, at the early age of 50. But this prolific writer lived a remarkably accomplished life, and his eloquence continues to inspire those who remember him, and those who chance upon his writings.

  • 5 Rabbi Stern // Dec 31, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    That’s powerful stuff!!!!

  • 6 Norman Roth // Oct 1, 2011 at 4:31 am

    I am thankful that I found this site quite by accident, and my gratitude to all who posted here.
    Well, he was the “proud father” of more than 4, indeed, of hundreds (myself included) who thought of him as our spiritual father. He was truly a tzadik, a righteous person, all warmth and love. Who can forget his ever present smile. And to hear him sing morning prayers was a rare privilege, but perhaps more so was to watch him quietly at his own. I first learned Talmud from this great and good soul. Find his book of poems on Amazon. Windows of the Soul. May his memory be a blessing!

  • 7 Rabbi Stern // Oct 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I once spoke to a Rabbi Mordechai Adelman in EY, I believe he was a son.

  • 8 asher // Oct 30, 2012 at 11:34 pm

  • 9 blackleibel // Oct 31, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Who are the other two gentlemen?

  • 10 asher // Oct 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Rabbi CEH Kauvar (center), Rabbi Samuel Adelman (right), Moses Feuerstein (left), president of the Orthodox Union. March 1, 1958

  • 11 blackleibel // Oct 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    46th Yartzeit tonight.

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