Monsey Memories: The Fire at Neturei Karta

Yitzy FriedThe year was 2007, and it was the evening of the first night of Pesach, when the Neturei.... read more

Monsey Memories: Uncle Robert and Tante Ruth Krane

Yitzy Fried Residents of old Monsey will recall the Krane’s, an incredible couple who filled the lives of everyone who was.... read more

Monsey Memories: When the Rebbes Vacationed in Spring Valley

Yitzy Fried As we have noted here in the past, Spring Valley used to be a vacation area, with numerous hotels that would welcome.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Stony Point Lighthouse

Yitzy FriedCompleted in 1826, the Stony Point lighthouse in Stony Point, Rockland County, was the very.... read more

Monsey Memories: When Rav Bresslauer Was Chosen as Rav of Beis Tefillah

Yitzy Fried In the last two installments of this column, we traced the read more

Monsey Memories: Building Beth Tefilla

Yitzy FriedIn last week’s edition of this column, we wrote.... read more

BONUS Monsey Memories: The Fire That Consumed the Skverer Beis Medrash

Yitzy FriedAs we mourn the Churban of the Beis Hamikdosh, we recall the fire that consumed another.... read more

Monsey Memories: Beginning of Congregation Bais Tefilla

Yitzy Fried Bais Tefillah is a legendary place for both Torah and tefillah in Monsey today,.... read more

Monsey Memories: Monsey Lodge; “Finest Day Camp in Rockland County”

Yitzy Fried As the summer season dawns, we are reminded that Rockland County was once a major hotel and resort destination. The.... read more

Monsey Memories: When Rockland Began to Shift from Hamlet to Metropolis, and Its Demographics Changed Along With It

Yitzy Fried We tend to think that the changes coming over Rockland County today are.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Old Village of Piermont

Yitzy Fried The Village of Piermont is located on the banks of the Hudson River on the eastern edge of Rockland County. According.... read more

Monsey Memories: A Lifelong Firefighter Recalls the ‘Summer of Arson’

Yitzy Fried Our column on a wave of arsons that plagued Rockland prompted the following.... read more

Monsey Memories: Dr. Sidney Levine, Monsey’s Physician for 40 Years

Yitzy Fried For more than four decades—from 1959, when Monsey was a little hamlet and its Jewish community tiny, until his.... read more

Monsey Memories: When Beis Medrash Elyon’s 25th Anniversary Was Marked

Yitzy Fried In the fall of 1968, 25 years ago, a dinner was held in Monsey, marking 25.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Kashauer Rebbe

Yitzy FriedA holy and revered presence in old Monsey of the.... read more

Monsey Memories: When a Car Overturned, Sending Passengers to Spring Valley General

Yitzy Fried On May 24, 1962—close to 61 years ago—Michael J. McDonough was driving through the intersection of Route 45 and.... read more

Monsey Memories: Reb Shmuel Wudowsky, Beloved Beis Dovid Rebbi

Yitzy Fried The phenomenon of Monsey being a bustling metropolis, with congested traffic and.... read more