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‘Tzaddik of Leningrad’ Marks 70th

Rabbi Yitzchak Kogan, known as 'The Tzaddik of Leningrad', who helped keep Judaism alive in Russia during communism and serves as the Chief Shochet today, celebrated his 70th birthday with a gala event in Moscow. Full Story

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An Honor So Well Deserved - Iy"H at the 80th
July 26, 2016 2:24 pm

Harav Kogan is truly the Tzaddik of Leningrad and then some. Met him last year at his SHUL and Chabad House – Bolshaya Bronnaya SHUL on 17th of Tammuz Nidche. (5775 was the same Hebrew calendar setting as this year 5776) Harav Kogan after Mincha and Maariv like 9:45 p.m. we broke our fast at the rooftop restaurant of his Jewish Center and SHUL. It is a beautiful building and more importantly it is filled with young Jewish people celebrating and living Jewishly. He FARBRENGED with us until well past Midnight. No pretentiousness – no ersatz and no self promotion.… Read more »

remembering the Kogens in 1984
July 26, 2016 7:39 am

My husband, Hirsh Gansbourg a”h and I were sent by Lishkas Ezras Achim to the Soviet Union in 1984 to meet with and bring item to the Jews living there. Our contact in Leningrad was Yitzchak Kogan and we tried to contact him but couldn’t reach him with the phone number we were given. Our only alternative was to go to the Shul there on Shabbos. We couldn’t carry a map and had to memorize the way. We finally arrived while they were leining. We did meet some Lubavitchers who then took us to the home of the Kogen’s. They… Read more »

Rabbi's party
July 25, 2016 3:05 pm

We should be happy for our brothers and sisters in Russia that things are going well for them like here in the USA. And if it doesn’t seem to be going so well for us here maybe it’s time for a true ‘Cheshbon Hanefesh’?

Funny
July 25, 2016 12:26 pm

I remember when we used 2 send them r left over pasach Matza , look what there eating now !

Birthday
July 25, 2016 11:07 am

Obviously someone who has had mesiras nefesh for Yiddishkeit. Yasher Choach! Beautiful!

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