Chabad & Friends is a weekly program aired on community news service COLlive.com exploring facts, stories and anecdotes of the Rebbe and the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s connection and communications within the frum Jewish world.
The program is presented by Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, a Chabad historian, an ethnographer of Chassidism and Director of the Jewish Enrichment Press publishing group. He is the prolific author of 60 books – most recently The Rav and Rebbe, Satmar and Lubavitch, Lakewood and Lubavitch, Rabbi Hutner and Rebbe.
He is currently working on the connection between Lubavitch and Torah Vodaath, the illustrious Yeshiva in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn that has raised generations of Torah observant Jews for close to 100 years.
Rabbi Dalfin is a featured speaker in many Chabad centers and Jewish communities about Chassidic teachings and life. He is also the recording artist of Chasidic Nigunim: Learn, Understand and Sing.
Chabad & Friends is aired on Tuesday evenings on COLlive.com.
VIDEO: Chabad & Friends #6 – Rabbi Gustman’s impact on Rebbe Rayatz
Rabbi Yisrael Gustman was the youngest dayan in Reb Chaim Ozer’s Vilna Beis Din before the war. In 1946, the Rebbe Rayatz appointed him as Rosh Yeshiva of Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch – 770.
Thank you! great applicable information!
The Yeshiva Rabbi Gustman opened is called Netzach Yisroel, not Ohr Yisroel.
The yeshiva that Rav Gustman started was called Yeshivas NETZACH YISROEL. After Rav Gustman moved to Eretz Yisroel, his son Rav Michel Berniker continued the yeshiva on Eastern Parkway and later also moved to Eretz Yisroel. He became the rosh yeshiva in Yeshivas Netzach Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel after his father-in-law, Rav Gustman, was niftar.
I think rabbi Berniker was his son in law.
I heard from Rav Gustmans Chavrusa of twenty five years who was also a neighbor of mine in Los Angeles. He told me many years ago, that The Seventh Rebbe was the one who convinced him to be Rosh Yeshiva. However Rav Gustman did not want to because he felt the RY of a chabad Yeshiva should be well versed in Chassidus. However the Seventh Rebbe who was not yet Rebbe (I believe he said this occured after the Rayatz passed away and before it was clear who would be the next Rebbe) told him, it doesn’t matter- Rav Gustman… Read more »