Rose was a kind, sweet and generous Southern girl—a gentle and deeply spiritual soul who always looked to help others. At the same time, she was determined, strong and competitive.
The Minchenbergs had offered to serve as a drop-off site for an impromptu “IDF Mezuzah Project,” a grassroots campaign that began in the wake of the Gaza War. Its goal: to provide mezuzot for the doorposts of every Israeli Army base, as a form of Divine protection for the soldiers in their ongoing battle against Hamas terrorists.
Even amidst all of the funerals being held in the country because of the horrific massacre, hundreds of Jews from across the religious and political spectrum—most of whom had never met Dovid—came out of their deep desire to accompany and honor a lone soldier who had given his life for Am Yisrael.
At a bar mitzvah in Englewood, New Jersey, in the mid-1980s, Rabbi Menachem Genack, early in his career as rabbinic administrator of OU Kosher, was introduced to Dr. Judith Leff, a biochemist who was then working as a researcher in molecular biology at the Albert Einstein Medical College of Medicine in the Bronx. The rabbi […]