|Rabbi Israel Porath's Lamentation|
|“The Second Destruction of Cleveland Orthodox Synagogues”|
On March 28, 1945 Yiddishe Velt (Jewish World) published "The Second Destruction of Cleveland Orthodox Synagogues” by Rabbi Israel Porath, who in later years was regarded as the Dean of Cleveland's Orthodox rabbis.
in 2019 the Journal of the American Jewish Archives published Professor Ira Robinson's translation of Rabbi Porath's essay, followed by an extensive, well documented analysis of the times. (Ira Robinson PhD, is professor of Jewish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.)
We present the link to this essay for those interested in Rabbi Porath and his times, to offer links to our pages on Rabbi Porath that may be relevant, and to describe aspects of his personal situation when he wrote his picture of the state of Cleveland's Orthodox Jewish community.
Arnold Berger June 12, 2020
Professor Ira Robinson's essay on the American Jewish Archives website
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About Rabbi Porath when he wrote this essay
Rabbi Israel Porath (1886 - 1974), who was born and educated in Jerusalem, led three Orthodox congregations in Cleveland: