Refugee by alan sunderland

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Refugee by alan sunderland

He was 85 years old. The Gellai family were Oberlander Jews who followed minhag Ashkenaz and descended from distinguished rabbinic luminaries such as the Chacham Tzvi and Panim Meiros.

Refugee by alan sunderland

His father, Reb Menachem Gellai, was a wealthy businessman who hosted in his large home a member kollel which he funded single-handedly. Reb Menachem could often be found learning in his house kollel. Advertisement Following the German occupation of Slovakia, Reb Gellai paid one of his non-Jewish workers to hide his family including Zachariah and his two younger siblings, Shlomo and Vera in an underground bunker.

Menachem Gellai was killed, but Mrs. We even internalized that attitude. He did not see his mother again for 18 years. Young Zachariah Gelley he anglicized his name studied for eight years with tremendous diligence at Yeshiva Netzach Yisroel, which had been founded exclusively for refugee boys in Sunderland, England.

InRav Gelley was invited by his alma mater, the Sutherland Yeshivah, to become rosh yeshiva. He trained them to achieve clarity when studying Gemara and the major Rishonim. Rav and Rebbitzen Gelley made a big impact from the beginning.

They both exuded warmth, care, concern, and positivity. They made everyone feel important and inspired the kehilla members. The rav and rebbitzen loved the baalei batim and the baalei batim loved them in return. The rav was a warm and caring individual who was both a friend and a father figure to the entire kehilla.

He also recalled that when the Gelleys purchased their home in Washington Heights, he served as their real estate attorney.

Although he was happy to do a pro bono favor for his rav, Rav Gelley insisted on paying him. For compensation, Bechhofer said he would like to study weekly with the rav.

And thus began a longstanding chavrusah session studying the Maharal. Bechhofer laughs when he says he definitely got the better end of the deal.

It was a high-level iyun presentation, he said, and masterfully thought out. Another KAJ member, Mrs. They would remember your name, things about you, and what you were going through.

She also pointed to the regal personas of Rav and Rebbitzen Gelley — the way they carried themselves, the dignity they exuded the British accents help. There was a real presence to him. One must also remember that Rav Gelley was a major-league talmid chacham and was a hands-on rav.

He traveled to different places throughout the year to check out the kashrus for KAJ and was active in adjudicating dinei Torah.

The afternoon he passed away, a levaya was held in Lakewood outside Beth Medrash Govohah with the rosh yeshivah, Rav Malkiel Kotler, delivering a eulogy. Rav Zachariah Gelley is survived by his sister, Mrs.My Australian Story is a series of historical novels for older children published by Scholastic Australia which was inspired by Dear America.

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He is a Walkley Award winning journalist who is now in charge of Editorial Policy accross the ABC and is the author of seven children’s books. By ALAN SUNDERLAND. MY AUSTRALIAN STORY - REFUGEE.

After the Taliban kill his father, Ali flees Afghanistan, arriving in Australia on a ramshackle boat. He is looking for freedom, but instead he is taken to a detention centre in the South Australian outback.

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