Friday, September 08, 2006

Reb Zvi-Hersh The Garden Preacher

Eishishkes, Lithuania - 1929

Portrait of the two Moszczenik brothers

(Right to left), Reb Dovid "der Kichier" and "Reb Zvi-Hersh the Garden Preacher." He earned his nickname since he spoke to his vegetable garden every day. He was also known as the "Reb Zvi-Hersh the Hafetz Hayyim's Preacher", since he raised funds for his Yeshivah. The inscription on the back of the photo reads: "We were photographed in the backyard of Liebke while a snow was falling."

Note: Picture and text were taken from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives Online Catalog


At September 8, 2006 at 7:39:00 AM EDT, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

If you type Moszczenik into the catalog you can trace the family in pictures before WWII and find out what happened to each of them. Lost worlds and lost lives...what made you choose this picture out of all the ones there?

At September 8, 2006 at 7:49:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

I thought it was an interesting picture and thought Reb Zvi-Hersh sounded like an interesting character.

At September 9, 2006 at 9:42:00 PM EDT, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Now that is a beard.


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