From Days Gone By: The Original ‘770 Bochurim’

This photo is of the first students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in 770. It was taken shortly after the Yeshiva moved into the newly purchased Eastern Parkway building in the early 1940s.

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  • 3. 45 yr in the hood wrote:

    LEFT TO RIGHT
    M, ALTINE
    B LEVITEN
    KATZOF
    GREENBERG
    B , BOUMGARTEN
    KAZERNOFSKI
    B.LEVI
    SZ GURARIA
    A B HEACT
    H FOGELMAN
    D EDELMAN

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  • 4. 45 yr in the hood wrote:

    MOST OF THE BACURIEM WERE LUBAVITCHER BOYS WHO WERE LEARNING IN TORAH VADAS
    AND CHAIM BERLIN , WHEN THE FREDEKAH REBBA OPEN HIS YESHIVA HE HAD 10 BOYS ON THE SPOT

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  • 5. Levi Tal wrote:

    Great to see this, thanks.
    Interesting to note that Lubavitch fashion did not exist yet: I see some light colored hats and quite a few shaven faces.
    Anybody knows when the black fedoras and and the beards became fashionable? Or obligatory?

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    • 6. Yitzchok Halevi wrote:

      I was wondering the same thing. It appears that there was greater opportunity to express individuality then, than now. Chaval!

  • 9. 45 yr in the hood wrote:

    TO # 6 I WAS NOT THERE I RECEIVED THE NAMES FROM MRS LEVITAN THE WIFE OF BENYOMIN LEVITAN OBM

    AND YOU CAN ASK DANYOL LEVI , YOU CAN MEET HIM IN HIS SHULL AT 7:30 AM

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  • 10. HERE ARE THE CORRECT NAMES wrote:

    This photo was on Shmais this past Elul.

    From left to right: Moteshan, Binyomin Levitin, Chaim Mayer Katzoff, Yitzchok Greenberg, Berel Baumgarten, Avrohom Barnetzky Berel Levy, Sholom B. Gordon, Avrohom Hecht, Hershel Fogelman and Hershel Schusterman

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  • 11. 45 yr in the hood wrote:

    I WAS WRONG WITH NUMBER SIX
    I SAID KARSNOFSKI
    ITS R SHOLOM BER GORDON OBM
    HE GREW A BREAD AT A YOUNG AGE
    AND THERE IS A INTERESTING STORY WITH HIS FATHER , WHICH I HEARD FROM HIS BROTHER IN LAW R SHIMON GOLDMAN .
    HE WAS LEARNING IN TORAH VADAS, AND NOBODY HAD A BREAD IN HIS CLASS , SO HE ASKED HIS FATHER . DO I HAVE TO ?
    SO REB YOCANN ANSWERED WITH A STORY .
    ABOUT HIMSELF GOING INTO MANHATAN TO SHECT , SOMEBODY ASKED WERE HE IS GOING ? SO HE SAID TO WORK , AND THE OTHER PERSON SAID OHHHH LIKE HE THOUGHT OTHER ,
    SO SHOLOM FATHER TOLD HIM WHEN YOU WEAR A BEARD IT COMES WITH A HIGHER
    IMPRESSION ABOUT YR SELF

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  • 12. Chosid wrote:

    In those days, the bochurim wore ties. And I guarantee you that no one in that picture had an untucked shirt.

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  • 13. To #1 wrote:

    Why do you need to make such a nasty comment?
    It is very kind of anyone that shares a photo!
    Isn’t it OUR history too?
    Do you also get upset or nasty when someone posts a picture of the Rebbe that you’ve also seen before?
    OK, lets say you do.
    And lets say the reason is because, ‘You want the Rebbe back in person! And that your tired of seeing just pictures”! (Understandingly so).
    So do you feel that, ‘The way to bring the Rebbe back’
    and to BRING Moshiach, is to insult other Yidden or other Lubavitchers?
    I will answer that for you.
    Apparently I’m sorry to say, that the answer is yes. If I’m wrong, which I hope I am, you owe a written published apology to the Yid that shared the photo.

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  • 14. to #7 wrote:

    This picture is from the early ’40’s. Reb Dovid Raskin arrived in NY in 1950, several days before the Histalkus.

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