The year 2005 marked the 30th yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yisroel Jacobson, of blessed memory. Rabbi Jacobson was an outstanding scholar, activist and educator.
He was instrumental in bringing the previous
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn of
sainted memory from Europe to New York in 1940 and
worked with the Rebbe to build Lubavitch in America.
Rabbi Jacobson was involved in founding many of the
Lubavitcher institutions in New York Ciy, but Hadar
HaTorah was the apple of his eye. He was a beloved father
figure to his many students.