Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Reminiscences of Reb Zalman

Reading Fred Bloggs' comment on the history of Chabad in Melbourne (which, from my knowledge and discussion with other people, I believe to be factually correct) I remembered that I had seen some interesting reminiscences about Reb Zalman Serebryanski while surfing the web.

The Australian Centre for the Study of Jewish Civilisation at Monash University started a project to collect oral histories of prominent Melbourne Jews. On the Monash Uni website are transcripts of some of these histories. Mrs Nechama Werdiger, Mr Mendel New and Mr Shimon Allen have transcripts of their talks about Reb Zalman. They can be read here:

There is also an article I found about Reb Zalman, written by Laibl Wolf, on the Ohr Reb Zalman website here.