Category Archives: R. Elazar Muskin

Rabbi Gershon Bess Vs. Rabbi Yehuda Bukspan

In the mid 1980s, Rabbi Gershon Bess began moving on his plan to reinvigorate the RCC and make it the Beit Din in town. He began moving on his plan to overtake Rabbi Yehuda Bukspan for kashrut supremacy (certifying restaurants, … Continue reading

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As Rabbi Mordecai Gafni Turns

Marc has been at the front of every development in Modern Orthodoxy for 30 years. He has been an incarnation of the movement’s various twists and turns. He has the ability to merge with his favorite thinkers. Around 1980, Elazar … Continue reading

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Elazar Muskin, Steven Weil: A Study In Contrasts

Steven Weil of Beth Jacob is a CEO with semicha (rabbinic ordination). Elazar Muskin is the quintessential shul rabbi. He devotes himself to his community. He sets aside Fridays to call widows and shut-ins, etc to wish them a Gut … Continue reading

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The Back Story On Daniel Arnall’s Rabbinic Ordination

Daniel has money because he’s the son of the godfather of subprime — Roland Arnall. Around 1999, Daniel decided that he wanted to be known as a rabbi. He was davening at Young Israel of Century City at the time … Continue reading

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Young Israel Of Century City Rabbi Elazar Muskin Held Up At Gunpoint Friday Night

He was not hurt. Pico-Robertson has had a rash of these incidents (recently and over the years). Is this going to be the impetus for armed Jewish protection patrols? Crime is the most important issue in Pico-Robertson. Who’s going to … Continue reading

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