This fund will continue to support individuals in need l’ilui nishmas R’Gershon Binyamin ben Eliezer.
Charity is equal in importance to all other commandments combined
(Talmud – Bava Basra 9a)
We, the members of his community in the Old City of Jerusalem, thought we knew Gershon Burd. The men at the yeshiva where he worked full time and learned Torah full time thought they knew Gershon….
I picked up a neighbor hitching out of the neighborhood, and mentioned that I sit next to the internal administrator of the yeshivah where he teaches in shiur every morning….
But perhaps even more important is the qualitative impact that baalei teshuvah have had. The list of remarkable individuals who have left a lasting imprint on the larger Torah community is a long one….