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ROGUES, RASCALS & RAPSCALLIONS – PART 3 (VIDEO)

August 26th, 2022

THE STORY OF ZEIDE MEIR SCHMELLNER

Zeide Meir Schmellner was the scion of a distinguished Hasidic dynasty, and married into a similarly elevated family. Although he was a brilliant rabbinic scholar and a charismatic speaker, his explosion into the field of international peace in 1925 took everyone by surprise. Rabbi Dunner delves into the story of this unusual Romanian rabbi, charting a career that took him from Bukovina, to Paris, to New York, and eventually a brush with the law that landed him in Sing Sing. One of the most shocking stories of any rabbi in modern history.

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