This coming Shabbat morning, Rabbi Nadler will dedicate his sermon to the memory of Rabbi Moshe Twersky, z’l, one of the four martyrs in the synagogue terrorist attack in Jerusalem. Cantor Guber will chant both a special rendition of Av Ha-Rachamim before the sermon, and the El Maleh Rachamim following the sermon, in memory of all of the Jerusalem martyrs.
Aside from having been Rabbi Twersky’s friend and room-mate at Harvard, Moshe’s father, Professor Isadore Twersky, was Rabbi Nadler’s teacher and to this day his legacy remains with him. As he wrote in an obituary for the Boston Globe: “After my father, Isadore Twersky has been the most important man in my life; his astonishing mastery of Jewish history and philosophy, and his academic guidance over more than a decade, was hugely influential. “I would never have been able to become the man I am, were it not for Rabbi Dr. Isadore Twersky”.
Following services, Rabbi Nadler will lead a learning session about the worlds and legacies of both Moshe and Isadore Twersky, at the Kiddush to which all are welcome.