Rabbi Joseph Carlebach - Pictures and Words
Luebeck 1883-1942 near Riga

Who was Joseph Carlebach?

(Excerpts from an article by Israeli Chief Justice Chaim (Hermann) Cohn, 1982)

“…He was a very rare combination of preacher and professor, actor and poet. His strength to persuade and to carry away an audience resulted from a symphony of a deep belief in God, deep-founded erudition, warm love of man, creative thinking and a rare gift to express himself…

The best medicine he loved to lavish onto others was humor and cheerfulness.

For every suffering human being he had inexhaustible patience…

He had an open hand and an open heart…

The manner in which he carried out his duties in the years of Nazism became legendary.”