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An article in Hamodia remembered Rabbi Gettinger:
Rabbi Emanuel Gettinger, z”l, long-time Rav of the Young Israel of the West Side and president of the historic Ezras Torah tzedakah organization, was niftar on Shushan Purim in Chicago.
“He was a true gadol b’Torah,” said Rabbi Shlomo Besser, Rav of Khal Bnei Yisrael Chaim of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “When he came to the West Side, someone who was among the greatest talmidim of Rav Hutner, it picked up the whole neighborhood.”
Rabbi Gettinger led the Young Israel since its founding in the mid-1960’s. Among his many talents was the ability to custom his vast Torah knowledge to the wide variety of congregants and to approach all sorts of situations with his signature calm disposition.
In his younger years, Rabbi Gettinger was an active educator in the Yeshivah of Crown Heights as well as other mosdos. He also led Derech Chochma, an organization to support yeshivos and Day Schools.
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