Author Archives: Leonard Grunstein

Leonard Grunstein, a retired attorney and banker, founded and served as Chairman of Metropolitan National Bank and then Israel Discount Bank of NY. He also founded Project Ezrah and serves on the Board of Revel at Yeshiva University and the AIPAC National Council. He has published articles in the Banking Law Journal, Real Estate Finance Journal and other fine publications.

From Tu B’Av to Elul: Resilience and Renewal

by Leonard Grunstein The fifteenth day of the Hebrew month of Av (Tu B’Av) and Yom Kippur are referred to in the Mishna,[1]Mishna Ta’anit 4:8. Talmud[2]JT Ta’anit 4:7, at page 26a (pages 23a-b of the Zhitomer ed.) and BT Ta’anit 30b. and Midrash[3]Eicha Rabbah Petchta 33. as one of the most joyous days of the year. As we understand why ...

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