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Rabbi Kunda’s Magic

C.B. Gavant

It’s not just Lipa. There’s Boruch, Heshy Himmelstein, The Talking Coins, and many more. And all of them originated with their talented creator, Rabbi Shmuel Kunda z”l.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rebbi, Storyteller, Artist Rabbi Kunda, born in Shanghai, China, in 1945, was raised in New York at a time when very few books and tapes for Jewish children existed. As a teenage Pirchei leader, he entertained the boys with stories of tzaddikim, using hilarious voices and characters that made his audience roar with laughter. Later, as a fifth-grade rebbi at Yeshiva Tiferes Torah in Boro Park, he hung illustrations of the gemara he was teaching on every blackboard in the room, keeping the kids enthralled. 

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