Colors: Blue Color

A decade ago, when Robert Morgenthau retired from his 35-year position as Manhattan District Attorney, the Museum of Jewish Heritage had an exhibit on his family’s outsize role in American politics and Jewish history. The wing of the museum hosting the exhibit, which was titled “The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service,” also carries the family’s name.

 On Shabbos, Parshas Chayei Sarah, the world lost a person who, in my eyes, was one of the hidden lamed-vav (36) tzadikim of the world. Berish Teichman was a man who lived his whole life l’sheim shamayim. The first pasuk in Parshas Chayei Sarah states: “And the life of Sarah was one hundred years, twenty years, and seven years.” Rashi comments that all the years of Sarah’s life were equally good. But were they? Sarah Imeinu suffered tremendously in her lifetime. She was barren, she experienced famine, and was taken captive by Pharaoh and Avimelech. However, our mother Sarah always said that everything was “Gam zo l’tovah” – “This, too, is for the good.” She was aware that everything was from HaKadosh Baruch Hu, and therefore it must be good.

A Magnificent Beginning To Every Life Story

How some moments fleet away, like a fading dream or the dissipating dew? As we draw close to life’s monumental decisions, we celebrate them and cherish the opportunity to start on a beautiful note. In such circumstances, the setting can make all the difference for those memories we fondly recall. Treasured time, a Castle straight off the pages of a fairy tale; these are amongst the experiences promised by Legacy Castle. We interview the team at this truly remarkable place in the hopes of giving our readers a chance to imagine the upper limits of their special celebrations.