With the petira of Uncle Herman , z’l, last week , the Yudin generation above me has come to a close.
Not to be glib about it, but what a run they had. Just think of the difficulties they had to overcome (aside from the Depression) and how things changed so drastically during their time. And some of the changes occurred due to who they were and what they were determined to do. I highly doubt Eretz Yisroel would be as frum as it is without them and there is no way American frum community would be as strong as it is now without them.