הרב קראהן זצ”ל, נולד לאביו ר’ אברהם זעליג קראהן זצ”ל בלייקווד. היה מפורסם כגבאי צדקה, בעל מוסר, ותלמיד חכם גדול שהיה אחד מעמודי התווך של לייקווד החרדית.
Rabbi Krohn was the only voice in Lakewood which opposed the secularization of our יידישע קינדער. The degradation of צניעות was painful to him. He couldn’t take the materialization of the Lakewood public, brought upon by Aaron Kotler just so the latter can enrich himself. The spiritual destruction of Lakewood was something he shouted about in all his שמוסען.
Rabbi Krohn OB”M was the author of ישראל ואורייתא and הרחק מעליה דרכיך in order to combat the secularism that has penetrated our school system, even in those that are considered to be more frum. He hoped his sfarim will create a movement among the yungerlite and the menahalim will head the call. Unfortunately he was ignored by all. Chaim Shlomo Kanarek and Mendel Rabinowitz were not interested in preserving authentic Judaism nor were the yungerlite going to stick up for themselves.
חבל על דאבדין ולא משתכחין