The late Rabbi Harold B. Kanatopsky, z.l., who served as rabbi of Young Israel of Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, and then later as rabbi of Young Israel of West Hempstead, New York was a master darshan, a passionate orator, an astute talmid chacham. His
drashot were seen especially by his
first congregation in particular as a virtual happening where several hundreds of families in Brooklyn's Crown Heights were present.One particularly novel feature of his
darshonut was that he
would pick - for sermons - subjects which would lend themselves to a whole series of messages.Two of his
serial drashot which were among the most memorable were his
messages on RaMBaM's 13 Ikkarim as well as a series on the 39 melachot of Shabbat.