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Rabbi Aaron Ben Tzion Benson (Aaronsohn)

אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משה

Rav, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 - Iyar 12 5639


A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.   

Bio Information:
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).


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Tags: Indiana · Pre 1900

Rabbi Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. June 20, 1894 - Sivan 16 5654


Recently a new stone was erected and the surname Gordon added in assumption. According to the Society Plot Map the Rav’s name is listed as Aaron Myers. In addition, the plot alongside his, remains empty. Original tombstone was discovered by Aron Feder / Moreshes Chachmei America.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman

אהרן צבי ב"ר יעקב שלום

Baal Shem of America

Date of Death: Sun. May 21, 1876 - Iyar 27 5636



Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence, New York

Photo Caption: Rifka Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence , New York

Bio Information:
Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman was born in Poland, Adar 15th, 5582, (March 8th 1822).

 


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Avroham Yisroel Keys

Rav, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Cheshvan, 1828 (5589) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Spruce Street Cemetery 823 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 E: archive@mikvehisrael.org T: 215-922-5446 Note: There are regular scheduled tours of the cemetery, call the Mikveh Israel […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Ash

Founder of the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street d. 25 Iyar, 1887 Rav Ash was from the first European style Rabbanim to organize and lead a congregation in New York City. Eventually his fame and authority spread across the country. No orthodox congregation in the United States would accept a shoichet (ritual slaughterer) without […]


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Avroham Yosef Rice

אברהם יוסף ב"ר מאיר שבק חיים

Rav, Congregation Nidchei Israel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Tue. October 28, 1862 - Cheshvan 5 5623


Rabbi Abraham Rice

Rice

Photo Credit: From the Virtual Judaica reference collection library 

Rav Rice was the fist known ordained Rav to serve as Moreh Dasrah of a congregation in this country. Rav Rice was a talmid (student) of Rav Avroham Bing the Chief Rabbi of Wurzburg and subsequently of Rav Wolf Hamburger of Fuerth. As the first ordained Rav in the United States, Rav Rice decided the halachic Hebrew spelling for many of the cities across the country.


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Pre 1900

Rav Eliezer Kleinberg

אליעזר

Rav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA

Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 - Adar I 1 5651
Rosh Chodesh


Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Gershon Hyman

גרשון בן שמואל הכהן

Rav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 - Kislev 26 5639


Hyman Gershon Marker Text
Photo Caption: Tombstone text, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Tags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Nachum Streisand

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Beth Yisroel, San Francisco, CA d. 17 Teves, 1879 (5639) Rav Streisand a talmid (student) and great grandson of Rav Akiva Eger was born in a suburb of Poznan (Posen), Poland in 1819. Prior to his arrival in the United State in 1869, the Rav served as maggid mesharim (a preacher of uprightness) of […]


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Tags: California · Pre 1900 · San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Nosson Nuta Netkin

נתן נטע ב"ר אשר

Old Yishuv Emissary

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Teves 15 5645


Netkin Nosson Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller
Salant Yosef Zundel

Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s father-in-law, Rav Yosef Zundel Salant d. 1866, Credit: ICPHH
Salant Aryeh Leib
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s brother-in-law, Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib Salant, Credit: Rena Saland Wechter
Salan Shmule New
Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1908, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information:
The Rav was the grandson of Rav Aryeh Leib Gunzberg better know as the Shagas Aryeh. In addition he was the son in law of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant and was sent by his brother in law Rav Shmuel Salant to North America to collect money for the impoverished Jews of the Old Yishuv.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Nosson Yehuda Leib Rabinowitz

Chief Rabbi of Pawtucket, Rhode Island d. 16 Teves, 1898 Rav Rabinowitz safer (book) Yad Yehuda was published in 1897. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery 1469 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888 (401) 737-5333 (Ohel, along Feinberg Avenue) Photo credit […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Pre 1900 · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Schachne Isaacs

שכנא ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Reb Schachne's Shul

Date of Death: Sun. April 3, 1887 - Nissan 9 5647


Isaacs Schachne 1
Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs Credit: Needed
Isaacs Schachne 2
Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs, Credit: Needed
Bio Information: 
Rav Isaacs founded Congregation Bet Tefillah in 1866, a synagogue which was commonly known as Reb Shachne’s Shul.


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Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shevach Arager

שבח ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Conregation Ohav Emuna (Emuno), Denver, Colorado

Date of Death: Fri. December 29, 1893 - Teves 20 5654


Arager Shevach pic
Photo Caption: From an 1892 Denver Directory, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Tags: Colorado · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shlomo Mordecai Siskind (Ziskind)

Rav in New York City d. 9 Av, 1895 (5655) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 31, towards the back of the cemetery.) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when […]


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Tags: Needs Repair · New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown

Rabbi Shlomo Rabinowitz

Moreh Dasrah Adas Ohavay Shalom, Chicago, IL d. 1894 The Rav passed away in Chicago. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Needed


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Tags: Illinois · Mystery · Pre 1900 · Unknown

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Feinberg

Rav in Providence, RI d. 25 Elul, 1897 (5657) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery 1469 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888 (On Feinberg Avenue alongside the ohel of Rabbi Nosson Y.L. Rabinowitz)


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Tags: Lincoln Park Cemetery · Pre 1900 · Providence, RI · Rhode Island · Unknown

Rabbi Henry Avroham Henry

צבי ב"ר אברהם

First Rabbi, Cong. Sheeris Yisroel, San Francisco

Date of Death: Thu. August 28, 1879 - Elul 9 5639



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Tags: California · Pre 1900 · San Francisco, CA

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Levin

Rav, Baltimore, MD d. 20 Kislev, 1887 (5648) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: B’nai Israel Cemetery 3701 Southern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21214 410-736-9245 (Ask for Neil Noble) Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge, a new window will open, click that one as […]


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Needs Repair · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yaakov Jacques Lyons

יעקוב ב"ר יהודה

Minister, Congregation Bais Shalom, Richmond, VA

Date of Death: Mon. August 13, 1877 - Elul 4 5637


Minister, son of Yehuda Lyons, born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, Aug. 25, 1814. He was educated in Surinam, and was minister of the Spanish & Portuguese congregation there, Neveh Shalom, for five years. He left Surinam in 1837 and went to Richmond, VA, where for two years he was minister of the Congregation Beth Schalom. In 1839 he was elected minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation Shearith Israel, New York City and served the congregation thirty-eight years, successfully combating every movement to change the form of worship in his congregation.


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Tags: Beth Olam · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yaakov Raphael Cohen

Minister, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Elul, 1811 (5571) Prior to the 1900’s, the Chazan or Minister of a congregation was the central rabbinic figure. Wedding sermonizes, divorces, circumcision, est. were all the function of the Chazan. Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

The American Maggid (Preacher)

Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 - Cheshvan 17 5625


A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.



Falk Yehoshua 3

Photo Caption: The Occident, February, 1865
Falk Yehoshua 5
Photo Caption: The Star, June, 1875 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bio Information:
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yehoshua Kalmonson

יהושע ב"ר קלונימוס

Rav, Allen Street Shul (unconfirmed) , New York City

Date of Death: Sat. July 22, 1876 - Av 1 5636
Rosh Codesh


A special thanks to Antonio Jones, General Manager at Union Field Cemetery for his ongoing effort to keep the area around Rav Yehoshua Kalmanson kever safe and accessible. 


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

Rabbi Yehuda Barit

Rav, New York City d. 24 Shevat, 1895 (5655) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 55, towards the back of the cemetery.) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when visiting!!!


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Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown

Rabbi Yehuda Binyamin Middleman

יהודה בנימין ב"ר משה

Rav, 83 Bayard Street Shul

Date of Death: Thu. June 1, 1865 - Sivan 5 5625



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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yeruchem Fishel Dov Zizmor

Moreh Dasrah, Mikrah Kodesh Anshei Klodoveh d. 13 Adar II, 1897 (5657) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Washington Cemetery 5400 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230 (201) 943-6163 Note: Overlooking Bay Parkway and McDonald Avenue Location: Path 7 Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, […]


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Yeruchem Tzvi Kantrowitz

ירוחם צבי ב"ר דוב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 - Kislev 22 5652



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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yisroel Jaffe

Rav, New York City d. 22 Kislev, 1896 (5657) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 55, alongside the kever of Rav Yehuda Barit) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when […]


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Tags: Needs Repair · New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yisroel Kassel

ישראל ב"ר אליהו

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 - Kislev 14 5659



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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Illowy

ישכר דוב ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Shearith Yisroel

Date of Death: Thu. June 22, 1871 - Tammuz 3 5631


Rav Illowi was ordained by Rav Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer and was among the first Rabbanim to serve in the United States. From the time of his arrival on these shores in 1853 until his passing, the Rav spent his time fighting to influence and uphold true Torah values in North America. The Rav is famous for his halachic ruling on the kashrus of Muscovy duck.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900 · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yitsckok Margolis

יצחק ב"ר אליהו

Rav, Cong B’Nai Yisreol – Pike Street Synagogue

Date of Death: Thu. August 4, 1887 - Av 14 5646


Bio Information:
Prior to arriving on theses shores, Rav Morgolis served in the town of Merkine, Lithuania and was a descendant of  Rav Yom Tov Lipmann Heller d. 1654, better known as the Tosafots Yom Tov.  Sadly, he passed away after only being in New York for 2 years.


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Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900