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Rabbi Aaron Gordon

May 18th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Rav, New York City

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

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Cemetery:

Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Corner, Main Road and Cedar Avenue, next to Rav Netkin

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Myers

Biographical Notes:

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.


Credit: Shmuel “Botchy” Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch A // May 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    This was sent to me by one of the chevra:

    פ”נ על אלה אנו בוכים על פטירת אבינו היקר הקדוש והטהור מופלג ומפורסם איש צדיק..ניו בכל עניניו צדיק בכל דרכיו … בכל מעשיו ….. ….

    ברבים … עולם …. …. הופיע והלך לבניו צדקתו .. באמת וכבוד ה’ יאספהו באמצע הימים שלשה וחמושים שנה … הרב הגדול ר’ אהרן ב”ר מאיר ז”ל

    the last line probably refers to ה’ ניסן but the end is broken (there’s also wording on top of the stone which is hard to read)

  • 2 curios // May 18, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Possibly at the end: ת’ נ’ צ’ ב’ ה’.

  • 3 Jim Craig // May 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Do we have any idea how much it will cost to restore the Matzeivah?

  • 4 asher // Jun 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    As of today, the entire marker lays on the ground. The pictures posted above are much clearer than what I saw today. However with the power of dry grass (rubbed into the engraving), the date of his passing (engraved all the way on top) became a drop clearer.

    I’ll post a link below of the pictures I shot from my phone, maybe someone here can figure it out.

    I think it says – נפטר ביום ט(ו) סיון שנת תרנ”ד

    http://s949.photobucket.com/albums/ad339/aman51/Meyers%20-%20union%20Field/

  • 5 YD Miller // Jun 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    ט”ז סיון looks to be my guess as the date of death and תרנ”ד sounds right, this will give the gregorian calndar dae of June 20 1894, is there a way to look up the NYC death records online for that date to see if we can find out more abouth this Tzadik?

    Wouldnt it be great if we find out before his upcoming Yahrtziet next week and schedule a Minyan?

    Lets try….

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Yesterday while being at the Rav Hakolel’s tzion, I went over again, and found that on the laying stone, it says A. Gordon. So his last name was not Mayer’s it’s Gordon.
    http://www.ivelt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=708105#p708105

    This is very interesting because there was another Rav in NYC with exactly the same name; Reb Aharon B”R Meyer Gordon

    http://kevarim.com/rabbi-aaron-gordon/

  • 7 yiddel schon // Sep 8, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    hi i just fixed the stone bh i had the help of other people to do it. and i rote on the stone gorden because on the side stone it says A. GORDON if you want pictures or any other details you can contact me at my email address

  • 8 YD Miller // Sep 9, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Yiddel what is the email address?

  • 9 yiddel schon // Oct 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

    hi its yiddel my email address is yschonfeld63@gmail.com . please contact me if you have any questions?

  • 10 yiddel schon // Oct 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

    hi its yiddel schon,

    i fixed the stone of rabbi gordon, i recently changed my email address, so if you have any equations please contact me @ this email address KEVARIMUNITEDSTATES@GMAIL.COM
    thanks

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