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Rabbi Avroham Kantrowitz

November 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Rav in New York
d. 22 Tishrei, 1994(5755) Shemini Atzeres
Rav Yaakov Kantrowitz, the chief rabbi of Trenton, NJ was the Rav’s father.
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Directions to kever:
Wellwood Cemetery
Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(Corner of North and Zangwill Avenue, Block: 54, Section: Tiferes Jerusalem)

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Unknown · Wellwood Cemetery

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stam Ah Yid // Nov 5, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Do you know the location of the Newark Rav’s kever?

  • 2 Another Yid // Nov 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    See comment section:

  • 3 curios // Feb 5, 2010 at 8:32 am

    It doesn’t seem like he was a Rav, all it says on the kever is that his father was a Rav.

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Oct 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Rabbi Yakov Kantrowitz was Rav in Tranton NJ (not in Newark) he past away on Hoshana Rabbah of 5706 (1945).

  • 5 curios // Oct 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm


  • 6 Commentor // Jan 6, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Rav Avrohom Kantorovitch z”l was a shochet in Mexico who had a strong mesorah of nikkur which he passed down to younger butchers.
    Every year on both his father’s yarhtzeit and his mother’s yarhtzeit he would make a siyum mesechta, and he was mesayim sha”s.
    He was active in publishing his father’s seforim and wrote introductions to them.

    His father was Maran HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Kantorovich zt”l, which those that knew him (including his nephew HaGaon HaRav Moishe Feinstein zt”l) held of him as the Gaon HaDor. He was Rav of Timkavitch in Russia and at the end of his life, when the communist took over Russia, and all rabbonim’s lives were in danger, he and R’ Moishe were of the last Rabbonim to escape to America where HaRav Kantorovich bacame rav of Trenton, NJ. He authored Tzilusa DeShmaatsa on the Shev Shmaatsa, Chidushei HaGR”Y and other seforim.

    Rabbi Avroham Kantrowitz came from a strong lineage of gedolei hadoirois, as detailed in the biography of the new edition of his father’s sefer Chidushei HaGR”Y vol. I.
    Rabbi Avroham Kantrowitz’s brother-in-law was HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Moishe Shurkin z”l.
    Maran HaGaon HaRav Moishe Feinstein z”l was his first-cousin.
    Maran HaGaon HaRav Michel Feinstein z”l, HaGaon HaRav Yoshe Ber Soleveitchik z”l and HaGaon HaRav Ahron Soloveitchik z”l were his first-cousins once-removed.

  • 7 YD Miller // Jul 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    His father Rav Yaakov Knatrowiz was buried in the Workers of Truth (פועלי אמת) Cemetery in Trenton, see photo of the Ohel:

    According to some sources he was later moved to EY

  • 8 Visitor // May 8, 2013 at 5:46 am

    CORRECTION to #6:

    His brother, R’ Hertzel was the Shochet who all that information applies to.

    R’ Avrohom worked as a typesetter of seforim, including, I believe, on his father’s and cousin’s (R’ Moishe) Seforim.
    R’ Avrohom had some of his father’s phenomenal koiach hazikoron, and knew Shas, Chumash and the entire siddur baal peh.
    R’ Avrohom was a quiet unassuming tzaddik who lived with his wife in Boro Park.
    They did not have children.

    The Lineage and family info in #6 is correct for both R’ Avrohom and his brother R’ Hertzel.

  • 9 YD Miller // Jan 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    תולדות הגאון ר’ יעקב קאנטרוביץ – בקובץ ישורון:

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