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Rabbi Avroham Meir Franklin

January 13th, 2016 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Meir Franklin

אברהם מאיר ב"ר זאב וואלף

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693

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Directions to Kever: Cong. Anshei Emes Cemetery is located in upstate Cheektowaga, New York. Cheektowaga is the second largest suburb of Buffalo after the town of Amherst.

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Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY


Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Buffalo, NY · Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Upstate New York

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Jan 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    As per the NY Times He is buried in Pine hill cemetery Buffalo NY.
    “BUFFALO CHIEF RABBI, A. M. FRANKLIN, DIES; Descendant of ‘The Great Man of Goon’ Was an Official of Rabbinical Association.”
    “Abraham Mayer Franklin, chief rabbi of Buffalo, died last night in the General Hospital after several weeks’ illness. Burial took place today in Pinehill… ”
    http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F4061EFF355516738DDDAC0894D9415B828FF1D3

  • 2 Farshlufen // Jan 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Caught selling wine for Kiddush:

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F50A13FE3B5B1B7A93C2AA1788D85F458285F9

  • 3 YD Miller // Jan 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Born 1863 in Nadodvahr in the Vilna vicnity, raised by his grandfather R’ Gershon Zogarer R”M in Biyalistok, became Dayan in one of the Vilna suburbs before coming to to Buffalo in 1901.

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=36602&st=&pgnum=336

    t appears that his original name was Frankel, and was altered to Franklyn.

    Who is ‘The Great Man of Goon’ that is mentioned in the NYT article as his anccestor?

  • 4 YD Miller // Jan 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Buffalo –
    Funeral services were held here for Rabbi Abraham Mayer Franklin, Chief Rabbi of Buffalo, who succumbed at the age of seventy-two. Interment took place at Pinehill Cemetery.

    Rabbi Franklin was vice-president of the Rabbinical Association of America. He was a descendant of the Vilna Gaon..
    http://archive.jta.org/article/1932/11/09/2796423/funeral-services-for-chief-rabbi-of-buffalo

    So now we know who the ‘The Great Man of Goon’ was, but we need to find out how he was descendant of the Vilna gaon.

  • 5 Chana // Jan 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    It doesn’t say that he was from “Goon”. It says “The Rav, the Ga’on”.
    Meaning “The Head Rabbi, his Excellency”.
    His family was from an area near Vilna.

  • 6 Yaakov bienenfeld // Apr 15, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Rabbi franklin gave hechsher to coke cola in 1931.
    I have the ad.

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