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Rabbi Azriel Siff

September 27th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Azriel Siff

עזריאל ב"ר גרשון מענדל

Av Bais Din, Rashine, Lithuania

Date of Death: Sun. June 19, 1938 - Sivan 20 5698

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: North Arlington Jewish Cemetery - New Jersey

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Azreil Siff

Biographical Notes:


Credit: LY

Tags: New Jersey · North Arlington, NJ

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Sep 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    The Ziv/Siff family was a big Lithuanian Rabbinic Dynasty descending from Reb Ezriel of Kovno.

    Here are some details on the fmaily on the Toladot Blog:
    http://toladot.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-post_16.html

  • 2 YD Miller // Sep 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    This Reb Azriel Siff lived in Jersey City where he was also a Schochet, his grandson described him as “a distinguished figure, with a long white beard, a top hat and a prince Albert cutaway”

    His father was the Schochet in Rasien, Lithuania and also gave a Shiur for Balie-Batim in the “Chai Adam” Klauz.
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=44198&st=&pgnum=20

  • 3 YD Miller // Sep 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Reb Azreil himself prior to his coming to the US he succeeded his father as Schochet in Rasien and in the role of Magid Shiur in the same shul:

    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=44198&st=&pgnum=23

  • 4 YD Miller // Sep 27, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Tha rabbo today in the Chasam Sofer shul in the Lower East side is named Rabbi Azriel Siff, his father Rabbi Yeshaya Siff is the Rav in the Young Israel shul of Manhattan on East Broadway.

    Wondering if they are Grandchildren of this Reb Azriel

  • 5 Admin // Sep 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Rabbi Azriel Siff of the Chasam Sofer shul is the Rav’s great grandson

  • 6 Azriel // Oct 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

    There aren’t that many people who spell my name this way. Most spell it Ezriel.

  • 7 Efroim Snyder // Mar 20, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    I am researching my possible family connection to this Siff family. My email is yellowtshicken@gmail.com.

    E. Snyder
    Monsey, NY

  • 8 Efroim Snyder // Apr 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

    I would be interested in knowing about who his siblings were. Is anyone posting here aware of whether or not this family is connected to the Kelm (Chocham Tvi) or Novardok Ziv families?

  • 9 YD Miller // Oct 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I found a matzeive in Baltimore not far from Rabbi Forshlager from another person with the same name and father’s name, the stone reads as follows:

    על האי גברא יקירא דאבד ולא משתכח, ה”ה אבינו הישר באדם מופלג בתורה ויראה, מ’ עזריאל ב”ר גרשון מענדיל זיו

    נפ’ י”ט שבט תרע”ח לפ”ק
    תנצב”ה

    Israel Ziev
    Died Jan. 31 1918
    Age 80

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