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Rabbi Shabsi Sheftel Kramer

February 26th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Rabbi Shabsi Sheftal Kramer

שבתי שעפטיל ב"ר יהודה ליב

Mashgiach . Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary, New Haven, CT

Date of Death: Wed. January 21, 1942 - Shevat 3 5703

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: To the left of the main building, about half way up the hill, surrounded by a fence.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Kramer

Biographical Notes:

The Rav Kramer  married the daughter of great philanthropist Reb Shraga Frank of Kovno, Lithuania. Reb Shraga had four famous son-in-lawas, the other three were Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein of Slobodka and later Chevron, Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer of Slutsk, Rav Baruch Hurwitz of Alexot, Lithuania and later Rosh Yeshivah in Slobodka. The Rav’s daughter married Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Halevi Ruderman, Rosh Yeshiva of Ner Yisroel, Baltimore.


Credit: Sam Schecter, Baltimore, MD

Credit: S. Schecter, Baltimore, MD

Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 curios // Jan 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    He was the youngest son-in-law of Reb Shrag Feivel Frank, and brother-in-law of Reb Moshe Mordechai Epstein and Reb Isser Zalman Meltzer. His son-in-law was Rav Ruderman.

  • 2 blackleibel // Jan 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    My father, A”H, learned in Reb Sheftel’s yeshiva when it was in Cleveland in the early ’30’s.

  • 3 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    שמו המלא שבתי שעפטיל

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=24446&st=&pgnum=34&hilite=

    an unclear picture of Rabbi Kramer

  • 5 curios // Apr 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    His other son-in-law was Rav Naftoli Neuberger, who passe away not long ago.

  • 6 Ben // Jun 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

    He was the 3rd s-i-l of Reb Shrag Feivel Frank. I forget the name of the 4th. He had 5 daughters. R. Neuberger’s wife was the youngest.

  • 7 Tzvi Howard // Dec 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    His last living Talmid, R”Schacne Zohn was just niftar last week

  • 8 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    rav shach was a talmid he started a yeshiva in clevland

  • 9 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    one of the yad hachazaka the alter sent 14 talmidim from sladboka with r issur zalmen to open yeshivas slutzk

  • 10 fyi // Dec 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    was refered to as rosh yeshivas slusk

  • 11 Joseph Skaist // Sep 8, 2013 at 4:00 am

    My great-grandfather. One of 4 sons-in-law of R’ Shraga Feivel Frank; the other three were the two stated above, as well as Rav Boruch Horowitz (Gurevitch) known as Rav Baruch Aleksoter, for the suburb of Slobodka of which he was the Rav. Rav Sheftel’s sons-in-law were Rav Ruderman, Rav Mordechai Shuchatowitz, Rav Zalman N. Skaist, Rav Naftali Nueberger, Rav Dov Heiman, and Rav Shmuel Lewin. Rav Sheftel was not one of the Yad Hachazaka. He was sent to Slutsk to be the Menahel Ruchani after the Yeshiva was established. My grandmother was born in the Yeshiva, in the Kramer apartment overlooking the Beis Medrash, on Simchas Torah, during the Hakafos.

  • 12 פינחס // May 5, 2014 at 4:27 am

    נדמה לי שהגרח”פ שיינברג למד אצלו בניו הייבן

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