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Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky

December 19th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky

יעקב ב"ר בנימין

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivta Torah Vodath, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. March 10, 1986 - Adar I 29 5736

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Society: TIF ISR OF N Y, Section: 1, Block: T, Gate: 5, along Judah Road last section before Sinai Avenue on the left side

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: KAMENECKI, JACOB RABBI

Biographical Notes:

Kamenetsky Yaakov Wik
Photo caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, Credit: Wikipedia
Kamenetsky Yaakov YWN
Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and Rav Moshe Feinstein at a simcha, Credit: Needed

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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky at a wedding, Credit:
Rav Yaakov & Novominsker
Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky and the Novominsker Rebbe, Credit: Dos Yiddish Vort
Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Kamenetsky davening at his father’s kever on the yahrzeit (29 AdarI, 2016), Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Yaakov Kamentsky

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch A // Jan 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Last night I had the zechus of meeting Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky at a wedding. Being that he was just sitting there, I went over and asked him for an unpublished story about his father. At first he was reluctant and said what do you have from a story? I sheepishly responded people get chizuk from a good story. To which the Rosh Yeshiva said OK if so here is a good one:
    Soon after Rav Yaakov moved to Toronto he was with a group of rabbonim who where discussing their own rabbayim. One of them asked Rav Yaakov nuuu please say a story about your rebbe. Rav Yaakov said once during Mincha back in Slabodka a plane roared over the yeshiva building causing the pane of a skylight to come crashing down shattering all around the Alter (refereeing to Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel d. 1927). All were astonished that it just missed him and were wowed by the open miracle. However the real mofes occurred moments later when the Alter finished davening and noticed all the broken glass surrounding him and bemused “what happened?”

  • 2 Azi // Jan 11, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    There was a plain with a powerful enough engine to break a window in the 1920s? Even when the Concord used to pass over my house, the windows shook, but they did not break.

  • 3 Shmuel // Jan 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Glass in the 1920s was not made like it was when the Concord was flying

  • 4 Baruch A // Jan 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Rav Shmuel explained that the Slabodka Yeshiva building wasn’t constructed with modern day building codes in mind. In addition the old open engine propeller planes made a bigger ruckus than the Concord.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jun 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Rebb Yaakov had a SIL Reb Yisroel Shurin who passed away a few years ago, his father Reb Moshe Shurin was also a Rav here in New York in the Slutzk Shul and was niftar 1942.

    Anyone knows where they are buried?

    Another son is Reb Ahron Benzion Shurin who is still live and close to 100 years of age.

  • 6 YD Miller // Jun 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  • 7 Tattale // Jun 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    This Reb yisroel Shurin z”l used to write in the מדור העברי section of the “Olomeinu”. There is this famous son in Israel Rabbi DOV SHURIN.

  • 8 curios // Jun 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Yes, he’s quite a character.

  • 9 SG // Mar 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Today is Rav Yaakov ZT”L’s Yortzeit.

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