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Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

February 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

יקותיאל רפאל ב״ר שמואל מאיר הלוי

Rav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 - Elul 2 5705

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Cemetery:

Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 1 (office side), Block: E, Map: 57, Society: Beis Midrash Hagodol of the Bronx, see map pictures below.

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information: 
Rav Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz was born and raised in Novardok and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, Etz Chaim, until it closed in 1892. The Rav was a cousin and close friend of Rav Shlomo Polachek better known as the Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui.
Source: Reuben Rudman

Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google 


Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY


Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mount Carmel Cemetery, NY · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

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  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    http://www.hebron.com/english/article.php?id=259​

    7. After 1929

    In the following years, Rabbi and Mrs. Hurwitz established a Benjamin Hurwitz Memorial Prize to be awarded to an outstanding student in the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University. They also donated funds to publish a Hebrew scholarly journal called Chorev. This journal, which was funded by the Benjamin Hurwitz Foundation, was published biannually by Yeshiva College (now Yeshiva University). Its first editor, in 1935, was Dr. Pinchos Churgin, later the first President of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. (Bar-Ilan’s second President was Rabbi Dr. Emanuel Rackman who had been a classmate of Benjamin Hurwitz.) Chorev is no longer published but the Benjamin Hurwitz Memorial Prize is still awarded each year.

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