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Rabbi Brechia Aryeh Rosenfeld

ברכיה אריה ב"ר בנימן

Chief Rabbi, Fulda, Germany

Date of Death: Sun. August 1, 1993 - Av 14 5753

Photo Caption: Letter on stationary by Rabbi Rosenfeld, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Rosenfield (younger) along with Rabbi Yitzchok Binyamin Mendolovitch (older), Credit: BPL, see photo

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Rabbi Shlomo Dov Shapiro

שלומה דוב ב"ר שמואל

Shepetivka Rebbe

Date of Death: Fri. December 6, 1996 - Kiselv 28 5757

In Memorial:
Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz (d. 1791)

Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz, Shepetivka, Ukraine. It is also noted that his son, Rebbe Yehuda Meir (d. 29 Nissan, 5589 – May 2, 1829) was buried in the nearby cemetery, Credit: IFJCAH

→ No CommentsTags: Admorim · Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

Rebbe Avroham Yitzchok Weisblum

אברהם יצחק ב"ר אלעזר

Stashuver Rebbe of Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. June 16, 1991 - Tammuz 4 5751

Photo Caption: Stashuver Rebbe, Credit: MCA

Source: Toldos Anshe Shem, Rand

→ No CommentsTags: Admorim · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Lizensk

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kruger

חיים צבי ב"ר יצחק יחיאל

Rav, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. December 9, 1982 - Kislev 23 5743

Photo Caption: Rav Cham Krieger at a wedding, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger along with Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rav Krieger (10) at Agudas HaRabonim Conference, Rockaway Park, Credit: IFJCAH

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Rabbi Tzvi Chaim Papkin

צבי חיים ב"ר נפתלי הלוי

Rav, Ahavath Achim Shul, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Wed. October 12, 1960 - Tishrei 21 5721
Hoshana Raba

Photo Caption: Rav Tzvi Chaim Papkin, Credit: [University of Massachusetts Dartmouth]

Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Chaim Papkin and Rabbi Bernard Ziskind celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ahavath Achim Congregation, Credit: Needed

Source: Chachmei Yisroel of New England 

Bio Information:
Rav Pakin, who rabbinated at Ahavath Achim from 1900 until his passing in 1960 was a founding member of the Agudat Arabanim.


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Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Silverblatt

אהרן צבי ב"ר

Rav, Ahavath Achim Shul, New Bedford, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1925 - Teves 29 5685

Photo Caption: Rav Silverblatt, c. 1898 was the founding rabbi at Ahavath Achim, Credit: [University of Massachusetts Dartmouth]

→ No CommentsTags: New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook · Saddle Brook, NJ

Rabbi Yisroel Nechemiah Rabinowitz

ישראל נחמיה ב"ר יוסף אריה

Rav, Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Mon. February 22, 1926 - Adar 9 5686

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Rabbi Sender Lifshitz

אלכסנדר ב"ר אליעזר חיים

Rav, Ohav Shalom Anshei Russya (Russia), Cleveland

Date of Death: Fri. June 11, 1915 - Sivan 26 5675

Source: Listed atop each post

Bio Information:
Rabbi Sender Lifshitz was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim.

→ No CommentsTags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Yitzchok Rothkoph

יצחק ב"ר יהודה לייב

Rav, Congregation Agudath Achim, Taunton, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sun. September 8, 2019 - c. 1951

Photo Caption: Congregation Agudath Achim e. 1913, located at 36 Winthrop Street, Taunton, Massachusetts, Credit: Google

Source: From Washington Avenue to Washington Street, Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff

Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rothkoph, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Leib Rothkoph (father of Rav Yitzchok), Credit: From the album מרדכי רוטקף’s photos (Geni)


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Isidore Bloch’s Matzo Bakery 86-88 Hester Street

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. January 31, 1897 -

Photo Caption: Advertisement (January 31, 1897) for  Matzoth, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Advertisement (March 4, 1901) for  Matzoth, Credit: MCA

Bio Information: 
The Isidore Bloch’s Matzo Baker was located at 86-88 Hester Street on the Lower East Side of New York City.  It would appear, that in addition to being a partner, the bakery was under the supervision of  Rabbi Shlomo Mordecai Ziskind of Congregation Chevra Mikra Kodesh until his passing in 1898. Later the bakery was under the supervision of Rav Shmuel Tzvi Wein, Rosh Yeshiva at RIETS.
While the bakery was located on Hester Street distribution and sales were from locations on Eldridge Street and Grand Street.

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Rabbi Moshe Warhaftig

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. October 16, 1954 - Tishrei 19 5715
Chol Hamoed Succos

Photo Caption: Letter written by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rayatz), addressed to Rav Warhaftig, Credit: N/N

→ No CommentsTags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky (Ridbaz)

רפאל יעקב דוד ב"ר זאב

Chief Rabbi, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. October 2, 1913 - Tishrei 1 5674
Rosh Hashana

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky, Credit: N/N

Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Street in Tzfas named in memory of Ridbaz, Credit: Menachem Mendel Engel, Tzfas. 

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Rebbe Shalom Dovber Schneersohn

שלום דובער ב"ר שמואל

Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rashab)

Date of Death: Fri. May 21, 1920 - Nissan 2 5680

Bio Information:
Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab served as the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson (d. 1942) is buried at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.

Photo Caption: Rebbe Sholom Dovber Schneersohn, Credit: Chabad Library

Photo Caption: Newly renovated Ohel in Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia, Credit: Rabbi Chaim Danzinger, Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Rostov-on-Don
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Photo Caption: Photo attributed (in dispute) to Rebbe Shmuel, Rebbe Maharash of Lubavitch. The Rebbe, who served as the 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe was born in the town of Lubavitch (White Russia) on the 2nd of Iyar in the year 5594 (1834). Rebbe Shmuel was the youngest of seven sons born to the Tzemach Tzedek. Among his famous quotes is “Lechatchilah ariber”. Rebbe Shmuel, who throughout his life suffered from many ailments, passed away at the young age of 48, on the 13th of Tishrei in the year 5643 (1882). He is buried alongside his father in the city of Lubavitch. Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson, Credit: N/N

→ No CommentsTags: Admorim · Liadi / Lubavitch · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Schneerson

לוי יצחק ב"ר ברוך

Chief Rabbi, Yekatrinoslav, Ukraine

Date of Death: Wed. August 9, 1944 - Av 20 5704

Bio Information: 
Rav Levi Yitzchok, a great tzaddik and kabbalist in his own right was the father of the last Lubavitcher Rebbe. His wife, Rebbetzin Chana is buried alongside her son at the Old Montefiore Cemetery (see map below) in Queens.

Photo Caption: Rav Levi Yitzchok Schneerson, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: The Rav was buried in Almaty, Kazakhstan, making it one of the most far-flung kivrei tzadikim in the world, Credit: Rabbi Ephraim Duchman, Collel Chabad

Credit: Aaron C. Kinderlehrer, Kew Gardens Hills

Photo Caption: Rebbetzin Chana (d. 1964), Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rav Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, Cheif Rabbi, Mykolaiv, Ukraine (d. 1933), father of Rebbetzin Chana, Credit: N/N

→ 2 CommentsTags: Chief Rabbi · Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levenson

יהודה ליב ב"ר דוב בער

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 12, 1908 - Tishrei 17 5669
Chol Hamoed Succos

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Rabbi Tzvi Rosenstein

צבי ב"ר נחום

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 5, 1918 - Tammuz 25 5678

→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Dovid Pogerman

אברהם דוד ב"ר יהודה ליב

Hebrew Teacher, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 22, 1931 - Shevat 4 5691

→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Daniel Shapiro

דניאל ב"ר זלמן מרדכי

President and Founder, Vaad Harabonim of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. January 30, 1941 - Shevat 2 5701

Photo Caption: Rabbi Daniel Shapiro, Credit: MAC

Bio Information:
Rav Shapiro rabbinated at the Stockton Talmud Torah located at 141 Stockton Street in Brooklyn.

→ No CommentsTags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Bernstein

יהודא משה ב"ר יוסף צבי

Rav, Fallsburg, New York

Date of Death: Sun. June 1, 1930 - Sivan 5 5690
Erev Shavuos

Rabbi Bernstein arrived here from Russia in 1901 and settled in Fallsburg, New York.

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A. Goodman and Sons, INC. Matzah Bakery

Long Island City, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 1, 1957 -

Source: Hapardes, April 1957

Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem “Mendele” Dovid Chodorov. A. Goodman and Sons, Inc. was under the Rebbe’s kosher supervision, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Photo Caption: Letter typed by Albert Einstein to Erich Cohn of A. Goodman & Sons, thanking him for the unleavened bread, Source: Jonathan Zalman, The Scroll

In 1983, Manischewitz purchased rights to make matzah under the A. Goodman and Sons label

→ No CommentsTags: General · New York · Pesach - Passover · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Pereira Mendez

אברהם ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Birmingham, England

Date of Death: Wed. April 15, 1903 - Nissan 18 5663

→ No CommentsTags: Beth Olam · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Agudas HaRabbanim Conference

Kensington Gardens Hotel, Far Rockaway, Queens

Date of Death: Tue. May 4, 1926 - Iyar 20 5686
Date of Conference: May 4, 1926

Photo Caption: Rabbinic Conference Photo, Credit: MCA
1. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
2. Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, New York City
3. Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies, New York City
4. Rabbi Yechezkel Lipshitz, Cheif Rabbi, Kalisch, Poland
5. Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Philadelphia, PA
6. Rabbi Yitzchok Seigel, Jersey City, NJ
7. Rabbi Yosef Konvitch, Newark, NJ


→ 3 CommentsTags: General · New York · Pictures · Queens / L.I., NY

Meyer London Matzos Bakery

Lower East Side, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. June 22, 2019 -

Photo Caption: Letterhead of Meyer London, proprietor of Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Advertisement promoting Meyer London Matzos Bakery, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Crude drawing of the Matzoh Machine at the Cohen’s Matzoh Bakery on Pike Street, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Meyer London Matzos Bakery founded in 1871 is among the first matzo bakeries on these shores.

Of Note:
The politician Meyer London (1871-1926), one of only two socialist politicians ever elected to Congress was Meyer London’s nephew.



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Rabbi Chaim Joseph

חיים ב"ר דוב

Mazkir, Office Of The Chief Rabbi, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. December 19, 1910 - Kislev 18 5671

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shmuel Moshe Joseph (brother), Credit: Ira Berman, North Wales, Pennsylvania

Photo Caption: Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef (brother), Credit: IFJCAH


→ 1 CommentTags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Jung

אליהו ב"ר מאיר צבי

Rabbi, The Jewish Center (West 86th Street)

Date of Death: Sat. December 19, 1987 - Kislev 28 5748

Photo Caption: Outline (along with handwritten notes) of a lecture given at The Jewish Center in 1923, soon after Rabbi Jung was installed as Rabbi. Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung at a welcoming ceremony in New York City, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Meir Tzvi Jung (d.1921), Chief Rabbi, Federation of Synagogues, United Kingdom, Credit: MCA

→ 1 CommentTags: New York · Westchester County

Rabbi Noach Rosenthal

נח ב"ר יוסף

Principal, Kingston Hebrew School, Ulster County

Date of Death: Thu. April 2, 1936 - Nissan 10 5696

Bio Information:
Rabbi Rosenthal drowned in the Rondout Creek. It was originally ruled a suicide by local authorities, then later changed to accidental.

Photo Caption: Rabbi Noach Rosenthal, Credit: MCA

→ No CommentsTags: New York · Upstate New York

The Wittenberg Matzoh Co

Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. April 1, 1937 -

Bio Information:
The Wittenberg Matzoh Co located at 1326 S Jefferson Street in Chicago, was founded c.1885 by Levy Wittenberg. It operated for many years under the Eat More Matzoh brad producing thousands of pounds of Matzoh each year. Eventually, it was put out of business by the ever modernizing Manischewitz Matzoh Bakery. In the early years, the kosher for Passover operation took place on the upper floors of the bakery. However, as they expanded Matzoh production was moved around the corner to Maxwell Street.

Photo Caption: At the Maxwell Street oven plant, 1937, Credit: IFJCAH
Note: Please help us identify the people in the picture.

Photo Caption: The Wittenberg Matzoh Co c. 1919, Credit: Mildred Wittenberg Malin


→ No CommentsTags: Pesach - Passover

Warsaw Ghetto Matzah Bakery

Warsaw, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. November 15, 1940 -

Photo Caption: Matzah Retailer in the Warsaw Ghetto, Credit: MCA

Note: Please help us identify the location and setting of this picture. In addition, regarding the identification of the shop’s proprietor. 

→ No CommentsTags: Holocaust Kadoshim · Pesach - Passover

Rabbi Zev Dov Wittenstein

זאב דוב ב"ר פסח דוד

Rav, Congregation B'nai Israel, Patterson, New Jersey

Date of Death: Wed. October 20, 1965 - Tishrei 24 5726

Source: Jewish New Jersey, Page: 96

Bio Information:
Congregation B’nai Israel was located at  12 Godwin Street.

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Chacham (Rabbi) Chaim Moshe Levy

חיים משה הלוי ב"ר

Rav, Congregation Ahavat Shalom Monasṭir (Tunisia)

Date of Death: Thu. June 7, 1928 - Sivan 19 5688

→ 1 CommentTags: Mount Carmel Cemetery, NY · New York · Queens / L.I., NY