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Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

ברוך ב"ר יונה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. April 8, 1891 - Adar II 29 5651



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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900

Rabbi Chaim Sakolski

חיים ב"ר שבתי

Rav (Reader), Allen Street Bais Hamedrash

Date of Death: Sat. October 27, 1883 - Tishrei 26 5644



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Sakolski served as rabbi, reader, and president of the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash. After his passing there was a disputed between two of the leading rabbonim on the Lower East Side, Rav Yosef Moshe Aaronsohn and  Rav Avroham Yosef Ash over congregational and  kashrus (kosher certification) related issues. Rav Ash eventually split from the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash and founded the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.


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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yosef Yehuda Braun

יוסף יהודה ב"ר קלמן מאיר

Rav, Congregation Shearis Yaakov, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 28, 1958 - Iyar 8 5718



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information:
Rav Braun who arrived on these shores in 1928, received ordination from the Chofetz Chaim.


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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yehuda Kaletzky

יהודה ב"ר יצחק אזייק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 2, 1915 - Tammuz 20 5675



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Tags: General · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · Needs Repair · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yaakov Goodman

(יעקב ב"ר ישראל (יואל

Chief Rabbi, Burlington, Vermont

Date of Death: Fri. January 12, 1912 - Teves 22 5672



Photo Credit: Chachmei Yisroel of New England, Rabbi Mayer Abromowitz

Source: Safer HaYovel, Agudath Harabonim


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · Vermont

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Silverblatt

צבי ב"ר מאיר

Hebrew Teacher, Rav Pesach Rosenthal Talmud Torah

Date of Death: Sun. September 23, 1883 - Elul 21 5643


Bio Information: 
Rabbi Silverblatt taught at the Talmud Torah founded by Rabbi Peasach Rosenthal. It is believed to be the very first Talmud Torah established on these shores.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · General · New York · Pre 1900

Rbbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson

ר' דוד יצחק ב"ר ארי

Preacher, Congregation Shaaray Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. September 16, 1886 - Elul 16 5646



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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yisroel Kassel

ישראל ב"ר אליהו

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 - Kislev 14 5659



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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900 · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Aaron Ben Tzion Benson (Aaronsohn)

אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משה

Rav, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 - Iyar 12 5639


A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.   

Bio Information:
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).


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Tags: Indiana · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yehoshua HaKohen

יהושע ב"ר שמעון הכהן

More information needed

Date of Death: Sun. July 19, 1903 - Tammuz 24 5663



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Tags: Cleveland, OH · General · Ohio · Unknown

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh (Horowitz)

צבי הירש ב"ר ראובן

Cheif Judge (Dayan) of Zobna, Galicia, Eastern Europe

Date of Death: Mon. March 19, 1928 - Adar 27 5688


Most of the Jews living in Galicia were of Chasidic descent.


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Tags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · Needs Repair · New York

Rabbi Binyamin Block

בנימין ב"ר יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Norwalk, Connecticut

Date of Death: Mon. June 26, 1922 - Sivan 30 5682
Rosh Chodesh


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Credit: Needed


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut

Pesach / Passover 1939

Rabbis examine freshly milled flower for Passover

Date of Death: Sat. March 25, 1939 - Nissan 5 5699


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Photo Caption: Rabbis examine freshly milled flour for Passover, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Note: Please help us identify anyone in the picture or the setting.


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Tags: General · Pesach - Passover

Rabbi Nisson Yablonsky

ניסן ב"ר עזריאל זעליג

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Medrash l' Torah, Chicago

Date of Death: Sun. February 19, 1928 - Shevat 28 5688


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Photo Caption: Rav Nisson Yablonsky, Credit: Hebrew Theological College
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Photo Caption: Advertisement announcing the arrival of Rav Yablonsky to these shores, Credit: 

Bio Information:
Rav Yablonsky  of Stavisky, Poland was born in 1876 and was the first Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash l’ Torah (Hebrew Theological College). An outstanding talmidim of Slabodka, he was accepted as Rav of Slabodka in 1908 and later as Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka. He was active in rescue of the Yeshiva in the aftermath of World War I. He came to America in 1922 and was immediately recruited by Rabbi Rubenstein to be the Rosh HaYeshiva of Beis HaMidrash L’Torah. He passed away suddenly on the 28th of Shevat 5688 at the age of 52. Some of his shiurim were published posthumously by his talmidim as the sefer נצני ניסן
Source: Hebrew Theological College


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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Rosh Yeshiva · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

Rev Meir Derkheim

מאיר ב"ר משה

Mohel, Richmond and Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia

Date of Death: Sun. August 2, 1818 - Tammuz 29 5578


Myer Derkheim performed his first Brit Milah (Jewish ritual circumcision) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire when he was only 26 years old. The final circumcision at which he presided as mohel took place in 1818, the year of his death. During the 44 intervening years, Derkheim traveled the length of the newly created United States and new country in which he had settled, and he officiated at the sacred rite of initiation into the Jewish faith another 75 times; each he recorded faithfully, on these pages. His peregrinations to perform the sacred task took him from Maine to South Carolina, visiting both established Jewish communities and small outposts of Jewish life in rural America. Although Jewish tradition calls for the circumcision to be performed on the eighth day after birth, a close examination of the dates of circumcision in this register reveals that, in practice, many of the circumcisions performed by Derkheim, took place much later. The high neonatal mortality rate that prevailed in the eighteenth century meant that some circumcisions were delayed for health reasons. Derkheim’s own son Moses, whose birth and circumcision are both recorded in this register, did not undergo circumcision until he was 11 months old. The dearth of practitioners of the ancient rite and the great distances between Jewish communities meant that circumcisers rarely found their way into the hinterland and some youngsters had to wait years before the mohel came. Jacob Rader Marcus, the doyen of American Jewish history, explicitly referenced the importance of Meyer Derkheim’s circumcision register as a testament to the fidelity to their faith, exhibited by the Jews of even the most distant American towns and villages. In addition to his career as an itinerant mohel, Derkheim was one of the founders of the Jewish cemetery in Charleston S.C. in Richmond & Petersburg, VA as well as in Philadelphia.


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Tags: General · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Pre 1900

Rabbi Avroham Meir Franklin

אברהם מאיר ב"ר זאב וואלף

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693



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Tags: Buffalo, NY · Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Upstate New York

Rabbi Dov Ber Kaminetsky

דוב בער ב"ר

Rav, Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Death: Tue. March 10, 2015 -


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Photo Credit: VirtualJudaica.com reference library
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1908, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information: 
Rav Kaminetsky delivered a moving eulogy for Rav Shmuel Salant in Pittsburgh on 5 Elul, 1909, a few days after his passing.


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Tags: Mystery · Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA · Unknown

Manischewitz Matzah Bakery

Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. April 1, 1943 -


Bio Information:
The B. Manischewitz Company, LLC was founded by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz, in 1888 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company went public in 1923 and remained a public corporation until it was taken private in a management buyout led by Kohlberg & Company in 1990 for $42.5 million. It is the world’s largest matzo manufacturer and one of America’s largest and most recognizable kosher brands.

Manischewitz Matzah Bakery
Photo Caption (1): Rabbonim gather to supervise a special run (chabura) of matzoh at Manischewitz Bakery in Jersey City. Credit: IFJCAH
Note: Please help us identify the rabbonim in the picture.

Photo Caption (2): Rabbonim headed by Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, gather to supervise a special run (chabura) of matzoh at Manischewitz Bakery in Jersey City, March 8, 1953. Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption (3): Rabbonim headed by Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, gather to supervise a special run (chabura) of matzoh at Manischewitz Bakery in Jersey City, March 22, 1953. Credit: MAC
Rav Meir Cohen (mustache) can be seen standing directly behind Rav Silver.
Note: Please help us identify the rabbonim in the picture.

Photo Caption (4): Rabbonim headed by Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, gather to supervise a special run (chabura) of matzoh at Manischewitz Bakery in Jersey City, March 18, 1956. Credit: MCA
Note: Please help us identify the rabbonim in the picture.

Photo Caption (5): Rabbonim headed by Rav Eliezer Silver of Cincinnati, gather to supervise a special run (chabura) of matzoh at Manischewitz Bakery in Jersey City, April 7, 1957. Credit: IFJCAH
Note: Please help us identify the rabbonim in the picture.

 


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Tags: General · New Jersey · Pesach - Passover

Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg

שמואל יעקב ב"ר יצחק מתתיהו

Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Thu. July 1, 1999 - Tammuz 17 5759
Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz


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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Weinberger, c. 1965 at Yeshiva Ner Yisroel of Toronto, Credit: Courtesy of the Ottawa Jewish Archives
Weinberg Shmuel Yaakov Baltimore

Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Credit: BALTIMORE JEWISH LIFE
Pincus Shimshon
Photo Caption: Rav Shimshon Pinkus, Chief Rabbi, Ofakim, Israel, d. 2001, nephew of Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, Credit: Needed


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yehuda Weil

יהודא ב"ר יצחק

Mashgiach, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. October 24, 1944 - Cheshvan 7 5705


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Weil, Credit: Yeshiva University 
Weil Yehuda pic
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Photo Caption:
 Rabbi Yehuda Weil, Credit: Yizkor-book Suwalk and the vicinity, NYPL
Weil Yehuda bio

Credit: Rabbi Zevulun Charlop


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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Silber

מרדכי שלמה ב"ר משה

Cheif Rabbi, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date of Death: Tue. March 17, 1925 - Adar 21 5685


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Silber, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
Silber Solomon Kenesseth Israel Minneapolis Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo Silber, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Source: Needed 


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Minnesota

Rabbi Gershon Hyman

גרשון בן שמואל הכהן

Rav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 - Kislev 26 5639



Photo Caption: Rabbi Gershon Hyman, Credit: Eli Rabinowitz

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Hyman Gershon Marker Text
Photo Caption: Tombstone text, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Tags: General · New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

The American Maggid (Preacher)

Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 - Cheshvan 17 5625


A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.



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Photo Caption: The Occident, February, 1865
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Photo Caption: The Star, June, 1875 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bio Information:
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shevach Arager

שבח ב"ר יעקב

Rav, Conregation Ohav Emuna (Emuno), Denver, Colorado

Date of Death: Fri. December 29, 1893 - Teves 20 5654


Arager Shevach pic
Photo Caption: From an 1892 Denver Directory, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Tags: Colorado · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yisroel Teplitz

ישראל ב"ר יהודה ליב הלוי

Rav, Adas Israel Congregation, Duluth, Minnesota

Date of Death: Sat. April 5, 1924 - Nissan 1 5684
Rosh Chodesh


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Photo Caption: Group photo at Adas Israel Congregation, Duluth, Minnesota, Credit: Needed

Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA


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Tags: Holocaust Kadoshim · Minnesota

Rabbi Pesach Rosenthal

פסח ב"ר גדליה

Rav, Utica, New York

Date of Death: Tue. July 2, 1861 - Tammuz 24 5621



Credit: The Occident, August 1, 1861, page: 48

Photo Caption:
 Original text of Rabbi Rosenthal’s marker, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
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Photo Caption: Original text of Chaya Sarah Rosenthal’s marker, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information: 
Rabbi Peasach Rosenthal is credited with having founded and taught at the very first Talmud Torah in New York City and perhaps all of North America. In addition, prior to his arrival in New York City he rabbinated in upstate Utica, NY.

Map To The Kever Of Rav Rosenthal From Union Field Cemetery:



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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein

יצחק ב"ר משה

Chief Rabbi of Vilna and a member of the Polish Senate

Date of Death: Wed. October 31, 1945 - Cheshvan 25 5706


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein along with Mayor Fiorello Henry La Guardia on the steps of City Hall, 1944, Credit: Stephanie Comfort
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives, The National Library of Israel 


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

Rabbi Yonason Zalman Lubetzky

יהונתן זלמן ב"ר צבי נחום

Rav

Date of Death: Sun. March 21, 1909 - Adar 26 5669



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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Unknown

Rabbi Yissachar Dov Epstein

יששכר דוב ב"ר מרדכי

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sat. July 7, 1917 - Tammuz 17 5677
Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz


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Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, July 7, 1917


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Gershon Avroham Weisenfeld

גרשון אברהם ב"ר ישראל משה

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedolah of Passaic

Date of Death: Thu. September 24, 1981 - Elul 25 5741


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Photo Caption: Rav Mendel Zaks, Credit: RIETS

Weisenfeld bio 1
Weisenfeld bio 2
Photo Credit: Needed
Bio Information:
Rav Weisenfeld’s wife was the daughter of Rav Mendel Zaks (d.1974) the son-in-law of the Chofetz Chaim.


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