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Rabbi Binyamin Yosef Weber

Rosh Yeshiva, Pupa, Long Island City, NY d. 14 Shvat, 5747 (1987) The yeshiva has since moved to Kiryas Pupa located in Westchester County. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kiryas Pupa Cemetery 340 Illington Rd. Ossining (Westchester), NY 10562 (Look for sign […]


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Tags: New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Upstate New York

Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Willner

 Rosh Yeshiva, Shearith Hapletah Sanzs Klausenberg d. 11 Elul, 1986 (5746) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth Moses Cemetery 2030 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735 631-249-2290 Location: Along Jordon Road Photo Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY


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Tags: Beth Moses Cemetery - LI · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Alter Chanoch Henoch Leibowitz

Rosh Hayeshivah, Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA) d. 10 Nissan, 2008 (5768) Rav Henoch Leibowitz, an only child, was born in 1918 in Salcininkai, Lithuania. The Rosh Yeshiva came to America in 1926 when his father Rav Dovid was hired by Mesivta Torah Vodath as a teacher. In 1933, Rav Dovid left Torah Vodath and […]


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

Rabbi Avroham Eliezer Alperstein

אברהם אליעזר ב"ר ישעיה

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. January 29, 1917 - Shevat 5 5677


Bio Information: 
Rav Alperstein was a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim. His commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi Masechet Bikkuri, was the first safer (book) on Talmud Yerushalmi to be published in the United States.

Credit: Yeshiva University


Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture & History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Delegation of Rabbonim To Washington, DC c.1912, Credit: Needed
Those in the photo are:
1. Unknown child
2. Rav Yitzchok Siegel, Bayonne, NJ
3. Rav Yosef Dov Glushak, Newark, New Jersey
4. Rav Avroham Alperstein, New York City
5. Rav Gedaliah Silverstone, Washington, DC
6. Rav Dovid Ginsburg, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
8. Rav Yaakov Redelheim, New York City
9. Unknown child


Photo Caption: Actual tombstones, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY 


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

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Pam

Rosh Yeshiva Mesivta Torah Vodath d. 28 Av, 2001 (5761) Full bio to be posted. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Corner of Emanuel and Washington Avenue)


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

Rabbi Baruch Hanapolsky

Rosh Yeshiva Mishkan Israel, Philadelphia d. 18 Iyar, 1925 (Lag BaOmer) The Rav moved to Philadelphia in 1905 from Kiev, Russia. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Har Jehuda Cemetery 8400 Lansdowne Avenue Upper Darby, PA 19082 (610) 789-2104 Photo Credit: David Weider […]


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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Binyamin Aronowitz

בנימין ב"ר יוסף

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sun. September 16, 1945 - Tishrei 8 5706


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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz and his three sons at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
Note: Per the Rav’s daughter, they had a professional photographer take the photos

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Photo Credit: RIETS
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Photo Credit: RIETS
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz, Credit: Needed

Bio Information:

Aronowitz Binyamin Bio

Credit: Rabbi Zevulun Charlop


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

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Leibowitz

חיים דוד ב"ר אריה זאב

Rosh Hayeshivah (Founder), Rabbinical Seminary of America (RSA)

Date of Death: Fri. December 5, 1941 - Kislev 15 5702



Photo Caption: Rav Dovid Leibowitz, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rav Leibowitz along with the Stolin Detroiter Rebbe at the wedding of Rabbi Abba Zalka Gewirtz to the daughter of Rabbi Laibel Kamins, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Bio Information: 
Reb Dovid Warshawer as he was known in Europe studied in Radin with his great-uncle, the Chofetz Chaim, Slobodka, and eventually the Slabodka Kolel. In 1926, Rav Leibowitz came to the United States and joined Mesivta Torah Vodath, before opening his own yeshiva in 1933.


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

Rabbi Chaim Heller

חיים ב"ר ישראל פינסקער

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. April 11, 1960 - Nissan 14 5720
Erev Pesach


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Photo caption: Rav Chaim Heller, Credit: RIETS

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Heller’s passport picture, Credit: MCA
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Photo Caption: 1. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav, 2. Rav Moshe Shatzkes, Lomza Rav, 3. Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, R”Y RIETS, 4. Rav Chaim Heller, R”Y RIETS, 5. Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin, President Yeshiva University
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Photo Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller, c. 1922


Credit: Yeshiva University


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

Rabbi Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl

Nitra Rosh Hayeshivah d. 6 Kislev, 1957 Rav Weissmandl who was better known as Reb Michael Ber was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1903. In 1931 he entered the Nitra Yeshiva where he was considered a prize student of Rav Shmuel Dovid Unger, whose daughter he later married. The Rav became known for his efforts […]


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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaim Shunfenthal

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) d. 1 Teves, 1953 (5714) Rosh Chodesh / Chanukah Prior to his arrival in America the Rav was a R”M in the Yeshiva of Baranovitch. Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Moriah Cemetery 685 Fairview […]


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Tags: New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Chaim Yechezkel Moseson

Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin d. 8 Iyar, 1955 (5715) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Corner of Emanuel and Washington Ave, a few rows behind Rav Pam)


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

Rabbi Dov Revel

דוב ב"ר נחום שרגא

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. December 2, 1940 - Kislev 2 5701



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Credit: Yeshiva University
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Photo Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

 Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: A partial list of famous Rabonim and Admorim who guest lectured at RIETS, among them HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz, Kaminetzer Rosh Yeshiva, HaRav Aaron Kotler of Kletzk (later of  Lakewood) and Chief Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok HaKoen Kook. Source: The Story of Yeshiva University, Gilbert Klaperman, p. 169

Bio Information:
A number of books have been published on the life and times of the Rav Dov Revel since his passing. Among them, Bernard Revel: Builder of American Jewish orthodoxy, by Rav Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff


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

Rabbi Dovid Barkin

דוד ב"ר קלמן

R”M Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. December 20, 2006 - Kislev 29 5767
Chanukah


Rav Dovid Barkin was a son-in-law of Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Dovid Kronglas

דוד ב"ר עזרא

Mashgiach, Yeshivas Ner Israel Baltimore

Date of Death: Sat. December 16, 1972 - Teves 11 5733


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hoto Caption: Rav Dovid Kornglass,  Mashgiach, Yeshivas Ner Israel Baltimore, Credit: Needed


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Dovid Lifschitz

דוד ב"ר יעקב אריה

Suwalker Rav

Date of Death: Mon. June 28, 1993 - Tammuz 9 5753



Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: 1. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav, 2. Rav Moshe Shatzkes, Lomza Rav, 3. Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, R”Y RIETS, 4. Rav Chaim Heller, R”Y RIETS, 5. Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Belkin, President Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Eliyahu Meir Bloch

אליהו מאיר ב"ר יוסף יהודה ליב

Rosh Yeshiva, Telshe, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Thu. December 23, 1954 - Teves 28 5715


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Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch’s father, Rav Yosef Leib d. 1930, Credit: Needed

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Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Meir Bloch’s grandfather, Rav Eliezer Gordon, Telzer Rav, d. 1910

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America




Photo Caption: Kever of Rav Lazer Gordon, Edmonton Federation of Synagogues Cemetery, London, England, Credit: Shloime Marilus, United Kingdom.
Rav Gordon passed away in England on a fundraising trip. See attached document:
Rav Eliezer Gordon London


Photo Caption: On January 1, 1963, a fire broke out in one of the three dormitories at the yeshiva killing two students.  The Rosh Yeshiva at the time was Rav  Chaim Mordechai Katz (d. 1964), a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah


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Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Ephraim Mordechai Steinberg

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) d. 20 Adar, 1971 (5731) The Rav was born in Ostrolenka, Poland and studied at yeshivos in Lomza and Slobodka where he was among the outstanding students of Rav Dovid Tavil Meltcher and Rav Raphael Volozhiner. He received semichah (ordination) from Rav Shimon Shkop and again, in this country […]


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Tags: New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook · Rosh Yeshiva

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

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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

Rabbi Hillel Bisko (Bischko)

d. 27 Adar, 1960 (5720) The Rav a prolific writer, contributed many articles to the Hamaor Rabbinical Journal and was a big proponent of Kedushas Bais Haknesses (the sanctity of the synagogue) awareness. It should be noted that it was intended for the Rav to be reinterred in Eretz Yisroel, however to date it is […]


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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Hillel Weiss

Rav, Congregation Mogen Avroham Anshe Dukler d. 3 Tishrei, 1954 (5715) Rav Weiss was also the menahel (principal) of Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef (RJJ) on the Lower East Side for many years. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Hebron Cemetery 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway Flushing, […]


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

Rabbi Levy Yosef Breuer

לוי יוסף ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Chief Rabbi, Khal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ), Washington Heights

Date of Death: Sat. April 19, 1980 - Iyyar 3 5740



Source: Rav Breuer, His Life And His Legacy 

Bio Information: 
The Rav was born in 1882 in Papa, Hungary. His father Rav Shlomo Zalman a talmid of the Ksav Sofer was married to Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, youngest daughter, Sophie. After Rav Hirsch passing in 1888, Rav Shlomo Zalman was selected to replace him as the Moreh Dasrah of the Austrittsgemeinde (secession community) of Orthodox Jews in Frankfurt am Main, known as Khal Adath Jeshurun.
Rav Yosef attended the local yeshiva, Torah Lehranstalt, which his father founded. Upon his fathers passing, in 1926, Rav Yosef was installed as the Rosh Yeshiva of the communal school system.
The Rav immigrated to the United States in 1939 after being arrested by the Gestapo. Once in New York, the Rav took the initiative to start a congregation with the numerous German refugees in Washington Heights, which would closely follow the morale and customs of the Frankfurt community. In addition, he founded Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, a yeshiva elementary school and high school named after his illustrious grandfather. He also founded a teachers’ seminary for girls that would be renamed the Rika Breuer Teachers’ Seminary after his wife’s passing.
Towards the end of his life, the name Levi was added to his own name as a blessing to recover from an illness.
Among the Rav’s philosophical views was the concept of Torah im Derech Eretz which was first introduced in Germany by Rav Hirsch.


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Tags: King Solomon Memorial Park · New Jersey · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Meir Zanvil Pam

Moreh Dasrah Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Brownsville d. 28 Nissan, 1969 (5729) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Mount Judah Cemetery Section Two 81-14 Cypress Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385 (Corner Emanuel and Washington Avenue)


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

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Perr

Moreh Dasrah of South Ozone Park, Queens d. 10 Tishrei, 1981 Rav Perr, a talmid of the Slabodka Yeshiva was the Rav of South Ozone Park, Queens for over 50 years. His son Rav Yechiel Yitzchok Perr is the Rosh Yeshiva and founder of Yeshiva Derech Ayson in Far Rockaway, NY. Anyone with information is […]


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

Rabbi Mordechai Menachem Schwab

Rosh Yeshiva Yeshiva Degel HaTorah, Monsey, NY d. 18 Adar, 1994 (5754) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Monsey Cemetery Brick Church Rd (off RT. 306) Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Behind the Vizhnitzer Cemetery, at the end of the main road right,  first […]


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Tags: Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Upstate New York

Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Shkop

משה מרדכי ב"ר שמעון יהודה הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Sha'ar HaTorah of Grodno

Date of Death: Fri. September 26, 1975 - Tishrei 20 5736
Chol Hamoed



In Memorial, Rav Shimon Yehuda HaKohen Shkop, d. 1939

Credit: Yeshiva University 

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Photo Caption: Rav Shimon Shkop (left) conversing with Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (right), Credit: N/N
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Photo Caption: Newspaper article announcing Rav Shimon Shkop return to Europe, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Photo Cation: Kever of Rav Shimon Shkop, Grodno, Belarus, Credit: DZ

 

 


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

Rabbi Moshe Sobel (Sobol)

Rosh Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS) d. 6 Sivan, 1920 Rav Sobel was also the Moreh Dasrah of Mesivta Tiferes Jerusalem prior to the arrival of Rav Moshe Feinstein in the late 1930’s. The Rav had a brother in New York, Rav Shmuel Dovid who authored Migdal Dovid on Shir HaShirim (Song of Songs). Anyone […]


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

Rabbi Moshe Soloveitchik

משה ב"ר חיים הלוי

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sun. February 2, 1941 - Shevat 3 5701



Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Brisker, Credit: N/N

In Memorial:

Photo Caption: Although his relationship to the more famous Rav Chaim Soloveichik of Brisk is unclear, Chaim Soloveichick was a member of  The [Manhatan] Jewish Center (West 86th Street). As per his tombstone, he hailed from Chita, Siberia and passed away at the age of 52, Credit: IFJCAH
Location: New Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens
Any information regarding Chaim Soloveichik would be appreciated  

 


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

Rabbi Moshe Zevulun Margolies

משה זבולן ב"ר שלמה זלמן

Rav, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. August 25, 1936 - Elul 7 5696


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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Credit: Yeshiva University 
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies speaking at Madison Square Garden, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies’s official seal as Chief Rabbi of Boston, Massachusetts, Credit:  Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Credit: Yeshiva University

Photo Caption: RAMAZ along with John Calvin Coolidge (30th President of the United State), d. 1933, Moreshes Chachmei America
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Joseph Lookstein (L) grandson-in-law of Rav Margolies and founder of the RAMAZ school in New York City, Credit:  Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:
A number of books and articles have been penned on the life and times of Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies often referred to by the acronym RAMAZ.


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

Rabbi Nesanel Quinn

Rosh Yeshiva Mesivta Torah Vodath d. 28 Shevat, 2005 (5765) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Monsey Cemetery Brick Church Road (off RT. 306) Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Behind the Vizhnitzer Cemetery, at the end of the main road right,  first section on the […]


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Tags: Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Upstate New York