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Rabbi Yitzchok Hutner

Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. November 28, 1980 - Kislev 20 5741



Photo Caption: At a wedding: 1. Rav Yitzchok Hutner, 2. Chosson, 3. Rav Eliezer Silver, 4. Needed, 5. Needed, 6. Needed, Credit: Needed

Photo Credit: Rav Hunter along with his Rebbitzin, Credit: Needed
Of Note: The picture of the Alter Rebbe of Liadi hanging on the wall. 

Credit: Needed 


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Tags: General · Har Hazesim (Mount of Olives) Cemetery - Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein

משה ב"ר דוד

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem. New York City

Date of Death: Sun. March 23, 1986 - Adar II 12 5746
Tanis Esther



Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Feinstein, Credit: N/N


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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Wife of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Kagen

ישראל מאיר ב"ר אריה זאב הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim of Radin, Poland

Date of Death: Fri. September 15, 1933 - Elul 25 5693




Photo Caption: Kever of the Chofetz Chaim, Radin, Belarus, Credit: DZ

Photo Caption: Recently discovered (video) picture of the Chofetz Chaim in Vienna, Credit: University of South Carolina

Photo Caption: “Muga” stamp attributed to the Chofetz Chaim, Credit, IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Gartel of the Chofetz Chaim (identified by its unique rust/orange color stains), the Gartel is now owned by his grandson Rabbi Yisroel Meir Zacks of Brooklyn, Credit: IFJCAH


Photo Caption: Rebbitzine Miriam Fraida Kagen, second wife of the Chofetz Chaim, Credit: Eliyahu Zaks, Lakewood, NJ 


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

Rabbi Avroham Joffen

אברהם ב"ר אשר צבי

Rosh Yeshiva, Bais Yosef, Novardok

Date of Death: Sun. April 19, 1970 - Nissan 14 5730



Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: N/N

Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yoffen, Credit: posted on photo

Bio Information: 
Rav Yoffen was a son-in-law of Rav Yosef Yozel Horowitz, the Alter of Novardok and served as the director of the Novardok Yeshiva network across Eastern Europe. He fled to the U.S. at the outbreak of World War II and opened a yeshiva in Borough Park. In 1962 he moved to and founded a Kollel in Yerushalayim.


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Elazar Simcha Wasserman

אלעזר שמחה ב"ר אלחנן בונם

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Thu. October 29, 1992 - Cheshvan 2 5753



Photo Caption: Rav Simcha Wasserman, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: Rav Elchonon Wasserman, Rosh Yeshiva Baranavich, HY”D, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Aharon Kotler

אהרן ב"ר שניאור

Rosh Yeshivah, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. November 29, 1962 - Kislev 2 5723



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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Moshe Aaron Poleyeff

משה אהרן ב"ר ישראל

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1966 - Kislev 2 5727



Credit: Yeshiva University 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Agudas Harabonim Building Dedication

הקדשת בניין של אגודת הרבנים בניו יורק

235 East Broadway, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. October 27, 2019 -



Photo Caption: Rabbonim outside the newly dedicated  offices of the Agudas Harobonim at 235 East Broadway on the Lower East Side, Credit: Needed

1.
2. Rav Zalman Reichman, Bronx, New York
3. Rav Dovid Lifschitz, Suwalker Rav
4.
5. Rav Simcha Elberg, General Editor of HaPardes
6. Rav Eliezer Silver, Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Rabbi Pinchas Teitz, Elizabeth, New Jersey
8.

Photo Caption: The building as it appears today (2019), Credit: Google Maps

Bio Information:
Agudas Harrabonim, a.k.a. the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada (UOR), located at 235 East Broadway, was established in 1901 and is the oldest organization of Orthodox rabbis in the United States. For many years it was the main group of Orthodox rabbis in North America.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Pictures · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yaakov Moshe HaKohen Lessin

יעקב משה ב"ר שמואל ניסן הכהן

Mashgiach Ruchni, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. April 14, 1975 - Iyar 3 5735



Credit: Yeshiva University 


Credit: MCA

Photo Credit: Rabbi Lessin along with his family, Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA


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Tags: General · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Shmuel Elozor Volk

שמואל אלעזר חיים ב"ר משה אברהם שלום

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Thu. October 24, 2019 -



Credit: MCA

Credit: MCA

Source: Needed, June 3, 1965


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Tags: General · Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · 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 Noach Garfinkel

נח ב"ר אפרים שּמעון הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabeinu Chaim Ozer, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. October 23, 1958 - Cheshvan 9 5719



Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter
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Credit: Reb Yitzchok Alter


Photo Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Photo Caption: Rav Noach Garfinkel (c), Credit: Daniel Jacobson

Source: Needed 

Bio Information:
Located in the East Bronx on Bryant Ave and 177th Street, Yeshiva Rabeinu Chaim Ozer named for the Chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzinski, existed from about 1945 until approx 1964. Around 1958, it relocated to 2084 Arthur Avenue in the West Bronx. While Rav Garfinkel was the Rosh yeshiva (Dean) one Mr. Zaretzky served as executive director. Rabbi Pinchos Twersky (son of the Loyev Uman Rebbe) was on the staff as well. Sometime during the 1950s, Rabbi David Savit of the Hunts Point Jewish Center joined the Yeshiva.  The yeshiva had grade 1-8 and taught in Yiddish.

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stood in 1940, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America 

Photo Caption: The Yeshiva building as it stands today at 2084 Arthur Avenue, Credit: Google

 

 


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Tags: Har HaMenuchos Cemetery Jerusalem · Israel · Rosh Yeshiva

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


Yablonsky Nissan Pic
Photo Caption: Rav Nisson Yablonsky, Credit: Hebrew Theological College
Yablonsky Nissan Ad
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

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 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


Zacks menachem
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

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 Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky

יעקב משה ב"ר רפאל ניסן שלמה

Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel, Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Death: Thu. November 30, 2000 - Kislev 3 5761


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Photo Caption: Rav Yaakov Moshe Kulefsky, Rosh Yeshiva, Ner Yisroel  Baltimore, Credit: Ari Koretzky


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Tags: Baltimore, MD · Maryland · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yona Forst

יונה ב"ר ישראל הלוי

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Farm Settlement Nitra

Date of Death: Sat. January 1, 1983 - Teves 16 5743


Forst Yona pic
Photo Caption: Rav  Yona Forst, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America


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Tags: New York · Rosh Yeshiva · Westchester County

Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Mayer

יצחק זאב ב"ר מנשה

Rosh Yeshiva, Nitra, Mount Kisco, NY

Date of Death: Wed. July 31, 1991 - Av 20 5751



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

Rabbi Yechezkel (Ezekiel) Aishiskin

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Bnai Dovid d. 9 Elul, 1935 (5695) Rav Aishiskin, a Moreh Dasrah and Rosh Yeshiva in Detroit for over thirty years wrote two seforim Dvar Yechezkel and Mareh Yechezkel. The Rav passed away in Detroit after a prolonged illness that left him paralyzed for the last six months of his life. Anyone with […]


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Tags: Detroit, MI · Michigan · 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 Dr Hillel Weiss

הלל ב"ר משה הלוי

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef, Lower East Side

Date of Death: Thu. September 30, 1954 - Tishrei 3 5715
Tzom Gedaliah



Photo Caption: Rabbi Dr. Hillel Weiss, Credit: Needed 


Source: Needed

Photo Caption: RJJ graduating class of 1945, Rabbi Dr. Weiss is seated in the second row to the left, Credit: Needed 

Bio Information:
Rav Weiss, the former Cheif Rabbi of Lower Austria was also the menahel (principal) of Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef (RJJ) for many years. In addition, he rabbinated at Congregation Mogen Avroham Anshe Dukler, both on the Lower East Side.


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

Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol

יעקב מנחם ב"ר ברוך מרדכי

Rav, Vernon Avenue Synagogue of Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. November 21, 1937 - Chesvan 17 5698


Sokol Yaakov Menachem pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol along with part of his family c. 1915 in Brisk Poland, left to right daughter Adele Frank who lived in New York, son Nachman who lived in Toronto, Rabbi Sokol, Rebbetzin Gitel Sokol, and a daughter whose name unknown to me. Credit: Reuben Sokol
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Menachem Sokol c.1930, Credit: Reuben Sokol

Bio Information: 
Rav Sokol a student of Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Brisk received rabbinical ordination from him. Prior to his moving to New York the Rav stopped in LA where he headed a yeshiva. Of his children two daughters Mindel and Scheindel, and a son Shmuel perished in the Holocaust HY”D.

 


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

Rabbi Yechiel Dov Shapiro

יחיאל דוב ב"ר אפרים משה

R”M, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sat. November 10, 1917 - Cheshvan 25 5678



Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


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

Rabbi Ephraim Mordechai Steinberg

אפרים מרדכי ב"ר חיים שלמה

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Wed. March 17, 1971 - Adar 20 5731


Bio Information:
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 from Rabbi Yosef Rosen of Passaic, New Jersey.
He arrived in the United States in 1921 and was immediately appointed a rosh yeshiva at RIETS where he taught Torah to hundreds of students until his passing.
He authored two seforim: Degel Machane Ephraim volume one and Degel Machane Ephraim volume two in 1970. The second volume was lost in the mail before it was published. The author rewrote the entire safer from memory and it was posthumously published.
Source: And your eyes shall see your Teacher, Rabbi Zevulun Charlop

Credit: Yeshiva University 


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

Rabbi Hillel Bisko (Bischko)

הלל ב"ר

Rosh Yeshiva, Tiferes Bachurim, Lithuania

Date of Death: Sun. March 27, 1960 - Adar 28 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. At the time of his passing the Rav had two children one Adi living in Munich, Germany and another son stuck behind the Iron Curtain with whom contact was lost. It is also a strong possibility that the Rav had a daughter.

Background Information (See picture below):
It should be noted that it was intended for the Rav to be reinterred in Eretz Yisroel, however, to date it is believed that the Rav is still buried at the Beth Israel Cemetery, both according to the Cemetery Management and the legendary Rabbi Pinchos Mandel thus a tombstone was never erected. Another point of note is that at the time of burial the Rav’s coffin was placed in a metal transport container. It was suggested by prominent Torah authorities that at this point it should be left that way. In the coming weeks, the Beth Israel Cemetery Management will be testing the grave to assure that the Rav is still indeed buried at Beth Israel.


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

Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Flanzgraben

יעקב יצחק ב"ר אליעזר

R”M, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Shlomo Kluger

Date of Death: Sun. June 20, 1965 - Sivan 20 5725



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchok Flanzgraben, Credit: N/N

Source: Needed


Photo Caption: The original Yeshiva Rabbeinu Shlomo Kluger building located at 376 E Houston Street in New York City, Credit: NYC / MCA


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

Rabbi Yechiel Kavetsky

(יחיאל גדליהו ב"ר יעקב יהודה (לייב

Rosh Yeshiva, Talmud Torah Ohab Zedek

Date of Death: Wed. April 19, 1922 - Nissan 21 5682
Shevii Shel Pesach


In addition the Rav served in Yampol, Russia and Corona, (Queens) NY.


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yisroel Tuber

ישראל ב"ר שמואל

R”M, Orthodox Rabbinical Seminary, New Haven, Connecticut

Date of Death: Fri. June 22, 1928 - Tamuz 4 5688



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Tags: Connecticut · New Haven, CT · Rosh Yeshiva · Unknown