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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

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

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

אברהם יעקב ב"ר מאיר הכהן

Rosh Yeshiva, Mesivta Torah Vodath

Date of Death: Fri. August 17, 2001 - Av 28 5761



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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

חים מיכאל דוב ב"ר יוסף

Rosh Yeshivah, Nitra, Hungary

Date of Death: Fri. November 29, 1957 - Kislev 6 5718


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 to save the Jews of Slovakia from extermination at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Largely by bribing diplomats, the Rav was able to smuggle letters or telegrams to people he hoped would help save the Jews of Europe, alerting them to the progressive Nazi destruction of European Jewry. It is known that he managed to send letters to Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Pope Pius XII. He also unsuccessfully begged the Allies to bomb the rails leading to Auschwitz.
The Rav arrived in the United States a broken man having lost his wife, five children, and community. Although the Rav remarried and had five children, he never forgot his family and community in Europe and was unable to overcome his grief.
In November 1946, the Rav and his brother-in-law, Rav Sholom Moshe Unger, re-established the Nitra Yeshiva in Somerville, NJ, gathering surviving students from the original Nitra Yeshiva. A year later, with the help of Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, a large estate in Mount Kisco, NY was purchased and the Yeshiva relocated. On its new campus, a self-sustaining agricultural community known as the “Yeshiva Farm Settlement” was established.


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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

חיים יחזקאל ב"ר משה

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin

Date of Death: Sun. May 1, 1955 - Iyar 8 5715



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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

Gordon Eliezer Telshe
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

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 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)

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 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 


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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 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

מאיר זנוויל ב"ר דוד הכהן

Rav, Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Brownsville

Date of Death: Wed. April 16, 1969 - Nissan 28 5729



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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

מרדכי מנחם ב"ר יהודה

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Degel HaTorah, Monsey, New York

Date of Death: Tue. March 1, 1994 - Adar 18 5754



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

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

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