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Rabbi Pesachya Halpern

פתחיה ב"ר משה ישעיה

Rav, Chorostkower, Ukraine

Date of Death: Fri. February 3, 1939 - Shevat 14 5699


Mount Carmel Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location:  VEREIN CHOROSTKOWER, Section: 1, Block: D, Map: 32, Line: 4, Grave: 1


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Rabbi Shimon Mordechai Weinstein

שמעון מרדכי ב"ר צבי דוד

Maggid Shiur, Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v'Zichro Torath Moshe

Date of Death: Tue. February 17, 1959 - Adar I 9 5719



Photo Caption: Congregation Anshe Torath Chesed v’Zichro Torath Moshe located at 374-380 Vermont Street, Brownsville c. 1940, Credit: NYC

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Mon, 2/28/1921

 


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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



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Rabbi Yisroel Kaplan

ישראל ב"ר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 25, 1917 - Shevat 23 5677


Note:
There seems to be a discrepancy with regard to the date of the Rav’s passing on his marker.

Photo Caption: Announcement regarding ritual slaughter sertifacation after Rav Kaplan’s passing, Source: The Morning Journal, 1917.

Photo Caption: Short Bio

Bio Information:
The Rav originally from Vilna was summoned to New York City by Cheif Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph (RJJ) to help assist him in the New York Rabbinate.


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Rabbi Menachem Leib Lokshin

מענדל ליב ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Chevrah Agudath Chabad, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. October 22, 1933 - Cheshvan 2 5694



Photo Caption: Rabbi Menachem Mendel (Aryeh) Leib Lokshin

Bio Information:
There were five Chabad shuls in New York City at that time, all were under the auspices of Rav Lokshin. Prior to his arrival on these shores, the Rav served as Cheif Rabbi, Krivoy Rog (Dnipropetrovsk), Ukraine


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Rabbi Yehoshua Hershel Plesset

יהושע העשיל ב״ר יחיאל מיכל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. January 21, 1914 - Teves 23 5674



Photo Caption: The kever of Rav Plesset’s mother Rebbetzin Bluma, Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY 


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Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

יקותיאל רפאל ב״ר שמואל מאיר הלוי

Rav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 - Elul 2 5705


Bio Information: 
Rav Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz was born and raised in Novardok and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, Etz Chaim, until it closed in 1892. The Rav was a cousin and close friend of Rav Shlomo Polachek better known as the Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui.
Source: Reuben Rudman

Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google 


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Rabbi Aaron Yosef Kurtz

אהרן יוסף ב"ר מרדכי דוד

Rav, Congregation Beth H'kneseth Anshei Mieletz

Date of Death: Sat. May 12, 1945 - Iyar 29 5705



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Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Margolies

שלמה זלמן ב"ר משה זבולן

Rav, Congregation Anshe Emeth (Park Synagogue), Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Sat. July 7, 1917 - Tammuz 17 5677



Source: History Of The Jews Of Cleveland, Gartner


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Rabbi Moshe Eliezer Gavrin

משה אליעזר ב"ר משה אליעזר

Cofounder, Yeshivas HaGaon Rav Yitzchok Yaakov Reines

Date of Death: Fri. January 25, 1935 - Shevat 25 5695


Gavrin obit
Photo Caption: Safer Derech Avrohom a eulogy for Rabbi Moshe Eliezer Gavrin

English and Yiddish Bio for Rabbi Moshe Eliezer Gavrin:
1. Gavrin article English
2. Gavrin doc Yiddish

 


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Rabbi Zev Chaim Goldberg

זאב חיים ב"ר משה יששכר

Rav, Bnai Jacob

Date of Death: Sun. May 5, 1935 - Iyar 2 5695


Goldberg Chaim Zev Pic CT
Photo Caption:  Rabbi Chaim Zev Goldberg, in front of the Schul in Ansonia CT, Credit: Jonathan Rubin 

Bio Intimation:
(Reprinted with permission of Jonathan Rubin)

Rabbi Zev Chaim Wolf Goldberg, was born March 15, 1881, in Kolna, Poland, to poor parents [1] who eked out a meager survival from carpentry. Even though he was a young adolescent [2], he learned in the yeshivas of Lomza and Slobodka [3]. Later he moved to the Etz Chayim yeshiva in Slutsk [4]. His wife was Hod’l [5], daughter of Kadish der Melamed. When he was ordained as a rabbi, he acceded to the request of the illustrious Reb Moshe Mordecai Epstein to travel to America and raise funds for the Slobodka yeshiva [6]. The New World and its democratic institutions found favor in his eyes, and he almost decided to remain there and serve as a rabbi. But he returned to Slutsk.

He chose not to make the Torah his means of livelihood [7]. He did not return to the rabbinate upon coming back to Slutsk. He tried his hand at business [8], but since he never really understood the ways of commerce, he made nothing. Most of his time was spent in the study of Torah and books of Jewish ethics.

The outbreak of World War I opened many opportunities for massive assistance to Jews in distress. Abba took upon himself the responsibility for helping unfortunate co-religionists who suffered effects of the war. This was the acme of his activities during those “days of awe.” The large local population of paupers was swollen by refugees who fled border towns – entire families lacking all necessities, some of them affluent Jews who had lost their fortunes, women whose husbands had been conscripted into army service, leaving them and their children destitute, without means of support.

Infectious illnesses swept through the town. The problems of providing food, clothing, shelter, and medicine for the refugees occupied the energies of the triumvirate which devoted itself to public aid: Dr. Shildkraut, father and patron to all the inhabitants of the town, Reb Yeshaya Mendel Deretzin, an energetic public figure with a noble heart, and my father and teacher.

Daily they would supply flour or bread to the needy. Every Friday morning they would distribute two challahs for lechem mishneh for the Shabbat meals. (If my memory does not deceive me, the distribution took place in the Linat Tzedek office in the Cold Shul.). Father would ‘hide’ a few challahs to give secretly to householders who had lost everything, or to scholars and members of prominent families, so as to spare them the embarrassment of waiting in the queue.

Although father was rigid in religious matters, he valued the study of the Hebrew language and Jewish literature, and did not prevent me from studying Tanakh and reading Modern Hebrew literature. With the Bolshevik revolution, the situation in the city took a turn for the worse. The war between the Bolsheviks and the Poles brought ruination. When the former advanced, the town faced the danger of starvation, illness, and fear for the future of religious life. When the Poles advanced, life itself was threatened. The troops of the “Lerchikim” and the “Poznatchikim” molested Jews, killed them, wounded them, and plucked beards. Jews were hurled from trains. Many were murdered by hooligans in neighboring villages and brought to Slutsk for burial. Father fled to America. After three years he was able to bring over his family. This was accomplished by waiting until Slutsk was under Polish control. Slutsk was near the border, and changed hands with some frequency. Therefore, the family was able to make plans with the assumption that sometime in the next few months, Slutsk would be under Polish rule. The family then requested to be ‘repatriated’ deeper into Poland, to Kolno, Fathers birthplace. This was because the Polish quota for visas to the United States was never filled, unlike the Russian quota, which had a long waiting list. In Kolono, Fathers brother [9] found an old doctor who swore out an affidavit that he had delivered Mother and all the children, thus making them Polish citizens. Father went ahead to America, and sent money for our fares. The family spent Yomim Noraim on the ship, and arrive in America on Hosanah Rabbah of 1923. But his connection with Slutsk did not cease; he helped support the yeshivas in Slutsk and in Kletsk. This is attested to by letters in my possession written by Reb Aharon Kotler and Reb Asher Sandomirsky, who was spiritual mentor in the Etz Chayim of Slutsk [10].

The following is a portion of a letter from the latter, dated 24 Tammuz 5683 (July 8th, 1923), after Reb Isser Zalman had been forced to leave:

“There are about 100 Torah scholars who sacrifice themselves, just as did our great leaders and sages of old in the days of the evil decrees. We can say of them, ‘Should a man die in the tent…’ [Midrash exegesis reads this as referring to “the tent of Torah”, i.e., one who devotes his total self to the study of Torah]. This institution is the largest and most important, the sole remnant, which remains in all our land… God forbid that this holy institution be destroyed because of material causes.”

[In America, Father served initially as Rabbi in Derby and Ansonia [11] Connecticut. Although he had secured a prestigious position as Rabbi in a prominent synagogue in Williamsburg, a local congressman [12] promised him that were he to relinquish said position to another[13], the congressman would aid him in securing visas for the entire family. After three years in Connecticut, the family joined him in America. In spite of the relative prosperity and tranquility[14] enjoyed in Connecticut, seeing that there was no future for his children in Connecticut[15], he moved to East Broadway in the lower East Side. Shortly afterwards, he accepted a position in Park Slope as Rabbi of the three local synagogues. There he also supplemented his meager income by acting as a Masgiach in the local butcher shops and chicken slaughterhouses. As Rabbi in Park Slope, he fought to uphold Torah observance, something that caused a great deal of friction between him and his congregations. He was instrumental in establishing one of the first cemeteries for only Shomre Shabbos. A close friend to Rav Yosef E. Henkin, from their days together in Slutsk [16], Rav Henkin was instrumental in securing his position in Park Slope.]

Father died in New York in on the Second day of Iyar 5695 (May 5th1935).

 

[1] There was a brother William living in Cleveland, and one Josef, born in 1891 who moved to Berlin and perished in Minsk in a concentration camp.
[2] As per Uncle Joseph, when at 10 -11 his parents sent him to fend for himself. The local Gabbai, recognizing his ability, convinced him to enroll in Yeshiva by promising to arrange ‘teg’ for him.
[3] Where he was known as Velvel Kolna.
[4] He was among the first students of the Slutsk yeshiva, when it opened initially. Interestingly, he had two close friends in America from his days in Slutsk, Rav Henkin, and Rav Moshe Palayoffe.
[5] Given name was Hadassah.
[6] MAOG describes an additional fundraiser at the time, R’ Avrahom Shimon Geffen of Ritteveh as a super genius. He was the same age as RZG, and studied in Slabodka at the same time.
[7] Both Rav Palayoffe and Rav Henkin, two of his contemporaries from Slutsk were also initially involved in business prior to obtaining positions. A biography of Rav Palayoffe attributed this to the scarcity of rabbinic positions in Europe at that time.
[8] Largely assisting his wife in her trade of millinery. The 1907 Duma Voter Lists list him as a Trader 3rd Class, which was the lowest level possible for a businessman.
[9] This was XXX Goldberg, who was also a council man in Kolno.
[10] In the letters of Uncle Moshe Yissochar, he mentions that he received 20,000 marks for clothing to travel to America “not in my honor, but in the honor of my forefathers”.
[11] There were two Shuls in Ansonia (one Ashkenaze and one Sefard) and one in Derby 20 minutes away.
[12] I presume this was Sol Bloom, who was the local congressman in Williamsburg, and Orthodox enough to have an interest in who became Rabbi where. He was also influential with the State Dept, and was in a position to make such a promise.
[13] I believe some relative of the congressman.
[14] While in Conn he had a major fight with one of the prominent families in town, by refusing to accept their relative who was the existing local butcher/shochet, and working to import a new butcher/shochet. This resulted in a Din Torah, during which the shochet was presented with a chalif (slaughterers knife) with imperfections. The Shochet was unable to detect the imperfections. The verdict was that he could no longer serve as a shochet, and the community had to find him a different form of livelihood. Naturally, this put a strain on his relations with that family and their supporters. Interestingly, one of the only documents from his Ansonia period is a Heter Scheitah to a replacement schochet/butcher.
[15] Although Rav Levenberg (whom he presumably knew from his days in Slabodka) had a Yeshiva 15 minutes away in New Haven, for some reason he did not send his children there. Uncle Joseph thought perhaps Rav Levenburg refused to accept them (they went for an entrance exam), as they were slightly younger than the norm. An alternative possibility is, as his letters from Rav Paleyoffe make clear, he was trying to obtain a position in Yeshiva University, and may have felt it would help his chances if his children were members of the student body. Bubby has mentioned to me that he attempted to obtain a position in the New Haven Yeshiva, and was put out when he didn’t receive it, which might explain why he didn’t send his children there. In the letters from Rav Paleyoffe, there is a letter written to convince Uncle Moshe Yissachar to attend YU.
[16] Uncle Joseph related that when he applied for his naturalization papers, he had to prove that he was a legitimate child of a US citizen (his parents). Rav Henkin accompanied him to the naturalization hearing, and testified that he was present by his parents wedding, and by Uncle Joseph’s bris, and that Uncle Joseph was in fact their child.


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Rabbi Nechemiah Mosessohn

נחמיה ב"ר משה דיינא

Editor, Jewish Tribune, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Fri. December 10, 1926 - Teves 10 5687


Mossesohn Nechemya Father
Photo Caption: Rabbi Nechemiah Mossesohn’s father, Rav Moshe Daina, Chief Rabbi of Odessa d.1904, Credit: J.D. Eisenstein

Credit: IFJCAH


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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


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


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Rabbi Shmuel Hillel Isaccs

שמואל הלל ב"ר משה הלוי

Hebrew Reader, Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street

Date of Death: Wed. January 10, 1917 - 16 Teves 5677


Isaacs Shmuel Hillel pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Samuel  Hillel Isaacs 
Bio Information:
Isaacs Shmuel Hillel Bio From His Book

 


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Rabbi Mordechai Waxman

מרדכי ב"ר שמחה

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. December 29, 1914 - Teves 12 5675


Waxman paper
P
hoto Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, December 29, 1914


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Rabbi Dovid Rodinsky

דוד ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Fri. March 2, 1917 - Adar 8 5677


Radinsky Dovid Mount Hebron
Photo Caption: Rav Dovid Radinsky, Credit: Sam Herzberg
rodinsky bio
Rodinsky Wife
Source:  Eisenstadt, Ben-Zion
rodinsky notice
Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, March 10, 1917
Rodinsky letter
Source The Jewish Morning Journal, March 15, 1917

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America

Bio Information:
Rav Radinsky, a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim was among the prominent rabbonim in Brownsville and East New York. Prior to his arrival in New York, he rabbinated in St. Louis, Missouri, Denver, Colorado,  and San Francisco, California.


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Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Schoenkupf

ברוך מרדכי ב"ר משה דן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. October 15, 1926 - Cheshvan 7 5687



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Rabbi Shimon Raphalowitz

שמעון ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Congregation Anshie Torah Chesed, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. September 3, 1938 - Elul 5 5698



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Rabbi Yaakov Tuvia Buchbinder

יעקב טוביה ב"ר גדליה

Rav, Harlem, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. October 1, 1948 - Elul 27 5708


The Rav was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on the day before Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington, DC demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe.


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Rabbi Baruch Meir Klein

ברוך מאיר ב"ר יהושע זעליג הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Winnipeg, Canada

Date of Death: Tue. November 10, 1931 - Cheshvan 30 5692
Rosh Codesh Kislev



Photo Caption: Rabbi Baruch Meir Klein at age 78 (unconfirmed), Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


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Rabbi Shalom Rubin

שלום ב"ר יהושע העשיל

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Fri. January 5, 1945 - Teves 21 4705



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Rabbi Eliezer Grun

אליעזר ב"ר שרגא צבי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 21, 1927 - Cheshvan 26 5688



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Rabbi Zev Chaim Wolf Golberg

Rav, New York City d. 3 Iyar, 1935 (5695) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Old Mount Carmel Cemetery 83-45 Cypress Hills Street Glendale, NY 11385 Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window will open, click that one as well.


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Rabbi Yosef Moshe Horowitz

יוסף משה ב"ר נפתלי הלוי

Maggid Shiur (Talmudic Lecturer), New York City

Date of Death: Sat. March 5, 1932 - Adar I 27 5692



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Rabbi Shmuel Meir Hurwitz

שמואל מאיר ב"ר דוב יוסף הלוי

Rav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Fri. June 15, 1917 - Sivan 15 5677



Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google 


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Rabbi Shlomo Tuvia Jaffe

Rav in New York City d. 16 Sivan, 1927 (5687) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: New Mount Carmel Cemetery 66-02 Cooper Avenue Glendale NY 11385 (Section: 2, Block: 5, Line: 5, Grave: 23, Society: Glory of Israel) Tombstone fell over.


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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Krupinsky

אריה ליב ב"ר יוסף

M"S, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Brownsville

Date of Death: Mon. September 2, 1929 - Av 27 5689



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Rabbi Shalom Barishansky

שלום ב"ר רפאל מרדכי

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Wed. January 14, 1987 - Teves 13 5747



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Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Koplowitz

אברהם יעקב ב"ר גדליהו

Rav, Bais Medrash HaGadol of Brownsville

Date of Death: Tue. August 26, 1958 - Elul 10 5718



Photo Caption: Rav Koplowitz worked endlessly to help improve the standards of kashrus (ritual slaughter) in the United States, served as President of the Shochtim Union, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


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Rabbi Aaron Shlomo Solomon

אהרן שלמה ב"ר יעקב אריה

Rav, Beth Medrash HaGadol Vtomchei Torah, Bronx, NY

Date of Death: Fri. May 20, 1927 - Iyar 18 5687
Lag BaOmer



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