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Rabbi Avroham Betzalel Epstein

אברהם בצלאל ב"ר צבי יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Republic of Estonia

Date of Death: Thu. September 1, 1938 - Elul 5 5698

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Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Betzalel Epstein, Credit: Ryan Shell

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
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Photo Caption: The Rav’s brther-in-law, Rev Avroham Chaim Goodman d. 1931. He was married to the Rav’s sister Chaya Mushe and served as a shochet in Butler, PA. Credit: Ryan Shell

Bio Information:
Once in Cincinnati (1929), Rav Epstein  served at Congregation Bnai Yaakov which then merged with Agudas Israel (Golf Manor) in 1933. The Rav ran a Kashrus agencies which operated independently from Rav Eliezer Silver’s Va’ad Hoier.

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Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Gershon Lesser

Chief Rabbi of Cincinnati, OH d. 10 Tishrei, 1924 (Yom Kippur) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Schachnus (Beth Tefyla # 6) Cemetery Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Association 1711 Sunset Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 (513) 961-0178 (Surrounded by a large white stone […]

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Rabbi Dov Aryeh Raphaelson

דוב אריה ב"ר חיים יהודה

Rav, Newport, Kentucky

Date of Death: Tue. April 20, 1920 - Iyyar 2 5680

Originated from Kovlo, Russia, Rav Raphaelson immigrated to the United State in 1890 and served in the following cities… Memphis, Tennessee – 1893, Toledo, Ohio – 1896-1900, Cincinnati, Ohio – 1902-1903, Denver, Colorado – 1905, Columbus, Ohio – 1908-1910, Detroit, Michigan 1915, and Newport, Kentucky 1920.

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Rabbi Eliezer Silver

אליעזר ב"ר בונים צמח

President, Agudath HaRabonim of the United States and Canada

Date of Death: Thu. February 8, 1968 - Shevat 9 5728

Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver and Kopyczyncer Rebbe in conversation in Upstate New York, Photo Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Garden Hills, NY
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
Silver and Boyan
Photo Caption: (L to R) Rav Eliezer Silver, Unknown, Rebbe Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe d. 1971, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Needed
Rav Silver II
Photo Caption: Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Rav Silver with the  Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: From the Collection of Moshe Gumbo

Credit: Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Hamodia Magazine (2012) article:
Rav Eliezer Silver Hamodia


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Rabbi Schachne Isaacs

שכנא ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Reb Schachne's Shul

Date of Death: Sun. April 3, 1887 - Nissan 9 5647

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Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Schachne Isaacs, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Bio Information: 
Rav Isaacs founded Congregation Bet Tefillah in 1866, a synagogue which was commonly known as Reb Shachne’s Shul.

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Tags: Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900

Rabbi Shmuel Avigdor Levinson

שמואל אביגדור ב"ר צבי

Rav, United Hebrew Congregation, Newport, Kentucky

Date of Death: Sat. February 5, 1949 - Shevat 6 5709

Bio Information:
After arriving on these shores in 1887 from Russia, Rav Levinson served as the founding rabbi of  both at United Hebrew Congregation in Newport and later in Temple Israel in Covington, Kentucky. Both had relatively small Jewish communities.

Photo Caption: United Hebrew Congregation, Newport, Kentucky  c. 1905, Credit: American Jewish Archives

Photo Caption: Temple Israel’s first building (Covington, Kentucky), Credit: American Jewish Archives 

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Rabbi Yissachar Dov Illowy

ישכר דוב ב"ר יעקב ליב

Rav, Congregation Shearith Yisroel

Date of Death: Thu. June 22, 1871 - Tammuz 3 5631

Rav Illowi was ordained by Rav Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer and was among the first Rabbanim to serve in the United States. From the time of his arrival on these shores in 1853 until his passing, the Rav spent his time fighting to influence and uphold true Torah values in North America. The Rav is famous for his halachic ruling on the kashrus of Muscovy duck.

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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Needs Repair · Ohio · Pre 1900 · Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Yosef Meir Levin

יוסף מאיר ב"ר שמואל דוד

Rav, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Cincinnati, Ohio

Date of Death: Sun. May 2, 1926 - Iyar 18 5686
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Photo Caption: Title page Leket Yosef, authored by Rav Levin, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Rav Levin, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:

Rav Levin was a founding member of the  Agudath Harabonim and rabbinated at some point in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania as well as Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Rabbi Yosef Zelig Zeligs

יוסף זעליג ב"ר מנחם

Rav, Beth Medrash HaGadol of Cincinnati

Date of Death: Mon. August 9, 1920 - Av 25 5680

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