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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 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 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


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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 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


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein along with Mayor Fiorello Henry La Guardia on the steps of City Hall, 1944, Credit: Stephanie Comfort
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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


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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


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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 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 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 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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Rabbi Raphael Mordechai Barishansky

רפאל מרדכי ב"ר יוסף

Chief Rabbi, Homel (Gomel), Belarus

Date of Death: Thu. November 9, 1950 - Cheshvan 29 5711



Photo Caption: Rabbi Raphael Mordechai Barishansky, Credit: MCA


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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Joseph

יהודה ליב ב"ר דוב

Co-founder, Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef (RJJ)

Date of Death: Fri. January 5, 1912 - Teves 15 5672


Joseph Leib RJJ
Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, January 1912
Joseph Shmuel Moshe Joseph

Photo Caption: Rabbi Shmuel Moshe Joseph, Credit: Ira Berman, North Wales, Pennsylvania  

Bio Information:
Brother of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph. A seconds brother Chaim (see picture below) is buried at Union Field alongside the Chief Rabbi.  The oldest brother, Rabbi Shmuel Moshe  remained in Kovno, Lithuania where he is buried.


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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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Rabbi Michael Shalom Winkler

מיכאל שלום ב"ר מנשה

Rav, Machsike Hadas, Copenhagen, Denmark

Date of Death: Mon. July 25, 1932 - Tammuz 21 5692


Winkler Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Michael Shalom Winkler, Credit: Needed


Photo Caption: Rav Elchonon Wasserman davening at the kever of Rav Winkler, Credit: Berish Weiss

Photo Caption: As it looks today, Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:

Rav Michael Shalom Winkler, a talmid (student) of Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld was born in the old Yishuv of Jerusalem. In 1932, Rav Winkler traveled to New York to raise the necessary funds to establish a yeshiva in Denmark. Unfortunately, he did not succeed with the mission. Unable to collect enough money for the return trip to Denmark, Rav Winkler stayed in New York.


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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 
RAMAZ Pic
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
Lookstein Pic
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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Rabbi Yitzchok Zev Wendrovsky

יצחק זאב ב"ר יעקב פרץ

Rav, Congregation Chaia Adam Anshe Minsk

Date of Death: Tue. December 17, 1918 - Teves 14 5679



Credit: IFJCAH

Bio Information:
Rav Wendrovsky was a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim, it’s first Secretary and a longtime writer for the Yiddish Tagblat.


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Rabbi Beinush Zalkind Rabiner

ביניש זלקינד ב"ר דוב

Rav, Congregation Chaia Adam Anshe Minsk of the Lower East Side

Date of Death: Mon. October 13, 1913 - Tisrei 24 5674


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Beinush Zalkind Rabiner, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Bio Information:
Rav Rabiner a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim was a prominent member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph’s Bais Din (Rabbinical Court).


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