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Rabbi Moshe Etter

משה ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Congregation Chisuk Emuna, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Sat. April 30, 1966 - Irar 10 5726



Photo Caption: Rabbi Moshe Etter, MCA

Source: Rand


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Rabbi Mordechai Yaakov Mintz

מרדכי יעקב ב״ר שרגא פייוועל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. February 10, 1983 - Adar I 5 5749



Credit: Yeshiva University 


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Rabbi Shmuel Ephraim Tiktin

שמואל אפרים ב"ר יצחק יעקב

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Thu. July 2, 1970 - Sivan 28 5730



Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Rav Tikin who originally came from Jerusalem lived in the Bronx.  Among his known locations were 763 Beck Street and 800 Fox Street, both are located in the Bronx.


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Rabbi Shlomo Rubin (Rubenchik)

שלומה ב"ר נחום

Rav, Minsk, Russia

Date of Death: Wed. August 14, 1935 - Av 15 5695


Although a Rav in Minsk, Russia on these shores Rav Rubin worked as a shochet (kosher ritual slaughterer). He was born c. 1856, and arrived here in 1923.



Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, Credit: Richard Rubin

Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, in a kosher butcher shop in Stamford, CT c.1925, Credit: Richard Rubin


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Rabbi Avroham Tzvi Grossman

אברהם צבי ב"ר חיים

Rav, Congregation Binai Eliezer

Date of Death: Sat. October 14, 1916 - Tishrei 17 5677
Chol Hamoed Sukkos



Photo Credit:  Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


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Rabbi Yitzchok Leib Kadushin

יצחק ליב ב"ר זאב

Author, Jewish Code of Jurisprudence

Date of Death: Sun. May 29, 1932 - Iyar 23 5692



Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Leib Kadushin, Credit: Needed


Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)

Bio Information:
To avoid conscription into the Russian Army, Isaac Louis Schnitman was “adopted” by the Kadushin family, who had lost a son named Jacob Kadushin. Isaac changed his name to Jacob Kadushin, while his siblings retained the name Schnitman. Jacob arrived in Castle Garden Immigration Center (Castle Clinton National Monument)  New York City in 1883, and was followed by his wife and children three years later. While in New York, Rabbi Kadushin translated the entire Shulchan Aruch into English and published it in 1915 as the “Jewish Code of Jurisprudence.” It went through at least 2 editions.
Source: Needed


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Rabbi Nosson Prigohzy

נתן ב"ר ישראל

Rav, Adas Yisroel, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. February 21, 1928 - Adar 1 5688
Rosh Codesh



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Rabbi Nachum Zev Yomin

נחום זאב ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. June 14, 1940 - Sivan 9 5700



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Rabbi Avroham Dov Price

אברהם דוב ב"ר פישעל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. October 11, 1937 - Cheshvan 6 5698



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Rabbi Shmuel Chaim Yehuda Romanov

שמואל חיים יהודה ב"ר יוסף יחיאל מיכל

Rav, Ohel Jacob Chevrah Kadisha, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. July 31, 1927 - Av 2 5687


Romanov Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Shmuel Chaim Yehuda Romanov, Credit: Needed

Credit: THE JEWISH COMMUNAL REGISTER


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Rabbi Shlomo Dov Shapiro

שלומה דוב ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Cong. B’nai Abraham, East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Fri. January 7, 2011 - Shevat 2 5771


Shapiro Shlomo Dov pic
Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Dov Shapiro

In Memorial:
Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz (d. 1791)



Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz, Shepetivka, Ukraine. It is also noted that his son, Rebbe Yehuda Meir (d. 29 Nissan, 5589 – May 2, 1829) was buried in the nearby cemetery, Credit: IFJCAH

 

Bio Information:
Between East Flatbush and later in Kew Gardens Hills, The Rav, a direct descendant of Rebbe Pinchas of Koretz (d. 1790) served for close to 70 years in New York.

 


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Rabbi Menachem Yehuda Guzik

מנחם יהודה ב"ר יצחק יעקב

Makover Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. October 15, 1943 - Tishrei 17 5704


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Washington 1925 2
Photo Caption: Delegation of rabbonim to Washington, 1925, Credit: Montana Historical Society
Washington Pic
Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

1. Rav Zalamn Tuvia Golbowsky, Bayone, New Jeresy
2. Rav Tzvi Hirsh Dachowitz, Agudath Achim Anshei Libowitz
3. Rav Menachem Yehuda Guzik, Makover Rav
4. Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch, Eldridge Street Synagogue
5. Rebbe Yitzchok Leifer, Nedvorana Bronx Rebbe
6. Rav Gavriel Zev Margolis, Knesseth HaRabonim
7. Rav Avroham Miller, Cong. Bnai Yisroel of Borough Park
8. Unknown

 

Bio information:
Rav Menachem Yehuda Guzik, the Makover Rav was a descendant of the Plotzker Gaon, Rav Aryeh Leib Tzintz, he served as the Chief Rabbi Poughkeepsie and later in the Henry Street Shul on the Lower East Side. In 1925, Rav Guzik was among the delegation of rabbonim which included Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch and Rav Gavriel Zev Margolis to visit President Calvin Coolidge in Washington, DC.

 


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Rabbi Chaim Lubin

חיים ב"ר עזריאל זעליג

Rav. Congregation Zera Jacob of the Bronx

Date of Death: Mon. December 29, 1930 - Teves 9 5691


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Photo Caption: Congregation Zera Jacob of the Bronx as it stands today at 1815 Washington Street, Bronx, NY, Credit: Google 


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

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Rose

יהודה ליב ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav, Chevra Bnai Yakov Anshei Brezan, Lower East Side, NYC

Date of Death: Mon. February 4, 1946 - Adar I 3 5706



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Rabbi Chaim Shaul Levitan

חיים שאול ב"ר יעקב יהושה הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Shavel, Lithuania

Date of Death: Fri. September 23, 1921 - Elul 20 5681


Levitan Chaim
Photo Caption: The Rav Levitan passed away on the boat en-route to New York harbor and was buried here, Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, September, 27, 1921

Photo Caption: Rabbi Chaim Shaul Levitan, Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY 

 


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Rebbe Menachem Mendel Landau

מנחם מענדל ב"ר אהרן צבי

Biala Rebbe

Date of Death: Sat. August 27, 1938 - Elul 1 5698
Rosh Chodesh


Biala Rebbe Pic
Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Mendel Landau, Biala Rebbe, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Landau Menachem Mendel Letter
Photo Caption: Letterhead of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Landau, Biala Rebbe, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:

The Rebbe, a direct descendant of Rebbe Berish of Biala authored  Shemesh Umugain on Torah. The book was published posthumously by his son, the late Biala Rebbe of Tell Aviv, Israel.


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Rabbi Chaim Dovid Penkower

חיים דוד ב"ר משה עזריאל

Rav, Chevra Sefard Anshei Poland

Date of Death: Sun. April 2, 1939 - Nissan 13 5699



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Rebbe Yechiel Baruch Hager

יחיאל ברוך ב"ר משה צבי

Sovraner Rebbe

Date of Death: Fri. May 2, 1930 - Iyar 4 5690


Hager YB Pic
Photo Caption Rebbe Yechiel Baruch Hager, Photo Credit: Norm Galston

Hager YB 5
Photo Credit: ivelt


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Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Epstein

יצחק אייזיק ב"ר שמואל

Rav, Cong. Nachal Itzchok Dorshe Tov

Date of Death: Thu. February 26, 1931 - Adar 9 5691



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Rabbi Yisroel Rosenberg

ישראל ב"ר גרשון

President, Agudath HaRabonim, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. January 26, 1956 - Shevat 13 5716


The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, often called by its Hebrew name, Agudath Harabonim or Agudas Harrabonim, was established in 1901 in the United States and is the oldest organization of Orthodox rabbis in the United States. It had been for many years the principal group for such rabbis, though in recent years it has lost much if not all of its former membership and influence.


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Rabbi Yitzchok Sodden

יצחק ב"ר קלונימוס

Rav, Congregation Ohav Shalom, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Wed. October 28, 1981 - Tishrei 30 5742
Rosh Chodesh


Sodden Yitzchok
Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Sodden, Credit: AF
Soden Yitzchok Ad March 6 1919
Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, March 6, 1919
Sodden Brooklyn Eagle 1932
Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Sodden at a Knesseth HaRabonim meeting, Source: Brooklyn Eagle, 1932

Photo Caption: The Rav’s stamp, Credit: IFJCAH

 

Bio Information:
The Rav who authored a number of seforim (books) rabbinated for a number of years in Worcester, Massachusetts.


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Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Brill

אברהם יעקב ב"ר פסח

Rav, Congregation Anshei Lubavitch, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Wed. December 15, 1943 - Kiselv 19 7504




Photo Caption: Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Brill, Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Mrs. Shayna Brill, daughter of Rav Yitzhak Yaakov Rabinovich (d. 1919) better known as Reb Itzele Ponevezher, the founder of the Ponevezh Yeshiva, Credit: Needed

Informational Credit: Rabbi Yitzchok Shteierman, Borough Park, Brooklyn


Bio Information:

Avraham Yaakov Brill [son of Pesach] was already known to be a genius in his youth. When he was 18 years old, he already was familiar with Talmud and the commentaries, and his memory was phenomenal. It is told that when he was a lad of 16, he had memorized the entire Bible (Tanach). When I was a boy, my grandfather told me a story about the genius Avraham Yaakov Brill. According to Jewish legend, when a fetus is in his mother’s womb, an angel teaches him the entire Torah, and when he is born and comes out into the world, the angel taps him beneath his nose, and thereby the infant forgets all he had learned. In the case of Avraham Yaakov, the angel forgot to tap him, and therefore he immediately knew the entire Torah.
Avraham Yaakov Brill was an expert not only in Talmud, but also in various branches of science, such as geography, history, statistics, and in remembering dates. His expertise was for the sake of knowledge. He was nicely familiar with algebra and engineering, even though he never formally learned these subjects from textbooks.
During the years of his youth, there were a number of students in Sokoly, such as Rafael Gutman, the son of Herzl, Rabbi Menachem Yonah’s grandson. Over time, Rafael became the manager of the Warsaw Community Education Department and wrote a few textbooks, such as “Bible Stories” in the Hebrew and Polish languages. In addition to Rafael, other students in Sokoly were Yaakov Yanovsky and Leibel Semieticzky, the son of Hershel Aharon Yonhas. There were educated people there who had learned externally, and among them was the teacher Meckleshtzil, who was a very sharp mathematician. When all these students would come home to their parents for their vacations or holidays, they would meet in the hall next to the new synagogue, where the genius Abraham Yaakov would sit and learn, memorizing texts in his pleasant chant. The students would surround the genius and ask him complicated questions in mathematics. Avraham Yaakov would solve all the problems orally, without a problem and without having to write them down.
Avraham Yaakov Brill was the son-in-law of the brilliant, famous Lithuanian Rabbi Itchele Ponevezher. He could have received rabbinic positions in the large cities, due to his brilliance and the fact that he was Rabbi Itchele’s son-in-law, but the genius preferred to deal in trade and not to turn the Torah into an ax for digging. He managed large businesses.
During Kransky’s time, Avraham Yaakov Brill was in Leningrad, where he managed important businesses, but after the Bolshevik Revolution, he lost all his money to nationalization. He returned, naked and with nothing, to Poland. Over time, thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Zvi Dachovitz from our town, Avraham Yaakov Brill was offered a rabbinical position in a synagogue in New York, Anshei Lubavitch in Brownsville, where he served until his last days. He passed away in the prime of his life, after World War II.
Source: Translated from the  Sokoloy Yizkor book, Credit: Needed 


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Rabbi Yisroel Silverberg

ישראל ב"רּ אברהם יעקב

Rav, Chevra Bnai Yaakov (Chechanowza)

Date of Death: Sat. May 24, 1930 - Iyar 26 5690



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Rabbi Eliezer Tzvi Besdansky (Besdin)

אליעזר צבי ב"ר שמעון יהודה

R"M, Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. March 19, 1937 - Nissan 7 5697


Rav Besdansky, a member of the Agudath Harabonim rabbinated at  Congregation Chevra Tehillim in East New York.


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Rabbi Avroham Kalplan

אברהם ב"ר יהודה נח הכהן

President, Stone Avenue Talmud Torah, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sat. September 13, 1924 - Elul 12 5684



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Rabbi Baruch Eisenman

ברוך ב"ר צבי יהודה

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. November 23, 1931 - Kislev 13 5692



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Rebbe Mordechai Shapiro

מרדכי ב"ר שלומה דוב

Kaminker Koritz Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. May 20, 1947 - Sivan 1 5707
Rosh Chodesh



Photo Caption: Rebbe Mottel Shapiro, Credit: Chaim Kowalsky

Photo Caption: Rebbe Mottel Shapiro, Credit: Rabbi Mordechai Shapiro, Kew Gardens Hills

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 21 May 1947, page 13


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Rabbi Chaim Yissachar Gorodinsky

חיים יששכר ב"ר יעקב מאיר

Rav, Congregation Chai Odom Minsker

Date of Death: Thu. October 30, 1930 - Cheshvan 25 5691


Gorodinsky Chaim Photo
Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Yissachar Gorodinsky, Credit: Julie Warshawsky and David Yerushalmi


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Rabbi Kalman Chaim Mathews

קלמן חיים ב"ר פינחס יוסף

Rav, Talmud Torah Toras Chaim

Date of Death: Wed. June 29, 1932 - Sivan 25 5692



Photo Credit: Rabbi Kalman Chaim Mathews, Credit: MCA


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Rabbi Baruch Kaftal

ברוך ב"ר יצחק



Date of Death: Mon. September 12, 1932 - Elul 11 5692


Rav Kaftal came to the United States in 1909 from Mlawa, Poland.


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