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Rabbi Eliyahu Gordon

אליהו ב"ר דוד זאב

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. December 19, 1932 - Kislev 20 5693

Bio Infomation: 
The Rav who authored many seforim (books) served in the city of Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania) prior to his arrival on these shores.

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Rabbi Yehuda Hershkowitz

יהודה ב"ר שלום

Rav, Congregation Tzemach Tzedek of Harlem

Date of Death: Tue. July 29, 1947 - Tammuz 11 5707

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Rabbi Yosef Chaim Dovid Wolobrinsky

יוסף חיים דוד ב"ר משה צבי

Chief Rabbi, Skeidel

Date of Death: Mon. January 19, 1931 - Shevat 1 5691
Rosh Chodesh

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Rabbi Simcha Paltrovitch

שמחה ב"ר צּבי הירש

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Mon. September 6, 1926 - Elul 27 5686

Paltrovitch 4 Riverside
Photo Caption: The kever of the Rav’s mother Rebbetzin Chana Margoliot Palterovitch d. 1896, Har HaZeisim Cemetery, Jerusalem (Location: Section: 9, Row: 12 , Plot: 52), Credit: Daniel Elfenbein 

Bio Information:

Th Rav who hailed from Nowogrod, Poland also served in Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland

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Rabbi Aaron Dobrzynski

אהרן ב"ר אליהו

Rav, Congregation B'nai Yaakov Bronx, NY

Date of Death: Sun. January 21, 1940 - Shevat 11 5700

Dobrzynski Aaron Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Dobrzinski, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Dobrzynski Aaron Book
Photo Caption: Title page of Pirchai Aaron authored by Rabbi Aaron Dobrzinski and published posthumous. It should be noted that this book was the personal  copy of Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung d. 1987, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
Dobrzynski Aaron Shul
Photo Caption: Congregation B’nai Yaakov at 1712 Garfield Street in the Bronx as it stands today. Credit: Google Street View

Bio Information:
The Rav was ordained by Rav Yisroel Yehoshua Trunk d. 1893 of Kutno, Poland

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Rabbi Yerucham Fishel Jezer

ירוחם פישל ב"ר משה אברהם

R"M, The Rabbi Yisroel Salanter Talmud Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Wed. May 18, 1955 - Iyar 26 5715

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Rabbi Shlomo Levin

שלּמה ב"ר חיים יהודה

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. April 5, 1932 - Adar II 29 5692

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Rabbi Moshe Meir Rabinowitz

משה מאיר ב"ר אברהם אבא הכהן

Rav, New Jersey

Date of Death: Fri. December 2, 1966 - Kislev 19 5727

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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Manischewitz

צבי הירש ב"ר דוב בער

President, B. Manischewitz Baking Co.

Date of Death: Sat. October 9, 1943 - Tishrei 10 5704
Yom Kippur

Bio Information:
Manichewitz Rabbi Hirsch

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Rabbi Chaim Hirschensohn

חיים ב"ר יעקב מרדכי

Chief Rabbi Hoboken, NJ

Date of Death: Mon. September 16, 1935 - Elul 18 5695

Hirschenzon chaim
hoto Caption: Rav Chaim Hirschensohn, Credit: Needed

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Rabbi Yaakov Meskin

יעקב ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

Rav, Beth Hamedrosh Hagadol Nusach Sfard, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sun. February 26, 1956 - Adar 13 5716

Photo Caption: Rav Meskin and his two sons Chaim Yehoshua and Eliezer marching in Washington, October 6, 1943, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Delegation of Rabbonim To Washington, DC, 1943:
On October 6, 1943, a delegation of some 400 rabbis, most of them Orthodox, poured into Washington, D.C., to make a public appeal to the United States government to do more to rescue European Jews from the Germans.

Credit: Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, Jerusalem, Israel 

Source: The Morning Journal, 1955

Bio Information:
Rabbi Jacob Meskin was born in Vilkomir, Lithuania, on Shmini Atzeret, 5644 (October 1884). He began his studies in his hometown at the age of five. When he was 13 years old, his family moved to Ponevezh (a district capital in central Lithuania), where he enrolled in the local Yeshiva. A year later he transferred to “Yeshivath Kneseth Israel” in Slobodka-Kovno and studied under the tutelage of the prominent Rabbi Isaac Jacob Rabinovitz and Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Dean of the Slobodka Yeshiva.
When Rabbi Isaac Rabinovitz was appointed head of the Ponevezh Bet Din (Rabbinic Court), his devoted student, Jacob Meskin, decided to follow him in order to benefit from his unique Talmudic analytical methodology. The mutual relationship, both scholarly and personal, between the mentor and his student developed into a strong bond which motivated the latter to excel in his studies and to cultivate his own creative abilities in Talmudic exegesis.
After his marriage to Rivkah Mervis in Elul, 5665 (September, 1905), he moved to his wife’s hometown, Shadove (in North-Central Lituania), where the young couple lived in close proximity to his parents-in-law (Yisrael Eliyahu and Pera Mervis). During this period his talents in Talmudic exposition were recognized by the renowned Rabbi Joseph Leib Bloch, the spiritual leader of that community, who invited him to teach in the local Yeshiva.
A year later, the couple moved back to Ponevezh. There, Jacob Meskin began serving as an assistant to his illustrious mentor Rabbi Isaac Jacob Rabinovitz (reverently known as Reb Itzeleh Ponovezher). At times, when Reb Yitzeleh was called out of town, he delegated the full responsibility for the Jewish affairs of Ponevezh to his young associate.
In 1908, Jacob Meskin earned his Smicha (Rabbinic Ordination) from Rabbi Meir Atlas of Shavl (Shavli), Rabbi Joseph Leib Bloch of Shadove (Shadov), and his mentor, Rabbi Isaac Rabinovitz of Ponevezh. All three commended the new Rabbi on his brilliant abilities to explicate the most complex Talmudic texts, and to adjudicate the full spectrum of Halachic complexities.
Three years later (1911) Rabbi Meskin was installed as the Rabbi of Nova-Praga, Herson, Russia, where he served with distinction for eleven years. Due to the dangerous rise of pogroms, Rabbi Meskin was compelled to return to Ponevezh. There he developed a close relationship with Rabbi Joseph Shlomo Kahanaman, the distinguished Rabbi of the community. Once again, whenever Rabbi Kahanaman left town to serve on the Lithuanian Parliament, or to travel on fund-raising excursions to other communities, Rabbi Meskin was delegated the full responsibilities for the Jewish affairs of Ponivezh.
In 1924 Rabbi Meskin moved to the United States. His first pulpit was in Chaye Adam Synagogue, Burlington, Vermont. Beyon his pulpit duties, Rabbi Meskin oversaw the Jewish activities of his congregation as well as those of the surrounding communities. Simultaneously, Rabbi Meskin authored definitive Responsa to leading Rabbis, both in America and overseas and published novella and treatises on the Talmud, Maimonides, as well as on general and practical rabbinics.
Seven years later (1931), Rabbi Meskin moved to New York where he assumed the leadership of Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Nusach Sfarad Ve’Taharath HaMishpacha in the Bronx. His erudition was immediately recognized by his new Rabbinic colleagues who consulted him on major issues affecting both individuals and the community.
After a glorious 24-year tenure in the Bronx, during which his reputation was acknowledged as a leading authority in all four sections of the Code of Jewish Law, Rabbi Jacob Meskin passed away on Friday night, 13 Adar, 5716 (February 24, 1956). His funeral, on Purim Day, was attended by hundreds of admirers who mourned his passing.
During his lifetime, Rabbi Meskin authored eight comprehensive volumes: “Beth Yakov”, “Sulam Yakov”, “Even Yakov – Megila”, “Even Yakov – Chagiga”, “Even Yakov – Rosh HaShana”, “Makel Yakov – Makoth”, “Mishpat L’Yakov”, and “Hadrath Mordechai”. Including a responsa relating to the survivors of the ill-fated Titanic. Rabbi Meskin’s books were lauded by the most prominent Rabbis of his era, among them were Rabbi Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg, Rabbi Tzvi Pesach Frank, Rabbi Pinhas Hirshprung, and Rabbi Moshe Feinstein who penned their approbation’s and endorsements.
Rabbi Jacob Meskin was survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Rivkah, and his children: Rabbi Chaim Joshua, Rabbi Eliezer, Reuven, Ida and Frieda.
Credit: Meskin family


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Rabbi Meshulam Feivish Shloma Wieler

משולם פייבוש שלמה ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sat. September 19, 1959 - Elul 16 5719

Photo Caption: Rabbi Meshulam Feivish Shloma Wieler, Credit: Needed

Source: Needed 

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Rabbi Chaim Yitzchok Bloch

חיים יצחק ב"ר חנוך זונדל הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. March 18, 1948 - Adar II 7 5708

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Photo Caption: Rav Bloch (front row) was among the over 400 Rabbanim and Admorim who on Erev Yom Kippur, 1943 marched on Washington, DC demanding that the Roosevelt administration help save the Jews of Europe. Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information: 
Prior to serving in Jersey City the Rav server in Plunge and Bauska both are in Latvia.

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Rabbi Chaim Avroham Dover Levine (Cohen)

חיים אברהם דוב בער ב"ר שניאור זלמן הכהן

The Malach

Date of Death: Sun. June 5, 1938 - Sivan 6 5698

Photo Source: Kinyan Hamodia Magazine, Pesach, 2016

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