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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Silverblatt

צבי ב"ר מאיר

Hebrew Teacher, Rav Pesach Rosenthal Talmud Torah

Date of Death: Sun. September 23, 1883 - Elul 21 5643

Bio Information: 
Rabbi Silverblatt taught at the Talmud Torah founded by Rabbi Peasach Rosenthal. It is believed to be the very first Talmud Torah established on these shores.

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · General · New York · Pre 1900

Rbbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson

ר' דוד יצחק ב"ר ארי

Preacher, Congregation Shaaray Torah, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. September 16, 1886 - Elul 16 5646

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

The American Maggid (Preacher)

Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 - Cheshvan 17 5625

A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.

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Photo Caption: The Occident, February, 1865
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Photo Caption: The Star, June, 1875 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bio Information:
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman

אהרן צבי ב"ר יעקב שלום

Baal Shem of America

Date of Death: Sun. May 21, 1876 - Iyar 27 5636

Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence, New York

Photo Caption: Rifka Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence , New York

Bio Information:
Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman was born in Poland, Adar 15th, 5582, (March 8th 1822).


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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900