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Rabbi Aaron Tzvi (Zebi) Friedman

April 14th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman

אהרן צבי ב"ר יעקב שלום

Baal Shem of America

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

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Salem Fields Cemetery in the Cypress Hills neighborhood on the Brooklyn / Queens boarder is a Reform cemetery with a few Orthodox sections. Location: Congregation Shaaray Torah section near the office building. Rabbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson and Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman are buried in the same section.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Aaron Zebi Friedman

Biographical Notes:

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).


Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

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

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Apr 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    בעל שם? what?

  • 2 Farshlufen // Apr 14, 2011 at 8:34 am

    his sefer “Tuv Taam”:

  • 3 YD Miller // Apr 14, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Reb Ahron Tzvi Friedman was originally from Stovisk, Poland, he came to the US as early as 1854 – 5514 to NYC as a Shochet (Ritual Slaughter).

    He was in the midst of quite a few issues on Shechita between Rabbi Mittleman and Hrav Asch.

    Here is a nice blog about Rabbi Friedman:

  • 4 asher // Apr 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Interesting find!

  • 5 Baruch A // Apr 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Tuv Tam in English:


    I have some other sources which will be posted soon.

  • 6 Baruch A // Apr 14, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Another resource:

  • 7 Ah Shtikle History // Apr 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    His son Avroham, married Rachel, the daughter of Reb Shachna Isaacs of Cincinnati.

  • 8 Ben Bee Zee // Apr 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    So maybe we can have the living Isaac descendants to read out the matzeiva and redo it as they did with their grand father Reb Shachna’s marker 😉

  • 9 admin // Apr 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    More on the Rav Ash / Friedman controversy: The First Rabbi.pdf

  • 10 lawrence friedman // Feb 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    My father was Aaron H. Friedman (1892-1955) his father was David Friedman, his father was Daniel Friedman and his father was Rabbi Aaron Zebi Friedman. I believe this is the correct chronology but I may be wrong. If anyone can help please contact me. Lawrenc e Friedman

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