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Rabbi Avroham Eliezer Alperstein

December 17th, 2007 · 16 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Eliezer Alperstein

אברהם אליעזר ב"ר ישעיה

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Mon. January 29, 1917 - Shevat 5 5677

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Enter cemetery at Section One, go right on Machpela Avenue, ohel at the top of the hill on the right side. Key is located at the office across the street.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ALPERSTEIN, ABRAHAM L.

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information: 
Rav Alperstein was a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim. His commentary on Talmud Yerushalmi Masechet Bikkuri, was the first safer (book) on Talmud Yerushalmi to be published in the United States.

Credit: Yeshiva University

Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture & History (IFJCAH)

Photo Caption: Delegation of Rabbonim To Washington, DC c.1912, Credit: Needed
Those in the photo are:
1. Unknown child
2. Rav Yitzchok Siegel, Bayonne, NJ
3. Rav Yosef Dov Glushak, Newark, New Jersey
4. Rav Avroham Alperstein, New York City
5. Rav Gedaliah Silverstone, Washington, DC
6. Rav Dovid Ginsburg, Wilkes-Barre, PA
7. Rav Eliezer Silver, Harrisburg, PA
8. Rav Yaakov Redelheim, New York City
9. Unknown child

Photo Caption: Actual tombstones, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY 

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Moshe // Feb 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

  • 2 Farshlufen // Aug 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

    In 1900 he was the rav of the Orthodox Congregational Union in St. Paul Minnesota.

    Source: AJY

  • 3 YD Miller // Aug 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    He was in Chicago also at one point, as he mentions in his Sefer on Yerushalmi:

  • 4 Farshlufen // Feb 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm

  • 5 YD Miller // Feb 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    So according to the NYT Article he left 9 children, anyone notable?

  • 6 Farshlufen // Feb 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  • 7 asher // Mar 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    I’ve uploaded pictures of the Alperstein family plot.
    Right in middle of there’s a Chiam Nachman Cohen (nistar?) buried – I sent Baruch the picture – does someone know wether he was a Rav at all or who he or is father was.

  • 8 YD Miller // Mar 28, 2011 at 11:18 am


    Its Niftar not Nister

  • 9 asher // Mar 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Miller, I zoomed in, it says clearly אומרים עליו שהיה נסתר There is a “פ” right above and right below this line. The triangle shape of the marker was commonly used for Rabanim (RJJ, Rav Asch, Rav Lebovitz, meitziker Illui, Sheklover illui) but i found 2 such markers in the proximity of this one who were not Rabbanim. Can you figure out who his father הרב הצדיק יהושע הבהן was?

  • 10 YD Miller // Mar 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    תרפ”ט לפ”ק
    פה נטמן
    איש זקן ושבע ימים
    מו”ה חיים נחמן
    בן הרב הצדיק יהושע הכהן ז”ל
    צדיק היה בדרכיו וחסיד בכל מעשיו
    כל ימין עסק בתורה ובתפלה
    אומרים עליו שהיה נסתר
    עלה למרום ביום אחרון של פסח
    שנת תרפ”ח
    ושבק חיים לכל חי נשמתו תהי’ צרורה
    בצרור החיים

    You are right Asher, what remains to be understood is why on top of the marker it says תרפ”ט and the date of his passing it says תרפ”ח perhaps the next year is wheh the marker was placed.

    And of course who is this interesting person that it was said about him beuing a Tzadik Nister.

  • 11 YD Miller // Mar 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm


    I found his Interment record onlind in the Mt. Judah Cemetery, see here:
    He went by the name Cohen, that’s all I have so far.

  • 12 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 28, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    What means אומרים עליו שהיה נסתר, Who are those who say that? I believe those who were close to him made the Matzeive and wrote that he was צדיק בדרכיו וחסיד במעשיו כל ימיו עסק בתורה ובתפלה. What’s still left?

  • 13 Asher // Mar 28, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thanx Miller. If you see where is buried, his marker stands out allot and perhaps only after he passed did the Alperstein family buy up the entire plot there or else why is he buried smack in middle of their family place.
    The fact that it’s says nistar is interesting – the other such marker that has the title nistar is Klapper on this site. The whole thingie is nistar…

  • 14 YD Miller // Jul 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Yagdil torah – Journal on the passing of Rabbi Alperstein:

    סילוקן של צדיקם

  • 15 Moshe Escott // May 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    See the following link to Der Morgen Journal, Jan. 20, 1911 p. 5

    At the bottom of p. 5 in the 3rd column from the right, there is an article with the title “קול קורא לחכמי התורה” which indicates that Rav Alperstein tragically lost most of his writings and חידושי תורה in a fire that had just recently happened in his home.

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