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Rabbi Avroham Lipschitz

May 6th, 2009 · 21 Comments

Rabbi Avroham Lipschitz

אברהם ב"ר יעקב הלוי

Chief Rabbi of Fall River, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Wed. May 12, 1943 - Iyyar 7 אברהם ב"ר יעקב

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Notre Dame Cemetery lactated in Fall River, Massachusetts. Jewish burials are in the Stafford Road Cemetery Section. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Abraham Lipschitz

Biographical Notes:

Source: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England

Credit: Sara Helman

Source: Needed 

Bio Information:
Rav Lipschitz a member of the Agudath Harabonim served as Chief Rabbi in Fall River for close to 40 years.

Credit: Jeffrey Weissman, Fall River, MA

Credit: David Wieder, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Fall River, MA · Massachusetts

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // May 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    He was a Grandson of Rabbi Yaakov Lipshits the Secretary of Reb Yizchok Elchonon Spector of Kovno.

  • 2 Miller // May 20, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Sorry, His father was the Reb yaakov from Kovno, and his son Rabbi Binyamin Lipschits took over in Fall River.

  • 3 Baruch A // May 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    In appreciation of the Honorable, Mayor Robert Correia of Fall River for locating he Rav’s kever.

  • 4 Shalom Shachne H // May 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    There was a Rav Yaakov b. Aaron Shlomo Lifshitz who was Rav in Malden, MA. He was niftar in 1948, is there a relation?

  • 5 Shalom Shachne H // May 20, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    His son Rav Binyomin moved to Lynn, MA and was niftar 1989.

  • 6 Cheskel // May 20, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Baruch, Locating W/O a Pic. iz a halbe arbet.

  • 7 Baruch A // May 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Working on it!!!!!

  • 8 bzr // May 25, 2009 at 7:03 am

    his son rav binyomin published in 1945 a booklet talmud mifurash on the second perek of berachos (very useful) and in the hakdama brings an interesting essay on the torah outlook on life from rav avrohom ztl

  • 9 MBD // Jun 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Where is the son buried?

  • 10 Miller // Jun 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Nice photo.


  • 11 josh s // Sep 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Rabbi Benjamin was in Lynn and then took over for his father in Fall River. Rabbi Benjamin is the father of Rabbi Yakov of Monsey and founder of NK. The Talmud HaMeforad is not only on perek beis it is on the entire meshecta .. I have a full set. My father is a tamid of Rabbi Bejamin L. and Rabbi Avaraham appointed my grandfather as SU”B in Fall River

  • 12 HaRav // Sep 8, 2009 at 11:53 am


  • 13 josh s // Sep 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    National Kashrus (NK)
    Rabbi Yaacov Lipschutz

    BTW- Rabbi Avraham was the son of Rav Yakov . Rav Yakov was the secretary of Rabbi Yitzcok Elconan-

  • 14 bzr // Sep 10, 2009 at 5:48 am

    I also have a full set thanks partially to Boruch A and Virtual Judaica.You can see that he was a great talmid chochom and lamdan. It’s not just an anthology. Is there anything else besides these booklets on Masechta Brochos?

  • 15 asher // Nov 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Does anyone know whether the bricks were added later or not. Can’t see the back of it, say, is this a mini Ohel or simply a wall of bricks? Never saw anything like this before.

  • 16 Shimon Pepper // Feb 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

    reb yaakov of monsey was sent to torah vaadas as a young boy > his son is Pinny Lipshitz editor of the yated.

    There were other LIpshitz in Fall River too, including my mothers father Chaim Eliyahu Lipshitz, ( not a relative) Shimon Pepper

  • 17 Richard Cohen // Apr 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    In Vilnius (Vilna) this past year I purchased at a used bookstore an old dry brittle paged volume (1886 or earlier) of Mishnayos seder nezikim, which has a Book Stamp of Rabbi Avraham Lipshitz of Fall River, Massachusetts! Was Rabbi Avaham Lipshitz born in Lita? How did this book end up in Vilna?

  • 18 YD Miller // Apr 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm


    Yes, his father Yaakov Lipschitz lived in Kovno, where he was the personnal secretary of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Spector of Kovno.

  • 19 Sara // Nov 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I have a picture of the kever taken in the 1950’s and sent to my Grandmother who was his oldest daughter, so she could remember the Yartzheit. The bricks are not in the photo. I think I will ask our cousin, R’ Binjamin’s son R’ Yaakov in Monsey, who may have had it erected. In any event he may know. R’ Avraham had several sons born to his second wife after his arrival in America who R’ Yaakov believed stayed in the area. They are not in touch with the first wives families but may have been involved with the bricks, too. I have no way to contact them – perhaps if they see this they will email me!

  • 20 Rifka // Oct 3, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I am a great granddaughter (from his first wife Esther). We are not in touch with the second wife’s family at all…but all the Rabbis mentioned (R. Binyomin, R. Yaacov, R. Pinny) are descended from the first wife. I have been here once as a child a long time ago – no bricks by my recollection.

  • 21 Chris Haim // Aug 7, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Richard Cohen – I know it has been a long time since you’ve commented but I would love to connect about the book. He is a relative and they lived in Vilna/Prienai during the mid-1800s before they came to the US.

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