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Rabbi Baruch Eisenstadt

March 16th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Rabbi Baruch Eisenstadt

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Rav, New Rochelle, New York

Date of Death: Mon. May 19, 1930 - Iyyar 21 5690

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Cemetery Details
99 Memory Lane
Greenwich, CT 06831
United States



Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Riversville Hebrew Cemetery located in Greenwich, Connecticut is made up of multiple societies. Many are independently owned and operated. Location: Hebrew Mutual Section (towards the back of the cemetery)

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Boruch Eisenstadt

Biographical Notes:

Rav Eisenstadt studied at the Yeshiva of Minsk. It is unclear if Rav the attended Rav Shlomo Glovenchitz yeshiva in Minsk, the same yeshiva that Rav Aaron Kotler and Rav Reuven Grozovsky attended. The Rav was a descendant of Rav Meir Eisenstadt (1670-1744) also known as the Panim Me’irot after his major work called Shu”t Panim Me’irot.

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Tags: Connecticut · Greenwich, CT

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheskel // Mar 16, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Interesting Rav in NY & buried in CT,
    does anybody know the reason 2 it? family maybe?

  • 2 Miller // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I am curious if and how he is a descendant from the Maharam Ash the Panim Meiros.

    They were more-less Hunagrain not Lithuanian

  • 3 azi // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Cheskel, Greenwich is about a 15 minute drive to New Rochelle. The cemetery is run by three or four different shuls in Westchester, NY.

  • 4 Farshlufen // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    is he related to r’ ben zion?

  • 5 Farshlufen // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    is he the mechaber of this sefer?

  • 6 blackleibel // Mar 16, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Miller: The Netziv, Rav Chaim Brisker and Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer are all descended form the Panim Meiros.

    R’ Baruch was a Kohen but was the Panim Meiros a Kohen? The Shar Blatt doesn’t say that.

  • 7 Miller // Mar 16, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    He is mentioned in the Dorot Hachronim from Ben-zion Eisenstadt.

  • 8 Grand Rebbe // Mar 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Let me be the first of the regulars to welcome you aboard. That said, why would you think that a book written by Bentzion Eisenstadt was written by Baruch Eisenstadt?

  • 9 MBD // Mar 17, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    The Maharam Ash was not a kohen, perhaps our Rav Eisenstadt adopted his mothers or grandmothers last mane???

  • 10 David Colman // Jun 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    somebody wrote: “I am curious if and how he is a descendant from the Maharam Ash the Panim Meiros.

    They were more-less Hunagrain not Lithuanian”

    Actually, he was neither – I believe he was born in Poznan, Poland & his family had no connection to Hungary until he became Rav of Eisenstadt.

  • 11 Avrom Wofsey // Aug 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Need any information on my grandparents Cemetery. HEBREW MUTUAL-BACK OF CEMETRY.
    GREENWISH CT. (ZC-4) Harman Wofsey (19420
    (ZC-7) Mary Wofsey (1964)
    Thank you
    Avrom H. Wofsey
    17236 Sandy Knoll Drive
    Olney, Maryland 20832

  • 12 Pesach // May 25, 2019 at 6:39 am

    The father of Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer was R’Baruch Peretz Eisenstadt.
    Does anyone know how the name Eisenstadt become Meltzer?

  • 13 Moshe Escott // May 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I know of two sources that list Rav Isser Zalman’s yichus on the Eisenstadt side going all the way back to the Panim Meiros.

    On page 30-31 of בדרך עץ החיים by רב ידעאל מלצר he shows the original page that R. Isser Zalman (shortly before he passed away) wrote for his niece (Rebbetzin Shach) that contained the yichus.
    Also in Yeshurun Vol. 33 pp.460-461 a letter from Rav Isser Zalman is printed from several months earlier (upon the birth of his grandson R. Meir Kotler) that contains the same yichus.

    In each, the five generations from the Panim Meiros down to Rav Moshe Yaakov (Rav of Kletzk) are based upon ספר דעת קדושים. The next three generations (Rabbis Baruch, Yaakov and Baruch Peretz) are supplied by Rav Isser Zalman himself.

    Each of the above sources is unclear as to which generation the Meltzer surname began in this line of the family.

    See this:
    This contains a page of כתב יד from שם הגדולים השלישי by R. Moshe Markovitz from over 100 years ago where at least according to him, R. Moshe Yaakov of Kletzk still carried the surname Eisenstadt (אייזינשטאט).

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