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Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

October 26th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

ברוך ב"ר יונה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. April 8, 1891 - Adar II 29 5651

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Cemetery Details
1035 E 67th Street
Chicago , IL 60637
United States

Phone: (773) 288-3800


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Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Biruch Ettelsohn

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Oct 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    R. Baruch Ettelsohn was born in 1806 in Sakiai, Lithuania, (t.p.) and was a rabbi. He later lived in Chicago and contributed to קרן אור. He died in 1891, leaving unpublished works in manuscript (p. [1]). The work was edited by his son N. B. Etelsohn who was born in Sakiai in 1828. “He had a sound Talmudic and Hebrew education, and he also possessed a great deal of general knowledge” (Gutstein, 381). He immigrated to America in 1851 and settled in Chicago a few years later. Ettelsohn opened a printing shop and became “the pioneer of both the Yiddish and Hebrew presses in Chicago” (Gutstein, 381). In 1877 he edited the first Yiddish periodical in the mid-west, Izraelitische Presse with a Hebrew supplement that contained polemics against R. Bernhard Felsenthal and his Reform practices. Ettelsohn, whose shop was a center for Chicago’s Hebraists, died in 1922 (or 1920).

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  • 2 YD Miller // Oct 26, 2017 at 4:49 pm

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  • 3 YD Miller // Oct 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    his son:

  • 4 Mara Bommarito // Nov 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Hello, I just recently found out through DNA testing that I am a quarter Jewish and that Baruch is my great great grandfather, his son Benjamin is my great grandfather and his grandson John is my grandfather. Any information on any descendants of Baruch would be very appreciated. Thanks!

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