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Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

October 26th, 2017 · 3 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

Directions to Kever: Oak Woods Cemetery in Chicago is owned and operated by the Dignity Corporation and maintains books and records of all burials and can provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Needed

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

3 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 He died in 1891, leaving unpublished works in manuscript (p. [1]).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:

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