Rabbi Ben Tzion Chodosh
בן ציון ב"ר דוד הלויHebrew Teacher, New York City
Date of Death:
Sun. November 7, 1943 -
Cheshvan 19 5704
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Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Cardozo Avenue between Lincoln and Sunset Avenues, Section: One, Block: 5, Society: United Hebrew Community of New York. Follow path marked "A" (Louis Spiser) and "C" (Sandler monument), Left at "Shayer" monument.
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Benjamin Chodosh
Rav Chodosh arrived on these shores sometime prior to World War I with the plans of eventual bring over the rest of his family. The Rav, had a brother and two sisters in New York who initially supported him while he looked for work. However, his refusal to work on shabbos made holding a job extremely difficult forcing him to find new employment every Sunday. Eventually he found a Sexton/ Hebrew Teacher opportunity which allowed him to save up enough money for him to reunite his family in New York City. Unfortunately , due to the untimely passing of his wife and the outbreak of World War One this never happened. Among his children, Rav Meir Chodosh went on to become the famed Mashgiach of the Chevron Yeshiva.
Photo Caption: Rav Meir Chodosh, Credit: Rebbetzin Shulamit Ezrachi
Credit: The Mashgiach, Rebbetzin Shulamit Ezrachi
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