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Rabbi Chananya Lipa Shmuel Geldwerth

January 7th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Rabbi Chananya Lipa Shmuel Geldwerth

חנניה ליפא שמואל ב"ר יעקב

Rav , New York City

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1949 - Cheshvan 23 5710

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Bethel Avenue, between Lincoln and Washington Avenue. Section: Shomrei Shboss Anshi Sfard, all the way in the back of the section

Biographical Notes:

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chazak // Jan 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    There is a Lipa Geldwerth at Yeshiva Torah Temima, perhaps they are related.

  • 2 Michele Zoltan // Jul 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I am the granddaughter of Chananya Lipa Geldwerth, and this entry/description is incorrect. He was not the son-in-law of the Kohav Miyaakov, nor the brother-in-law of the Tshebiner Rav. He was, in fact, married to the granddaughter of the Kohav Miyaakov. His wife, my grandmother, was the daughter of the Tshebiner Rav’s sister. So Chananya Lipa Geldwerth was a nephew by marriage to the three distinguished brothers (sons of R. Yaakov Wiedenfeld), the Tshebiner Rav, the Dombrover Rav, and the Rimalover Rav.

  • 3 YD Miller // Jul 13, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Wow what a fascinating thing! so Michele you are saying they inscribed false information on his tumbstone, was this by mistake or on purpose?
    What was the family name of the sister of the Tchebiner Rav who Geldwerth was married into?


  • 4 curios // Jul 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    YD, if you examine closely, it doesn’t say חתנא דבי נשיאה של… but חתנא דבי נשיאה בבית…, which in his family.
    Michele, was your grandmother’s maiden name Tirkel? A daughter of the Rimlover had that name (recently a grandson by the name of Yaakov Tirkel in Israel was in the news, as he was appointed the head of the “Tirkel Committee”, which obviously is called on his name).

  • 5 YD Miller // Jul 14, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    If he was Niftar at age 65 in 1949 then he was born in 1884, would it be possible for him to marry a “Granddaughter” of the Kochav Miyakov? one would think that the age makes him closer to be a brother-in-law of the Tchebiner Rav then a nephew.

    But again, if a granddaughter claims so, Curiuos, you are right, the inscribtion can be interperated that way.

  • 6 curios // Jul 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    The Kochav MiYaakov was nifter around תר”ן. The Tchebiner Rav was the youngest son.

  • 7 curios // Jul 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Correction: The Rimilover was nifter כא שבט תרנ”ד – 1894, at the age of 54.

  • 8 Michele Zoltan // Jul 15, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    In response to all of your questions, “Curios” is right in pointing out that the information on the matzeva is actually technically correct. It refers to the family, not the individual connection. “Curios” is also right about the date of the Kohav Miyaakov’s passing (which is recorded in the Tshebiner Rav’s sefer “Dovev Meisharim.”) The Tshebiner Rav was the Kohav Miyaakov’s youngest son, whereas my great-grandmother, Chana Matl Rubin (the wife of the Toster Rav) was, I believe, the oldest daughter, and the older sister of the Tshebiner Rav. Hence the age difference, and the fact that my grandmother, Tzirel Geldwerth, and her uncle, the Tshebiner Rav, were in fact contemporaries and close in age to one another. This answers YD’s question about the apparent age discrepancy. Another sister of both the Tshebiner Rav and my great-grandmother was Leah Turkel, married to R. Feivel Turkel of the distinguished Turkel family. The retired justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Yaakov Turkel, currently in the news as head of the investigatory Turkel Commission, is a grandson of Leah Turkel, which makes him a great-grandson of the Kohav Miyaakov, (after whom he is named), and a great nephew of the Tshebiner Rav.

  • 9 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    his brother in law

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