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Rabbi Eliyahu Pearlman

August 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Eliyahu Pearlman

אליהו ב"ר אר' צבי

Rav, Congregation Binai Yisroel, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Thu. August 31, 1967 - Av 25 5727

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Cemetery Details
1400 Desplaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130
United States

Phone: 708-366-4541
Fax: 7183664575
Contact: Allison Murray


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Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Perla

Biographical Notes:

The Rav’s brother, Rav Yerucham Fischel Perla, was well-known for his commentary on Sefer Ha’mitzvot by Rav Saadiah Gaon. A third brother, Rav Dovid, served in the Bronx.

Credit: Alex Feller

Credit: Mark Josephson, Highland Park, IL

Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark Josephson // Aug 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Grave location:
    Waldheim Cemetary
    Gate: 209
    Gate name: B’Nai Israel Congregation
    Lot: 1405
    Section: 178
    Row: 2C
    Grave: 2

  • 2 YD Miller // Aug 22, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Hi Mark,

    Did his brother Reb Dovid also change is name to Pearlman?

    I know there is a Dov perla in Israel a grandson of one of the brothers of RYF perla who printed the Sefere of RYF, is he a grandson of Rabbi Pearlman of Chicago?

    Is there any correspondence left between the two brothers?

  • 3 Mark Josephson // Aug 23, 2013 at 12:38 am

    Rabbi Dovid also changed his name to Pearlman. He came the the US a couple of years before Rabbi Eliyahu did as well. R. Eliyahu was the youngest brother.

    As far as I know, that Dov Perla is a descendant of Rabbi YF Perla himself, not one of his brothers. We talked briefly with two Dov Perla’s in Israel back in December 2012, including the one who republished the book, both of whom were RYF Perla descendents.

    All of Eliyahu’s kids came over to the US with him or were born here, and all of his grandchildren that survive are in the United States to my knowledge (I’m a great great grandchild of Eliyahu’s through his only daughter (he had 7 sons). Unfortunately, there are no papers relating to Rabbi Eliyahu at all that I am aware of, or that the two family members who prepared a genealogy are aware of. One of his grandkids in Chicago has a R.Eliyahu’s copy of RYF’s sefer, and I’ve been meaning to visit to see if there are any marginal notes in the book that might provide some idea of R. Eliyahu’s scholarship. It’s frustrating. What I don’t know, and will ask around now, is whether any of R.Dovid’s descendents have any papers or books that were his.

  • 4 YD Miller // Mar 26, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Stamp of Rav Pearlman:

    His shul was on South Fransisco Ave. in Chicago

  • 5 Shmiel Yakov Rubin // Apr 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Just wondering if anyone knows of the ancestry of RYFP past his father Arye Zvi. Did he come from the Margoliyus Perl family?

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