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Rabbi Eliyahu Smith

March 17th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Rav, New York City
d. 28 Nissan, 1927 (5687)
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Mount Hebron Cemetery
(Main Street Cemetery in Kew Gardens Hills)
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11367
(Block 19, Reference: 2, Section: A-C, Line: 2, Grave: 11)

Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 22, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    With all respect, what makes you think that this great person was a Rav.
    הלך במשרים וחף משפע
    מנע מדרך רע אורחותיו
    אף לא פעל עולה
    All it tells is that he was a very fine and righteous person, but I doubt this explains a Rabbinical personality.

  • 2 asher // Mar 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    What does הרבני המופלג translate to? Is this term used sometimes for plains people… just asking?
    (I’ve heard the name Smith before, not Shmiteh. Also the name Esrog (recently posted) is something new to me).

  • 3 YD Miller // Mar 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Esrog was Cheif Rabbi in Tzefas, I assume it was Hebreasized in Israel. With Shmiteh I wouldnt be surprised if it is mispelled.

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    הרבני המופלג
    is a very common title for anyone.

    There’s an old joke about a Niftar that went out of his Kever and on return couldn’t find his grave because of the many titles the marker stone had, which weren’t a description of him.

  • 5 Reb Elya // Mar 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Harabani Hamuflag

  • 6 asher // Mar 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    BBZ… LOL!
    Not that i believe it, but i was told that if a person’s marker is riddled with titles that ain’t true, his soul suffers. Smilingly, if a person is eulogized falsely it causes tremendous suffering for the soul who is now in the world of truth.

    It’s not set in stone, but a marker from 1927 written entirely in Hebrew plus the title Harabani Hamuflag might or not mean that he was Torah oriented…who knows.

  • 7 Elyeh // Mar 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    This was my grandfather A”H. The only picture I have of him is a Yid with a long bekisha, payes and beard.

    He had sons who were in Torah V’dass in the 1930’s, grandchildren among whom received smicha from Torah V’dass and Lakewood, and were melamdim with the Matisdorfer Rav, and great-grandchildren who are in New Skver and elsewhere, having been in kollel there as well as elsewhere (Boro Park and Montreal), as well as in Lakewood kollel.

  • 8 Elyeh // Mar 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Should add that name was “anglecized” to Smith; in Hebrew spelled Samech Mem Yud Tes and by some with Heh and by some without.

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