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Rabbi Mechel Yehoshua Feinstein

April 30th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Rav in Brooklyn, NY
d. 22 Nissan, 1921
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Union Field Cemetery
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(Path X, Row 71)

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens · Unknown

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HaRav // Apr 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    WOW, sounds like a pretty amazing person!!!!!!!

  • 2 K. Stern // May 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Did you call anyone in MTJ?
    He may have been related to Rav Moshe Feinstein.

  • 3 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Very interesting, 2 partnership contracts signed by Rav Feinstein with other Rabbonim, one is to make a Volozhiner Yeshiva in NY, and the second is to open together a Beis Din Shtibel.

  • 4 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Two of his sons are buried in Mount Judah Cemetery (adjacent to Union Field Cem.) in the section of Cong. Bnei Isaac Anshei Lechowitz (Gate R6).

    Morris (משה אורי) Feinstein
    d. 1916
    Age 33

    Isidore (יצחק צבי פאלקע)
    d. 1967
    Age 89

    Inscription on Isidores’ marker reads:
    “Your self sacrifice saved our family from physical annihilation” (wondering what this message alludes too).

    Someone left a (memorial) pebble on top of their markers, perhaps an inkling that a family member has visited.

  • 5 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Libbie חי׳ ליבע) ) Gordon (nee Feinstein), a daughter of Harav Feinstein is buried in Mt Lebanon Cemetery (Glendale NY) in the Talmud Torah of Flatbush section. d. 1972, Age 87.

  • 6 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    (Below is a loose translation of the yiddish newspaper announcements in regards to his passing)

    The Jewish Morning Journal

    Harav Hagoan R’ MY Feinstein TZ”L passed away Monday evening, in his abode 2 east 113th St. The Funural will be held on Wednesday. Time and place of funeral will be announced.

  • 7 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    The Jewish Morning Journal

    The funeral of Harav Hagaon Hatazadik R’ Michel Yeshua Feinstein will take place today before noon, (procession will be) leaving his latest residence, 2 East 13th St.

    A huge crowd is anticipated, who will then extend their last respect for this great Gaon. The most respected (elite) Rabbanim of city will eulogize him.

    Burial will take place in Union Field Cemetery, in the Chevra Tiferes Yerushalyim section.

    With the passing of Harav Feinstein, New York lost one of the top Rabbaim of the previous generation, who conducted himself, here in America in the same fashion as in the Alter Heim (Europe).

    He was a major masmid (diligent) – “his mouth never ceased to utter words of torah” up until to the very last minutes of his life.

    He was a Torah Giant, proficient in Shas and Poskim with fullest detail.

    25 years he served as Rav and Dayan in Zaretzi, Vilna. 17 years ago, he immigrated to America accepting a position join Harlem.

  • 8 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    The Jewish Morning Journal

    … Harav Feinstein was known as R’ Michele Masmid.

    17 years ago, he came to America and settled in Harlem where he conducted as Rabbi, answering Shailos and continuing with his diligence.

    Yodei Chein said of him, that aside from the revealed part of the Torah, he was well versed in Nistar (Hidden part of the Torah), was very humble and extremely well mannered.

    11 years ago, while being present in the shul, Kol Yisroel Anshei Polen, his steady place for davening and learning— half of his body was suddenly stricken with paralysis… however this situation did not deter him from his diligent learning of Nigleh and nistar.

    The funural procession will be held on Wednesday.

    Time and place will be announced tomorrow.

  • 9 asher lowy // Feb 26, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    The following info has yet to be confirmed.

    According to some research – Rav J. B. Levin was married to another daughter of Harav Feinstein z”l.

    Rav Joseph Baer Levin
    (יוסף דוב בהרב ר׳ אבא נתן לעווין)

    Author of sefer Yad Haleivi

    RA”M at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon
    also served in Bridgport, CT, New Haven, Ct.

    He got an endorsement from the Rav Hakolel, Chief Rabbi Jacob Joseph on his sefer.

    d. 1946

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