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Rabbi Meir Cohen

July 20th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Meir Cohen

מאיר ב"ר שמואל הכהן

Executive Vice President, Agudas HaRabonim United States and Canada

Date of Death: Sun. November 5, 1978 - Cheshvan 5 5739

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Corner of North and Zangwill Avenue, Block: 54, Section: Tiferes Jerusalem

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption, Rav Meir Cohen who also served as Cheif Rabbi of Jersey City for many years at the pulpit, Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: At the Sheva Berachos of his son, Rabbi Samuel I Cohen, author of “The Religious Word” articles for the Jewish Press in Philadelphia, along with the Tolna Rebbe of Philadelphia. Credit: Baruch C Cohen Esq., Los Angeles

Photo Caption: His Smicha (ordination) from RIETS signed by, Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies (Ramaz), Rav Binyamin Aronowitz, Rav Dov Revel, and Rav Shloma Polachek, Credit: Baruch C Cohen Esq., Los Angeles

Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)


Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Here are his seforim:

    His father was very famous in Russia – the “Minchas Shabbos”. I think R’ Meir was the youngest son.

    His son R’ Chaim Zalman Cohen lives in Lawrence, NY, and authored a sefer on Brachos and Sukkah – “Maadanei Chaim”.

  • 2 binyamin // Jul 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    הוא נין נכד להרבה רבנים וגדולים, אך היחוס לשארית יוסף, הוא בן אחר בן.
    יחוסו מפורט בשער של ספרי אביו.

  • 3 curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    A notice of his petirah in HaPardes:

  • 4 binyamin // Jul 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    הוא צאצא להרבה רבנים וגדולים, אומנם יחוסו לבעל השארית יוסף, הוא בן אחר בן.

  • 5 curios // Jul 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    בראש ספר ‘מנחת שבת’ ושאר ספריו, יש רשימת יוחסין באורך.

  • 6 grandson // Apr 12, 2012 at 1:52 am

    reb meir succeeded his father as rov in shatova russia still in his teens, and was rov in a few choshuve kehilos in america before becomeing menahel and rosh bais din of the agudas harabanim. he has semicha from many gedolim, and his seforim on rambam have haskamos from other gedolim. his son rabbi chaim z. also wrote a sefer on maseches migilah.

  • 7 Nechunya // Dec 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    whats the source that Reb Mayer was rav in Shatova?

  • 8 Hasirpad // Dec 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    שער ספרו:

  • 9 Hasirpad // Dec 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    (טעות. לא שמתי לב שר’ מאיר הוציא לאור את ספריו בחייו)

  • 10 YD Miller // Oct 12, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Letter written by Rabbi Cohen on behalf of the Agudas Harabonim to the JDC denouncing the practice of the Jpoint to serve Treiefe meals at thier meetings:

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