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Rabbi Michael Yosef Aaron Alter Lifshitz

October 13th, 2010 · 17 Comments

Rabbi Michael Yosef Aaron Alter Lifshitz

מיכאל יוסף אהרן אלטער ב"ר זאב

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. February 4, 5707 - Shevat 15 5707

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Cemetery Details
121-83 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens , NY 11413
United States

Phone: 718-528-1700
Contact: Carl Schramm


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Cemetery gates are open Sunday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM, always check their website for holiday schedule.

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Gate: 634/N, Block: 15, Row: 011R, Grave: 1, Society Name: CHEV. TIFERETH AARON ISRAEL BETH JACOB

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ALTER LIFSHITZ

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Yossel Hoizman, Lakewood, NJ

Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 David Colman // Jan 6, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I spoke to somebody today about R’ Lifshitz – he knew very little about him, but said that he had been associated with the old Hungarian community of Toronto. If anybody here from Toronto knows Mr. Perl, it was suggested that he would remember him & it would be worth asking him.

  • 2 ישבב הסופר // Feb 26, 2012 at 1:23 am

    I chanced upon this Kever just last week. It’s in plot 15 in Montefiore Cemetery in Queens, NY. Not in Toronto, as written here. I have a picture to prove it.
    He was buried in the Chelka of the Brownsville Stoliner Shul. If anyone has any info regarding this Reb Alter Lifshitz z”l from Brownsville, [or anything about brownsville and the stoliner shul there] I would love to hear it.

  • 3 ישבב הסופר // Feb 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Interment #: 65525
    Last Name: LIFSHITZ
    First Name: ALTER
    Age: 66
    Date of Death: 1947-02-04
    Gate: 634/N
    Block: 15
    Row: 011R
    Grave: 1

  • 4 Admin // Feb 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm


  • 5 YD Miller // Feb 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    This is the father-in-law of the great Rabbi Yizchok Hutner – Pachad Yizchok

    Now that we learned that he is buried in NY, I would think that the information that he was a Rav in Toronto might also be inaccurate.

    Rav Lifshitz was the Brother-in-law of Reb Pesach Fruskin of Kubrin, besides the daughter Masha that was married the Rabbi Hutner, he had a son Reb Zev Lifshitz, see here:

  • 6 Rosh Haqohol // Feb 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    His son Reb Zev seems to have been a Moreh Hora’ah too. The following is the nussach on his matzeiva:

    זך ישר ויקר רוח
    תלמיד חכם וירא שמים
    הורה דעה והבין שמועה
    נאה דרש בכשרון מעללים

    מוסדות תורה הקים לרבים
    מסור היה להוריו ולמשפחתו
    בהצנע לכת נהל חייו
    על לבנו תמיד יהיה זכרו

  • 7 YD Miller // Feb 28, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Its on the site already, thanks:

  • 8 ישבב הסופר // Feb 28, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    is this referring to him?
    it says הרה”ח ר’ אלתר ליפשיץ

  • 9 ישבב הסופר // Mar 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I heard he was a very wealthy man. I saw many seforim in which the name הגביר רבי מיכאל ליפשיץ from Bialistok is mentioned in the פערנומעראנטן. On his wife’s kever it says מחברתו בקודש של הרב מיכאל י”א אלטר ליפשיץ, so it seems he was called by his first and last of his four given names: Michoel and Alter.

  • 10 ישבב הסופר // Apr 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    As Miller mentioned, Reb Alter Lifshitz’s sister was the wife of Hagaon Reb Pesach Pruskin zt”l, the Kobriner R”Y.

  • 11 S Goldhaber // Nov 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Did Rabbi Lifshitz have any connection to Stoliner chasidim since he is beried on the Stoliner Chelka?

  • 12 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    he learnin sladbodka from lechin? info &pic of his father in marbezy tora umusser on r p pruskin they were chasidim r peasach also always had a beard even in slabodka & was related to r m kobriner granson of r pinchos michal antipoler&nephew of r dovid karliner was close with r m boyaner ,r peaschs yeshiva was in chasidisha shul & they supported his vote to be rov

  • 13 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    r zev wolf paid for first publication of shiurai r pasach mkobrin&was very close with the family of his son r avrohom who passed away young he also charged minimum rent to the mir yungelit in his apt building on ocean prkwy

  • 14 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    sorry maybe ale ezkra

  • 15 fyi // Dec 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    r alter lifshitz also learnt in radin

  • 16 MICHAEL // Jun 4, 2017 at 4:07 am



  • 17 michael // Jul 10, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Rabbi Alter had only 2 children: Masha and Wolf, Masha married to R.Izhak Hutner and Wolf never got married.He died in 1984 in his appartment in Queens and was found dead few weeks later.

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