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Rabbi Mordecai Zevin

May 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

Rabbi Mordecai Zevin

מרדכי ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Anshe Libovitz, Chicago, IL

Date of Death: Fri. July 27, 1923 - Av 14 5683

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi M Zevin

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, Illinois

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

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // May 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

    A letter from the Rayatz regarding his petirah, Cheshvan תרפ”ד:
    Rav Levin in Toldos Chabad is off with the date passing:

  • 2 curios // May 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Was he related to the famed Rav S. Y. Zevin?

  • 3 curios // May 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    About his funeral here:

  • 4 Chicago Daily Tribune // Jan 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    10,000 Attend Burial Service for Rabbi Zevin

    More than 10,000 persons yesterday attended the funeral services for Rabbi Mordecai Zevin, for twenty years rabbi of Anshe Libovitz synagogue, 15th street and Clifton Park avenue.

    The services were read three times by Rabbi Canton Kosnowski, also of Anshe Libovitz synagogue. The first service was read at Rabbi Zevin’s own synagogue, the second at Kahalas Jacob synagogue, Douglas boulevard and Hamlin street, the third at Anshe Mairov synagogue, 13th street and Independence boulevard.

    Rabbi Zevin’s body was carried on the shoulders of members of the various congregations from his home to the several synagogues, and at the last was put in a hearse and taken to Waldheim cemetery for burial.

    On account of the rules of the Livery Drivers’ Union, prohibiting the use of funeral carriages on Sunday, the procession was made up entirely of cars of friends and members of the congregations. The use of the hearse had been obtained through the intervention of The Tribune.

    Chicago Daily Tribune, July 30, 1923

  • 5 Efraim // May 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

    His name in entry title should be spelled “Zevin”, that’s how it’s commonly spelled (and regarding him as well) – and helps people find it on the site

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