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Rabbi Nosson Nuta Salant

May 25th, 2011 · 17 Comments

Rabbi Nosson Nuta Salant

נתן נטע ב"ר צבי הירש

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 1, 1949 - Tammuz 4 5709

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Cemetery Details
104 Deans Rhode Hall Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
United States

Phone: 732-2972336
Fax: 732-297-1331
Contact: Rabbi Leonard Auerbach


Cemetery Map:

Notes: 24 hour access to cemetery with limited office hours. Restroom and other amenities available during office ours only.

Directions to Kever: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery in Deans, NJ maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Office side of the cemetery, Section: Salant, Polt: V

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Salant, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1909, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History (IFJCAH)
Note: Special thanks to Circus Tent “” for picture origination.

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Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, November 20, 1919

Photo Caption: 2006 Israel Post commemorative stamp honoring Rav Shmuel Salant, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: LY

Tags: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 תולדות ושורשים // May 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

    היה גיסו של רבי יחיאל מיכל טיקוצ’ינסקי.

    כתבתי על המשפחה כאן:

  • 2 asher // May 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Perhaps he was named after his G-uncle, Rabbi Netkin who is buried in Union Field. Is this a family plot?

  • 3 YD Miller // Jun 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Rabbi Netkin was not only his G-uncle, but his Grandfather as his dauther Gronah married to her cousin Tzvi Hirsch Salant father of Reb Nussen Nuta.

    Reb Nutta authored a biographical book about his G-Grandfather Reb Shmuel Salant:
    While he was still living in Jeruslem in 1920, when did he arrive to the US and why, and where did he serve as rav?

  • 4 YD Miller // Jun 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I just noticed that he already lived here on canal St. in NYC at that time (1920) see a photo in Page 2 of the above link

  • 5 YD Miller // Jun 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Entry in Tidahr’s encyclopedia (year of death is wrong):

  • 6 asher // Jun 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    YD, thanx for the link… very interesting.

    (what are these little orange flags for)

  • 7 YD Miller // Jul 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    The now famous NY State Senator Steve Saland is claimed to be a direct descendant from Reb Schmuel Salant of Jeruslem, if that is the case he must be a Grandson of this RZH Salant.

    Otherwise he is rather not a descendant of R’ Schmuel Salant but from his FIL Reb Yosef Zundel Salant, through the 2nd R’ Yosef Zundel Salant SIL of Reb Velvel Margolis who lived here in the US with his family.

    Senator Salands Wikipedia Entry:

    Unfurtunatley Saland has become famous by casting the decisive vote on June 24, 2011 for New York’s Equality Law, I am sure this is not a Kovod niether for Reb Velvel Margolis nor for Reb Schmuel Salant no matter who is G-Father was, but it would be good to set the record straight on how is he indeed related to the great Rabbi Schmuel Salant.

  • 8 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 4, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    As per Farshlufen Senator Saland the son of Nuchem son of Menachem son of Reb Yehuda Zindel Salant SIL of Reb Velvele Margolis. That said he’s not a descendant of Reb Shmuel Salanter.

  • 9 Reb Elya // Jul 8, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    The Rav’s son?

  • 10 Natan Nota Salant // Jul 26, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Stephen Saland is NOT a blood relative to Rav Shmuel Salant of Yerushalayim. If anything, he is descended from a son of Rav Shmuel’s father-in-law, Rav Josef Zundel Salant. The male generations following Rav Shmuel are easily traced because he had only one son (Binaymin Benish), who had only one son (Tzvi Hirsh). The line splits at that point because Tzvi Hirsh had three sons (Josef, Rav Natan Nota and Yeshayahu). My grandfather was Rav Natan Nota, who moved to America in 1917, weeks prior to the US entry into World War I. Rav Natan Nota had five sons and one daughter who lived to adulthood. My father, Binyamin Benish, was the 4th son. I am named for his father, who predeceased my birth by six years.

    Rav Shmuel was born in 1816. He married at a young age, but when he got into an argument with his father-in-law, the father-in-law told him, “I do not want a son-in-law who argues with me,” and this led to a divorce.

    He re-married to the daughter of Josef Zundel Salant, and followed Josef Zundel to Jerusalem in 1838-40. Rav Shmuel had one son and one daughter who lived to adulthood — there may have been other children who did not survive.

    If you wish more information, you may contact me.

  • 11 nira gross // Sep 4, 2011 at 1:37 am

    I am trying to find out my connection to Rav Samuel Salant. heard the name yeshayahu, also berdaky(bodarki) in the US born in jeruslem brothers to my great granmother who was born in jeruslem in about 1867.

  • 12 R Wechter // Oct 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Naton Nota Salant – how do I get in touch with you? I am a great, great granddaughter of Josef Zundel Salant…..and a great great neice of Rav Shumel and his wife. ( a lot of greats….) Technically, we’re very distant cousins

  • 13 Natan Nota (Nate) Salant // Nov 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    You may contact me at for more information about Rav Shmuel Salant (not “Salanter,” as someone erroneously wrote in an earlier post). You are correct that we would be very distant cousins.


  • 14 Natan Nota (Nate) Salant // Nov 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    You still have not corrected the opening part of the bio of my grandfather, Rav Natan Nota (or Nossen Nutte). He was not the grandson of Rav Shmuel Salant; rather, he was Rav Shmuel’s GREAT-grandson (Rav Shmuel’s only son was Binyamin Benish, who had only one son, Tzvi Hirsh – Tzvi Hirsh had 3 sons, one of whom was Natan Nota.

  • 15 Brandon // Mar 7, 2013 at 8:47 am


    I was related to Shmuel Salant my grandpa told me. Some where down the like there was a Nate salant and Ruth salant married my great grandfather Joseph Schwartz. Do you have any facts about this you could let me know. The link with the book about shmuel salant that’s at I have one of the original copies that I can only find one other of the real thing


  • 16 Natan Nota (Nate) Salant // Nov 14, 2014 at 10:38 am

    You still have the wrong date for my grandfather’s, Rav Nossen Nota Salant’s, passing. He died on 4 Tammuz 1949, NOT 1959.

    What does it take to get this corrected? I’ve repeatedly written and nothing has changed.

  • 17 Nathan Nota Salant // Jun 7, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    The photo of Rav Shmuel Salant sitting in a chair was taken 13 days before he died. It one of five photos he posed for during his lifetime, but is the only one in which his real eyes are depicted.

    In all of the others, he refused to keep his eyes open, so the photographer did something to “open” them during the development process.

    My grandfather, Rabbi Nossen Nota Salant, was the founder of the East Side Kosher Free Kitchen, which services the poor during the Great Depression. As far as I know, he never had his own synagogue, but was more of a community rabbi, constantly serving the people around him and getting very little in the way of remuneration.

    My dad had four brothers, the youngest of which (Shmuel) is alive (nearly 91 years old). There is also one sister (Chaya Basha), also alive (83). We know of one additional male child born in 1920 or 21 that did not survive. I have never found out whether it was a late-in-pregnancy miscarriage, stillborn or early infancy death. I do not know if it was given a name nor where it was buried. It is not in the family plot in New Jersey.

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