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Rabbi Shabsi Rosenberg

December 5th, 2007 · 15 Comments

Rabbi Shabsi Rosenberg

שבתי ב"ר דובער

Chief Rabbi, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Fri. January 3, 1913 - Teves 24 5673

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Right Section, Path 30, Gate 9, a few graves in

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ROSENBERG, SHABSY

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Shabsi Rosenberg

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Shabsi Rosenberg

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joel Stern // Jan 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Funny, how would a chief rabbi of Brooklyn make out today????????????????

  • 2 Grand Rebbe // Jan 22, 2009 at 12:23 am

    What are you taking about, there would be a chief rabbi for every group and a chief, chief rabbi of all the chief rabbis!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 Miller // Jan 22, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Do you really think that back then there were no Machlokos? come on, a Chief Rabbi is called someone who was appointed by a few cogregations as thier Rabbi (as it was the case with the rav Hakollel RJJ)

  • 4 Grand Rebbe // Jan 22, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I am sure that there would be an official and unofficial chief rabbi and lets not forget all the assistant and emeritus chief rabbis.
    It good to see that nothing in Yiddishkeit ever changes????.except for the bugs in the water and on fruit, they are always changing.

  • 5 Miller // Jul 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    The NY Times reports his death (see link below) the Rav was born in Wilno, and came to the US in 1878, for the last 22 years of his life he wasthe Chief Rabbi of Brooklyn.

    He was 66 years of agre and was survived by his wife and 5 children

  • 6 Miller // Jul 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

  • 7 curios // Jul 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I think he printed in his sefer “bris melach”, a kuntras from R’ Elya Boruch Kamai the rav of Mir.

  • 8 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    on hebrew books there’s available his sefer there’s a picture added on the cover can anyone identify if this is he.

  • 9 Miller // Jul 9, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The picture on the cover sounds more like Sir Montifore, perhaps it was printed with money from his funds.

  • 10 bzr // Aug 3, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I saw at Bigeleisen a few months ago that they republished his sefer. There is a long kuntress from the rav of Mir Rav Eliyahu Boruch Kamoi ztl. I heard that this is the only thing ever published from the Mirrer rov zatzal. Is that so?

  • 11 Grand Rebbe // Aug 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    The picture is of Montefiore.

  • 12 Farshlufen // Nov 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

  • 13 Farshlufen // Nov 17, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    RABBI SHABSI ROSENBERG Rabbi Shabsi Rosenberg who played an important role in the spiritual development of the Russian community that centered around Moore Street and Graham Avenue the latter part of the nineteenth century and the earlier part of the twentieth century came here upon the invitation of the members of Congregation Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol He was educated in Vilna Poland and married at the age of 14 to a girl of 12 It is a curious coincidence that he and Dr Leon Louria came over on the same boat It is also a curious coincidence that Dr Louria slept in Rabbi Rosenberg’s synagogue for some time because the doctor had no money with which to rent a lodging place Rabbi Rosenberg was very influential with the early settlers He administered to their needs for about a quarter of a century He was born in a small hamlet in Russia in 1848 He spent fifteen years in the Vilna Yeshivah under the guidance of the most learned minds of Russia In Brooklyn RabbiRosenberg exerted a great influence on the sale of kosher meat on which subject he was a great authority He published a voluminous book written in Hebrew and Rashi on the subject of kosher meat of which subject he had made an exhaustive study while in Russia He succeeded in influencing the butchers to follow his suggestions after holding a series of conferences with them These he gave his holy sanction so those who wanted kosher meat knew from whom to buy No butcher received this holy sanction who did not know how to prepare kosher meat for the market Rabbi Rosenberg was also influential through his sermons which he delivered Saturdays in Yiddish He used to denounce in strong language the Sabbath breakers He was charitable He gave from his own income which was and influenced others to give to the needy and the A monument to his memory was erected by a committee that was headed by Michael Stein Rabbi Rosenberg left four children Allan R and Louis are directing the Knickerbocker Plate Glass Company Jenny Kaufman and Mrs Eva Sherry .

    (Source: “history of Brooklyn Jewry”)

  • 14 Farshlufen // Dec 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  • 15 Shaya // Apr 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    On Brooklyn it has a bunch of articles about him and even HAS A PICTURE OF HIM you have to type in his name and it will show all the articles about him. The article with a picture of him is 03 jan 1913 page 2 in the Brooklyn daily eagle.

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