Rabbi Shmuel Leib Yallow
שמואל ליב ב"ר ישראל משהRav, Syracuse, New York
Date of Death:
Thu. August 29, 1974 -
Elul 11 5734
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Directions to Kever: Jamesville Avenue Cemeteries is made up of smaller cemeteries. Among them are, Achim Cemetery (T:315-466-9111, Anshe Sfard Cemetery / Poiley Tzedek Cemetery (T: 315-446-5858), Workman's Circle Cemetery (T: 315-472-6341), a little further down the road, Chevra Shas Cemetery / Congregation Beth Sholom Cemetery (T: 315-446-9570, Location: Chevra Shas Cemetery
Source: Jewish Community of Syracuse, Barbara Sheklin Davis, Susan B. Rabin
Source: Syracuse Journal, July 18, 1929
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Rabbi Shmuel Yallow’s daughter-in-law Rosalyn Yalow would be a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Medicine
You can see some information about Rabbi Yallow in a book about Rosalyn Yalow starting here
On the next page you can see a picture of Rabbi Yallow with his son Aaron.
I will tell a story that occured to me several years ago. I grew up in Syracuse in the 50’s and 60’s. My family attended Ahavas Achim and later on Young Israel. I have lived in Israel for almost 28 years. In 2012 I lived in Meitar, Israel. One morning on my way back from shul I was thinking of Rav Yallow z”l, but I couldn’t remember the name of the sefer that he had written. My lapse of memory bothered me very much. That evening as I was working with a law office located in New York I answered my New York telephone number. The fellow on the line heard me say, this is Joel Reback speaking. He said he was calling another attorney in the office but then added that I was speaking with a Syracuse accent. I admitted that I was from Syracuse. He asked if I knew Rav Yallow z”l. I confirmed that I knew him and that as a young child I grew up in his shul. I mentioned that I remembered him and Rebetzin Esther Yallow z”l very well. He asked me if I remembered the name of Rav Yallow’s famous sefer. Without thinking I immediately answered “Minchas Shmuel”. חג כשר ושמח, פסח תשפ”ב.
One addition, it is now motzei chag in Israel, not 2:38 in the afternoon.
Although it may be April 16, 2:38 p.m. in Syracuse, it is motzie Chag in Israel.
I remember Rabbi Yalow. In his old age after he suffered a stroke which left him blind, he lived in Boro Park with a daughter. He would come to Rav Paler’s Yeshiva and learn with a chavrusa (by heart). If they needed to look something up, he would tell his Chavrusa to take out a Gemorah from the shelf and turn to page such and such. He would then feel the page and tell his Chavrusa to read from the line he was pointing at!
I forgot to mention: There are quite a few Teshuvos addressed to him in Igros Moshe.
IIRC in his younger years, pre-Syracuse, he was Rav in Ansonia, CT.
Eli: Thanks for the information re R. Yallow z”l learning at Yeshiva Mekor Chaim.
His son-in-law, R. Israel D. Lerner z”l, lived nearby, so that fits.