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Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Robinson

December 7th, 2007 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Robinson

צבי הירש ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Baal, Safer Tzohar (Light)

Date of Death: Mon. July 7, 1913 - Tammuz 2 5673

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Bnai Jacob Cemetery is located in West Springfield, Massachusetts and is cared for by JCAM. There are 3 other Jewish Cemeteries in this complex: Congregation Kodimoh Cemetery, Beth El Cemetery, and Beth Israel Cemetery. The Saint Thomas Cemetery is nearby. Location: C 44

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Harris Robinson

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Robinson, Credit: INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC CULTURE AND HISTORY

Bio Information:
Rabbi Robinson, a prolific writer lived in Springfield, Massachusetts

Credit: Jeff Kontoff

Tags: Massachusetts

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CSNYC // Dec 17, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Where was he a rabbi?

  • 2 Baruch A // Nov 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The Rav’s post has been on the website since December of 2007 with no hits. The only thing I know about him is that he wrote a few seforim (I don’t know the names).
    Any information is appreciated.
    Thank you,

  • 3 Anonymous // Nov 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    The name of his safer is Tzohar here is the link:

  • 4 AE // Nov 5, 2009 at 11:18 am

    From the Chavhmei Yisroel B’america:
    ראבינזאהן, צבי הירש סוחר בספרינגפעלד, חכם תורני וסופר, נולד לאביו הרב ר’ יואל בחדש כסלו תרי”א בעיר ראדין, כבן י”ג למד בוולאזין ובווילנא, הסתופף בצל תורתו של הגאון ר”ש שטראשון שהיה שארו וקרובו, ואחר נשאו לו אשה ממשפחה כבודה היה לסוחר עצים ויצליח. בשנת תרנ”א בא לאמעריקא, חבר ספר “צהר” הכולל מאמרים נכבדים שונים עם העתקה אנגלית ובכ”י חדושים ודרושים ומאמרים מלבד אלה נדפסו מאמריו בהעברי, הפסגה ועוד.

  • 5 YD Miller // Nov 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Interesting character, in the Tzohar as mentioned above, he has an English section, it includes a chapter in memory of Pres. McKinnley.

    The Tzohar (which is an acronim for his name צ’בי ה’ירש ר’אבינזאהן) has “Haskomes’ of Rabbi Dr. Hiller Klien and Rabbi Rappaport of Springfield.

    BTW where is Rabbi Rappaport buried?

  • 6 Rabbi Stern // Nov 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Rabbi Rappaport moved to EY towards the end of his life where he was buried.

  • 7 Baruch Miller // Dec 4, 2014 at 1:15 am

    While the entry cited from Chachmei Yisroel b’America says that his father was Reb Yoel, his own sefer says that his father’s name was Yitzchok Aizik (see page 67 in the Hebrew Books online document). I seem to have found the grave, death certificate, census entries, and Springfield directory entries for Rav Robinson.

    The Find a Grave entry for “HaRav HaMuflag b’Torah v’Chochma” Tzvi Hirsh ben R’ Yitzchok Aizik Robinson (Harris Robinson) is found at the following link:

    The wording of the matzeivah actually follows the same style as the wording of the kinah that gives his father’s name as Yitzchok Aizik in his sefer.

    His death certificate lists his profession as an author, not as a rabbi. Indeed, he is never listed as a rabbi of any of the synagogues in Springfield during the time when he would have been living there. There is a Harris, as well as a Harry, Robinson in the Springfield directory during the early years of the 20th Century, and he is listed as “an author and grocer”. Census entries for the same Harry Robinson list his occupation as a grocer, with his wife Rebecca (his Sefer Tzohar notes that his wife is named Rivka), and several children: Ida, Morris, Benjamin, and William.

  • 8 Adele Robinson // Dec 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I am his great granddaughter and have a few copies of The Flag. No one in the family described him as a rabbi, but as someone who was a writer.

  • 9 Andrew robert hyde // Aug 23, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Hello Ms Adelle.
    Hello. Probably haven’t read through thr Robinson kevar listing in a long time.
    Robinson is my family name. My grandpa(have not sought birth cert yet) was born Buffalo. Not many months ago i learned of famous relgious buried in jewish cemetery in Buffalo. I heard that the great grandmother traveled to S.before thr family came to Boston. This is heard story. I did follow snd found R. Ztfi Hirsh Robinson. I think we can expand this information. Simon married Esther Kneller of Dorchester.
    My Mom. Aunts. Uncles are Robinson.
    786 326 0351 Pob 403545 M B Fl 33140.
    Best Regards.

  • 10 NATHAN ROBINSON // Jan 27, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Hi! I am the great great grandson of Rabbi Robinson and if Adele or any family members can contact me that would be great!

    Nathan Robinson

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