Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Olshwang
צבי יהודה ב"ר נחוםMashgiach Ruchani, Telshe Yeshiva, Cleveland, Ohio
Date of Death:
Tue. September 12, 1961 -
Tishrei 2 5722
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Directions to Kever: Bnei Brak Cemetery is located on the Bnei Brak / Ramat Gan boarded at the end of Rechov Chazon Ish. The cemetery is made up of many smaller sections each independently owned and operated. Among them is the section belonging to the Ponevezher Yeshiva as well as a section belonging to Vishnitz. Location: Needed
Photo Caption: Rav Hirsh Olshwang at a wartime rally, along with Mayor Edward J. Kelly at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, May 1, 1944, Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and history (IFJCAH)
Photo Credit: Chicago Rabbis
Born in Luknik, Lithuania, Rav Olshwang, studied under Rav Eliezer Gordon and his (future) brother-in-law Rav Shimon Shkop at Telshe. He was later ordained by the Rogotchover Goan, Rav Yosef Rosen, and would go on to rabbinate on three continents. First in Vitebsk, Belarus, and upon arrival on these shores at Congregation Mishna U’Gmoro in Chicago and thereafter as Mashgiach Ruchani, Telsher Yeshiva in Cleveland. He eventually settled in Bnei Brak. Sadly, he left no descendants.
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