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Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky (Ridbaz)

September 3rd, 2019 · 3 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky (Ridbaz)

רפאל יעקב דוד ב"ר זאב

Chief Rabbi, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Thu. October 2, 1913 - Tishrei 1 5674
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Cemetery Details

Safed, Israel



Cemetery Map:

Notes: GPS coordinates: 32°59'N, 35°26'E

Directions to Kever: Located along the western slope of Tzfas, the Old Jewish Cemetery is one of the oldest in Eretz Yisroel. Location: Near the kever of Rabbi Leib Baal HaYisurim

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky, Credit: N/N

Credit: IFJCAH

Photo Caption: Street in Tzfas named in memory of Ridbaz, Credit: Menachem Mendel Engel, Tzfas. 

Credit: MCA

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Chicago, IL · Chief Rabbi · Illinois · Israel

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Boruch Rivkin // Sep 9, 2019 at 11:11 am

    he is the mchaber of the Sefer Nimuka Yosef on Chumash

  • 2 Levi // Nov 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    The correct name of his sefer on Chumash is Nimukei Ridvaz

  • 3 Yosef // Feb 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    The kever is not near the kever of Rav Leib at all. It’s actually much closer to the kever of the Ari.

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