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Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Mertz

January 12th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Mertz

יחזקאל שרגא ב"ר יואל זוסמאן

Baal Tiferes Yechezkel

Date of Death: Mon. May 22, 1972 - Sivan 9 5732

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Cemetery Details
104 Deans Rhode Hall Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
United States

Phone: 732-2972336
Fax: 732-297-1331
Contact: Rabbi Leonard Auerbach


Cemetery Map:

Notes: 24 hour access to cemetery with limited office hours. Restroom and other amenities available during office ours only.

Directions to Kever: Washington Floral Park Cemetery, also known as Deans Cemetery located in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Ohel in the Satmar Section

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Chezkel Mertz, Credit: MCA

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Mertz was highly regarded in the chassidisher world as an outstanding tzaddik. Being a close friend of Rebbe Yoel Teitelbaum, the Satmar Rebbe, he was buried alongside the ohel (mausoleum) that was originally designated as the Satmar Rebbe’s intended burial place.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // Jan 12, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    ” he was buried alongside the ohel (mausoleum) that was originally designated as the Satmar Rebbe?s intended burial place”

    Which Ohel is this, who is buried there? what is the source that it was intended for the Satmar Rebbes burial place?

  • 2 Baruch A // Jan 12, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    There is another ohel in the same section (I forget who is buried in it, could be the Rebbe?s FIL). I have heard this over and over from many Satmar chassidim.

  • 3 Cheskel // Jan 13, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Note worthy that there was a Din Torah held before the Levaya, regarding his burial place.

  • 4 Y. Jacobson // Jan 13, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Why, what were the other considerations?

  • 5 Miller // Jan 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    The other ohel is indeed the Satmar Rebbes FIL Rabbe Avigdor of Tchenstchoiv.

  • 6 Yacov // Jan 14, 2009 at 3:00 am

    The din torah was because he left a tzavuah that he should be buried in New Square next to the Skverer Rebbe Z”l with whom he had a very close relationship. But for some reason there where people who chose not to follow his instructions.

  • 7 Cossid // Jan 14, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Wasn?t he a mechutan with Rebbe Herschele of Spinka?

  • 8 Cheskel // Jan 15, 2009 at 8:37 am

    After his passing, he was also a mechuten with Tosh & both Kretchnif.

  • 9 Cheskel // Jan 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    To clarify my self, with Spinka he became a mechuten after his passing, his older daughters were married in his life time.

  • 10 Cossid // Jan 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Just to recap:
    Spinka ? after he died
    Tosh ? after he died
    Kretchnif X 2 ? after he died

    Did anyone get married during his lifetime?

  • 11 Cheskel // Jan 25, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Read the above again.

  • 12 chasidisher yid // Jan 26, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I think that his father was niftar about 10 years after him and is also buried in his ohel

  • 13 Stamarer // Jan 26, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Correct !!!!!

  • 14 Tsvika Y21 // Jun 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    His son is becoming very big in W

  • 15 Kapooreh Hindel // Aug 7, 2018 at 11:44 am

    They are a building a new ohel over his kever.

    There are so many bricks on his kever that they could a ohel from them.

  • 16 Kapooreh Hindel // Aug 19, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I was there today. They finished building the ohel . It’s nice and big.

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