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Rabbi Yehuda Zundel Coblenz (Koblentz)

September 12th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Rabbi Yehuda Zundel Coblenz (Koblentz)

יהודא זונדיל ב"ר שרגא פייביש

Rav, Khal Chevra Kadisha, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Sat. October 13, 1923 - Chesvan 3 5684

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Society: WIDZ, Path: 11L

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: COBLENZ, SIGMUND

Biographical Notes:

Phtot Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Zundel Coblenz, Credit: Robert Jackson

Credit: Farshlufen, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Farshlufen // Sep 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    חיבר ספר רגשי יהודה:

  • 2 asher // Sep 13, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for posting and TY Farshlufen for submitting the pic. What can possibly be the reason for the absence of his grandfathers name on his fathers marker and his sefer.

  • 3 Rabbi Stern // Sep 13, 2010 at 10:30 am

    The Rav’s father:

  • 4 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Interesting that his father’s name was Meshulem Feivel while on the stone of Reb Zundel it’s marked as Shraga Feivish.

  • 5 asher // Sep 13, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    BBB, below is what YD wrote in regards to the name thingie;

    “About the confusing name of R’ Feivish/Feivel Koblenz, the answer is לאו מר בר רב אשי חתים עלה as it was the case in many instances where the children cared little about thier father’s vlaues they did not make the effort to even spell and write correctly thier parents markers.
    I am not saying that is the case here, but as one of the Gedolim used to say “America hut ales farentfert” (America was the excuse for everything)?

    Another question: why is Bath Beach stressed on his fathers thingie and also in Ragshay Yehuda.

  • 6 YD Miller // Sep 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Rabbi (Sigmund) Conlenz arrived to the US on the “Furst Bismarck” ship through Elis Island on 11/13/1903 on the manifest (see below) he is listed as a residence of Frankfurt-O/M while he was 40 years old.

    Together with him, 5 of his kids came along; Adolf (who was later the Rabbi in Cong. Chizul Emunah in Baltimore MD, as mentioned in the othe Coblenz post), David, Erick, Mina and Willy. I dont see a female name that age which might be his wife, perhaps he was single at the time or she went by her maiden-name.*Bismarck&year=1903&sdate=11/13/1903&port=Cuxhaven&page=1

    I also don’t find any other Coblnz burried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

  • 7 Farshlufen // Sep 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    YD, David Coblentz is listed in Mount Zion:

    Path: 10L
    Gate: ROAD
    Grave Number: 0006
    Society: JUDAH-1
    Date of Death: 2/3/1920”

  • 8 YD Miller // Sep 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm


    So we need to send someone down to check…., if this is his son, then he passed away before his father.

    BTW there is very little biogrphical information in his above mentioned Rigshai Yehuda besides that he was the son of Meshulem Fievel of Bethbeach (mentioned already) and Frima Hinda Bas Reb Yehuda Lieb David Hakoen. His mother died in 1913 in East NY.

    Another point there, Rabbi Coblenz adressed the Mizrachi Confrence in Altona, Germany in 1902.

  • 9 Farshlufen // Sep 13, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    YD, on your last paragraph, that is fully understandable as he was a talmid of R’ Shmuel Mohliver.

  • 10 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    An eulogy on Rabbi Coblentz in Apiryon on his petira.

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    on his son Avrohom/Adolf by Eisenstadt

  • 12 Farshlufen // May 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

  • 13 Robert // Nov 27, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Yehuda Zundel (Sigmund) Koblentz was born on 15 April 1858 in Riga. By 9 January 1887 he was married and living in Ponevez (today Panevezys), Lithuania, where his oldest son (and future rabbi), Adolph, was born. In about 1888, at the same time that his parents and siblings emigrated to America, Sigmund moved his family to Frankfurt am Main in Germany. His wife died in Frankfurt between 1898 and 1903, and in 1903 he emigrated with five of his children to America, where their entry was sponsored by his father, Rabbi Meshulam Fivel (Philip) Koblentz. By 1910 he and four of his children were living at 194 South 2nd Street in Brooklyn. By 1923 he was living at 1076 Kelly Street in the Bronx. In June of that year, he applied for a passport “to go abroad . . . to visit relatives” in Germany as well as to tour Austria and Palestine. (His identity on the application was confirmed by Rabbi Meyer Waxman of the Bronx.) He had booked passage on the SS Aquitania, sailing from New York on 3 July 1923. It is not known if the passport was issued or if he departed as planned. In any case, later that year he was buried in Queens.

    Regarding comments 7 and 8 above: the David Coblenz buried at Mount Zion in 1920 was not Sigmund’s son. In 1920 his son David was living in Passaic with his aunt Sarah and studying accounting at New York University. In 1922 David applied for a passport to visit relatives in Germany; he returned to the U.S. in 1923.

  • 14 Israel // Aug 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    See here,
    for an article about his sefer Rigshe Yehuda

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