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Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

February 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Rabbi Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz

יקותיאל רפאל ב״ר שמואל מאיר הלוי

Rav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 - Elul 2 5705

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Cemetery Details
83-45 Cypress Hills Street
Glendale, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-5900


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Mount Carmel operates many of the surrounding cemeteries. Gates open Sunday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Closed Saturdays and some Jewish Holidays

Directions to Kever: Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section: 1 (office side), Block: E, Map: 57, Society: Beis Midrash Hagodol of the Bronx, see map pictures below.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: HURWITZ, RAPHAEL

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information: 
Rav Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz was born and raised in Novardok and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, Etz Chaim, until it closed in 1892. The Rav was a cousin and close friend of Rav Shlomo Polachek better known as the Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui.
Source: Reuben Rudman

Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google 

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mount Carmel Cemetery, NY · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

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  • 1 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm​

    7. After 1929

    In the following years, Rabbi and Mrs. Hurwitz established a Benjamin Hurwitz Memorial Prize to be awarded to an outstanding student in the Teachers Institute of Yeshiva University. They also donated funds to publish a Hebrew scholarly journal called Chorev. This journal, which was funded by the Benjamin Hurwitz Foundation, was published biannually by Yeshiva College (now Yeshiva University). Its first editor, in 1935, was Dr. Pinchos Churgin, later the first President of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. (Bar-Ilan’s second President was Rabbi Dr. Emanuel Rackman who had been a classmate of Benjamin Hurwitz.) Chorev is no longer published but the Benjamin Hurwitz Memorial Prize is still awarded each year.

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