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Rabbi Yosef Zev Siw

May 10th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Rabbi Yosef Zev Siv - Wolpert

יוסף זאב ב"ר מאיר

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. August 4, 1903 - Av 11 5663

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Cemetery Details

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Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Siw

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Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rabbi Stern // Jan 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Any relationship to the Rav Avroham Yosef Ziv listed (page 126) as the magid of the Chevra Talmud Torah Anshei Yagustava on 38 Hester Street?

  • 2 curios // Jan 28, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Rabbi Stern, the link doesn’t lead to the book, can you send again? Thanks.

  • 3 Rabbi Stern // Jan 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    It worked when I tried it (just in case here it is again), you have to scroll down a bit.

  • 4 curios // Jan 31, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Here is the information that I received about Rav Yosef Zev Ziv, from a family relation that is researching the family.
    His father was R’ Meir Wolpert from Kelem. (The name change is due to army problems). His mother was a daughter of Rav Eliezer Guttman who was the Rav of Kelem (passed away in תקצ”א – 1831). His sister Gittel was the wife of Reb Nosson Tzvi Finkel from Slabodka.
    He came to the US, and served as a Marbitz torah in NY. One Shabbos he came home from a drashah not feeling well, and a day or two later he passed away.
    His wife Toibe died a few years later in Norfolk Virginia
    He has some descendants who are researching their roots, and this site helped them find his grave!
    Keep up the good work!!

  • 5 Rabbi Stern // Jan 31, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Good work, any additional information on my original question?
    Thank you,

  • 6 curios // Jan 31, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    If the name was originally Wolpert, I don’t think there’s any reason to assume that he was related to any other Zivs. The name Ziv was actually pretty common in Lithuania. The Alter of Kelem also changed from Broida to Ziv.

  • 7 curios // Feb 5, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Rabbi Stern, are you maybe referring to Reb Avroham Yosef Shiff who’s kever is posted on this site?

  • 8 curios // Feb 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    For your interest, R’ Yosef Zev had a few brothers in America. One of them was called R’ Moshe Tzvi Wolpert. He lived in Chicago, and passed away in תרצ”ב – 1932.
    Another two seemingly were in the NY area. One was Mendel (and in English Mason). Family name unknown, as I wrote above, they changed their names (besides for Moshe Tzvi who kept the original name Wolpert. If anyone has any details about him or the other brother (possibly Yehuda), please post.

  • 9 Moshe Siev // Feb 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    1)”The Alter of Kelem also changed from Broida to Ziv.”
    His mother was a Ziv and he took her family name.

  • 10 curios // Feb 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Moshe, are you related to Reb Yosef Zev Siw who’s kever is pictured above?

  • 11 curios // Feb 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    BTW, in the link you posted it says that the Alter of Kelm’s FIL was Reb Mordechai, which is a mistake – his name was Reb Yisroel.
    You can see a picture of his wife’s grave here:

  • 12 Yitzi Weiss // May 17, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Oldest child of R’ Meir Nosel Wolpert & Rivka (Gutman). Born 1843, 4 siblings: Shaina Stromberg), Moshe (married Hurvitz, moved to Chicago), Gitel (married to the Alter of Slabokda), and Yehuda (married Malka Feldberg, moved to Pittsburgh).
    Had 4 children of his own. Oldest daughter Sarah Miriam married Israel Meltsner, son of Oscar and Sara Meltsner

  • 13 Laurel // Jul 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Re Yitzi Weiss comment – and additionally had other brothers whose last names are not known. The family story said “The five sons are Mendel, Mason, Moses, Joseph and Judas; the four daughters are: Geta (Gertrude), Goota (Edith), Gita and Bessie. Two of the sons became Rabbis in New York City, one a Rabbi in Chicago, Joseph a Rabbi in several cities in America, and one son remained in the old country. ” Everyone has been identified except for “Mendel” and “Mason.” One would have been a rabbi in NYC and the other stayed in Russia.

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