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Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

August 6th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Yehoshua Falk

יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהן

The American Maggid (Preacher)

Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 - Cheshvan 17 5625

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Cemetery Details
775 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
United States

Phone: (718) 277-3898


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Salem Fields Cemetery in the Cypress Hills neighborhood on the Brooklyn / Queens boarder is a Reform cemetery with a few Orthodox sections. Location: Congregation Shaaray Torah section near the office building. Rabbi Dovid Yitzchok Adelson and Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman are buried in the same section.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Joshua Falk Cohen

Biographical Notes:

A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.

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Photo Caption: The Occident, February, 1865
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Photo Caption: The Star, June, 1875 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bio Information:
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, New York

Credit: Map to kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk

Credit: Photo Caption: The kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk’s daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Samuel Younker at Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa, Credit: K L Bonnett

Credit: Kever of Bernard Bimberg, nephew of Rav Moshe Aaron of Kotna buried alongside Rav Yehoshua Falk

Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Pre 1900

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