Rabbi Yehoshua Seigel
יהושע ב"ר משה יוסףSherpser Rav of New York City
Date of Death:
Tue. February 22, 1910 -
Adar I 13 5670
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Directions to Kever: Machpelah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains offsite records, call their main office for directions and assistance. Location: Main Road to path number 23 where the road starts to flatten out, on the left side, 50 feet up the hill, look for candle box and yellow tree markings.
Photo Caption: A sketch of Rav Yehoshua Seigel
Source: New York NY Press, February 23, (NPL)
Photo Caption: Article announcing the untimely passing of Rav Yehoshua Seigel’s son-in-law Mr. David C. Fine who was interred at Bayside on Pitkin Avenue, Source: The Jewish Morning Journal, June 27, 1906
Photo Caption: Tenement sukkah c. 1897 Lower East Side, Credit: Museum of the City of New York
Photo caption: The noted askon, Mr. Ely Glaser of Kew Gardens Hills at the kever Rav Yehoshua Seigel on the yahrtzeit
The Rav, who established an Eruv on the Lower East Side was considered the Chief Rabbi on New York City by many. This was a cause of great conflict between the Rav and Chief Rabbi, Rav Yaakov Yosef Joseph (RJJ). Ironically, in a twist of fate, they are buried not far from each other.
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