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Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Steiner

December 9th, 2007 · 26 Comments

Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Steiner

יהודה צבי ב"ר משה

Brother of Rebbe Shayele Kerestirer

Date of Death: Mon. May 15, 1916 - Iyar 12 5676

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Baron Hirsch Cemetery in Staten Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. The cemetery is in extreme disarray with poorly paved roads, missing signs, and countless overturned tombstones. Exercise caution when visiting especially after office hours. Should an actual emergency occur call 911 or Staten Island Shomrim Safety Patrol: 718-370-2121. Location: Avenue A to 2nd Street, it's along the road on Avenue C on the right side. Section: 18, Society: Hungarian Brotherly Love Yehuda Yorkville

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Herman Steiner

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Steiner was born c.1850 (or c.1842) which would make him Rebbe Shayala’s older brother who was born in 1851. He arrived on these shores from Hungary in 1891 and settled in New York City where he supplied Judaica items (Tefillin, Matzo, Esrogim est.) imported from Europe.

Kerestirer Yeshiyah Steiner
Photo Caption: Rabbi  Yehuda Tzvi’s brother, Rebbe Yeshaya Steiner, better known as Rebbe Shayele Kerestirer, d. 1925
Steiner 1
Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yeshaya Steiner in  Kerestir, Hungary, Credit: Elan Jaffa, Kew Gardens Hills, Queens
Steiner 2
Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yeshaya son Rebbe Avrohamele (d. 1927) who succeeded his father, Credit: Elan Jaffa, Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Photo Credit: Yossi Rubinfeld
Steiner 3
Photo Caption: At the kever of Rabbi  Yehuda Tzvi Steiner on the yartzeit of his brother (3 Iyar), Rebbe Rebbe Yeshayale Kerestirer
Steiner 4
Photo Caption: Kever of Rabbi  Yehuda Tzvi’s son Sigmund at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, Queens, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
Steiner 5
Photo Caption: Kever of Rabbi  Yehuda Tzvi’s son Adolph at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Glendale, Queens, Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel , Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rabbi Yehuda Tzvi Steiner the brother of Rebbe Shayele Kerestirer

Tags: Baron Hirsh Cemetery · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 NA // Jan 22, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Was he a Rav or Rebbe?

  • 2 chasidisher yid // Jan 26, 2009 at 12:44 am

    he sold kosher lpesach matzohs that he imported from hungary

  • 3 NA // Jan 26, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Reb Yid:
    Do you know anything else about him?

  • 4 Reb Yid // Feb 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Where is Rebbe Yeshayale Kerestirer buried?

  • 5 Miller // Feb 20, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    In Kerestir, Hungary

  • 6 Reb Yid // Feb 22, 2009 at 4:23 pm


  • 7 Joe S // Mar 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    What does Mem, Hay” Vov stand for?

  • 8 Miller // Mar 24, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Mem, Vov “Hay are the abbreviations of Moreni Harav, which is a typical Hebrew title for a Rabbi.

  • 9 Cheskel // Mar 24, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    מו’רנו ה’רב

  • 10 Joe S // Mar 25, 2009 at 1:28 am


  • 11 Baruch A // Aug 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I was recently contacted by an alter yid who claimed that Rav Steiner lived in Mount Vernon, NY where he was known as the “Mount Vernon Rav”. Can anyone shed any light on this?

  • 12 Bob G. // Sep 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Staten Island is a wee bit off the beaten path from Mount Vernon (Westchester) especially back in 1916, how did he end up at the Baron Hirsh Cemetery?

  • 13 Yankel // May 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    r’ Yona Landau arranged a tour with people from brooklyn to pray at his kever on his brother r’ yeshayele’s yurtzeit

  • 14 Rabbi Stern // May 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I stopped at the Rebbe’s kever yesterday on my way to Newark Airport, WOW parts of it are Amazon Jungle like, what a mess!!!!

  • 15 Rabbi Stern // May 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    The yahrtzeit is tomorrow is anyone going?

  • 16 chaim // Apr 30, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I heard a lot of people go to this kever on the yurtzeit of his brother Rav Shayale,
    does someone know a mekor, to visit a close relative on the yurtziet?

  • 17 יודל // Apr 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    בספר קב הישר כתוב אני לא זכור בדיוק המילים אבל זה בערך אם אי אפשר ללכת אל קבר ההורים ביום היארצייט אז שילכו באותה עיר לקברי של צדיקים משום סדנא דארע חד

  • 18 SG // May 10, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Tomorrow, 3 Iyar is the Yartzheit of Reb Shaya’la Kerestirer

  • 19 Mt // May 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    There was someone who always went to r yeshayaleh one year he wasn’t able to make it, so r yeshayaleh came to him in a dream and said I have a brother buried in America go to his kever.

  • 20 Ben Bee Zee // May 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    MT< how many years ago did this happen?

  • 21 Joseph // Apr 30, 2017 at 1:00 am

    I would like to hear fron the that person who had the dream himself

  • 22 mn // May 4, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    i think the inyan to go on his brother yartzeit is along the lines of a pidyan. as if someone doing something good for the tzadik , such as going to his brothers kever, then the tzadik should have “hakaros hatov” and poel a yeshua .

  • 23 יודל // May 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    bbz @joseph write your tel nu 2 years ago

  • 24 BenBeeZee @ MCA // May 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    What’s the source for the following information that’s being said about him?:

    That he was a messenger from American Jews to his brother R’ Shayele.

    That he sold imported Matzhoh’s.

    That he ever lived and was a Rav in Mt. Vernon.

    That he wore Rabbinic garb.

    And the list of information that was created in 2016-2017, one hundred years since his passing, goes on and on. I’m sure that there’s still an arsenal of more fabricated stuff to come.

    If anyone want’s to visit the Kever because he was the brother of R’ Shayele, Dayanu

    If anyone want’s to visit this Kever because there was a(n unconfirmed) dream, Dayanu

    If anyone just want’s to visit this Kever, Dayanu

    But why all these false things that have to be created for marketing purposes??!!

  • 25 Chsidisher Yid // Apr 18, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    All info is from Harav Yona Landau

  • 26 Chsidisher Yid // Apr 18, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Got it from his decents

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