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Rav Moshe Weinberger passed in Brooklyn, on June 13, 1940 (7 Sivan), survived by his wife, four daughters, and two sons. He is buried in the Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, not far from the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef.[vii]



[i] “People Walk on Their Heads: Moses Weinberger’s Jews and Judaism in New York,” translated from the Hebrew and edited by Jonathan D. Sarna, Holmes Meir Publishers, Inc., New York, 1982, page 4.

[ii] Ibid., page 24.

[iii] Ibid., pages 24 – 25.

[iv] “Yeshivat Or Ha-Hayyim: The First Talmudical Academy In America?” by Shnayer Z. Leiman, Tradition, 25 (2), 1990 page 88.

[v] Hebrew Printing in America, 1735 – 1926, A History and Annotated Bibliography by Yosef Goldman, YG Books, 2006, page 572.

[vi] Orthodox Judaism in America, A Biographical Dictionary and Sourcebook by Moshe D. Sherman, Greenwood Press, 1996, page 215.

[vii] See



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Dr. Yitzchok Levine served as a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey before retiring in 2008. He then taught as an adjunct at Stevens until 2014. Glimpses Into American Jewish History appears the first week of each month. Dr. Levine can be contacted at [email protected].