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Rabbi Yosef Zechariya Stern

Male 1831 - 1903  (72 years)


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  • Name Yosef Zechariya Stern 
    Prefix Rabbi 
    Born 1831  Vladislava, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography In 1862 a new Head of the Rabbinical Court was appointed, Rabbi Yosef Zecharya Stern. He was born in 1831 in Vladislava (Neishtat Kurdiko) and was the son of Noson HaCharif. He wrote his book "Zecher Yosef" at age 18, which made a great impression and gained him recognition as a great rabbi. His second wife was the daughter of Rabbi Gaon Mordechai Gimpel of Rozinoi. Rabbi Gimpel was the son of Rabbi Dov Ber Yafe who was known as Rabbi Berl Karelitzer, Rabbi of Rozenoi. In 1888 Rabbi Gimpel emigrated to the Land of Israel and died in 1892. Rabbi Yosef Zechariah has been described as "one of the greatest geniuses of his generation, whose brilliance still surprises scholars who study his works".

    The writer, Yehuda Leib Gordon, who taught secular subjects in Shavel for five or six years, was a great opponent of Rabbi Yosef Zechariah. In his well-known Hebrew poem, "Kotzo shel Yod" (the point on top of the Hebrew letter Yod, alluding to something very unimportant), he described Rabbi Yosef Zechariah as a religious zealot and pious fanatic. This was part of the general "war" between religious and "enlightened" writers. Shimon Cohen, who knew Rabbi Yosef Zechariah well, writes that actually he was not a zealot and fanatic. 17


    Rabbi Yosef Zechariah canceled the old custom of "Tashlich", when the Jews, at the beginning of the year, would symbolically cast all their sins from the whole year into the river. He was a "lover of Zion", and (unlike other rabbi's of his time) would only use Carmel wines (from the Land of Israel) for kiddush and havdalah. His son-in-law, Rabbi Yakov Dovid Rapoport 18, born in 1862, was Rabbi in Rabinishok and in 1896 became Head of the Rabbinical Court of Zeimel. In 1926 he emigrated to Kfar Saba in Palestine. He died in 1928. Another son-in-law, Rabbi Osher Nison Lewitan was a rabbi in Shavel and then emigrated to the United States. Rabbi Yosef Zechariah died the day after Yom Kippur, 1903, aged 73. His genealogy is recorded in "HaLevanon", year six, issue 26. 
    Hebrew Death 11 Tis 5664 
    Occupation Rabbi 
    Residence Vladislava, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Oct 1903 
    Person ID I10477  Blank Family
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2010 

    Family 1 Rivka Jaffe,   b. Ruzhinoi, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1908, Jerusalem, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Shmuel Stern,   d. 1989, Warsaw, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Chaya Keileh Stern,   b. 1 Jan 1855, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1933, Kfar Saba, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Rachel Stern,   b. Abt 1860, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Tel Aviv, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Family ID F7379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 UNNAMED,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F10290  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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