Jacob Joseph

Jacob Joseph (1840–July 28, 1902) served as chief rabbi of New York City's Association of American Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, a federation of Eastern European Jewish synagogues. Born in Krozhe, a province of Kovno, he studied in the Nevyozer Kloiz under Rabbi Yisrael Salanter and in the Volozhin yeshiva under the Netziv. In Volozhin, he was known as "Rav Yaakov Charif" (Rabbi Jacob Sharp) because of his sharp mind.

He became successively rabbi of Vilon in 1868, Yurburg in 1870, Zhagory and then Kovno. His fame as a preacher spread, so that in 1883 the community of Vilna selected him as its maggid.

The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School is named after him, and a playground is named after and honors the memory of a great-grandson of Rabbi Jacob Joseph who carried his name.

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... They eventually narrowed the field to two candidates, Zvi Rabinovitch and Jacob Joseph ... "leading east European rabbis", the congregation hired Jacob Joseph as the first—and what would turn out to be only—Chief Rabbi of New York City ... Born in Kroz, Lithuania, Joseph had studied in the Volozhin yeshiva under Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin he was known there as Rav Yaakov Charif ("Rabbi Jacob Sharp") because of his sharp mind ...
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... MUDZI Ray Joseph Kaukonde (ZANU (PF)) 27,149 Israel Karonga (MDC) 2,371 Simon Chikazi (UP) 690 ... Central SHAMVA Nicholas Tasunungurwa Goche (ZANU (PF)) 19,460 Joseph Mashinya (MDC) 5,621 ... Luckmore Masarira (Ind) 843 Gracious Zinyeka (Ind MDC) 84 Cyprene Jacob Matanga (UP) 25 ...
Jacob Joseph Memorial Chapel
... There is a Captain Jacob Joseph Memorial Chapel at Camp Keowa, which is part of the Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp ... Each August a memorial service is held for Captain Joseph at the camp ... during which a Kaddish is said for Captain Joseph -- who is believed to have no descendants ...

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