Wednesday, August 1, 2012

answer to the yesterday's mystery















It's the original resting place of the Rebbe, Reb Yochanan of Lutsk/Karlin-Stolin, youngest son of the Rebbe, Reb Yisroel of Stolin, זצ"ל. This is the Stoliner Celkah in the Washington Cemetery in South Brunswick, NJ. A.K.A. Deans. Reb Yochonon was buried there "al tnei" after his passing in 5716, and a year or so later was moved to Tverya, Israel. There are lots of stories about that - maybe for another time.


































חדב"נ ר' עזרא שוחט, father of the Karlin-Stoliner Rebbe. Interesting choice of words on the מצבה. I assume the Stoliner Rebbe authored it. The מצבה is off to the side, in deference, I suppose.


































I chose this matzeivoh mostly because of the reference to the "חסידה מאדמו"רי קרלין-סטאלין" which is engraved here. You wouldn't see that on the matzeivoh of a Hungarian Jewish woman...

6 comments:

Shalom Barber said...

Reb Yochanan was moved 16 months after his first kvurah. K'yaduah, his body and tachrichin were completly whole.
His eidim was buried to the side because his mother is buried in that area and she was a special person in her own right.
Mrs. Pilchik, wife of Rabbi Yitzchak Pilchick was indeed a "chasidah". She was very close to Reb Yochanan and would consult with him all the time by herself.

sadly enough said...

He wasn't an eidim when he was buried...

Shalom Barber said...

Good point, Sadly Enough.
Behind, right of the Pilchick kever is the kever of Rebitzin Freida Devorah Wachtfogel,Reb Nosson Wachtfogel's mother, wife of Reb Moshe Yom Tov of Montreal. Reb Nosson's brother Reb Mordechai Ben-Zion is also buried in the same section.

Fred said...

What do you mean the matzeiva is on the side in deference? what side? what deference?

yankel said...

Being whole is nothing. The teshuvos Sha'arei Tzedek from R' Chezkelle Dezsher has a hesped on Franz Joseph. He talks about the yichus of the Hapsburgs. He claims that in the 16th century, an Emperor was dug up after 40-50 years and was found whole. It depends on the type of earth in the beis hskevaros.
BTW, right next to the Stoliner chelka is the Pupa chelka. The differences between the matzeivos is striking. The Hungarians have long megillos for everybody, who was the perfect human being. The Stoliner have simple epitaphs איש תם וישר etc.

miriamel said...

Moishe
what is the metal box on the matzeivahs