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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Grodzinsky

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch (Henry) Grodzinsky

Other spellings include Grodzinski, Grodzinsky, Grodzenski                                  

Date of death – December 31, 1947 – 18 Tevet 5708
Buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery which is located by Temple Israel Cemetery located at 6500 N 42nd St, Omaha NE.

Rabbi Grodzinsky studied together with his more famous cousin Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky in Lithuania. In 1891, he accepted the rabbinate of the two Orthodox synagogues in Omaha. Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch was on par with the elite Jewish scholars of his day. He chose, however, to serve as rabbi in a religiously underdeveloped city so that he can pursue his scholarly endeavors. He wrote three books on Jewish law including: Mikva Yisroel (which deals with the laws of Mikva), Mikra’ei Kodesh (the laws of public Torah readings), Beis Hayayin (Jewish law pertaining to wine), and Milei Dibrachot (a volume discussing the Talmudic tractate of Brachot; blessings). 

His mother Helen was the first social worker engaged by the Associated Jewish Charities, and his daughter Rose became a teacher.  His sons Manuel, a physician, and William, an attorney, changed their names to Grodinsky. He has grandchildren currently living in the tri-state area. 

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Overlooking the cemetery 

Cemetery entrance

Facing towards the grave

The road ahead, when parked by the entrance

Cemetery entrance

Mon, May 20 2024 12 Iyyar 5784