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December 12, 2007

Rabbi Avraham Yosef (Joseph) Rice

Filed under: Maryland — lizensk12 @ 4:09 pm

Mareh D’Asrah of Congregation Nidchei Israel of Baltimore, Maryland
Rav Rice was the fist ordained Rav to serve as Mareh D’Asrah of a congregation in this country. Rav Rice was a talmid of Rav Avraham Bing the Chief Rabbi of Wurzburg and subsequently of Rav Wolf Hamburger of Fuerth. As the first ordained Rav in the United States, Rav Rice decided the halachic Hebrew spelling for many of the cities across the country.
d. 5 Cheshvan, 1862
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Belair Road Cemetery
2100 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21213
Grave is on the left side just beyond the end on the road (about 400 feet, in the chained off section)

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