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February 21, 2008

Rabbi Michael Shalom Winkler

Filed under: Mount Carmel Cemetery,New York — lizensk12 @ 8:41 pm

Moreh D’Asrah Machsike Hadas Synagogue, Copenhagen, Denmark
d. 21 Tamuz, 1932
Rav Michael Shalom Winkler a talmid of Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld was born in the old Yishuv of Jerusalem. In 1932, Rav Winkler traveled to New York to raise the necessary funds to establish a yeshiva in Denmark. Unfortunately, he did not succeed with the mission. Unable to collect enough money for the return trip to Denmark, Rav Winkler stayed in New York.  It was later assumed that he died of hunger.
Mount Carmel Cemetery – Section One
83-45 Cypress Hills Street

Glendale NY 11385
(Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
Section, to the right of the first path, at the bottom of the hill, around 20 feet from the RAMA”Z)



  1. How could that happen

    Comment by Shmuel — July 17, 2008 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  2. Apparently fundraising wasn’t his thing.

    Comment by Baruch A — July 17, 2008 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  3. As one of Rav Winkler’s grandsons, I was greatly disturbed and surprised by your statement that “It was later assumed that he died of hunger”

    I would like to refer you to an article in the New York Times dated July 26, 1932, where it states that he died of heart disease in Beth Israel Hospital. If you have other information to the contrary, please let me know your sources.

    Thank you again for your article and the cemetery information.

    Comment by Eli Winkler — August 28, 2008 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

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