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Rabbi Moses Rubin Yoelson (Hesselson)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kaunas, Kauno miesto savivaldybė, Kaunas County, Lithuania
Death: December 23, 1945 (85-94)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Myer Hesselson and Rachael Hesselson
Husband of Nekhama Yoelson and Chyesa (Ida) Yoelson
Father of Rose Leah Flax; Al Jolson; Etta Cantor; [Sister who died in infancy] Yoelson; Harry Jolson and 4 others
Brother of Barney Hesselson; Solomon (Zalmon) Jolson; Rabbi Julius Hess; Abram Hessel; Pauline Yoelson and 1 other

Occupation: Rabbi and Cantor
Managed by: Charles Miller
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About Moyshe Yoelson

Rabbi Reuven Moses Yoelson was famed for many characteristic features: for his gaiety and his humor, for his storytelling and his smile, also for his clear and beautiful voice which enthralled his congregation. People used to come from the Lithuanian villages for miles around to listen to his religious chants that touched the very depths of the human heart. As a cantor he was famed for pouring his entire soul into every religious motif which he presented musically to his congregation.


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Moyshe Yoelson's Timeline

1855
1855
Kaunas, Kauno miesto savivaldybė, Kaunas County, Lithuania
1879
March 1879
Seredžius, Jurbarkas district municipality, Tauragė County, Lithuania
1882
January 12, 1882
Seredzius, Jurbarkas, Lithuania
1884
1884
1886
May 28, 1886
Seredžius, Jurbarkas district municipality, Tauragė County, Lithuania
1897
August 6, 1897
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
1902
June 25, 1902
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States