About Robert Harry Rosenthal
Studied to be a Rabbi in Telsh at the Telsh Yeshiva. Ran out of time to finish so became a shochet. Unfortunately(?), he couldn't kill a fly, so was never able to act as a ritual slaughterer. Immigrated with mother 1903-1906. Settled in Cape Charles, Virginia.
Had a grocery store in the early 1920s with his brother-in-law, Lou Cohen, in Cape Charles; their catchphrase was, "Ring 102; we'll bring it to you!" Acted as cantor during high holidays.
Eventually moved to Baltimore, where he owned small businesses. Acted as guest cantor at various synagogues.
He was alternately called Reuven Tzvi (Hebrew) and Reuven Hirsh (Yiddish); both Tzvi and Hirsh mean deer. The yahrzeit notice issued by Baltimore's Ner Israel Rabbinical College shows Reuven Tzvi Hirsh Bar Chaim Avrohom.