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Robert Harry Rosenthal

Also Known As: "Zaddie"
Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Lithuania
Death: November 27, 1976 (87)
Baltimore, n/a, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Rosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hyman/Chaim Avraham Khaitel/Rosenthal and Rebecca Rosenthal
Husband of Shifra Rosenthal
Father of Leonard Rosenthal
Brother of Sara Rosa Siegel; Gitel Kliotz; Louis Rosenthal; Zlota Cohen; Sheppie Rosenthal and 1 other

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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.

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Robert Harry Rosenthal's Timeline

February 15, 1889
June 6, 1921
Age 32
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
November 27, 1976
Age 87
Baltimore, n/a, Maryland, United States

"Holy Shabbos" 5 Kislev 5737

November 28, 1976
Age 87
Rosedale, Baltimore, Maryland, United States