1829-1903
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June 5, 1829, Rogoźno (Rogasen), Grand Duchy of Posen.

October 13, 1903, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Harrowgate Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After receiving rabbinical ordination, PhD, and a Doctorate of Letters, Jastrow became rabbi of the then Orthodox Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1866. In 1886, he began publishing his magnum opus, A Dictionary of the Targumim, Talmud Babli, Talmud Yerushalmi and Midrashic Literature, in pamphlet form. It was finally completed and published in two-volume form in 1903, and is a popular resource for students of the Talmud. Jastrow was also responsible for most Talmud-related articles in the Jewish Encyclopedia.

  1. Rock of Ages, Let Our Song

the GPS coordinates for Harrowgate Cemetery