Rabbi Hirsch Manichewitz, 52, Dies Suddenly in New York
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Rabbi Hirsch Manichewitz, 52, Dies Suddenly in New York

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Funeral services were held today for Rabbi Hirsch Manischewitz, 52, vice-president of the famous baking firm founded by his parents, who died of a heart attack during Yom Kippur services at the Congregation Ohab Zedeb here. Born in Cincinnati, whither his parents, Rabbi Dov Ber and Natalie Rose Manischewitz, had migrated from Memel, Lithuania, a few years earlier, Rabbi Manischewitz was educated in Palestine at Yeshivoth Etz Chaim, 1901-07; Torath Chaim, 1908-10, and Meah Shearim, 1910-14. In August, 1914, he returned to Cincinnati, where he remained until 1931, when he moved to New York.

A representative of more than thirty institutions or organizations of higher Jewish learning in Europe and Palestine, Rabbi Manischewitz was president of the Federation of Palestine Jews, Israel Orphans Home for Girls in Jerusalem, Beth Yeshomin Eishel of Warsaw, vice-president of the Mizrachi Organization of America, executive members of Yeshiva College, Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and Canada, and treasurer of the United Charities Institutions of Jerusalem.

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