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Rabbi Nisson Alpert Dead at 58

Funeral services were held this week at four locations, in New York and Israel, for Rabbi Nisson Alpert, a leading scholar at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of the Yeshiva University, who died of cancer Monday. He was 58 years old and a resident of Queens.

Born in Polonka, Lithuania, the son of a rabbi, Alpert came here in 1940 and studied with and was ordained by Rabbi Moshe Feinstein at Mesivta Tiseret Jerusalem, a Lower East Side yeshiva.

Alpert, an author and scholar who was with Yeshiva University since 1967, had been rabbi of Congregation Chevra Achim Bechurim B’nai Menashe Ahavas Achim on the Lower East Side for 27 years. For the last five years, Alpert had been spiritual head of the Congregation Agudath Israel in For Rockaway, Queens.