Rodesh Shalom Cemetery, NY #general

Judith Romney Wegner

At 7:29 AM +0200 7/25/06, yoni ben-ari wrote:
Could also be "Doresh Shalom".
In theory, yes; "doresh" shalom means "seeking" peace ( a milder
version of "rodef" shalom, "pursuing" peace). And one can easily
imagine a slip of the tongue turning "doresh" into "rodesh" - by
metasthesis -- especially if the speaker does not know Hebrew.

However, the actual phrase that occurs famously in Mishnah Tractate
Avot (routinely printed in our prayer books) is in fact "Rodef
Shalom" (see Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers 1:12, referring to
Aaron as I mentioned earlier).

Moreover, I just googled Rodef Shalom and discovered several
references to cemeteries with that name!

Incidentally, Google is an amazingly helpful source for both Hebrew
and Yiddish expressions in transliteration. It jogs my memory when
I am having a senior moment (all too frequently!) as well as teaching
me stuff I didn't know before! Highly recommended to all jgenners,
even the younger ones.

Judith Romney Wegner

Ada Green

On Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:15:08 -0400 Batya Olsen wrote:

> According to information I have, my grandfather's sister, Rebecca
> AJZENSHMIDT WACHT (1830-1923) is buried in Rodesh Shalom Cemetery
> (supposedly in Queens.) I have not been
> able to determine where this cemetery is

I have answered Batya privately, but just for the greater genealogical
knowledge, Rodeph (not Rodesh) Shalom cemetery is Union Field Cemetery in
Ridgewood, Queens, NY. Union Field is owned and operated by Congregation
Rodeph Shalom of Manhattan and serves as the burial ground for that Reform
Jewish congregation, but there are approximately 60 other burial societies
in Union Field Cemetery that are not connected with the synagogue.

For directions on how to get to Union Field Cemetery by public
transportation, please go to on the
NY Conference website.

Ada Green
New York, NY
Conference Cemetery Liaison