Friday marks the 108th yahrtzeit of Harav Gedalyahu Yosef Bernstein, zt”l. Many will be visiting his kever at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn on that day.
Harav Bernstein arrived in the United States in 1890 from the city of Smilowitz, in modern-day Belarus, and settled in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where he was a beacon of inspiration to his fellow Yidden in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His home was a meeting place for Gedolim and Rabbanim. He was niftar on 3 Cheshvan 5669/1908 and brought to rest at Washington Cemetery, on the outskirts of Boro Park.
His kever has become over the last several years a makom tefillah for Yidden to daven for yeshuos in these challenging times. Harav Bernstein’s kever is located in section 3 of the cemetery, on Sacks Road between Bay Parkway and 21st Avenue, row 295, in the Chevra Machzikei Hadas Anshei Sfard Chelkah. The GPS address is 5417 21st Avenue.