Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller
Aryeh Leib Heller-Kahane (1745–1812) (Hebrew: אריה לייב בן יוסף הכהן הלר‎) was a Rabbi, Talmudist, and Halachist in Galicia. He was known as "the Ketzos" based on his greatest work, Ketzot ...
Michel Dorfman
Yechiel Michel Dorfman (1913 – 30 July 2006) was the de facto head of the Breslover Hasidim living in post-Stalinist Russia. Due to his persistence and planning, the annual Breslover Rosh Hashan...
Jacob Frank
Jacob Frank (Hebrew: יעקב פרנק‎, Polish: Jakub Frank, born Jakub Lejbowicz; 1726, Korołówka – December 10, 1791, Offenbach am Main) was an 18th-century Polish-Jewish religious leader who cla...
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Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Buczacz
Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Wahrman (1770 at Nadworna–1840 at Buczacz) (Hebrew: אברהם דוד מבוטשאטש), was a Galician Talmudist.He began studying Talmud as a boy. When he was ten years old, Zvi...
Nathan ben Moses Hannover
Nathan (Nata) ben Moses Hannover (Hebrew: נתן נטע הנובר) was a Ruthenian Jewish historian, Talmudist, and kabbalist; he died, according to Leopold Zunz (Kalender, 5623, p. 18), at Ungarisch-Brod,...
Yehuda Leib Schneersohn
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schneersohn (1811 - 1866) was a Ukrainian Habad Hasidic rabbi, the second son of Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, and founder and first leader of Kopust Hasidism.
Known as Maharil (a...
Nachman of Breslov
Nachman of Breslov (Hebrew: נחמן מברסלב‎), also known as Reb Nachman of Bratslav, Reb Nachman Breslover (Yiddish: רב נחמן ברעסלאווער), Nachman from Uman (April 4, 1772 – October 16, 1810), w...
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Aharon Rokeach
Aharon Rokeach (19 December 1880 – 18 August 1957) was the fourth Rebbe of the Belz Hasidic dynasty. He led the movement from 1926 until his death in 1957.Rebbe Aharon inherited the mantle of le...
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Moshe Zvi of Savran
Moshe Zvi Giterman of Savran (1775–1837), the Savraner Rebbe, was an influential Hasidic Rebbe in Ukraine whose following numbered in the thousands.His father, Rabbi Shimon Shlomo (I), was the M...
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Nachman Goldstein
Nachman Goldstein of Tcherin (died 1894), also known as the Tcheriner Rav (rabbi of Tcherin, a town in eastern Ukraine), was a leading disciple of Nathan of Breslov (known as "Reb Noson"), who in turn...
Ephraim Zalman Margolis
Ephraim Zalman Margolis (December 19, 1762 – August 24, 1828) (Hebrew: אפרים זלמן בן מנחם מרגליות‎) was a Galician rabbi born in Brody, brother of Hayyim Mordecai Margolioth.
He received...
Chaim Zanvl Abramowitz
Chaim Zanvl Abramowitz (Yiddish: חיים זאנוויל אבראמאוויטש, Hebrew: חיים זנוויל אברהמוביץ‎), known as the Ribnitzer Rebbe (ריבניצער רבי), was considered a great Hasidic tzadik and miracle...
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Nathan of Breslov
Nathan of Breslov (January 22, 1780 – December 20, 1844), also known as Reb Noson, born Nathan Sternhartz, was the chief disciple and scribe of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, founder of the Breslov Hasidic...
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Aharon of Zhitomir
Aharon of Zhitomir was a disciple of Dov Ber of Mezeritch and a representative of the sect of the Ḥasidim: born about 1750; died about 1820. He wrote Kabbalistic homilies on the Pentateuch under the t...
Baruch Korff
Baruch Korff (July 4, 1914 – July 26, 1995) was a longtime Jewish community activist. He was politically close to Richard Nixon, and was known as "Nixon's rabbi."
Korff was born in Ukraine and emi...
Aaron ben Phinehas
Aaron ben Phinehas was a member of the rabbinical college of Lemberg, and appears in that capacity among the rabbis who had to decide a case in matrimonial law with regard to the marriage of the widow...
Yehuda Heller Kahana
Yehuda Heller-Kahane (2 Dec 1743 – 22 Apr 1819) (Hebrew: יהודה בן יוסף הכהן ‎) was a Rabbi, Talmudist, and Halachist in Galicia. He was known as "the Kuntras HaSfeikos" based on his work, K...
Criticism of the Talmud
The Talmud (/ˈtɑːlmʊd, -məd, ˈtæl-/; Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root lmd "teach, study") is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Sh...
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David Solomon Eibenschutz
David Solomon Eibeschutz (Hebrew: דוד שלמה אייבשיץ) (alternate English: David Shlomo Eibeschitz) was born in Ozerjany, Ukraine in 1755.
His father's name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabb...
Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (died: 6 Sivan 5520, 22 May 1760), (Hebrew: רבי ישראל בן אליעזר‎) often called Baal Shem Tov (/ˌbaːl ˈʃɛm ˌtʊv/ or /ˌtʊf/) or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rab...
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Abraham Gershon of Kitov
Abraham Gershon of Kitov, also known as Rabbi Gershon of Brody, was probably born in or near Kuty (Kitov), Poland around 1701 and died in Jerusalem in 1761. He is best known as the Baal Shem Tov's bro...
Baruch Steinberg
Baruch or Boruch Steinberg (1897–1940) was a Polish rabbi and military officer. He was Chief Rabbi of the Polish Army during German invasion of Poland in 1939 and was murdered in the Katyn massacre b...
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