Alesk (Hasidic dynasty)

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Alesk is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Chanoch Henikh Dov Majer. It is named after Alesk, the Yiddish name of Oles'ko, a town in present-day Ukraine.


  • Rebbe Chanoch Henach Dov Mayer, first Alesker Rebbe known as the Lev Sameach (lit. "happy heart"), son-in-law of Grand Rabbi Sholom Rokeach of Belz. His works include Lev Sameach on the Torah, Siddur Lev Sameach, and Hagaddah Lev Sameach. He also codified the Torah writings of his father-in-law.

The current rabbi of Alesk, Rabbi Yitzchok Ashkenazi resides in Brooklyn, NY.

The grand rebbes of Sassov, Kaliv, Stanislov, Trisk, Malin and Radomishel are descendants of the Alesk dynasty.


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