Yehuda Leib Schneersohn

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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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Known as Maharil (an acronym for "Moreinu HaRav Yehuda Leib"), he settled in Kopust a few months after the death of his father, when he and his brothers were not able to reach an agreement about the succession. He died two months later. He had three sons:

  • Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Schneersohn (1830–1900), oldest son of Rabbi Yehuda Leib, assumed his father’s position in Kopust. He is the author of a work on Hasidism titled "Magen Avot" ("Shield of the Fathers").
  • Rabbi Shalom Dovber Schneersohn of Rechitsa (d. 1908), known as the Rashab of Rechitsa.[2] Succeeding his brother, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman, Rabbi Shalom Dovber served as the Kopuster movement's rebbe in the town of Rechitsa.[3] Rabbi Shalom Dovber seems to have died without a successor.
  • Rabbi Shmaryahu Noah Schneersohn (1842–1924), known as Shmaryahu Noah of Babruysk. Succeeding his brother, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman, Rabbi Shmaryahu Noah served as the Kopuster movement's rebbe in the town of Babruysk.[4] He was rav of the chasidim in Babruysk from 1872, and founded a yeshiva there in 1901.[5] He authored a two volume work on Hasidism, titled "Shemen LaMaor" ("Light for the Luminary").[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1942). Introduction to Hayom Yom.
  2. ^ a Hebrew acronym for "Rav Shalom Ber"
  3. ^ Kaminetzky, Yosef. Y. Days in Chabad. Kehot Publication Society. Brooklyn, NY. (2005): p. 21.
  4. ^ Kaminetzky, Yosef. Y. Days in Chabad. Kehot Publication Society. Brooklyn, NY. (2005): p. 93.
  5. ^ Kaminetzky, Yosef. Y. Days in Chabad. Kehot Publication Society. Brooklyn, NY. (2005): p. 92-93.
  6. ^ Lowenthal, Naftali. Schneersohn, Shmaryahu Noah. Encyclopedia of Hasidism, Jason Aronson Publishers. London. 1996.
  7. ^ Schneerson, Shmaryahu Noah. Shemen La'moar. Vol. 1. Kfar Chabad, Israel. (1964): p. 1. Available at HebrewBooks.org
  8. ^ Schneerson, Shmaryahu Noah. Shemen La'moar. Vol. 2. Kfar Chabad, Israel. (1967): p. 1. Available at HebrewBooks.org
Schneersohn Family Tree (partial)
Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi
1745–1812
1st Chabad Rebbe
Rebbetzin Sterna
17??–18??
Rabbi Shalom Shachne
17??–18??
Rebbetzin Devora Leah
17??–17??
Rabbi Dovber Schneuri
1773–1827
2nd Chabad Rebbe
Rebbetzin Sheina
17??–18??
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn
1789–1866
3rd Chabad Rebbe
Rebbetzin Chaya M. Schneersohn
17??–1860
Rabbi Baruch Shalom Schneersohn
18??–18??
Rabbi Yehuda L. Schneersohn
1808–1866
1st Kapust Rebbe
Rabbi Chaim S. Z. Schneersohn
18??–18??
1st Liadi Rebbe
Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn
1834–1882
4th Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneersohn
18??–18??
Rabbi Shlomo Z. Schneersohn
1830–1900
2nd Kapust Rebbe
Rabbi Shmaryahu N. Schneersohn
18??–19??
3rd Kapust Rebbe
Rabbi Yitzchak D. Schneersohn
1842–1824
2nd Liadi Rebbe
Rabbi Shalom D. Schneersohn
1860–1920
5th Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Baruch Schneur Schneersohn
18??–18??
Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneersohn
1880–1950
6th Chabad Rebbe
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson
1878–1944
Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson
1880–1964
Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
1902–1994
7th Chabad Rebbe
Rebbetzin Chaya M. Schneerson
1901–1988