Bohush (Hasidic dynasty)

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Bohush (Yiddish: בוהוש‎) is a Hasidic dynasty named for the town of Buhuși, Romania. The dynasty began in the mid-nineteenth century with Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman of Bohush, the eldest grandson of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in that town until 1951, when his great-grandson, Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman of Bohush-Tel Aviv, moved the dynasty to Tel Aviv.[1] In 1987 the Bohush beis medrash was transferred to Bnei Brak,[2] where the dynasty is led today by Rabbi Yaakov Mendel Friedman, a great-great-grandson of the first Bohusher Rebbe.[3][4]

Bohush is one of the branches of the Ruzhiner dynasty, together with Boyan, Chortkov, Husiatyn, Sadigura, and Shtefanesht.


  • Rebbe Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhin (born October 5, 1796 at Ruzhyn, died October 9, 1851 at Sadhora)
    • Rebbe Shalom Yosef Friedman of Sadigura (born 1812 at Ruzhin, died September 8, 1851 at Leipzig), son of Rebbe Yisrael
      • Rebbe Yitzchok Friedman, first rebbe of Bohush (born December 7, 1834 at Buhuşi, died August 19, 1896 at Buhuşi), son of Rebbe Shalom Yosef
        • Rebbe Yisroel Shulem Yosef Friedman of Bohush (born September 25, 1855 at Buhuşi, died April 9, 1923 at Buhuşi), son of Rebbe Yitzchok
        • Rebbe Dovid Friedman of Bohush, second[4] son of Rebbe Yitzchok
        • Sheva Shapira (Friedman), daughter of Rebbe Yitzchok of Bohush, wife of Rebbe Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, Rebbe of Drohobitz (son of Hadassah Faigah, who was the daughter of Rebbe Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, first Rebbe of Sadigura)
          • Rebbe Avraham Yaakov Shapira of Drohobitz, son of Rebbe Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira and Sheva Shapira (Friedman), Rebbe of Drohobitz
            • Reb Avraham Glasner of Yerushalayim, son-in-law of Rebbe Avraham Yaakov Shapira of Drohobitz
              • Reb Moshe Shmuel of State College PA and Yerushalayim, son-in-law of Reb Avraham Glasner of Yerushalayim and son of Rabbi Yuda Tzvi Glasner of Klausenberg, Romania and Los Angeles, CA.
        • Chava Gitel (born and died in Romania), daughter of Rebbe Yitzchok, wife of Rebbe Mordechai Zishe Twersky
          • Rebbe Menachem Mendel Fridman of Bohush (died 1943 at Buhuşi after the Romanian authorities didn't allow him to travel to Bucharest for surgery), son of Rebbe Dovid and son-in-law of Rebbe Yisroel Shulem Yosef
          • Rebbe Dovid Twersky of Bohush (born 1884 at Turiisk, died December 11, 1933 at Iaşi), son of Chava Gitel and son-in-law of Rebbe Yisroel Shulem Yosef
          • Rebbe Sholom Yosef of Shpikov (died 1920 of typhus),[4] son of Rebbe Dovid Friedman of Bohush
            • Rebbe Yitzchok Friedman of Bohush-Shpikov (born May 1903 at Shpikov, died Wednesday, August 12, 1992 at Arosa), son of Rebbe Sholom Yosef and husband of his cousin, Yocheved Feige, daughter of Rebbe Menachem Mendel.[4]
              • Rebbe Yaakov Mendel Friedman of Bohush, grandson of Rebbe Yitzchok

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  1. ^ Friedman, Yisroel. The Golden Dynasty: Ruzhin, the royal house of Chassidus. Jerusalem: The Kest-Lebovits Jewish Heritage and Roots Library, 2nd English edition, 2000, p. 262.
  2. ^ Friedman, The Golden Dynasty, p. 267.
  3. ^ Friedman, reb yakov mendel leads his court at 12 rechov chaggai a few doors away from the original kloiz in bnei brak. he leads it with a fire and a passion . since he took on the mantle of leadership tha chassidus has expanded tremendously with 3 yeshivos 2 koilelim and communities all over israel in usa antwerp and london. The Golden Dynasty, p. 244.
  4. ^ a b c d "The Bohusher Rebbe". Nishmas Chayim. Retrieved March 6, 2012.

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