Dombrov (Hasidic dynasty)

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Dombrov is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Mordechai Dovid Unger (c. 1770-1846). Dombrov is the Yiddish name of Dąbrowa Tarnowska, a town in present-day Poland.



Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger was the son of Tsvi Hersh, a disciple of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk and Rabbi Avrohom Yehosua Heshil of Apt. He studied under the Kozhnitzer Magid.

Lineage of the Unger Family[edit]

  • Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger of Dombrov
    • Grand Rabbi Yosef of Dombrov—son of R' Morechai Dovid
      • Grand Rabbi Yisroel Elimelech Unger of Zhabno—son of R' Yosef
        • Grand Rabbi Ben Zion Unger of Tsanz—son of R' Yisroel Elimelech, son-in-law of Rabbi Sholom Reinman of Narol
          • Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Unger, Dombrover Rebbe in America—son of R' Ben Zion
Another section of the family
    • Grand Rabbi of Dombrov-Stobnitz Rabbi Menachem Mendel Unger son of Rabbi Mordechai Dovid of Dombrov and son-in-law of Rabbi Yisroel of Stobnitz
      • Grand Rabbi Yisro§el of Dombrov-Stobnitz son of Rabbi Menachem Mendel
        • Grand Rabbi Meir Mordechai Dovid of Dombrov-Stobnitz son of Rabbi Yisroel
          • Grand Rabbi Yerachmiel of Dombrov-Stobnitz son of Rabbi Meir Mordechai and son-in-law of Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Safrin Grand Rabbi of Komarno
            • Rabbi Yisroel Unger Grand Rabbi of Dombrov-Stobnitz son of Rabbi Yerachmiel (located in boro park)

Lineage of the Rubin Family[edit]

      • Grand Rebbe Meir Rubin of Glogov-Dombrova, son-in-law of Grand Rebbe Yosef of Dombrova
        • Grand Rabbi Chaim Yechiel Rubin of Dombrova, son of Rebbe Meir of Glogov-Dombrova
          • Grand Rabbi Yissachar Berish Rubin of Dombrova. Rebbe in Berlin, and later in Washington Heights, New York.
            • Grand Rabbi Esriel Rubin of Dombrova, son in law of Rebbe Yisachar Ber Shapiro of Kechneye, Nadvorna Dynasty
              • Grand Rabbi Naftoli Tzvi Rubin of Dombrova-Monsey, son of Rabbi Esriel of Dombrova[1]

The Grand Rabbi of Satmar is a descendant of the Dombrov dynasty.



  1. ^ Rotner, David Nachman (2006). Netser mi-shorashim (נצר משרשים). Monsey, New York: N. Tz. Rubin.