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Novominsk is a Hasidic dynasty, originating in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland, and now based in the United States.[1] It also runs a yeshiva known as Yeshivas Novominsk - Kol Yehuda, currently led by Rabbi Yosef Mermelstein.[2]

From 1976 until his death in 2020, it was led by its Rebbe, Grand Rabbi Yaakov Perlow,[3] who served as Rosh Agudas Yisroel in America:[4] The spiritual head of Agudath Israel of America,[5] and was also a member of its Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah ("Council of Torah Sages").[6][7] He was succeeded by his sons, Grand Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Perlow, and Grand Rabbi Yisrael Perlow, as the new Novominsker Rebbes.

Lineage of the Novominsk dynasty[edit]

Yaakov Perlow I
1st Rebbe of Novominsk
Alter Yisroel Shimon Perlow I
2nd Rebbe of Novominsk
Nachum Mordechai Perlow
3rd Rebbe of Novominsk
Yaakov Perlow II
4th Rebbe of Novominsk
Yehoshua Perlow
Rebbe of Novominsk (Brooklyn)
Alter Yisroel Shimon Perlow II
Rebbe of Novominsk (Lakewood)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Roberts, Sam (April 10, 2020). "Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, Head of Hasidic Dynasty in Brooklyn, Dies at 89" – via
  2. ^ "BDE: Sar Vegadol Nofal B'Yisroel: The Novominsker Rebbe zt".
  3. ^ "Opinion | The loss of the Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, leaves a gaping hole in our community". The Forward.
  4. ^ "Elected Officials Mourn Passing of Novominsker Rebbe, Zt"l |". Hamodia. April 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Israel, David. "Head of Agudath Israel, the Novominsker Rebbe, Succumbs to the Coronavirus at 89".
  6. ^ "BDE: The Novominsker Rebbe, Zt'l, Head Of Agudas Yisrael & Moetzes Gedolei Torah, Is Niftar". April 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "Orthodox Union Mourns the Loss of the Novominsker Rebbe ZT"L". Orthodox Union. April 7, 2020.