Sasregen (Hasidic dynasty)

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Sasregen is a Hasidic dynasty from Reghin, Romania. Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Rubin is the present Sasregener Rebbe in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, New York.


Sasregen is one of many offshoots of the Ropshitz Hasidic dynasty that were re-established in New York City and Brooklyn after World War II by surviving descendants of Grand Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Horowitz, the first Ropshitzer Rebbe; others include Beitsh, Dolina, Dombrov, Dzhikov, Melitz, Shotz, Strizhov, Stutchin, Sulitza, and Tseshenov.[1]

The current Sasregener Rebbe is the son of Rabbi Jacob Israel Jeshurun Rubin (30 Kislev 5645 [December 18, 1884], Zhydachiv, – 15 Sivan 5704 [June 6, 1944]),[2][3] av beis din (head of the rabbinical court) of Solitza and Sasregin, Romania,[4] who was murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp,[5] and Alte Nechama Malka Dachner, daughter of Rabbi Chaim Dachner of Seret, who was also killed in the Holocaust. His brothers are Rabbi Shmuel Shmelka Rubin, Sulitzer Rebbe, and the Muzhayer Rebbe (d. 2008) of Midwood, Brooklyn.

Rubin married Mirl Eichenstein, daughter of Rabbi Joshua Eichenstein. His son, Rabbi Yehoshua Rubin, is the Bobover Rav of 45th Street and son-in-law of the late Grand Rabbi Naftali Halberstam of Bobov. The Sasregener Rebbe is the author of Kol HaMikra'ot ShebeTalmud Bavli, which he began in 1955 and published in 1987.[6]


  • Grand Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Horowitz of Ropshitz (1760–1827), author of Zera Kodesh.[7]
    • Grand Rabbi Asher Yeshaya Rubin of Ropshitz (d. 1845), son-in-law of Rebbe Naftali Tzvi, known as Reb Osher'l, son-in-law of Rabbi Naftali Tzvi. Author of אור ישע [Or yeshaʻ].[8]
      • Grand Rabbi Menachem Mendel Rubin of Glogov (Głogów Małopolski) (c. 1806 – 1873), son of Rebbe Asher Yeshaya.[8][9]
        • Grand Rabbi Meir Rubin of Glogov (1829–1897), son of Rebbe Menachem Mendel.[8]
          • Grand Rabbi Baruch Rubin of Brezdovitz (Berezdivtsi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine) and Gherla (1864–1935), son of Rebbe Meir. Author of שארית ברוך She'erit Barukh (Jerusalem, 1973).[8]
            • Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael veYeshurun Rubin of Sulitza (Sulița) and Sasregen (Reghin) (1884–1944), son of Rebbe Baruch. Rabbi of Sulitza and rebbe in Sasregen. He died in the Holocaust.[3][8]
              • Grand Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Rubin, present Sasregener Rebbe, son of Rebbe Yaakov Yisrael veYeshurun and son-in-law of Rebbe Yehoshua Eichenstein of Grosswardein of the Zidichov dynasty. Rabbi of K'hal Sasregen congregation[10] in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.[8][11]


  1. ^ Finkel, Avraham Yaakov (1992). The Great Chasidic Masters. Jason Aronson. p. 98. ISBN 0876685955. 
  2. ^ Rosenstein, Neil (1976). The Unbroken Chain: Biographical sketches and the genealogy of illustrious Jewish families from the 15th-20th century. Shengold Publishers. p. 611. ISBN 0884000435. 
  3. ^ a b Ṿunder. Meʼore Galitsyah: Volume 4. p. 699. 
  4. ^ Lev, Baruch (2007). There is No Such Thing as Coincidence 2: A new collection of stories about Divine Providence. Feldheim Publishers. pp. 72–74. ISBN 1583309403. 
  5. ^ Finkel (1992), p. 217.
  6. ^ Rosenstein, Neil (1990). The unbroken chain: biographical sketches and the genealogy of illustrious Jewish families from the 15th-20th century, Volume 2. CIS Publishers. p. 1050. ISBN 096105784X. 
  7. ^ Alfasi. "שושלת רופשיץ" [The Ropshitz Dynasty]. ha-Ḥasidut mi-dor le-dor. p. 268. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f Alfasi. "שושלת רופשיץ ב'" [The Ropshitz Dynasty (II)]. ha-Ḥasidut mi-dor le-dor. p. 335–341. 
  9. ^ Ṿunder. Meʼore Galitsyah: Volume 4. p. 710. 
  10. ^ Congregation K'hal Sasregen website
  11. ^ Ṿunder. Meʼore Galitsyah: Volume 4. p. 715. 


  • Alfasi, Yitsḥaḳ (1995–1998). החסידות מדור לדור ha-Ḥasidut mi-dor le-dor [Hasidism from generation to generation] (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Mekhon Daʻat Yosef. LCCN 95828260. 
  • Grosman, Leṿi (1943). שם ושארית Shem u-sheʹerit (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv. OCLC 36052853. 
  • Rubin, Rebbe Asher Yeshaya of Ropshitz (1973) [First published 1876]. אור ישע Or yeshaʻ. Jerusalem: Kolel Ḳehillat Yaʻaḳov Sulitsa. OCLC 34171545.  This edition includes:
    • לקוטי מהרמ"ם Liḳuṭe Maharmam by his son Rebbe Menachem Mendel of Glogiv (in Or yeshaʻ)
    • לקוטי מהר"ם Liḳuṭe Maharam by his son Rebbe Meir of Glogiv (in Or yeshaʻ)
    • Facsimiles (including annotated transcriptions) of manuscripts by and about members of the Ropshitz dynasty, particularly ancestors of the Brizdovitz dynasty
    • שארית ברוך Sheʼerit Barukh by his son Rebbe Baruch of Brezdovitz
    • גליוני יוש"ר Gilyone yosher, by his son Rebbe Yaakov Yisrael veYeshurun of Sulitza
    • זרע קודש מצבתה Zeraʻ ḳodesh matsavtah, a genealogical treatise by his son Rabbi Asher Yeshaya (who died in the Holocaust).
  • Ṿunder, Meʼir (1978–2005). מאורי גליציה: אנציקלופדיה לחכמי גליציה Meʼore Galitsyah: entsiḳlopedyah le-ḥakhme Galitsyah [Encyclopedia of Galician Sages] (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Makhon le-hantsaḥat Yahadut Galitsyah. LCCN 78952020. 

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