Sassov (Hasidic dynasty)

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The Sassov (also Sassow) Hasidic dynasty began with Rabbi Moshe Leib Erblich of Sassov (1745–1807), a disciple of Rabbi Dovber of Mezeritch, the disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism.

Sasov was located in Eastern Galicia, and is now in Ukraine.[1]

In the late 19th century, the descendants of Reb Moishe Leib of Sassov had become rabbis in other cities. The town people found themselves without a Rebbe. They approached the Sar Shalom of Belz for guidance as to whom to appoint as Rebbe. He advised them to nominate Reb Shlomo of Sassov, who became a great leader in his own merit.

Current Sasover Rebbes[edit]

There is a Sassover Rebbe in Monsey, New York, Grand Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Erblich, who is a son of Grand Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Erblich (d. 1991), Sassover Rebbe, son of Grand Rabbi Yaakov Tzvi Erblich, Porosover Rebbe, son of Grand Rabbi Yekusiel Shmelka Erblich (1800–1861), son of Rebbe Moshe Leib Sassover (1745–1807), founder of the Sassov dynasty.[citation needed]

Rabbi Lipa Meir Teitelbaum, the founder of Kiryat Yismach Moshe in Ganei Tikva, in Israel, was the Sassov-Keretzky Rebbe. In his first marriage, he was the son-in-law of Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum of Satmar. He was succeeded by his two sons (both from his second marriage to Rebbetzin Bluma): Grand Rabbi Yoseph Dovid Teitelbaum who is the Sassover Rebbe in Kiryat Yismach Moshe, and a son-in-law of Grand Rabbi David Moshe of Kretchnif. He was a disciple of the previous Klausenberger Rebbe. His brother, Rabbi Chanoch Henoch Teitelbaum is the Sassover Rebbe in Monsey, New York.[2]

Other children of Rabbi Lipa and Rebbetzin Bluma Teitelbaum are: Rabbis Moshe (Dayan of Satmar in Jerusalem) and Shlomo (Rebbe of Alesk) and Rebbetzin Esther (wife of Rabbi Dovid Manish Rabinowitz, son of the Biala Rebbe).[2]

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  1. ^ "...Sassow, in Eastern Galicia..."
  2. ^ a b Forever in Faith. Beitar Illit: Tfutza publications. 2015. pp. 5–8. ISBN 978-1-60091-383-9.