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]

Rabbi Shlomo of Sassov

In the late 19th century, the descendants of Rabbi Moishe Leib of Sassov had become rabbis in other cities. The town people found themselves without a Rebbe. They asked Rabbi Sholom Rokeach, known as the Sar Shalom of Belz, for guidance as to whom to appoint as Rebbe. He advised them to nominate his grandson, Rabbi Shlomo, who became the Rebbe of Sassov. Rabbi Shlomo's father was the first Rebbe of Alesk and his mother was the daughter of the Sar Shalom. Rabbi Shlomo died in 1919.[2]

Subsequent 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, a great-grandson of Rabbi Shlomo of Sassov and 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 died in March 1966, and was subsequently succeeded by his two sons (both from his second marriage to Rebbetzin Bluma): Grand Rabbi Yoseph Dovid Teitelbaum,[2] the Sassover Rebbe in Kiryat Yismach Moshe and a son-in-law of Grand Rabbi David Moshe of Kretchnif (Rabbi Yoseph Dovid was a disciple of the previous Klausenberger Rebbe) and Rabbi Chanoch Henoch Teitelbaum, the Sassover Rebbe in Monsey, New York.[3]

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).[3]

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  1. ^ "...Sassow, in Eastern Galicia..."
  2. ^ a b החסידות (in Hebrew) (2nd ed.). 1977. pp. 156–163.
  3. ^ a b Forever in Faith. Beitar Illit: Tfutza publications. 2015. pp. 5–8. ISBN 978-1-60091-383-9.