Simcha Bunim Alter

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Simcha Bunim Alter
Gerrer Rebbe
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TermMarch 1977 – July 7, 1992
Full nameSimcha Bunim Alter
Main workLev Simcha
Born(1898-04-06)April 6, 1898
Góra Kalwaria
DiedJuly 7, 1992(1992-07-07) (aged 94)
BuriedMount of Olives, July 7, 1992
PredecessorYisrael Alter
SuccessorPinchas Menachem Alter
FatherAvraham Mordechai Alter
MotherChaya Ruda Yehudis Czarna
WifeYuta Hena Alter
ChildrenChaya Ruda Yehudis Alter
Rivka Feyga Alter
Yaakov Aryeh Alter

Simcha Bunim Alter (Hebrew: שמחה בונים אלתר; April 6, 1898 – August 6, 1992), also known as the Lev Simcha (Hebrew: לב שמחה) after the works he authored, was the sixth Rebbe of the Hasidic dynasty of Ger, a position he held from 1977 until his passing. [1]

In 1980, he instituted Yerushalmi Yomi, the daily learning of a page of the Jerusalem Talmud, similar to the renowned Daf Yomi for the Babylonian Talmud.[2]

He died of unknown causes on July 7, 1992 (7th of Tammuz 5752) and was interred in the cave of the Gerrer Rebbes in the Mount of Olives cemetery.

Rebbes of Ger[edit]

  1. Yitzchak Meir Alter (1799–1866)
  2. Chanokh Heynekh HaKohen Levin (1798–1870)
  3. Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter (1847–1905)
  4. Avraham Mordechai Alter (1866–1948)
  5. Yisrael Alter (1895–1977)
  6. Simcha Bunim Alter (1898–1992)
  7. Pinchas Menachem Alter (1926–1996)
  8. Yaakov Aryeh Alter (b. 1939)


  1. ^ Obituary: Rabbi Simha Bunem Alter, The Independent, (July 11, 1992).
  2. ^ Holder, Meir (1986). History of the Jewish People: From Yavneh to Pumbedisa. Mesorah Publications Ltd. p. 315. ISBN 9780899064994.
Jewish titles
Preceded by
Yisrael Alter
Gerrer Rebbe
Succeeded by
Pinchas Menachem Alter