Zlotshov (Hasidic dynasty)

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Zlotshov is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Yechiel Michel; Zlotshov or Zlotshev is the Yiddish name of Zolochiv, a town in present-day Ukraine. Known as the "Maggid of Zlotchev", Yechiel Michel (1726 - the 25th of Elul 5546/18 September 1786) was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism, and of the Maggid of Mezritch.[1]

Yechiel Mechel's five sons, in turn, all founded their own branches of the Zlotshov dynasty. Descendant dynasties include the Zvhil, Skolye, Zvhil-Mezhbizh and Shotz dynasties.[1] Rabbi Yechiel Michel Michlowitz (from Michalovce), known as the Zlotshover Rebbe of Netanya (died January 13, 2015),[2] claimed descent from the dynasty's founder, but his exact lineage is unknown.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Alfasi, Yitsḥaḳ (1995–1998). ha-Ḥasidut mi-dor le-dor (החסידות מדור לדור) [Hasidism from generation to generation] (in Hebrew). Jerusalem: Mekhon Daʻat Yosef. LCCN 95828260. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Harav Yechiel Michel Michlowitz, The Zlotchover Rebbe, zt"l". Hamodia. Jan 14, 2015. Retrieved Jan 15, 2015.