Biala (Hasidic dynasty)

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch

Hasidic dynasty originating from the city of Biała Rawska, where it was founded by R. Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz (II) (1847 - 1905).

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Yaakov Yitzchak of Peshischa

The founder and first Grand Rabbi of the Peshischa movement of Hasidic philosophy, and an important figure of Polish Hasidism. The leading disciple of Yaakov Yitzchak of Lublin, the Yehudi preached an "elitist" approach to Hasidism, in which he parred traditional Talmudic learning with the highly spiritual Kavanah of Hasidism.


The Yehudi is the patriarch of the Porisov and Biala Hasidic dynasties.


Important Hasidic school of thought based out of Przysucha, Poland founded by Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, which flourished during the late 18th to early 19th century.

Grand Synagogue of Przysucha

Its teachings are the foundation for Kotzk Hasidism, Ger Hasidism, Amshinov Hasidism, Zychlin Hasidism, Aleksander Hasidism, Vurka Hasidism, Sochatchov Hasidim, Porisov Hasidim, Biala Hasidim and Izhbitza-Radzin Hasidism.

List of Hasidic dynasties

Often known as an ADMOR , or simply as Rebbe (or "the Rebbe"), and at times called the "Rav" ("rabbi"), and sometimes referred to in English as a "Grand Rabbi";

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch

Shidlovtza (from Szydłowiec, Poland)

Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah

Supreme rabbinical policy-making council of the Agudat Yisrael and Degel HaTorah movements in Israel; and of Agudath Israel of America in the United States.

Moetzes Agudas Yisroel meeting, February 2013, with 12 of 13 members present; from l-r: Vizhnitz-Merkaz Rebbe; Boyaner Rebbe; Modzitzer Rebbe; Slonimer Rebbe; Sanzer Rebbe; Belzer Rebbe; Erlauer Rebbe; Gerrer Rebbe; Vizhnitzer Rebbe; Sadigura Rebbe; Biala Rebbe; Bostoner Rebbe (not in photo: Serit-Vizhnitzer Rebbe)
The first Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of "Degel HaTorah", March 1989, home of Rabbi Schach. Sitting alongside Rabbi Steinman

Ben Zion Rabinovich, Rebbe of Biala (Hasidic dynasty)

Hasidic Judaism in Poland

History of Hasidic Judaism and Hasidic philosophy in Poland.

Gravestone of the Seer in the old Jewish cemetery in Lublin
Grand Synagogue of Przysucha
Simcha Bunim of Peshischa
Grave of the Kotzker rebbe in Kock.
Błażowa, 1930s
Sanok, 1930s
Przeworsk (Pshevorsk)
"Hasidic boys in Poland"
Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Elazar Leiner of Radzin on left, 1928
Rabbi Shmuel Shlomo Leiner of Radzin
Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva, 1932

The Yid Hakudosh's is the patriarch of the Biala and Porisov Hasidic dynasties.

Baruch Yehoshua Yerachmiel Rabinowicz

Member of a chassidic dynasty, and succeeded to the title Munkacser Rebbe.

Rabbi Baruch Rabinovich

His father was the eldest son of Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov of Biala (1847–1905).

Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman

Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva.

He sought to take care of many orphans, especially the Yaldei Tehran ("Children of Tehran") – children who escaped from Nazi Europe by walking across Europe to Tehran - as well as other refugees, among them Biala Rebbe – Rabbi Ben Zion Rabinowitz.

Biała Podlaska

City in eastern Poland with 56,760 inhabitants as of June 2021.

Castle tower and the regional museum at the Radziwiłł park in Biała Podlaska
Memorial at the site of public executions of Poles carried out by the Germans in November 1943
Biała Podlaska Ghetto liquidation action conducted in 1942
Main railway station
Town hall
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski High School No. 1, one of the oldest high schools in Poland
Baroque St. Anthony Church and Pope John Paul II Monument
Sculpture of archangel Michael slaying the dragon
Main Square
Liberty Square
Baroque Virgin Mary Church
St. Anne's Church, built in 1572
Eastern outbuilding of the castle, now housing a library
Western outbuilding of the castle, now housing a music school

A descendant of the Yid Hakodosh of Przysucha formed the Biala chasidic court, which survives to this day with communities in London, and cities in the United States and Israel.

Kosov (Hasidic dynasty)

Name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosiv, a town in Galicia, presently in Ukraine.


There is also a historic Kosover synagogue in Tzfas (Safed), Israel, which, however, is run by followers of the Biala Rebbe of Lugano, Switzerland.

Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva

Jewish educational institution (yeshiva) which operated in the city of Lublin, Poland, from 1930 to 1939.

Front view, 2021
A synagogue inside the yeshiva building, 2008

Chaired by Rabbi Baruch Taub, rabbi emeritus of Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto, the event was linked by satellite to the one in New York and was attended by over 200 participants, including the Rebbes of Sadigura, Modzhitz, Nadvorna, and Biala; Rabbi Yona Metzger, Chief Rabbi of Israel, and Israeli politician Rabbi Menachem Porush.