Kozhnitz (Hasidic dynasty)


Name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by the Kozhnitzer Maggid, Rebbe Yisroel Hopsztajn.

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Yisroel Hopstein


Yisroel Hopstein (1737–1814), also known as the Maggid of Kozhnitz, was the founder of Kozhnitz Hasidism, and a noted hasidic leader in Poland during the late 18th and early 19th century.


Town in eastern Poland with 21,500 inhabitants (1995).

Monument commemorating the birth of Polish King Sigismund I the Old in Kozienice
Monument of a deer, the symbol of the town, contained in its coat of arms

He established the Kozhnitz dynasty.

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

Kozhnitz (from Kozienice, Poland)

Biala (Hasidic dynasty)

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

Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch

Grand Rabbi Natan David Rabinowicz (II) (1868 - 1930) - Parzcever rebbe. The son of R. Yaakov Yitzchak (II), and a staunch opponent of the Haskalah and Zionism. He married the daughter of R. Yechiel Yaakov Hopsztajn (1846–1866), the fifth Kozhnitzer Rebbe.

Kalonymus Kalman Shapira

The Grand Rabbi of Piaseczno, Poland, who authored a number of works and was murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

In 1905 he married Rachel Chaya Miriam, daughter of his nephew Grand Rabbi Yerachmiel Moshe of Kozhnitz.

Elimelech Szapira

The leading Hasidic rebbe of his time in Poland.

Rabbi instructing children in 2004

His sons-in-law were the Kozhnitser Rebbe Yaakov Yechiel Hopsztajn and Rebbe Osher the Second of Stolin-Karlin.


Galician Hassidic dynastic sect, a branch of the Ropshitz Hasidic sect.

Rebbe Yehuda Horowitz of Melitz (c. 1820 – 1879), son of Rebbe Yaakov. Married the daughter of Rebbe Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapiro of Mogielnica of the Kozhnitz dynasty.

Zvhil (Hasidic dynasty)

Name of a Hasidic dynasty,

Grand Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Korff of Zvhil-Mezhbizh, Boston
Grand Rabbi Shlomo Goldman, the Zvhiller Rebbe of Union City, New Jersey
The present Zvhil-Mezhbizh Rebbe, Grand Rabbi Yitzhak Aharon Korff of Boston, Center, with cousins the late Tolner Rebbe (left), Rabbi Yitzhak Twersky of Boston, and the Grand Rabbi Shlomo Goldman, Zvhiller Rebbe of Union City

Rabbi Elazar Adler, Zvhiller Rebbe of Los Angeles (1921 – February 27, 2007), son of Rabbi Yosef Yehoshua Aharon of Lelov, married the daughter of Rebbe Moshe of Blendov (of the Kozhnitz dynasty), whose wife was the daughter of R' Shlomke. Originally of Jerusalem, he emigrated to America in early June 1938 and settled in the West Adams section of Los Angeles, California; later relocating to the Beverly-Fairfax area of West Hollywood.

Ropshitz (Hasidic dynasty)

Name of a Hasidic dynasty, or rabbinical family and group, who are descendants of Rabbi Naftali Zvi of Ropshitz .


Rebbe Yaakov Yosef Rubin of Glogov (c. 1825 – 1873), son of Rebbe Mendel. His first wife was his cousin, daughter of Rebbe Leibush Neuhaus of Tomaszów Lubelski of the Chelm dynasty, whose wife was his mother's sister. In his second marriage, he married Hesa, daughter of Rebbe Elazar Hopstein of Kozhnitz of the Kozhnitz dynasty. His father appointed him as the rabbi of Glogov in his stead.