Shmelke of Nikolsburg
Early Hasidic master and kabbalist, who is amongst the most important figures to early Polish Hasidism.- Shmelke of Nikolsburg
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Disciple of Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer (the Baal Shem Tov), the founder of Hasidic Judaism, and was chosen as his successor to lead the early movement.
His inner circle of disciples, known as the Chevraia Kadisha ("Holy Brotherhood"), included Rabbis Avraham HaMalach (his son), Nachum of Czernobyl, Elimelech of Lizhensk, Zusha of Hanipol, Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, Boruch of Medzhybizh, Aharon (HaGadol) of Karlin, Chaim Chaykl of Amdur, Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk, Shmuel Shmelke of Nikolsburg, Shlomo Flam (the Lutzker Maggid) and Shneur Zalman of Liadi.
History of Hasidic Judaism and Hasidic philosophy in Poland.
Hasidic Judaism in Poland began with Elimelech Weisblum of Lizhensk (Leżajsk) (1717-1787) and to a lesser extant Shmelke Horowitz of Nikolsburg (Mikulov) (1726-1778).
Yaakov Yitzchak HaLevi Horowitz (יעקב יצחק הלוי הורוביץ), known as "the Seer of Lublin", ha-Chozeh MiLublin; (c.
He continued his studies under Shmelke of Nilkolsburg and Elimelech of Lizhensk.
Town in Břeclav District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.
Shmuel Shmelke (1772–1778)
Hasidic master and Jewish leader.
He was one of the main disciples of the Maggid of Mezritch, and of his disciple Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg, whom he succeeded as rabbi of Ryczywół.
City in Chortkiv Raion, Ternopil Oblast (province) in western Ukraine.
Shmelke of Nikolsburg (1746–1778), one of the great early Chasidic Rebbes
Nikolsburg (Yiddish: ניקאלשפורג) is the name of several Hasidic dynasties descending from Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Horowitz (1726 - 1778), who held a rabbinic post in Nikolsburg, Margraviate of Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), from where the dynasty gets in name.
Hasidic dynasty, originally established in 1915 by Rabbi Pinchas David Horowitz, a scion of the Nikolsburg Hasidic dynasty.
Grand Rabbi Pinchas David Horowitz, the first Bostoner Rebbe, a scion of Shmelke of Nikolsburg and the Lelov dynasty, was born in Jerusalem in Ottoman Syria.
The founder of Kozhnitz Hasidism, and a noted hasidic leader in Poland during the late 18th and early 19th century.
He studied under the tutelage of Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg, who eventually convinced Hopstein to learn with Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch.
Rabbi Pinchas HaLevi Horowitz (c.
The descendant of a long line of rabbinical ancestors and the son of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Horowitz of Chortkiv, he received a thorough Talmudic education, chiefly from his older brother, Rabbi Shmelke of Nikolsburg, together with whom he was a follower of Rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch, the Maggid of Mezeritch.